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South Puget Sound Community College Tuition & Cost

Olympia, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
$19,022
In State Costs for South Puget Sound Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,127
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$465
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,170
Other Expenses Budget$3,360
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$24,353
Out of State Costs for South Puget Sound Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,458
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$465
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,170
Other Expenses Budget$3,360

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $19,022 to attend South Puget Sound Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,127 for tuition, $900 for books and supplies and $465 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $24,353 which is 28% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $9,458 while books and supplies are $900 and other fees come in at $465.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 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 South Puget Sound Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$7,051
Net Price by Income South Puget Sound Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,372
$30,001 to $48,000$5,612
$48,001 to $75,000$8,913
$75,001 to $110,000$11,616
$110,000+$12,786

The average reported annual net price for South Puget Sound Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,051 in 2018/2019. 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 South Puget Sound 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 $5,644 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 11% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,844.

Finanical Aid South Puget Sound Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,644 43%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,137 8%
Pell Grants $4,082 36%
Other Federal Grants $557 13%
State and Local Grants $2,792 26%
Federal Student Loans $4,844 11%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to South Puget Sound Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $11,392. The loan balance of $11,392 is a two year multiple of the $5,696 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 $109 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 $11,392
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $108.69
Total Interest Paid $1,651.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $13,043.07

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$38,044
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $19,022 $24,353
2 $19,143 $24,508

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at South Puget Sound Community College to be $38,044 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.6% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at South Puget Sound Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $110 $330 $440
Out of State Residents $288 $864 $1,152

Estimated cost for a class at South Puget Sound 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 South Puget Sound Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

South Puget Sound 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=236656 IPEDS survey data for South Puget Sound Community College.