Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Edmonds Community College tuition is $3,468 per year for in-state residents. This is 2% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 14% cheaper than the average Washington tuition of $4,011 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 9th in Washington amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 20th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $8,823 which represents a 154% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $354 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,822.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,260 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Lynnwood should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $840.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,830 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,450 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Washington residents to go to Edmonds Community College is $16,752 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Washington residence can expect a one year cost of $22,107.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Edmonds Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Edmonds Community College
Estimated Budgets
Washington Resident Total Budget $16,752
   In-State Tuition$3,468
   Other Fees$354
   Room and Board$10,260
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,830
   Books and Supplies$840


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $16,752 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Edmonds Community College net price for in-state students is $7,981* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

52% of Edmonds Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,767. 39 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,142. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Edmonds Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Edmonds Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,981*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid52%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,767
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants39%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,142

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$5,825
$30,001 to $48,000$7,321
$48,001 to $75,000$9,244
$75,001 to $110,000$12,608

Average Financial Aid Mix - $16,752 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $16,752. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 39% - $5,767

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Edmonds Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 38% - $5,613

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 24% -  $3,542

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Edmonds Community College
Shoreline Community College2.1% less expensive
Seattle Community College North Campus6.9% more expensive
Cascadia Community College0% less expensive
Everett Community College0.2% less expensive
Renton Technical College1.4% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Edmonds Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Edmonds Community College is $33,504 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $6,907 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $13,814**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Edmonds Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Edmonds Community College
Price per credit hour for Washington residents$105
Cost for one class for Washington residents (3 credit hours)$315
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$282
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$846
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,128


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 17% of Edmonds Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,613.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Edmonds Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $13,814, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $17,140.01. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Edmonds Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 52% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,907. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Edmonds Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Edmonds Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$142.83
Amount Borrowed$13,814.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,326.01
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$17,140.01

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Edmonds Community College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Edmonds Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $17,140.01 would be needed to afford a $142.83 monthly payment in the example $13,814.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Edmonds Community College in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $33,504.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Edmonds Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$21,915$43,830
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$27,969$55,939
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $35,697$71,394
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $41,324$82,647

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Edmonds Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 493 0% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 166 0% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 65 9% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 35 2% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 34 17% costlier
Construction Management Associate's Degree 32 14% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 25 13% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 22 16% costlier
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 24% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 19 19% costlier
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 18 13% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 16% costlier
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 15 14% costlier
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 13 17% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 10 23% costlier
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 9 16% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 8 8% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 8 10% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 13% costlier
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations Associate's Degree 6 2% cheaper
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 5 12% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 5 11% costlier
Chemical Engineering Associate's Degree 5 14% costlier
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration Associate's Degree 5 28% costlier
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services Associate's Degree 3 14% costlier
Plant Nursery Operations and Management Associate's Degree 3 10% cheaper
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 18% costlier
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 3 19% costlier
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 2 17% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Associate's Degree 2 11% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor Associate's Degree 1 50% costlier
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other Associate's Degree 1 21% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 19% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Associate's Degree 1 4% costlier
Fire Services Administration Associate's Degree 1 13% costlier


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About Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Community College is a two year community college located in Lynnwood, Washington.  Full time enrollment is 3,723 and part time is 4,625.  Edmonds Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Edmonds Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Edmonds Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=235103 IPEDS survey data.