2011-2012 State Support of Higher Education Students


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 2011-2012.
Resident Undergraduate Nonresident Undergraduate
Total Instructional Cost Per FTE Student $6,168 $6,168
Operating Fee $2,849 $7,684
Net State Support per FTE Student $3,319 ----
The following table indicates the amount of state supported financial aid including that provided from the local institutional financial aid fund (3.5 percent).
State Financial Aid Institutional
Financial Aid
Undergraduate Resident $793* $87
Undergraduate Nonresident $ 0 ** $ 0**
* Includes State Work Study, State Need Grant, and all other financial aid programs administered by the HECB, and SBCTC administered programs: Opportunity Grants and Worker Retraining Financial Aid.
** State and Institutional financial aid is not available to nonresidents.

Note: Data source provided by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is available upon request. If you have any questions, please contact Scot Copeland at (360) 704-4397 or scopeland@sbctc.edu.