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Tacoma Community College Tuition & Cost

Tacoma, Washington

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In State Washington Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Tacoma Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$942
Other Fees$443
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,650
Other Expenses Budget$3,525

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Tacoma Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$942
Other Fees$443
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,650
Other Expenses Budget$3,525

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Tacoma Community College for undergraduate students residing in Washington is $4,486. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $942 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $443 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,525 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Tacoma Community College full time should expect a total annual cost of $20,046.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Tacoma Community College is $9,948 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $942 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $443. Students are advised to budget $3,525 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $25,508. This figure is 27.2% higher than what Washington residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Tacoma Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,240 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Tacoma Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Tacoma Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,960
$30,001 to $48,000$4,933
$48,001 to $75,000$8,250
$75,001 to $110,000$11,203

Financial Aid

52% of full-time undergrad Tacoma 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 $6,522 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 13% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,269.

Finanical Aid Tacoma Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,522 52%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,439 12%
Pell Grants $4,534 33%
Other Federal Grants $1,157 21%
State and Local Grants $3,508 35%
Federal Student Loans $5,269 13%
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 Tacoma Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $9,960. The loan balance of $9,960 is a two year multiple of the $4,980 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 $106 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $9,960
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $105.59
Total Interest Paid $2,711.11
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,671.11

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $20,046 $25,508
2 $21,211 $26,990

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Tacoma Community College to be $40,092 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.8% 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 Tacoma Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $116 $348 $464
Out of State Residents $299 $897 $1,196

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Tacoma Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236753 IPEDS survey data for Tacoma Community College.