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Tuition & Fees

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River Community College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

Resident Tuition

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for Washington State residents (U.S. citizens and approved permanent residents).

Washington State Resident

2011-2012 Tuition Rates

CreditsTuitionTotal FeesTotal
1 96.39 63.00 159.39
2 192.78 68.50 261.28
3 289.17 74.00 363.17
4 385.56 79.50 465.06
5 481.95 85.00 566.95
6 578.34 94.00 672.34
7 674.73 103.00 777.73
8 771.12 112.00 883.12
9 867.51 121.00 988.51
10 963.90 130.00 1,093.90
11 1,007.28 135.50 1,142.78
12 1,050.66 141.00 1,191.66
13 1,094.04 141.50 1,235.54
14 1,137.42 142.00 1,279.42
15 1,180.80 142.50 1,323.30
16 1,224.18 143.00 1,367.18
17 1,267.56 143.50 1,411.06
18 1,310.94 144.00 1,454.94
19 1,397.79 144.50 1,542.29
20 1,484.64 145.00 1,629.64
21+ 86.85 added per credit

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Non-Resident Tuition with Waiver

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for Non-Washington State residents (U.S. citizens and INS approved permanent residents).

Non-Resident with Waiver*

2011-2012 Tuition Rates

CreditsTuitionTotal FeesTotal
1 109.39 63.00 172.39
2 218.78 68.50 287.28
3 328.17 74.00 402.17
4 437.56 79.50 517.06
5 546.95 85.00 631.95
6 656.34 94.00 750.34
7 765.73 103.00 868.73
8 875.12 112.00 987.12
9 984.51 121.00 1,105.51
10 1,093.90 130.00 1,223.90
11 1,137.97 135.50 1,273.47
12 1,182.04 141.00 1,323.04
13 1,226.11 141.50 1,367.61
14 1,270.18 142.00 1,412.18
15 1,314.25 142.50 1,456.75
16 1,358.32 143.00 1,501.32
17 1,402.39 143.50 1,545.89
18 1,446.46 144.00 1,590.46
19 1,546.31 144.50 1,690.81
20 1,646.16 145.00 1,791.16
21+ 99.85 added per credit

*Non-Resident Waiver - U.S. citizens and INS-approved permanent residents are eligible for this waiver while establishing their Washington state residency.

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

International Tuition - Contracted Rate

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for International students.

International and Other Non-Residents

2011-2012 Tuition Rates

CreditsTuitionTotal FeesTotal
1 268.39 63.00 331.39
2 536.78 68.50 605.28
3 805.17 74.00 879.17
4 1,073.56 79.50 1,153.06
5 1,341.95 85.00 1,426.95
6 1,610.34 94.00 1,704.34
7 1,878.73 103.00 1,981.73
8 2,147.12 112.00 2,259.12
9 2,415.51 121.00 2,536.51
10 2,683.90 130.00 2,813.90
11 2,732.28 135.50 2,867.78
12 3,100.00 144.00 3,244.00
13 3,100.00 144.00 3,244.00
14 3,100.00 144.00 3,244.00
15 3,100.00 144.00 3,244.00
16 3,100.00 144.00 3,244.00
17 3,100.00 144.00 3,244.00
18 3,100.00 144.00 3,244.00
19 3,358.85 144.50 3,503.35
20 3,617.70 145.00 3,762.70
21+ 258.85 added per credit

* International & Other - Visa classifications that are not eligible to establish residency, including international students.

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Veterans

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River Community College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

Veterans 1 - 10 credits - $86.75/credit plus fees

Veterans 11 - 18 credits - $43.38/credit plus fees

Veterans 19+ credits - $86.85

High School Completion

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River Community College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

High School Completion Resident 19+ yrs old - $12.00/credit plus fees

High School Completion Non-Resident 19+ yrs old - $96.39/credit plus fees

High School Completion International - $268.39/credit plus fees

High School Completion, age 18 and under, follow the resident tuition chart; not eligible for the high school completion tuition waiver.

Fees

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River Community College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

Quarterly Registration Fees

Facilities Fee - $17.50 minimum, and $3.50 per credit after 5 credits, not to exceed $35.00.

