Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 WWCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WWCC College Catalog

Tuition & Fees and Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees Information

During the 2024-2025 academic year, full-time tuition and mandatory fees are estimated to cost $5,279 ($8,127 for BAS) for one year (15 credits per quarter for three quarters) for Washington State residents and $6,700 ($9,682 for BAS) for out-of-state residents. Textbooks and supplies average about $528 per year. Room and board, personal expenses, and transportation costs for one year will vary with the individual or family. Listed below are budgets that represent possible cost patterns for which the College may award financial aid funds after personal or family resources are deducted.

Collection of Financial Obligations Due the College

Walla Walla Community College, an agency of the state of Washington, is required to collect all financial obligations lawfully due the College. Business Services conducts necessary collection activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, mailed statement and demand letter, assignment of the debt, plus collection charges to collection agencies, administrative holds on academic records, and/or administrative withdrawal of privilege to attend classes.

Student Budget 2024-25 School Year

Student Budgets (2-year degrees and certificates) Dependent living with parent Not living with parent
Tuition and Fees (est)* $5,279 $5,279
Books and Supplies $528 $528
Housing/Utilities $3,600 $11,982
Food $5,328 $5,328
Transportation $2,676 $2,898
Misc./Personal $1,848 $1,848
TOTAL $19,259 $27,863

*Add $1,421 for non-resident tuition; estimate based on 15 credits per quarter for 3 quarters


Student Budgets (BAS degree) Dependent living with parent Not living with parent
Tuition and Fees (est)* $8,127 $8,127
Books and Supplies $528 $528
Housing/Utilities $3,600 $11,982
Food $5,328 $5,328
Transportation $2,676 $2,898
Misc./Personal $1,848 $1,848
TOTAL $22,107 $32,266

*Add $1,555 for non-resident tuition; estimate based on 15 credits per quarter for 3 quarters


The final step in the registration process is paying the bill. WWCC cashiers accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa at Business Services or online. An automatic payment plan is available online using your ctcLink ID. You may set up the automatic payment plan thru Nelnet using a bank account or using MasterCard, Discover or Visa. There is a service fee charged when paying with a credit or debit card for payment plans. Information available at www.wwcc.edu/pay. Tuition and fees are usually due ten days prior to the beginning of the quarter.

Students planning to use financial aid to pay tuition will receive communication from the financial aid office when funds are available for payment. Students may track their financial aid status via the Financial Aid Portal at the WWCC website, www.wwcc.edu/financial.aid. Students who do not pay tuition by the due date may be dropped from classes and subject to a $50 re-enrollment fee.

Refund Policy

WWCC will refund tuition and refundable fees if official withdrawal from the college or course(s) occurs within the specified timeframe listed below.

REFUNDS WWCC will refund tuition and refundable fees if official withdrawal occurs.
Fall, Winter, Spring Up to 100% refund on or before 5th day of the quarter. Up to 40% refund from 6th day of the quarter through the first 20 calendar days.
Summer Up to 100% refund on or before 4th day of the quarter. Up to 40% refund from 5th day of the quarter through the first 20 calendar days.
The Shared Courses (formerly WAOL) calendar for 100% refund dates may differ. There is no 40% refund period for Shared Courses.
Refunds are handled differently for special sessions and short courses.

Reduction of Credit Hours

Tuition and fees may be partially refunded if students officially reduce their credit-hour load through the twentieth calendar day of the quarter for which the fees have been paid. The refund will be based upon the credit hours remaining on the student’s schedule, and the date of the drop. Refund checks/credit or debit card refunds will be processed in Business Services within approximately three weeks to the address or card given by the withdrawing student. Students who withdraw or reduce their credit-hour load and have received any form of financial aid will be required to have the refund credited to the appropriate financial aid account.

Increase in Credit Hours

Tuition and fees will be recalculated for every increase in credits. The tuition/fee payment is due in full to Business Services on the same day the change is made. Students are responsible for monitoring waitlisted classes which may cause an increase in credit hours, tuition, and fees.

Financial Assistance

The Financial Aid Office at Walla Walla Community College encourages applications from all students seeking financial assistance. Financial support for students usually comes from three sources: the student, the student’s family, and financial aid programs. The Financial Aid Office is available to assist eligible students for specific college programs when their personal or family resources are not adequate to meet educational expenses. For Financial Aid information call 509.527.4301 for Walla Walla and 509.758.1703 for Clarkston or online at https://www.wwcc.edu/financial-aid​.


