Tuition & Fees

Lake Washington Institute of Technology has adopted Washington State Community College tuition rates as authorized by the legislature and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Payment Deadline

When registering for courses you are obligated to pay the tuition and fees for those classes on the first day of the quarter. Students are encouraged to pay at the time of registration or to enroll in the student payment plan. If you enroll in a payment plan you must withdraw by the scheduled refund dates to receive the level of refunds outlined in the college's refund policy. Students who enroll after the first day of the quarter must pay tuition and fees at the time of registration. Students with tuition and fees that have not been received by the end of the 5th day of the quarter are subject to being dropped from classes. Unpaid balances may be subject to collections and you may be responsible for any collection and legal fees.

Payment Options

Payments can be made online or directly to the Cashier's Office next to the Enrollment Services area. Learn about Payment Options.

Tuition Rates 2013 - 2014 (Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Summer 2014)

2013-2014 Resident/Non-Resident and Baccalaureate Program Rates are as follows:

Total tuition (operating, building, max s&a fees & other fees) per credit:


Credits


Resident


Non-Resident*

Resident Applied Baccalaureate

Non- Resident
Applied Baccalaureate

1-10

$117.50

$289.50

$256.11

$609.08

11-18

$63.65

$68.66

$20.54

$21.23

Over 18

$106.92

$278.92

$245.53

$598.50

Credits

Tuition & Fees

1

$117.50

$289.50

$256.11

$609.08

2

$235.00

$579.00

$512.22

$1,218.16

3

$352.50

$868.50

$768.33

$1,827.24

4

$470.00

$1,158.00

$1,024.44

$2,436.32

5

$587.50

$1,447.50

$1,280.55

$3,045.40

6

$705.00

$1,737.00

$1,536.66

$3,654.70

7

$822.50

$2,026.50

$1,792.77

$4,263.56

8

$940.00

$2,316.00

$2,048.88

$4,872.64

9

$1,057.50

$2,605.50

$2,304.99

$5,481.72

10

$1,175.00

$2,895.00

$2,561.10

$6,090.80

11

$1,238.65

$2,963.66

$2,581.64

$6,112.03

12

$1,302.30

$3,032.32

$2,602.18

$6,133.26

13

$1,365.95

$3,100.98

$2,622.72

$6,154.49

14

$1,429.60

$3,169.64

$2,643.26

$6,175.72

15

$1,493.25

$3,238.30

$2,663.80

$6,196.95

16

$1,556.90

$3,306.96

$2,684.34

$6,218.18

17

$1,620.55

$3,375.62

$2,704.88

$6,239.41

18

$1,684.20

$3,444.28

$2,725.42

$6,260.64

19

$1,791.12

$3,723.20

$2,970.95

$6,859.14

20

$1,898.04

$4,002.12

$3,216.48

$7,457.64

21

$2004.96

$4,281.04

$3,462.01

$8,086.14

22

$2,111.88

$4,559.96

$3,707.54

$8,654.64

23

$2,218.80

$4,838.88

$3,953.07

$9,253.14

24

$2,325.72

$5,117.80

$4,198.60

$9,851.64

25

$2,432.64

$5,396.72

$4,444.13

$10,450.14

* Non-resident students who are U.S. citizens will receive a waiver resulting in resident tuition rates plus required non-resident building fees. This waiver does not apply to baccalaureate classes.

Each credit of tuition in the table includes mandatory fees:

  • $3.86 Comprehensive Fee

  • $3.40 Facilities

  • $3.40 Safety/Security Fee

Please note that all tuition and fee rates are set by the Washington State Legislature, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Board of Trustees and are subject to change. LWTech reserves the right to change, without notice, any fees to comply with the state or college regulation or policies.

The college may charge other fees to cover costs such as registration, late fees, insurance, supply, and lab fees. Please check the class schedule for lab and class supply fees that apply to specific classes.

Estimated degree and certificate costs by program.

Tuition Waivers

Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers tuition waivers in accordance with state of Washington law and policies authorized by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for several categories of students including but not limited to the following:

  • Children and spouses of totally disabled or POW/MIA or deceased eligible veterans or national guard members

  • Children of deceased or disabled law enforcement officers or firefighters

  • Adult Basic Education, English as a second language, and GED preparation

  • Eligible veterans or National Guard members

  • High school completion

  • Senior citizens

  • State employees

  • Apprentice students

  • Running Start students

  • Some students with program requirements exceeding 18 quarterly credits

Please check with Enrollment Services to determine eligibility and current waiver policy.

NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Residency Determinations

Lake Washington Institute of Technology determines your residency status based on information you submit at the time of admission. If you believe the college incorrectly determined your status or your status recently changed, please fill out a Residence Questionnaire.

Updated: 01/15/14