Student Affairs

Tuition & Fees

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

Some courses or programs of study may require additional fees. Please see the Areas of Study pages for more information.

Resident Tuition Rates

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for Washington State Residents (U.S. Citizens and approved permanent residents).

Washington State Resident

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $102.91 $68.00 $170.91
2 $205.82 $73.50 $279.32
3 $308.73 $79.00 $387.73
4 $411.64 $84.50 $496.14
5 $514.55 $90.00 $604.55
6 $617.46 $99.00 $716.46
7 $720.37 $108.00 $828.37
8 $823.28 $117.00 $940.28
9 $926.19 $126.00 $1,052.19
10 $1,029.10 $135.00 $1,164.10
11 $1,080.06 $144.00 $1,224.06
12 $1,131.02 $153.00 $1,284.02
13 $1,181.98 $157.00 $1,338.98
14 $1,232.94 $161.00 $1,393.94
15 $1,283.90 $165.00 $1,448.90
16 $1,334.86 $169.00 $1,503.86
17 $1,385.82 $173.00 $1,558.82
18 $1,436.78 $177.00 $1,613.78
19 $1,529.11 $181.00 $1,710.11
20 $1,621.44 $185.00 $1,806.44
21+ $92.33 added per credit

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Non-Washington State Resident Tuition with Waiver Rates

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for Non-Washington State Residents (U.S. Citizens and INS approved permanent residents).

Non-Washington State Resident with Waiver*

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $116.34 $68.00 $184.34
2 $232.68 $73.50 $306.18
3 $349.02 $79.00 $428.02
4 $465.36 $84.50 $549.86
5 $581.70 $90.00 $671.70
6 $698.04 $99.00 $797.04
7 $814.38 $108.00 $922.38
8 $930.72 $117.00 $1,047.72
9 $1,047.06 $126.00 $1,173.06
10 $1,163.40 $135.00 $1,298.40
11 $1,215.07 $144.00 $1,359.07
12 $1,266.74 $153.00 $1,419.74
13 $1,318.41 $157.00 $1,475.41
14 $1,370.08 $161.00 $1,531.08
15 $1,421.75 $165.00 $1,586.75
16 $1,473.42 $169.00 $1,642.42
17 $1,525.09 $173.00 $1,698.09
18 $1,576.76 $177.00 $1,753.76
19 $1,682.52 $181.00 $1,863.52
20 $1,788.28 $185.00 $1,973.28
21+ $105.76 added per credit

*Non-Washington State Resident Waiver - U.S. Citizens and INS-approved permanent residents are eligible for this waiver while establishing their Washington State Residency.

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Non-Washington State Resident Tuition Rates (without Waiver)

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for Non-Washington State Residents (U.S. Citizens and INS approved permanent residents).

Non-Washington State Resident without Waiver

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $279.62 $68.00 $347.62
2 $559.24 $73.50 $632.74
3 $838.86 $79.00 $917.86
4 $1,118.48 $84.50 $1,202.98
5 $1,398.10 $90.00 $1,488.10
6 $1,677.72 $99.00 $1,776.72
7 $1,957.34 $108.00 $2,065.34
8 $2,236.96 $117.00 $2,353.96
9 $2,516.58 $126.00 $2,642.58
10 $2,796.20 $135.00 $2,931.20
11 $2,854.35 $144.00 $2,998.35
12 $2,912.50 $153.00 $3,065.50
13 $2,970.65 $157.00 $3,127.65
14 $3,028.80 $161.00 $3,189.80
15 $3,086.95 $165.00 $3,251.95
16 $3,145.10 $169.00 $3,314.10
17 $3,203.25 $173.00 $3,376.25
18 $3,261.40 $177.00 $3,438.40
19 $3,530.44 $181.00 $3,711.40
20 $3,799.48 $185.00 $3,984.48
21+ $269.04 added per credit

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

International Tuition - Contracted Rates

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for International students.

