State Support for Higher Education

The Washington State legislature wants students to know how much the state contributes to the cost of their education at community and technical colleges.  The following table shows the amount of that state support by tuition category for the academic year 2007-2008.

  Resident Undergraduate Nonresident Undergraduate
Total Instructional Cost per FTE Student


Operating Fee
Net State Support per FTE Student

In addition to state support of the basic instructional cost, students receive state supported financial aid including that provided from the local institutional aid fund (3.5%).  These amounts are represented below:

  State Financial Aid Institutional Financial Aid
Undergraduate Resident

This information is provided according to RCW 28B.10.044.  For questions or further detail, contact the Dean of Enrollment Services at (360) 992-2382.