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Tuition, Fees and Waivers

Effective Fall Quarter through Summer Quarter

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges sets tuition rates for Washington state community colleges. View current information regarding tuition, fees and waivers online, or contact the District Business Office at (509) 434-5275 if you need a printed copy.


Community Colleges of Spokane is authorized to place an "administrative hold" on the records of any student who fails to return property or promptly pay any financial obligation due the college.

Until a hold is officially cleared SCC, SFCC or the off-campus centers:

  • will not release the student's records or any information based upon the record.
  • will not release transcripts.
  • will deny registration for a subsequent quarter, as well as graduation from the college.

Failure to make payment for class-related tuition or fee charges may result in disenrollment from classes.


Optional student accident insurance or combined accident and health insurance coverage for the student or the student and dependents may be purchased from the college cashier. For current coverage and cost, call the Cashier's Office:

  • SCC: (509) 533-7025
  • SFCC: (509) 533-3569
  • Off-campus centers: (509) 279-6005


Community Colleges of Spokane may grant tuition waivers for state-support college classes to resident senior citizens who are at least 60 years old. A minimal fee per course will be charged. Class fees and parking are additional. This waiver does not apply to noncredit classes. Registration must be made in person and will only be accepted on or after the third day of the quarter on a space-available basis. Course may be taken for AUDIT ONLY, not college credit. Senior citizens interested in this waiver will not be allowed to create a space by initially enrolling and paying regular tuition and course fees and then withdrawing in order to participate in the waiver program.

Click for information regarding tuition and fees. For more information, call:

  • SCC: (509) 533-8006
  • SFCC: (509) 533-3510
  • Off-campus centers: (509) 279-6712


Students who withdraw in accordance with regulations may apply for refunds according to the following schedule:

  • 100 percent refund for classes/programs canceled by the college.
  • No refund after the 20th calendar day of the quarter.

Refer to the quarterly class schedule for the current refund information. This schedule prevails whether the student attends class or not.

Refunds for classes that do not follow the regular academic calendar are applied on a timetable (as established above) in a proportionate relationship to the standard length of a quarter. Refunds for lab and course fees will be in proportion to the regular tuition refund schedule.


A refund of tuition and fees may be made if a student's credit hour load is reduced.

Lab and course fees will be refunded at either 100 percent or 50 percent if the class is dropped during one of those designated refund periods; otherwise, no refund will be processed.


  1. To obtain a refund, the student must complete and submit to the registration office an official withdrawal or add/drop form by the refund dates published in that quarter's class schedule.
  2. The refund check will be mailed to the student or credited to the bankcard used within two weeks from the date the CCS district business office receives the withdrawal form or the add/drop form. A processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.
  3. Debts owed to the college must be paid in full before the refund is issued.
  4. Tuition and fees paid by an agency, such as scholarship, financial aid or private grant, are refunded to the appropriate account.
  5. Students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for a refund.


Exceptions to the refund policy will be considered only if, in the judgment of the institution, an extreme hardship exists, such as by illness, hospitalization or military transfer. A student must submit an appeal for an exception to the refund policy in the form of written documentation to the dean of student services at SCC, SFCC or the off-campus centers vice president of student services before a refund may be considered.

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors, because funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Need more information?
Phone: 509-434-5162