Pay for College

Steps to Enroll » Step 3: Plan to Pay



Affording college

Tuition costs across colleges and universities in Washington increase every year. SPSCC takes paying for college seriously. Along with countless opportunities to find funding and scholarships, we offer world-class instruction at a fraction of the cost of a 4-year school.

Estimated annual expenses at SPSCC

  • Tuition & Fees:  $4,423
  • Books & Supplies:  $870
  • Other Expenses:  $3,030
  • Total:  $8,191

Net Price Calculator

This tool gives you an estimated net price — cost of attendance minus scholarships and grants — of attending SPSCC as a full-time student.


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Financial Aid

Last year, SPSCC awarded $15.7 million in total aid and scholarships, with an average financial award of $5,881. Find out how to apply for financial aid.

Plan a visit or tour and meet with an admissions specialist to learn more about how your family can afford to pay for college.

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Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the SPSCC Foundation provides over half a million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of eligible students. Awards range from $500 to $4,000.

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Running Start

Families that enroll high school juniors and seniors in SPSCC classes through Running Start save more than $8,000 when working toward a bachelor's degree. The most successful students can enroll as a junior at a 4-year school after graduating with a high school diploma and an associate degree, tuition-free.

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Other Funding Sources

Students have opportunities to find many funding sources to pay for college, no matter their background, age, or learning goals.