Evergreen’s tuition is about $6,500 per year for Washington state residents and about $23,000 per year for nonresidents. By contrast, undergraduate tuition at a private liberal arts college can exceed $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.

The graduate programs in Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Teaching have different costs, financial aid, and scholarship processes.

“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.

Estimated Costs for the
2016–17 Academic Year
Type Washington


Tuition* $6,534 $23,007
Books and supplies $750 $750
Room and board $9,360 $9,360
Transportation $1,125 $1,125
Personal Expenses $2,055 $2,055
Total $19,824 $36,297

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. Estimate your cost of attendance with the Net Price Calculator (FreshmanTransfer).

*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 2015–16 estimated fees are $284 per quarter in addition to tuition. Student Financial Services maintains a comprehensive list of student fees.

We will make every attempt to assist you and your family to pay for 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 11 percent tuition reduction for Washington residents or an 10 to 29 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.