Public 2 Year

GRCC Tuition & Cost

Auburn, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Green River Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$930
Other Fees$506
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,118
Other Expenses Budget$3,714
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Green River Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$930
Other Fees$506
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,118
Other Expenses Budget$3,714

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $19,995 to attend Green River Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,727 for tuition, $930 for books and supplies and $506 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $20,456 which is 2.3% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $4,188 while books and supplies are $930 and other fees come in at $506.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Green River Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Green River Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,737
$30,001 to $48,000$8,625
$48,001 to $75,000$10,146
$75,001 to $110,000$14,834

The average reported annual net price for Green River Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,245 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

43% of full-time undergrad Green River Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,992 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 9% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,642 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $18,142.

Finanical Aid Green River Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,992 43%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,990 14%
Pell Grants $4,378 30%
Other Federal Grants $624 23%
State and Local Grants $3,439 28%
Federal Student Loans $3,642 9%
Other Student Loans $18,142 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Green River Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,514. The loan balance of $13,514 is a two year multiple of the $6,757 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $129 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $13,514
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $128.94
Total Interest Paid $1,958.62
Sum of All Loan Payments $15,472.62

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $19,995 $20,456
2 $21,395 $21,888

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Green River Community College to be $39,990 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Green River Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $113 $339 $452
Out of State Residents $128 $384 $512

Estimated cost for a class at Green River Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Green River Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Green River Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=235343 IPEDS survey data for Green River Community College.