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2017-18 State Support and Student Costs for Washington State Community and Technical Colleges

Amounts in the table below represent an average for a full-time equivalent, lower division resident student attending community and technical colleges for the academic year 2017-18.

   Resident undergraduate
 Total Instructional Support Per Student FTE  $8,063
 Operating Fee (Tuition)*  $3,123 (39%)
 Net State Support per Student FTE**  $4,940 (61%)


*Operating Fee amount is based on the full-time equivalent operating fee for lower division classes.

** The Net Support per Student FTE is the amount paid by the state from taxes and other funds.

Educational Cost Statement:

The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2017-18 academic year is $8,063. Students pay an average of $3,123 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $4,940 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State and is funded by state taxes and other sources.   The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors.

RCW 28B.15.0681

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