How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
$18,846
In State Costs for Highline Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,192
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$834
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,440
Other Expenses Budget$3,510
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$18,846
Out of State Costs for Highline Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,192
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$834
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,440
Other Expenses Budget$3,510

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $18,846 to attend Highline Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,192 for tuition, $870 for books and supplies and $834 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $18,846 which is 0% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $3,192 while books and supplies are $870 and other fees come in at $834.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$8,704
Net Price by Income Highline Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,274
$30,001 to $48,000$8,215
$48,001 to $75,000$9,450
$75,001 to $110,000$11,017
$110,000+$13,627

The average reported annual net price for Highline Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,704 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Highline Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,416 44%
Pell Grant $4,114 28%
Federal Student Loan $4,894 3%

The average reported annual net price for Highline Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,704 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Highline Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,890. The loan balance of $13,890 is a two year multiple of the $6,945 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 $144 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $13,890
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $144.15
Total Interest Paid $3,407.76
Sum of All Loan Payments $17,297.76

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$37,692
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $18,846 $18,846
2 $20,165 $20,165

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Highline Community College to be $37,692 - 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 Highline Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $85 $255 $340

Estimated cost for a class at Highline 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 Highline Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Highline 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=235431 IPEDS survey data for Highline Community College.