State Support for Higher Education


Through Opportunity Pathways, Washington State provides a variety of financial aid programs to help students and their families pay for college. Pursuant to RCW 28B.15.0681, the approximate level of state support received by students is being provided to the colleges for your use. The following table indicates average state support by tuition category for students attending community and technical colleges for the academic year 2018-2019.

  Resident Undergraduate
Total Instructional Support Per FTE Student
$8,640
Tuition Operating Fee*
$3,192
Net State Support per FTE Student**
$5,448

*The Tuition Operating Fee is equal to the operating fee for a full-time student in lower division classes.
**Net State Support is the amount paid by the state from various sources including taxes as other funds.

For questions or further detail, contact the Dean of Enrollment Services at (360) 992-2382.