Tuition & Fees

The rates on the table below are effective from Fall Quarter 2020 through Summer Quarter 2021. Online students, veterans, senior citizens, and state employees may be eligible for tuition discounts.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
2020-2021
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $152.13 $243.46 $330.00 $166.72
5 credits $631.60 $1,090.10 $1,522.80 $706.40
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $2,283.78 $3,156.04 $1,510.28
15 credits $1,524.20 $2,460.45 $3,343.00 $1,677.80

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Tuition rates by number of credits

Number of Credits WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Please note that tuition rates change every year upon authorization from the legislature and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
1 credit $112.42 $204.12 $290.66 $127.38
2 credits $224.84 $408.24 $581.32 $254.76
3 credits $337.26 $612.36 $871.98 $382.14
4 credits $449.68 $816.48 $1162.64 $509.52
5 credits $562.10 $1020.60 $1453.30 $636.90
6 credits $674.52 $1224.72 $1743.96 $764.28
7 credits $786.94 $1428.84 $2034.62 $891.66
8 credits $899.36 $1632.96 $2325.28 $1019.04
9 credits $1011.78 $1837.08 $2615.94 $1146.42
10 credits $1124.20 $2041.20 $2906.60 $1273.80
11 credits $1179.24 $2100.09 $2968.92 $1329.64

Number of Credits WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

***The per-credit fee for over 18 credits may be subject to a partial waiver for required vocational courses.

Please note that tuition rates change every year upon authorization from the legislature and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
12 credits $1234.28 $2158.98 $3031.24 $1385.48
13 credits $1289.32 $2217.87 $3093.56 $1441.32
14 credits $1344.36 $2276.76 $3155.88 $1497.16
15 credits $1399.40 $2335.65 $3218.20 $1553.00
16 credits $1454.44 $2394.54 $3280.52 $1608.84
17 credits $1509.48 $2453.43 $3342.84 $1664.68
18 credits $1564.52 $2512.32 $3405.16 $1720.52
Over 18 per credit*** $101.42 $185.19 $279.66 $101.42

Additional College Fees

The rates shown above are for tuition (retained by the College and the State of Washington) and the services and activities fees (transferred to student government) only. In addition to the above tuition and fees, all students pay supplemental fees, as enacted by student government, in the following amounts:

  • Student union building (PUB) renovation fee: $4.40 per credit, up to 12 credits ($52.80 maximum)
  • Sustainable commuter options fee (SCOF): $23.00 per student per quarter
  • Student technology fee: $4.40 per credit, up to 10 credits ($44.00 maximum)
  • Student completion fee: $0.50 per credit, up to 10 credits ($5.00 maximum)
  • Particular courses may also have additional fees for materials, supplies, or other charges.

Additional Program Costs

Additional Fees:Auto Dealer Programs 
Approximately $1700 per quarter in tools and equipment
Additional Fees: Automotive GST/AST
Approximately $63 per quarter

Additional Fees
Approximately $660 per year in lab fees
 

Term
Definition
Additional Program Fees
Approximately $50 - $150 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $775 - $4940 per quarter

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $50 - $150 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $45 - 120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $300 per quarter

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $1000 per quarter

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $40 - $495, depending on enrollment in private instruction

Veterans- There are several tuition rates for qualifying veterans. To find out which rate is appropriate for you, contact:

Missy Anderson
Certifying Official
FOSS Building, Room 5226
manderson4@shoreline.edu
(206) 546-4645

**For purposes of being considered "full-time" for funding from federal and state financial aid programs, Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security, and most other outside agencies, a student is required to carry at least 12 credits.

Please Note: The tuition rates shown above were accurate as of the date of publication. Tuition and fees are  subject to change by the legislature of the State of Washington, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees, and the Shoreline Community College Student Body Association.