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Highline College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,518 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,217 tuition
$9,492 off campus room & board
$1,026 books and supplies
$783 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$14,919 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,217 tuition
$9,492 off campus room & board
$1,026 books and supplies
$1,184 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,981 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,105 avg)
42% get state aid ($2,740 avg)
20% get institn'l aid ($1,981 avg)
10% get loans ($4,996 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.64% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.73% 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 $5,572 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,105 47%
Pell Grants $4,019 47%
Other Federal Grants $444 9%
Institution Grant Aid $1,981 20%
State Grant Aid $2,740 42%
Student Loans $4,996 10%
Federal Loans $4,996 10%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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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 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
  • 5
  • Melanie from Des Moines, WA
  • Apr-01-2015 I am a current student here

    In Washington state, high school juniors and seniors can take up to 15 credits at their local community college without having to pay for tuition, which is what I am doing. This means I get a lot of bang for my buck. Otherwise tuition is $100 per credit (I think), which seems pretty affordable for me.

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  • 3
  • MV
  • Dec-07-2014 I am a past student here

    Good price for registering for a class and buying books, but food is pricey yet worth the money since the food is good depending what you like.

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  • 5
  • G
  • Oct-25-2014 I am a current student here

    ~$500 for a 5 credit class??? Try beating that anywhere.

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  • 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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