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
|Total Instructional Support Per Student FTE
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|Tuition Operating Fee*
|Net State Support per Student FTE **
*The Tuition Operating Fee is equal to the operating fee for a full-time student in
lower division classes.
**Net State Support is the amount paid by the state from various sources including
taxes and other funds.
The following table indicates the amount of state supported financial aid including
that provided from the local institutional financial aid fund (3 1/2 percent)
*Includes State Work Study, State Need Grant, and all other financial aid programs
administered by the WSAC, and SBCTC administered programs: Opportunity Grants and
Worker Retraining Financial Aid.
**State and Institutional financial aid is not available to nonresidents.
Note: Data source provided by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
is available upon request.