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Whatcom Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,037 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,180 tuition
$9,492 off campus room & board
$1,080 books and supplies
$285 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$20,272 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,415 tuition
$9,492 off campus room & board
$1,080 books and supplies
$285 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,257 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
67% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($3,986 avg)
33% get state aid ($2,898 avg)
21% get institn'l aid ($1,257 avg)
21% get loans ($5,173 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.4% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.38% 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 $5,507 56%
Federal Grant Aid $3,986 47%
Pell Grants $3,965 47%
Other Federal Grants $375 3%
Institution Grant Aid $1,257 21%
State Grant Aid $2,898 33%
Student Loans $5,173 21%
Federal Loans $5,195 19%
Other Loans $4,896 1%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 383-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $112
Out of State $285


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Cassidy from Ferndale, WA
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Overall the school is cheap, high quality education and great things designed to help out a students success.

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  • 5
  • An optimist from Bellingham, WA
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    I am having a great time being back in school, and i feel that Whatcom CC itself is a large part of that! Since I graduated over a decade ago, i have earned some life experience and have developed more patience for academic rigor too. The friends i have made, both students and teachers, are enriching my life with their outlook on life and delightful personalities!

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  • 4
  • Jacob from Bellingham, WA
  • Apr-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Overall i found that the teachers here are way underpaid for the intellect and teaching skill they posses. I have been to lecture classrooms at other schools and i find that whatcom has a very good teaching system. Its a community college, so it is naturally cheap. Quality and affordable.

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