Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the education-related expenses for a typical student. The figures listed in the table below represent Washington State residents enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits) for three quarters (or 9 months) of the academic year.

Cost of Attendance


Certificate and Associate Programs

   At Home  Not at Home
 Tuition & Fees 4,569 4,569
 Books 873 873
 Room & Board 7,857 10,440
 Transportation 1,530 1,170
 Personal 1,917 2,340-
  16,746 19,392

Bachelor Programs

   At Home  Not at Home
 Tuition & Fees 6,945 6,945
 Books 873 873
 Room & Board 7,857 10,440
 Transportation 1,530 1,170
 Personal 1,917 2,340
  19,122 21,768

Determining Financial Need

Grays Harbor College uses the following formula to determine a student's financial need and eligibility for financial aid:

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) comes from the FAFSA and represents what a family should reasonably be able to contribute towards a student's education-related expenses

Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA) are grants, scholarships, loans or other funding a student receives from an individual or organization separate from the Federal, State, and Institutional funding awarded by the Financial Aid Office.

Potential Tax Benefits

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.