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.

Amounts in the table below represent an average for a full-time equivalent, lower division resident student attending community and technical colleges for the academic year 2017-18.

2017-18 Resident Undergraduate
Total Instructional Support per Student FTE $8,063
Tuition Operating Fee* $3,123
Net State Support per Student FTE** $4,940

* The Tuition Operating Fee amount is based on the full-time equivalent operating fee for lower division classes.

** Net State Support per Student FTE is the amount paid by the state from various sources including taxes and other funds.


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

Questions? Please contact Brian Myhre at 360.704.4413 or