International and Other Non-Residents

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $287.50 $68.00 $355.50
2 $575.00 $73.50 $648.50
3 $862.50 $79.00 $941.50
4 $1,150.00 $84.50 $1,234.50
5 $1,437.50 $90.00 $1,527.50
6 $1,725.00 $99.00 $1,824.00
7 $2,012.50 $108.00 $2,120.50
8 $2,300.00 $117.00 $2,417.00
9 $2,587.50 $126.00 $2,713.50
10 $2,875.00 $135.00 $3,010.00
11 $3,162.50 $144.00 $3,306.50
12 $3,450.00 $177.00 $3,627.00
13 $3,450.00 $177.00 $3,627.00
14 $3,450.00 $177.00 $3,627.00
15 $3,450.00 $177.00 $3,627.00
16 $3,450.00 $177.00 $3,627.00
17 $3,450.00 $177.00 $3,627.00
18 $3,450.00 $177.00 $3,627.00
19 $3,719.04 $181.00 $3,900.04
20 $3,988.04 $185.00 $4,173.08
21+ $269.04 added per credit

* International and other - visa classifications that are not eligible to establish residency, including international students.

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Tuition Rates - Resident

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for Washington State Residents (U.S. Citizens and approved permanent residents).

Washington State Resident

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $200.94 $68.00 $268.94
2 $401.88 $73.50 $475.38
3 $602.82 $79.00 $681.82
4 $803.76 $84.50 $888.26
5 $1,004.70 $90.00 $1,094.70
6 $1,205.64 $99.00 $1,304.64
7 $1,406.58 $108.00 $1,514.58
8 $1,607.52 $117.00 $1,724.52
9 $1,808.46 $126.00 $1,934.46
10 $2,009.40 $135.00 $2,144.40
11 $2,019.41 $144.00 $2,163.41
12 $2,029.42 $153.00 $2,182.42
13 $2,039.43 $157.00 $2,196.43
14 $2,049.44 $161.00 $2,210.44
15 $2,059.45 $165.00 $2,224.45
16 $2,069.46 $169.00 $2,238.46
17 $2,079.47 $173.00 $2,252.47
18 $2,089.48 $177.00 $2,266.48
19 $2,279.84 $181.00 $2,460.84
20 $2,470.20 $185.00 $2,655.20
21+ $190.36 added per credit

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Tuition Rates - Non-Washington State Resident with Waiver

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for Non-Washington State Residents (U.S. Citizens and INS approved permanent residents).

Non-Washington State Resident with Waiver*

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $214.37 $68.00 $282.37
2 $428.74 $73.50 $502.24
3 $643.11 $79.00 $722.11
4 $857.48 $84.50 $941.98
5 $1,071.85 $90.00 $1,161.85
6 $1,286.22 $99.00 $1,385.22
7 $1,500.59 $108.00 $1,608.59
8 $1,714.96 $117.00 $1,831.96
9 $1,929.33 $126.00 $2,055.33
10 $2,143.70 $135.00 $2,278.70
11 $2,154.42 $144.00 $2,298.42
12 $2,165.14 $153.00 $2,318.14
13 $2,175.86 $157.00 $2,332.86
14 $2,186.58 $161.00 $2,347.58
15 $2,197.30 $165.00 $2,362.30
16 $2,208.02 $169.00 $2,377.02
17 $2,218.74 $173.00 $2,391.74
18 $2,229.46 $177.00 $2,406.46
19 $2,433.25 $181.00 $2,614.25
20 $2,637.04 $185.00 $2,822.04
21+ $203.79 added per credit

*Non-Resident Waiver - U.S. Citizens and INS-approved permanent residents are eligible for this waiver while establishing their Washington State Residency.

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Tuition Rates - Non-Washington State Resident (without Waiver)

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for non-Washington State residents.

Non-Washington State Residents without Waiver

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $599.20 $68.00 $667.20
2 $1,198.40 $73.50 $1,271.90
3 $1,797.60 $79.00 $1,876.60
4 $2,396.80 $84.50 $2,481.30
5 $2,996.00 $90.00 $3,086.00
6 $3,595.20 $99.00 $3,694.20
7 $4,194.40 $108.00 $4,302.40
8 $4,793.60 $117.00 $4,910.60
9 $5,392.80 $126.00 $5,518.80
10 $5,992.00 $135.00 $6,127.00
11 $6,002.72 $144.00 $6,146.72
12 $6,013.44 $153.00 $6,166.44
13 $6,024.16 $157.00 $6,181.16
14 $6,034.88 $161.00 $6,195.88
15 $6,045.60 $165.00 $6,210.60
16 $6,056.32 $169.00 $6,225.32
17 $6,067.04 $173.00 $6,240.04
18 $6,077.76 $177.00 $6,254.76
19 $6,666.38 $181.00 $6,847.38
20 $7,255.00 $185.00 $7,440.00
21+ $588.62 added per credit

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree - International Tuition Contracted Rates

The following chart shows the tuition and fees per credit per quarter for International Students.

