Tuition and Fees

Tuition revenue, as defined by RCW 28B.15.020, includes the Building Fee and the Operating Fee. Building Fee revenue is appropriated by the legislature specifically for buildings, equipment, maintenance and other capital projects. The following SBCTC website shows the major activities supported by Operating fees revenue in fiscal year 2019. 

Grays Harbor College adjusts tuition and fees annually, according to state regulations and program and course costs. Adjustments are effective as soon as they are implemented, which may be during the academic year—so check here for up-to-date information.

Fall Quarter Tuition & Fees are estimated each year and then are recalculated to reflect increases approved by the Legislature and Board of Trustees after those decisions are finalized, usually by early August. Updated student account balances due will be emailed before the Fall Tuition and Fee due date.

It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop or withdraw from classes if they are unable to pay tuition and fees. Students must pay their tuition on or before the tuition deadline date each quarter, or they may be dropped from classes. Students who owe money to the college will be blocked from registering for future quarters, until all tuition charges are paid. Students receiving financial aid, scholarship, agency, or veteran’s benefits are responsible for paying outstanding tuition and fees by the tuition due date when aid does not cover the total cost of attendance. 




Tuition Due Dates


Summer - June 12
Fall - August 31
Winter - November 30
Spring - March 12

Tuition Payment

Students are required to pay tuition and fees in full by tuition due date. Payment plans are available and tuition can also be paid online

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 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.