Evergreen's tuition is about $8,000 per year for Washington state residents and about $20,000 per year for nonresidents.
By contrast, undergraduate tuition at a private liberal arts college can be as high as $40,000 per year.
All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships, tuition awards and financial aid annually, which will help to reduce tuition costs.
"My scholarship gave me the financial help I needed to reach my goals."
—Steven Chen '11
Cost of Attendance
The cost of attendance is more than just tuition. Your annual budget includes tuition, books and supplies, room and board (regardless of where you live), transportation and personal expenses.
|Books and supplies||$1,026||$1,026|
|Room and board||$9,492||$9,492|
This table shows the tuition for a typical full time student, taking 10 to 18 credits each quarter. The costs cover the nine-month academic year (three quarters) beginning in September and ending in June.
*Student fees are not included in tuition. The fee rate is sometimes based on the number of credits you take each quarter. A typical student registers for 16 credit each quarter. The 2013-14 estimated fees are $194.20 per quarter in addition to tuition. Student Financial Services maintains a comprehensive list of student fees.
Every attempt will be made to assist you and your family afford your education. The Office of Admissions offers Scholastic Achievement Awards to new students upon admission to fall quarter. The value of the tuition waiver is based on your grade point average and may equal an 8 to 12 percent tuition reduction for Washington residents or an 11 to 32 percent reduction for nonresidents. New students are automatically considered for a tuition waiver if they are admitted by March 15. A separate application is not required for this award.
During the 2011-12 academic year, 66% of Evergreen students received some form of financial aid. The average award was $13,306.
You and your family are also responsible for making Evergreen affordable. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) is the critical piece in the financial aid equation. The FAFSA is an application that you need to complete annually. State and federal financial aid awards include educational loans, grants and work-study. The FAFSA is available on the Web on January 1. Evergreen's deadline to receive FAFSA results from the federal processor is March 1. Go to Evergreen's Financial Aid website for more information.
Scholarships and tuition awards are another way for you to afford your education. Evergreen offers a variety of scholarships every year to new and continuing students. The value of some awards are equal to resident tuition. Some awards are based upon academic fields of study: the arts, computer studies, environmental studies, laboratory sciences and writing, for example. You should acquaint yourself with the scholarship application process and be prepared to submit your applications by the February 1 deadline.
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Best advice: fill out the FAFSA and apply for scholarships.
— Jaron Williams