MES Estimated Costs
Evergreen’s MES degree is one of the most affordable environmental master’s degrees in the state and the country. Resident tuition is less than any other environmental degree in Western Washington. Full-time Washington residents pay $9,828 in tuition and fees, which puts us below the public institution national average ($10,408 in 2012-13) according to the National Center for Education Statistics. 75% of students who apply for aid receive some kind of non-loan aid, so check out our financial aid page to find out how to fund your MES education.
Note: The Washington State Legislature and the Evergreen Board of Trustees set the rate of tuition annually. Tuition is subject to change without notice. The rates below are the estimated costs for an academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters only).
|Estimated Cost of Attendance*
2015–2016 (updated 4/13/15)
|Loan Fees (only if taking out loans)||$354||$354||$354||$354|
|Room & Board||$9,492||$9,492||$9,492||$9,492|
Some Native Americans and nonresident active duty military and their dependents (including spouses) living in Washington may apply for resident tuition.
* Your financial aid package is based on the total cost of attendance, which varies based on the number of credits you take and if you have loan fees. Depending on your situation, you can also appeal to increase your cost of attendance, thus increasing your financial aid.
**A full-time MES student takes 12 credits per quarter for 2 years. A part-time student takes 8 credits per quarter for 3 years. Students who take a different amount of credits other than 12 or 8 will be charged per credit as demonstrated on the Tuition Rates webpage. For financial aid purposes, 8 credits per quarter is considered full-time and 4 credits per quarter is part-time. To stay eligible for federal aid, students must be taking at least 4 credits per quarter.