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 College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice. Some courses or programs of study may require additional fees. 

Student Fees:

Lower Level Tuition Rates (Under 300-level):

Upper Level Tuition Rates (300-level and above):

Special Population Tuition Rates:

Residency Information:

Refund Information:

Student Financial Obligation

All outstanding amounts resulting from nonpayment of tuition and fees are the responsibility of the student. Withdrawal from school, officially or unofficially, will not cancel any financial obligation already incurred. Failure to pay all financial obligations may result in debts being turned over to a collection agency. Collection fees, including attorney fees and other charges necessary for the collection of any amount due, will be added to the student’s account balance. Students who default on any financial obligations to Green River College are responsible for collection fees, attorney fees, court fees, and other reasonable costs and expenses incurred in the collection of any debt, in accordance with RCW 28B.10.293 and RCW 19.16.500.

Quarterly Tuition Due Dates

If registration occurs before the tuition due date, students have until the posted date to make payment, get funding in place or register for the STEP payment plan

If registration occurs after the tuition due date, tuition is due within 3 business days of registration.

If registration occurs after the quarter begins, tuition is due within 24 hours of registration.

Quarterly Tuition Due Dates:

  • Summer Quarter - June 7, 2022
  • Fall Quarter - September 6, 2022
  • Winter Quarter - December 6, 2022
  • Spring Quarter - March 7, 2023

Payment Options

Online: Make a Payment

In Person: Cashier's Office, Student Affairs & Success Center - Cashier's Office hours

Kent Campus - Kent Campus hours

Auburn Center - Auburn Center hours

Enumclaw Campus - Enumclaw Campus hours


State Support of Higher Education

The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2020-21 academic year is $10,557. Students pay an average of $3,351 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $7,206 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.