Special Services Fee - $0.50 per credit applied to all credits.

Student Center Fee - a flat $40.00. This fee was established by a student vote to cover the cost of a new student center.

Technology Fee - $5.00 per credit to a maximum of 12 credits. Not to exceed $60. This fee was established by a student vote to cover the cost of equipment, printing and tech support for the Technology Center.

Late Registration Fee - $35.00 will be assessed for each class after the 10th day of the quarter.

Special Fees

Application Fee - $10.00 non-refundable fee

Assessment (COMPASS) Fee -
$20.00 $20.00

Graduation Fees

  • Cap and Gown, Tassel - $24.00
  • Graduation Fee - $10.00

General Education Development (GED)

  • Testing Fee - $75.00
  • Retest Fee - $15.00

Locker Fee - $7.50

Official Transcript - $3.00

Space-Available Fees

Register on 4th day of quarter, space available basis. This waiver is not for students intending to use credits for increasing credentials or salary increases.

Washington State Employee - $43.38 per class plus class fees

Senior Citizen (60 years of age or older and a Washington resident) - $5.00 per class (2 class limit) plus college and class fees

Special Courses

Apprenticeship - $48.00/credit

Basic Skills - $25.00/quarter

Parent-Child Education - $14.00/credit

Residency Requirements

Criteria for Tuition Paying Purposes

The State of Washington has established specific criteria for students to qualify as residents for tuition paying purposes (references: RCW 28B.15 and WAC 250.18).

A resident student is one who is a US citizen, or has permanent or temporary resident status, or holds "Refugee-Parolee" or "Conditional Entrant" status with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or is otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law; and be either :

  1. Financially Independent Student: Have established a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington primarily for purposes other than education for a period of one year immediately before the first day of the quarter for which they have registered at any institution; and be financially independent.
  2. Financially Dependent Student: Be a dependent student with one or both of their parents or legal guardians having maintained a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington for at least one year immediately before the first day of the quarter for which they have registered at any institution.

Residency Reclassification:
To apply for residency reclassification students must submit the following information to Enrollment Services:

  • Residency Questionnaire
  • Required documentation to support independent or dependent status
  • Required documentation to support previous 12 months domicile in Washington

Students may apply for residency reclassification no later than the 30th calendar day of the quarter.

Refer to the Residency Reclassification Check List for complete details. Residency Questionnaires are available online, in Enrollment Services, or by calling 253-833-9111, ext. 2500.

Note these additional points:

  • Residence is not the equivalent of domicile only, must provide documentation supporting student’s financial independent or dependent status.
  • The domicile of a minor is normally that of the parents or legally appointed guardian.
  • International students attending GRCC who have been issued an I-20 form are classified as non-resident regardless of length of residency in Washington State.

Active Duty Military and Washington National Guard
Active duty military stationed in Washington, their spouses and dependents; Washington National Guard members; spouse or dependent of National Guard if residence is Washington are eligible to pay resident tuition. Must submit copy of orders to Washington and military ID.

Nonresident waiver for United States citizens and INS Permanent Residents
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has authorized the colleges to waive a portion of the nonresident tuition rate for United State citizens and INS Permanent residents who have not met the above criteria for in-state residency. Green River honors this automatic waiver at the time student makes application to the college.

HB-1079
Effective July 1, 2003, Washington state law was changed to make certain students who are not permanent residents or citizens of the United States eligible to pay resident tuition rates when they attend public colleges and universities in this state. To qualify, students who have met the following conditions must complete the Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit/Declaration/Certification form and submit to Enrollment Services:

  • Resided in Washington State for the three (3) years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma and completed the full senior year at a Washington high school,
  • Completed the equivalent of a high school diploma in Washington and resided in Washington State for the three (3) years immediately prior to receiving the equivalent of the diploma,
  • Continuously resided in the State since earning the high school diploma or its equivalent.

If you meet the above criteria, once you have an application for admission on file, submit a signed affidavit to Enrollment Services. The affidavit is available online or by calling 253-833-9111, ext. 2500.