Washington State Support for Higher Education

Through Opportunity Pathways, Washington State provides a variety of financial aid programs to help students and their families pay for college. Pursuant to RCW 28B.15.0681, the approximate level of state support received by students is being provided to the colleges for your use.

The following table indicates average state support by tuition category for students attending community and technical colleges for the academic year 2013-14.

2013-14 Resident Undergraduate Nonresident Undergraduate
Instructional cost per FTE student $6,282 $6,282
Operating Fee $3,217 $8,052
Net state support per FTE student $3,065 N/A

The following table indicates the amount of state supported financial aid including that provided from the local institutional financial aid fund (3½ percent).

2013-14 State Financial Aid Institutional Financial Aid
Undergraduate Resident $845* $111
Undergraduate Nonresident $0 ** $0 **

* Includes State Work Study, State Need Grant, and all other financial aid programs administered by the Washington State Achievement Council, and State Board for Community and Technical Colleges administered programs: Opportunity Grants and Worker Retraining Financial Aid.

** State and Institutional financial aid is not available to nonresidents.

Data source provided by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is available upon request.

Questions? Call Scott Copeland at 360.704.4397 or email