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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Seattle Community College North Campus tuition is $3,707 per year for in-state residents. This is 5% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 8% cheaper than the average Washington tuition of $4,011 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 16th in Washington amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $3,707 which represents a 0% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $595 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,302.

Housing Costs

Seattle Community College North Campus doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Seattle area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $10,260.

Books and Supplies

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

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,810 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Washington residents to go to NSCC is $19,212 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Washington residence can expect a one year cost of $19,212. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $8,472.

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

Costs and Tuition for Seattle Community College North Campus
Estimated Budgets
Washington Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$19,212
   In-State Tuition$3,707
   Other Fees$595
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$10,260
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,810
   Books and Supplies$840
Washington Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,472
   In-State Tuition$3,707
   Other Fees$595
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,330
   Books and Supplies$840

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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 $19,212 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 NSCC net price for in-state students is $5,554* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

49% of Seattle Community College North Campus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,556. 33 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 $4,267. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Seattle Community College North Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Seattle Community College North Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,554*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid49%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,556
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants33%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,267

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$3,459
$30,001 to $48,000$6,075
$48,001 to $75,000$6,858
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,212 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,212. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

36%
40%
24%

Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $5,556

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

Federal Loans

 40% - $6,116

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

Out of Pocket

 24% -  $3,730

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. Seattle Community College North Campus
Shoreline Community College8.4% less expensive
Edmonds Community College6.4% less expensive
Cascadia Community College6.4% less expensive
Renton Technical College5.1% less expensive
Everett Community College6.7% less 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 Seattle Community College North Campus.

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 NSCC is $38,424 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 $4,347 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $8,694**

**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 Seattle Community College North Campus 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 Seattle Community College North Campus
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$105
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$315
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$420

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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. 4% of Seattle Community College North Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,116.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Seattle Community College North Campus? 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 $8,694, 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 $10,787.26. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Seattle Community College North Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 49% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $4,347. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Seattle Community College North Campus 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.

Seattle Community College North Campus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$89.89
Amount Borrowed$8,694.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,093.26
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$10,787.26

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend NSCC? 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 Seattle Community College North Campus, 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 $10,787.26 would be needed to afford a $89.89 monthly payment in the example $8,694.00 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 Seattle Community College North Campus in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,523 to $3,707. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1%. 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 $38,424.00. 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 Seattle Community College North Campus.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$25,133$50,266
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$32,077$64,153
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $40,939$81,878
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $47,392$94,784

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Seattle Community College North Campus 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 302 13% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 132 13% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 84 5% cheaper
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 30 2% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 21 6% cheaper
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's Degree 21 5% cheaper
Biomedical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 4% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 14 1% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 13 2% costlier
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 13 5% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 2% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 11 1% cheaper
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 7% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 0% costlier
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 1 4% costlier
Communications Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 6% cheaper
Real Estate Associate's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Nanotechnology Associate's Degree 1 19% costlier
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Seattle Community College North Campus or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford Seattle Community College North Campus in the future.

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Estimate Loan Payments

Modify the loan assumptions to fit your financial situation and likely tuition price. Then calculate your payoff and loan payments for a Seattle Community College North Campus student loan.

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About Seattle Community College North Campus

Seattle Community College North Campus is a two year community college located in Seattle, Washington.  Full time enrollment is 2,149 and part time is 4,117.  Seattle Community College North Campus has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Seattle Community College North Campus at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Seattle Community College North Campus
9600 College Way North
Seattle, Washington
98103-3599

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Seattle Community College North Campus 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.

Seattle Community College North Campus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236072 IPEDS survey data.