Tuition, Fees, and Refund Information

Opportunity Pathway

The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2016-17 academic year is $7,524. Students pay an average of $3,056 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $4,468 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State* and is funded by state taxes and other sources. 

2016-2017 Tuition and Fees


Tuition Schedule

HB 1795 Disclosure
RCW 28B.15.0681(5)(a) and (b) require that institutions of higher education provide:

(a)    The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources.
(b)   The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management.

View HB 1795 Disclosure

TIP: IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education explains tax benefits that may be available to you if you are saving for or paying education costs for yourself or, in many cases, another student who is a member of your immediate family. Most benefits apply only to higher education.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Students are required to pay tuition and fees in full by the designated date. 
Excess Credit Surcharge Exceptions For Students Enrolled in Vocational Programs
  1. If the student’s schedule includes ONLY required courses and the total number of credits scheduled exceeds 18, there is no excess credit surcharge.
  2. If the student’s schedule includes any elective courses and the total number of scheduled credits exceeds 18, there is an excess credit fee penalty for the number of credits in excess of 18.
  3. Students must pay surcharges for developmental and prerequisite courses not required in the official program curriculum, if the total credits enrolled exceeds 18.
Failure to Meet Financial Obligations
Failure to make payment on any outstanding balance may result in your account being referred to an outside collection agency. You will be responsible for all collection and legal fees per Washington State Law. Release of academic transcripts, degrees and certificates will be withheld and future registrations may also be blocked.
If a student questions the accuracy of the claimed indebtedness, an informal hearing from the department administrator may be requested.
Refund Policy

Students requesting refunds must obtain either a total withdrawal form (withdrawing from all classes) from the Student Support Center or an add/drop form (for partial withdrawal) from the Admissions and Records Office. The date the student submits the completed form to the Records Office is the official date of withdrawal and is the date used in determining the rate at which refunds will be made. Students who leave the college without completing the official withdrawal procedure forfeit all claims for refunds and for credit in courses.
The complete refund policy can be found under Refunds, Student Tuition and Fees in the Grays Harbor College Board Policies and Administrative Procedures
*The Washington Student Achievement Council administers the majority of the state’s student financial aid programs, which are known collectively as Opportunity Pathways. These programs help tens of thousands of students annually earn college credits, certificates, and degrees. The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors.