2014 – 2015
Tuition Rates for Credit Programs

Credits Resident Non–Resident and International Non–Resident and e–Learning Resident (4–year upper level courses) International (4–year upper level courses)
1 $106.84 $278.84 $119.84 $245.45 $598.42
2 $213.68 $557.68 $239.68 $490.90 $1,196.84
3 $320.52 $836.52 $359.52 $736.35 $1,795.26
4 $427.36 $1,115.36 $479.36 $981.80 $2,393.68
5 $534.20 $1,394.20 $599.20 $1,227.25 $2,992.10
6 $641.04 $1,673.04 $719.04 $1,472.70 $3,590.52
7 $747.88 $1,951.88 $838.88 $1,718.15 $4,188.94
8 $854.72 $2,230.72 $958.72 $1,963.60 $4,787.36
9 $961.56 $2,509.56 $1,078.56 $2,209.05 $5,385.78
10 $1,068.40 $2,788.40 $1,198.40 $2,454.50 $5,984.20
11 $1,121.39 $2,846.40 $1,252.08 $2,464.38 $5,994.77
12 $1,174.38 $2,904.40 $1,305.76 $2,474.26 $6,005.34
13 $1,227.37 $2,962.40 $1,359.44 $2,484.14 $6,015.91
14 $1,280.36 $3,020.40 $1,413.12 $2,494.02 $6,026.48
15 $1,333.35 $3,078.40 $1,466.80 $2,503.90 $6,037.05
16 $1,386.34 $3,136.40 $1,520.48 $2,513.78 $6,047.62
17 $1,439.33 $3,194.40 $1,574.16 $2,523.66 $6,058.19
18 $1,492.32 $3,252.40 $1,627.84 $2,533.54 $6,068.76
19 $1,588.58 $3,520.66 $1,724.10 $2,768.41 $6,656.60
20 $1,684.84 $3,788.92 $1,820.36 $3,003.28 $7,244.44
21 $1,781.10 $4,057.18 $1,916.62 $3,238.15 $7,832.28
22 $1,877.36 $4,325.44 $2,012.88 $3,473.02 $8,420.12
23 $1,973.62 $4,593.70 $2,109.14 $3,707.89 $9,007.96
24 $2,069.88 $4,861.96 $2,205.40 $3,942.76 $9,595.80
25 $2,166.14 $5,130.22 $2,301.66 $4,177.63 $10,183.64

*For academic, social security, VA insurance and loan guarantor purposes 12 or more credits is considered full–time. In order to be verified as enrolled, tuition and fees must be paid.

† U.S. Citizen or INS Permanent Resident. Eligible students will need to request tuition rate after registering, but before paying tuition with the Distance Education office. Rates apply to Online and Video courses only.

*Please note when students in the BAS program take Community College credits in conjunction with BAS classes, tuition for those courses are charged at the BAS tuition rate.

Resident Students Per Credit
1–10 credits $106.84
11–18 credits $52.99
19–25 credits (academic) $96.26
19 and above credits (vocational) $14.45
Non–Resident & International Students Per Credit
1–10 credits $278.84
11–18 credits $58.00
19–25 credits (academic) $268.26
19 and above credits (vocational) $40.25
Distance Learning, Non–Resident Students
Must be US citizen or permanent resident
Per Credit
1–10 credits $119.84
11–18 credits $53.68
19–25 credits (academic) $96.26
High School Completion Students
Must be age 19 or older
Per Credit
1–10 credits $21.37
11–18 credits (per credit surcharge) $10.60
19–25 credits (per credit surcharge) $14.45
High School Completion Students
Must be age 18 or younger
Per Credit
1–10 credits $106.84
11–18 credits (per credit surcharge) $52.99
19–25 credits (per credit surcharge) $96.26
High School Completion Students, Non–Resident Per Credit
1–10 credits $106.84
11–18 credits (per credit surcharge) $52.99
19–25 credits (per credit surcharge) $96.26

Note: Students 18 years old and younger who have not graduated from high school must pay the standard tuition fees for their courses unless they enroll in Running Start. Non–residents will be charged the resident tuition fee. Resident students age 19 or older are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Eligible Veterans (restrictions apply) Must verify w/Campus Vet's Officer
1–10 credits $53.42
11–18 credits $26.50
19–25 credits (academic) $48.13
19 and above credits (vocational) $7.23
Apprenticeship Training (per credit) $53.00
First Aid (per credit) $96.26
Parent Education (per credit) TBD
Senior Adult Courses (per credit) $32.00

Students in Professional/Technical programs that require more than 18 credits per quarter (e.g., Culinary Arts) pay a reduced rate for those credits, as follows:

  • Resident/On–campus: $13.05 each credit between 19 & 25
  • Non–Resident/On–campus: $38.85 each credit between 19 & 25

Pursuant to state law (RCW 28B.10.293 and RCW 19.16.500) any debts to the college will be increased by costs and expenses incurred in the collection of such debts.

State Support Of Higher Education Students

The average cost of educating a resident full–time student for the 2011–2012 academic year is $6,168. Seattle Central College students pay an average of $2,849 in tuition. The remaining $3,319 is paid for by the state of Washington via state tax funds and other moneys.

2013–2014 State Support of Higher Education Students

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