State Support of Higher Education Students

Through Opportunity Pathways, Washington State provides a variety of financial aid programs to help students and their families pay for college. Pursuant to RCW 28B.15.0681, the approximate level of state support received by students is being provided to the colleges for your use.

The following table indicates average state support by tuition category for students attending community and technical colleges for the academic year 2013-2014.



Total Instructional Support per FTE Student



Operating Fee



Net State Support per FTE Student



The following table indicates the amount of state supported financial aid including that provided from the local institutional financial aid fund (3 1/2 percent).

Financial Aid*

Financial Aid

Undergraduate Resident



Undergraduate Non-resident


$0 **

* Includes State Work Study, State Need Grant, and all other financial aid programs administered by the WSAC, and SBCTC administered programs: Opportunity Grants and Worker Retraining Financial Aid.

** State and Institutional financial aid is not available to nonresidents.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Copeland at (360) 704-4397 or

March 2014