Tuition at Lower Columbia College is set by the Washington State Legislature and may change according to the state's budget situation.
2014-2015 Tuition and Fees Schedule
The below listed tuition and fees are applicable beginning Fall quarter 2014.
Full Time Student
Tuition and fees for the academic year (three quarters), based on 15 credits per quarter:
Washington residents: $4,281.30 ($1,427.10 per quarter)
Books and supplies (estimated): $1,104 ($368 per quarter)
Total: $5,385.30 ($1,795.10 per quarter)
(not included: room and board, child care, transportation or some miscellaneous fees)
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Washington State Residents
Washington Resident students must verify that they have lived in Washington for one
year and have established residency in the State of Washington, including US Citizenship.
If your residency cannot be determined at the time of registration, you will be required
to pay non-resident tuition and fees. Ask about residency
at the Registration Office, 360.442.2370. Complete residency rules are detailed in RCW 28B.15.012.
Even if you are not a permanent resident or US Citizen, you may still qualify under HB 1079, 2003 legislature, to pay in-state tuition if you have graduated (or will) from a Washington state high school. Contact the Registrar at 360.442.2371.
Oregon Border Residents
Residents of Oregon Border Counties (Columbia, Clatsop, Multnomah, Washington) for 90 days or more may pay this rate.
US Citizens and INS Permanent Residents
Individuals who have lived in the State of Washington for 90 days or more and who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents, as defined by the INS, may pay this rate.
Foreign & US Citizens Who Don't Meet Req's
Those who are not eligible to pay the "Washington State Residents," "Oregon Border Residents," or "US Citizens & INS Permanent Residents" rates,above, pay this rate.
Special rates are available for some Veterans. See the Veterans' Office in the Admissions Center or call 360.442.2393 for eligibility information.
Special Rate for Senior Citizens
If space is available after the first class meeting, Washington residents 60 or older may audit up to two classes for $2.50 per class plus $1.20 per credit facilities use fee and applicable lab fees.
All new students are charged a $30.00 combined application and assessment fee. After two years of non-attendance, this fee will be recharged.
$53 per credit; $3.49 per clock hour.
A fee of $22.90 per class is charged for certain classes identified in the course listing.
The chart includes a fee of $1.25 per credit, up to 18 credits (max. $22.50), for facilities maintenance and College security.
Fitness Center Upgrade
The chart includes a fee of $2.50/credit, up to 10 credits (max. $25), for fitness center upgrade.
$120 for first time on all four. Re-testing: $30 per test.
High School Completion
Courses taken to earn a high school diploma are $53.42 per credit for residents or $106.84 per credit for non-residents, plus a technology fee of $3.75/credit, facilities fee of $1.25/credit, tutoring center fee of $.50/credit and fitness center updgrade fee of $2.50/credit.
Nonrefundable lab fees are collected for certain classes. Where applicable, this fee is shown with class listings in the schedule. Distance Education online courses require a Distance Ed fee of $6.00/credit (max 10 credits) for each course. Distance Education Hybrid and Enhanced courses require a Distance Ed fee of $3.00/credit (max 10 credits).
Resident Excess Credit
Residents pay $96.26 per credit above 18 credits.
The chart includes a technology fee of $3.75/credit, up to 12 credits (max. $45). A photo ID card, which serves as your activities card, library card and computer lab card, is issued as part of this fee. The ID card is not issued quarterly; it is valid as long as you are at LCC.
$10.00 fee for each official transcript.
Qualified students may purchase a tuition deferment for $35. While the fee is nonrefundable, $25 is applied toward tuition upon full payment.
The chart includes a fee of $.50/credit, up to 10 credits (max. $5), to support the Tutoring Center.
Vocational Excess Credit
Vocational students taking over 18 credits who meet certain requirements pay only $7 per credit (residents); non-residents over 18 credits pay $28.