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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,240 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,217 tuition
$9,240 off campus room & board
$1,000 books
$783 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$14,641 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,217 tuition
$9,240 off campus room & board
$1,000 books
$1,184 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,564 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
67% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($3,994 avg)
37% get state aid ($2,010 avg)
20% get institn'l aid ($1,564 avg)
10% get loans ($4,662 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.0% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 9.93% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,682 64%
Federal Grant Aid $3,994 48%
Pell Grants $3,907 48%
Other Federal Grants $409 10%
Institution Grant Aid $1,564 20%
State Grant Aid $2,010 37%
Student Loans $4,662 10%
Federal Loans $4,715 9%
Other Loans $2,500 0%

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 31
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Highline Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
(206) 878-3710
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $86
Out of State $86


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Marissa from Vancouver, WA
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    I can't speak for other programs but the Paralegal Program is a great value. It gives you the background knowledge you need and real world experience. Plus, all of the teachers are practicing lawyers and paralegals. That alone makes it worth it.

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  • 5
  • Nathan from Kent, WA
  • Aug-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Fantastic education, considering the price. I'm looking at $9,000 in tuition and books this year, and I'm going to graduate with an AA debt-free. (Woohoo.)

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  • 5
  • Michael from BLACK DIAMOND, WA
  • Jun-11-2013 I am a past student here

    It is a Com. College they are priced the same, this campus puts you in the center to do anything within 15 miles there is anything you might or want to do.

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