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How Much Does it Cost?

Budgeting for Your Education

How much will you pay to attend Spokane Falls Community College? The cost differs for everyone based on current tuition rates, your residency status, financial aid package, school fees, your program of study, cost of books and your cost of living. To start calculating your costs, use the table below for the current school year, then subtract your amount of financial assistance you will receive. For a faster way to estimate your costs, try our Net Price Calculator.

Residency Status

The current tuition costs below are broken up into costs for Washington state residents and costs for US citizens that do not reside in Washington state. However, there are other circumstances that may make you eligible for in-state tuition. Take a look at our residency guide to see if you qualify as active military, a veteran, undocumented, a noncitizen and more.

Net Price Calculator

If you are looking for a basic tuition estimate, try using our net price calculator tool. This tool allows you to enter your financial information for a rough estimate of what you can expect to pay.

What Does School Cost at SFCC?

The following is an approximation of basic costs for students attending full-time and paying standard tuition for three quarters (nine months) for 2017-2018.

Estimated Tuition and Fees at SFCC - Academic Quarter

  WA State Resident Nonresident, U.S. Citizen (and WUE) International Student
Tuition $1,309.10 $1,615.60 $3,115.10
Registration Fee $20 $20 $20
Technology Fee $40 $40 $40
Comprehensive Fee $40 $40 $40
Student Bus Pass Fee $22 $22 $22
SFCC Gym Renovation Fee $129.75 $129.75 $129.75
Total $1,560.85 $1,867.35 $3,366.85

*Tuition costs are based on the amount of credits you take each quarter and the mandatory fees for the current academic year. These numbers are based on a full-time student (with 15 credits) per quarter. These costs are for lower division (associate and certificate programs) only. For complete tuition and fees by credit load, visit the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges tuition and fees page.

Mandatory fees are paid by every student but do not include optional fees like lab fees, background checks (for applicable programs), parking fees, books, etc. For more information visit student fees explained.

Fees Explained

Your total tuition cost is a combination of the Washington state tuition collected by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and SFCC fees that help support things like student programs. The study body often votes on how these fees are used.Take a look at our current fees for a breakdown of what your money supports.


Waivers allow certain people to be exempt from some tuition costs. If you’re a Washington state employee or over a certain age (senior waiver) you may be eligible for tuition waivers.

Tax Credits

Tax credits can help reduce the cost of your education by reducing the amount of taxable income your family needs to pay. Learn more about the tax credits available to help make your education more affordable