  • Be a citizen of the United States or an eligible permanent resident.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED® certificate.
  • Students without a high school diploma or GED must meet Ability to Benefit requirements through our Transitional Studies Department
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program offered by WWCC. Up to 45 credits of remedial coursework will be funded by financial aid if the student is accepted into an eligible program.
  • Have financial needs as determined by a federally approved need analysis formula.
  • Be in good standing on previous federal loans (not currently in default); be in good standing with previous federal grants (not currently in overpayment or repayment).

How to Apply

Students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) and the WWCC Financial Aid Information Form. Applications are available on the web at www.studentaid.gov​ (for FAFSA), www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa (for WASFA) or at www.wwcc.edu/financial-aid/.


Applications may be submitted at any time during the academic year; however, because of limited funds, the recommended application deadline for priority funding is March 1 for fall quarter enrollment. Applicants who have been admitted and have submitted all the required forms will be notified of award or denial of assistance.

A complete listing of the notification schedule for files completed can be viewed at the www.wwcc.edu/financial-aid/.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid Recipients

Federal and state regulations require Walla Walla Community College to monitor the satisfactory academic progress of each student who receives financial aid. This is accomplished through a quarterly review by the Financial Aid Office before funds are disbursed to students. Satisfactory Progress means a minimum 2.0 quarterly GPA, a cumulative pace of progression of 67% or higher in a declared program, and the following credit completion rates:

If you enroll as: You must complete at least: You will be placed on warning if you complete: Aid will be suspended if you complete less than:
Full-time (12+ credits) 12 credits per quarter 6-11 credits per quarter 6 credits per quarter
¾ time (9-11 credits) 9 credits per quarter 5-8 credits per quarter 5 credits per quarter
½ time (6-8 credits) 6 credits per quarter 3-5 credits per quarter 3 credits per quarter
Less than ½ time (1-5 credits) all credits enrolled for total credits enrolled  

Only grades of A, B, C, D, and P will count as completed credits. Grades of F, I, M, N, S, U, Q, Y, and Z do not count as completed credits.

When students withdraw or cease to attend classes, they may be required to repay financial aid funds received for that quarter. Financial aid, excluding work-study, will be repaid by the student according to the Return to Title IV Funds Policy.

A copy of this policy is available from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grant A federal grant program for students who meet federal financial eligibility criteria.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant A federal grant program for students with exceptional financial need.
Washington College Grant A Washington State program for WA resident students who meet financial eligibility criteria.
College Bound Scholarship A Washington State early commitment program to eligible students who enroll in middle school and meet the pledge requirements.
State Tuition Waiver A Washington State program for WA resident students with a demonstrated need.
Federal Work-Study A federal program that offers a job to financially qualified students. The student may work 10-15 hours per week.
State Work-Study A state program that offers a job related to the student’s area of study to financially qualified students on or off-campus. The student may work up to 19 hours per week depending on individual eligibility.
Federal Direct Loan A federal loan program with deferred repayment and variable interest rates.
Federal PLUS Loan Federal loan program for parents of dependent students. Variable interest rate with immediate repayment.
WWCC Foundation Scholarships A variety of scholarships funded by the WWCC Foundation. Foundation scholarship application is available online. For more information, contact: 509.527.4275.
General Scholarship Information Various scholarship applications are available at the Financial Aid office.
Athletic Scholarships All athletic scholarships are awarded by the head coach of each sport.
Activity Scholarships Scholarships are available through clubs and organizations and various campus activities.

Other Financial Resources

  • Bureau of Indian Education - available to qualified Native Americans. Information available at www.bie.edu
  • Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - 509.526.2590 or 1.877.501.2233
  • Veterans Administration - 509.527.1864
  • WorkFirst - tuition and book assistance for qualified TANF recipients seeking training. 509.426.7973, or 509.751.4078 in Clarkston
  • Basic Food Employment & Training (BFE&T) - for qualified individuals. 509.520.7206, or 509.751.4078 in Clarkston
  • Worker Retraining - financial assistance to qualified dislocated workers or displaced homemakers. 509.529.1113, or 509.751.4078 in Clarkston
  • Opportunity Grant - financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in high demand pathways. 509.524.5191
  • Automatic Payment Plan - Call WWCC Business Services at 509.527.4204 or 509.758.3339 at the Clarkston campus for more information. Information available online at www.wwcc.edu/pay