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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 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.

State Support of Higher Education

See the average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the current academic year and the sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic year on our Right To Know page.

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 student 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