International and Other Non-Residents

2016-2017 Tuition & Fees
CreditsTuitionFeesTotal T/F
1 $599.20 $68.00 $667.20
2 $1,198.40 $73.50 $1,271.90
3 $1,797.60 $79.00 $1,876.60
4 $2,396.80 $84.50 $2,481.30
5 $2,996.00 $90.00 $3,086.00
6 $3,595.20 $99.00 $3,694.20
7 $4,194.40 $108.00 $4,302.40
8 $4,793.60 $117.00 $4,910.60
9 $5,392.80 $126.00 $5,518.80
10 $6,100.00 $135.00 $6,235.00
11 $6,100.00 $144.00 $6,244.00
12 $6,100.00 $153.00 $6,253.00
13 $6,100.00 $157.00 $6,257.00
14 $6,100.00 $161.00 $6,261.00
15 $6,100.00 $165.00 $6,265.00
16 $6,100.00 $169.00 $6,269.00
17 $6,100.00 $173.00 $6,273.00
18 $6,100.00 $177.00 $6,277.00
19 $6,666.38 $181.00 $6,847.38
20 $7,255.00 $185.00 $7,440.00
21+ $588.62 added per credit

* International and other - Visa classifications that are not eligible to establish residency, including International Students.

Students auditing classes pay regular tuition and fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature.

Veterans

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

Veterans 1 - 10 credits - $92.62 per credit, plus fees

Veterans 11 - 18 credits - $50.96 per credit, plus fees

Veterans 19+ credits - $92.33 per credit, plus fees

High School Completion

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

High School Completion, Resident 19+ yrs old - $12.00 per credit, plus fees

High School Completion, Non-Resident 19+ yrs old - regular resident tuition rates apply

High School Completion, International - regular contract tuition rates apply

High School Completion, age 18 and under, follow the resident tuition chart; not eligible for the high school completion tuition waiver.

Fees

Tuition and fees are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change. Green River College reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

Quarterly Registration Fees

Facilities Fee - $3.50 per credit, minimum $17.50 for 1-5 credits.

Special Services Fee - $0.50 per credit, applied to all credits.

Student Center Fee - a flat $45.00. This fee was established by a student vote to cover the cost of a new student center.

Technology Fee - $5.00 per credit to a maximum of 12 credits. Not to exceed $60. This fee was established by a student vote to cover the cost of equipment, printing and tech support for the Technology Center.

Late Registration Fee - $35.00 will be assessed for each class after the 10th day of the quarter.

Special Fees


Assessment (COMPASS) Fee -
$20.00

Graduation Fees

  • Cap and Gown, Tassel - $25.00 (for 2015)

General Education Development (GED®)

  • Testing Fee - $150.00, effective October 1, 2012
  • Retest Fee - $37.50, effective October 1, 2012

Locker Fee - $7.50

Official Transcript - $10.00 ($2.25 National Student Clearinghouse/ $7.75 Green River)

On-Demand Transcript - $25.00

Space-Available Fees

Register on 4th day of quarter, space available basis. 

Washington State Employee - $50.96 per class, plus class fees

Senior Citizen (60 years of age or older and a Washington resident) - $5.00 per class (2 class limit), plus college and class fees.  This waiver is not for students intending to use credits for increasing credentials or salary increases.

Special Courses

Apprenticeship - $51.00 per credit

Basic Skills - $25.00 per quarter

Parent-Child Education - $20.00 per credit

Residency Requirements

Criteria for Tuition Paying Purposes

The State of Washington has established specific criteria for students to qualify as residents for tuition paying purposes (references: RCW 28B.15 and WAC 250.18).

A resident student is one who is a U.S. Citizen, or has permanent or temporary resident status, or holds "Refugee-Parolee" or "Conditional Entrant" status with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or is otherwise permanently residing in the United States under code of law; and be either :

  1. Financially Independent Student: Have established a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington primarily for purposes other than education for a period of one year immediately before the first day of the quarter for which they have registered at any institution; and be financially independent.
  2. Financially Dependent Student: Be a dependent student with one or both of their parents or legal guardians having maintained a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington for at least one year immediately before the first day of the quarter for which they have registered at any institution.

Residency Reclassification:
To apply for residency reclassification students must submit the following information to Enrollment Services:

  • Residency Questionnaire & Checklist
  • Required documentation to support independent or dependent status
  • Required documentation to support previous twelve months domicile in Washington

Refer to the checklist for required documentation.

