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How to Pay for College

Funding Your Education

Anyone, regardless of financial status, can attend Spokane Community College (SCC). We have resources you need for scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Our team of financial aid experts guide you through a four-step process beginning with financial aid education, applying for aid, using the funds and eventually paying off any outstanding debt. There is lot of information to absorb and everyone’s financial aid status is unique. Let’s get started financing your future today!

Financial Aid Facts - At a Glance

Numbers reflect 2018-2019 students at SCC.

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Award-Seeking Students

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Students Receiving Need Based Aid



Average Award Amount

Federal School Code: 003793

Use this code for your FAFSA if you attend school at SCC, Colville, Newport, Inchelium, Republic or Ione.



  • CCS Average Tuition $4,127
  • EWU Average Tuition $6,318
  • CWU Average Tuition $6,543
  • UW Average Tuition $10,370
  • WSU Average Tuition $10,510

How Much Does it Cost?

One of the benefits of going to community college is saving money. You can save a substantial amount of money on your four-year degree by starting here. But everyone's out-of-pocket cost is different, depending on your aid package, amount of credits, program supplies like books or lab gear and financial need, your education can be significantly different than a friends. That's why it is important to get started on a budget so you know what to expect.

*Tuition rates reflect the annual cost for one full-time (with 15 credits), WA State resident attending fall, winter and spring quarters in one academic year. This cost reflects tuition only and does not include student fees that vary based on school and area of study. Tuition fees do not reflect any financial assistance, which may help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, based on your eligibility. Numbers shown reflect 2019-2020 tuition costs. For detailed information on tuition, fees and to use our tuition calculator tool, visit how much does it cost?

Important Information

Keep Your Email Up-To-Date

The financial aid office sends you information at the email address used to create your student account in ctcLink. Log in to ctcLink to change your information.

FAFSA: Apply for Aid

When completing the FAFSA application, please remember to use the Aid Year Application that corresponds to the school year you wish to begin attendance. If you have any questions as to which FAFSA to complete, please contact the financial aid office.

Important Dates and Deadlines

FAFSA Opens Annually

(for the upcoming academic year)

October 1

FAFSA Closes Annually

(for the current academic year)

June 30

Priority Funding Deadline


Tuition Due Dates

Foundation Scholarships

October 28, 2019 – February 28, 2020

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Contact Financial Aid

1810 N Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
MS 2152
Phone: 509-533-7017
Fax: 509-533-7425


Building 15 at the Center Island


Fall-Spring Office Hours
Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - noon