Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Spokane Community College tuition is $2,747 per year for in-state residents. This is 22% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 32% cheaper than the average Washington tuition of $4,011 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in Washington amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 27th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $7,684 which represents a 180% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $713 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,460.

Housing Costs

Spokane Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Spokane area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,780.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,134.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,405 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Washington residents to go to Spokane Community College is $17,779 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Washington residence can expect a one year cost of $22,716. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $8,194.

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

Costs and Tuition for Spokane Community College
Estimated Budgets
Washington Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$17,779
   In-State Tuition$2,747
   Other Fees$713
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$9,780
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,405
   Books and Supplies$1,134
Washington Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,194
   In-State Tuition$2,747
   Other Fees$713
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,600
   Books and Supplies$1,134


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 $17,779 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 Spokane Community College net price for in-state students is $4,468* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

71% of Spokane Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,646. 66 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 $4,280. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Spokane Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Spokane Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$4,468*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid71%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,646
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants66%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,280

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$3,785
$30,001 to $48,000$5,048
$48,001 to $75,000$8,409
$75,001 to $110,000$10,885

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,779 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,779. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 46% - $6,646

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

Federal Loans

 38% - $5,517

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

Out of Pocket

 15% -  $2,211

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. Spokane Community College
Spokane Falls Community College0% less expensive
North Idaho College36.7% more expensive
Big Bend Community College51% more expensive
Walla Walla Community College62.2% more expensive
Wenatchee Valley College26.3% 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 Spokane 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 Spokane Community College is $35,558 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 $3,756 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $7,512**

**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 Spokane 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 Spokane Community College
Price per credit hour for Washington residents$103
Cost for one class for Washington residents (3 credit hours)$309
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$280
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$840
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,120


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. 39% of Spokane Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,517.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Spokane 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 $7,512, 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 $9,320.67. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Spokane Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 71% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $3,756. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Spokane 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.

Spokane Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$77.67
Amount Borrowed$7,512.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$1,808.67
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$9,320.67

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Spokane 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 Spokane 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 $9,320.67 would be needed to afford a $77.67 monthly payment in the example $7,512.00 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 Spokane 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 $35,558.00. 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 Spokane Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$23,258$46,517
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$29,684$59,368
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $37,885$75,771
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $43,857$87,714

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Spokane 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 344 2% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 125 13% costlier
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other Associate's Degree 34 28% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 31 26% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 31 24% costlier
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 29 24% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 25 17% costlier
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 24 33% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 24 16% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 24 16% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 20 17% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 20 19% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 20 11% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 17 19% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 14% costlier
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 29% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 16% costlier
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 15 27% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 15 24% costlier
Biomedical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 13% costlier
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 14 31% costlier
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other Associate's Degree 13 31% costlier
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Associate's Degree 13 25% costlier
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 12 9% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 12 17% costlier
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 11 15% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 10 5% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 10 12% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 23% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 9 3% costlier
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 33% costlier
Greenhouse Operations and Management Associate's Degree 8 13% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 16% costlier
Forest Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 11% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 8 12% costlier
Ornamental Horticulture Associate's Degree 7 4% costlier
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management Associate's Degree 6 21% costlier
Carpentry/Carpenter Associate's Degree 5 21% costlier
Optometric Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 5 4% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 5 26% costlier
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 18% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 5 13% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 3% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 4 27% costlier
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Associate's Degree 4 34% costlier
Turf and Turfgrass Management Associate's Degree 4 12% costlier
Dental Assisting/Assistant Associate's Degree 4 15% costlier
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 3 20% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 3 17% costlier
Precision Metal Working, Other Associate's Degree 2 41% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 2 3% costlier
Corrections Associate's Degree 2 29% costlier
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 1 32% costlier
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation Associate's Degree 1 25% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Associate's Degree 1 27% costlier


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About Spokane Community College

Spokane Community College is a two year community college located in Spokane, Washington.  Full time enrollment is 4,207 and part time is 5,893.  Spokane 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.

Spokane Community College
1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, Washington

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Spokane 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.

Spokane Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236692 IPEDS survey data.