Students may apply for residency reclassification no later than the 30th calendar day of the quarter.

The Residency Questionnaire & Checklist is available online, in Enrollment Services, or by calling 253-833-9111, Ext. 2500.

Note these additional points:

  • Residence is not the equivalent of domicile only, must provide documentation supporting student’s financial independent or dependent status.
  • The domicile of a minor is normally that of the parents or legally appointed guardian.
  • International Students attending Green River who have been issued an I-20 form are classified as non-resident regardless of length of residency in Washington State.

Active Duty Military and Washington National Guard
Active duty military stationed in Washington, their spouses and dependents; Washington National Guard members; spouse or dependent of National Guard if residence is Washington are eligible to pay resident tuition. Must submit copy of orders to Washington and Military I.D.

Nonresident waiver for United States citizens and INS Permanent Residents
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has authorized the colleges to waive a portion of the non-resident tuition rate for United State citizens and INS Permanent Residents who have not met the above criteria for in-state residency. Green River honors this automatic waiver at the time student makes application to the college.

Eligible Undocumented Residency

House Bill 1079

Effective July 2003, the Washington State Legislature approved House Bill 1079 (HB 1079), allowing certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.  

To qualify for resident tuition status, students must have net the following conditions and complete the HB 1079 Affidavit.

  1. Received a Washington State High School Diploma from a public or private high school or its equivalency:

a. Resided in Washington State for three (3) years prior to receiving a high school diploma, and completed the full senior year at a Washington State public or private high school

b. Completed the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) and lived in Washington State for the three (3) years before receiving the high school diploma equivalency

2. Continuously lived in Washington State since earning the high school diploma or its equivalent (GED)

If you meet the above criteria, please review, print and complete the HB 1079 affidavit, then submit to the Enrollment Services Office.  

In 2014, House Bill 6523 (HB 6523), The Real Hope Act, was passed amending the state's financial aid law so HB 1079 students are eligible to be considered for need-based state aid.  Students must be attending public or participating private colleges in Washington to be eligible.  For information on eligibility and the application process for State Need Grant, please visit www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa.

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

Effective July 2015, students may qualify to pay resident tuition if they have DACA status.  

Students should provide the following to Enrollment Services:

  1. Copy of a work authorization card; or
  2. Notice of action receipt from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); and
  3. Proof of established domicile in Washington State for at least 12 continuous months prior to the first day of the quarter.  Examples include:
a. Washington State driver's license
b. Washington motor vehicle registration
c. Washington voter registration card
d. Checking or savings account
e. Evidence of full-time employment
f. Membership in professional, business, civic or other organizations
g. Receipt of benefits under public assistance programs
h. Hunting or fishing license

Please contact the Enrollment Services Office for more information on the 2nd floor of the SA Building, email at enrollmentservices@greenriver.edu, or (253) 833-9111 ext. 2500.

Additional information, helpful resources, as well as services to support undocumented and DACA students are available at the US Center for Immigration Services (USCIS) DACA and the Northwest Immigration Rights Project.

Tuition Refunds

Withdrawal and Refund Policy for Credit Classes

The refund period for fall, winter and spring quarter is the first 15 calendar days of the quarter. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from the college or from individual courses. Students must withdraw online or submit a withdrawal/change of schedule form to guarantee the accuracy of their permanent records and to begin refund procedures, when applicable. The student may receive a refund under the following conditions:

  • 100% refund of tuition & fees - when courses or programs are cancelled by the college.
  • 100% refund of tuition & fees - through the fifth instructional day of the quarter, when a student officially withdraws from class.
  • 40% refund of tuition only (no fees will be refunded after the 100% refunded period ends) - when official withdrawal occurs on the sixth instructional day of the quarter through the end of the refund period.
  • No refunds - after the 15th calendar day of the quarter.  The 15th calendar day is the end of the refund period.
  • Short term classes - 100% refund of tuition & fees - when official withdrawal occurs prior to or on the first day of class only.  Short-term classes are indicated by dates published with the class listing.
  • Refunds of less than ten dollars ($10.00) will not be made.
  • Appeals to the refund policy must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office in written form with a Policy Exception Request, including supporting documentation.  Refund appeals must be received by Enrollment Services within one year of the quarter in question.
  • A separate refund policy applies to students receiving financial aid.  Tuition refunds must be returned to the financial aid account and not to the student.

For summer quarter refer to the summer quarterly class schedule for refund dates and policy.

A separate refund policy applies to students enrolled in continuing and community education non-credit classes.