Columbia Basin College
Pasco, WA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$8,515
Calculate your net cost
Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$7,751
$30k - $48k
$7,798
$48k - $75k
$10,051
$75k - $110k
$13,940
$110k+
$14,419
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,613
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,294
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,875
Books and Supplies
$840
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,889
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,077
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,060
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,370
Students receiving federal aid
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,077

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
7%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,671
Students receiving federal loans
6%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,539
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,550
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$6,856
Loan Default Rate
8%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$125

What Students Are Saying

2.88 Average Rating
Admission was not expensive. There was a $29 application fee. Then you have to take a placement test called the COMPASS test, which has a $50 fee. The cost of attending CBC is more affordable than a university. It costs around $1000 per quarter, depending on how many credits you take. I am able to drive there from home and not have to pay additional housing costs.
Mitchell from Kennewick, WA
Cheap tuition. Great place to start out. I can afford to pay for my own tuition myself.
Katie from Pasco, WA
Very inexpensive compared to university tuition fees with the same education.
Cheyenne from Kennewick, WA
Compared to universities the price of tuition at Columbia Basin College is awesome.
Jorge from Pasco, WA
I really am glad I decided to return to school after all these years. The only problem I am having is paying for this summer quarter. My financial aid didn't come through for this quarter, so I may have to postpone finishing up my AA another quarter.
Jill from Pasco, WA
You receive an amazing education and an awesome environment!! there is a University linked to this college which allows you to stay here and enjoy the small classes.
Susana from Pasco, WA
Hopefully I get scholarships that way it can pay for my college. I did work but for right now I have to focus on school which obviously its way more important.
Sendy from Toppenish, WA
I'm from california and out of state tution isn't that much. Out of state tution is almost the same tution as california community college!!!
Veronica from Big Bear Lake, CA

Similar Colleges