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Tuition and Fees

Yakima Valley College understands that the cost of education is a major factor in the decision to attend college. Therefore, YVC wants you to know the cost of Lower Division Tuition & Fees and Upper Division Tuition & Fees upfront. Whether you are in-state, out-of-state, international, or a dreamer, you can know the cost of attendance upfront before you make the decision to attend YVC.

As a college, YVC provides an excellent education at a fraction of the cost of attending a 4-year public university or private college. YVC students enjoy the benefits of engaging and highly qualified faculty instructors, smaller class sizes, more individualized instruction, and of course, lower tuition and fees. 

YVC makes college affordable for everybody. Under HB1079, students that qualify as Dreamers pay in-state tuition rates. To qualify, the student must fill out the 1079 Residency Affidavit and return it to the Admissions Office.

2019 – 2020 Academic Year

Tuition is set by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges which acts upon legislative authority.
Rates are subject to change.

Per Credit Charges WA Resident WA Nonresident Waiver International
State Tuition-Operating Fee 87.06 87.06 250.34
State Tuition-Building Fee 11.87 26.46 26.46
Student Activity Fee 11.33 11.33 11.33
Technology Fee 4.50 4.50 4.50
eLearning Fee 4.50 4.50 4.50
Combined Service Fee 4.50 4.50 4.50
Per Credit 123.76 138.35 301.63
Total Charges per Credit: WA Resident WA Nonresident Waiver International
1 123.76 138.35 301.63
2 247.52 276.70 603.26
3 371.28 415.05 904.89
4 495.04 553.40 1,206.52
5 618.80 691.75 1,508.15
6 742.56 830.10 1,809.78
7 866.32 968.45 2,111.41
8 990.08 1,106.80 2,413.04
9 1,113.84 1,245.15 2,714.67
10 1,237.60 1,383.50 3,016.30
11 1,301.18 1,447.85 3,087.13
12 1,364.76 1,512.20 3,157.96
13 1,428.34 1,576.55 3,228.79
14 1,491.92 1,640.90 3,299.62
15 1,555.50 1,705.25 3,370.45
16 1,619.08 1,769.60 3,441.28
17 1,682.66 1,833.95 3,512.11
18 1,746.24 1,898.30 3,582.94
Per credit over 18 107.93 107.93 285.80
*Special course or laboratory fees may apply to certain courses and will result in additional charges. See course materials for more information. 12 credits and above is considered full-time for financial aid.

Note: Veterans may be entitled to reduced tuition. Contact the Veterans’ Office for qualifying information.

2019-2020 YVC Tuition Fees Lower Division

2019- 2020 Academic Year

Tuition is set by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges which acts upon legislative authority.
Rates are subject to change.

Per Credit Charges WA Resident WA Nonresident Waiver International
State Tuition-Operating Fee 191.91 191.91 576.74
State Tuition-Building Fee 11.87 26.46 26.46
Student Activity Fee 11.33 11.33 11.33
Technology Fee 4.50 4.50 4.50
eLearning Fee 4.50 4.50 4.50
Combined Service Fee 4.50 4.50 4.50
Per Credit 228.61 243.20 628.03
Total Charges per Credit: WA Resident WA Nonresident Waiver International
1 228.61 243.20  628.03
2 457.22 486.40 1,256.06
3 685.83  729.60 1,884.09
4 914.44 972.80 2,512.12
5 1,143.05 1,216.00 3,140.15
6 1,371.66  1,459.20 3,768.18
7 1,600.27 1,702.40 4,396.21
8 1,828.88 1,945.60 5,024.24
9 2,057.49 2,188.80 5,652.27
10 2,286.10 2,432.00 6,280.30
11 2,305.88 2,452.55 6,300.85
12 2,325.66 2,473.10 6,321.40
13 2,345.44  2,493.65 6,341.95
14 2,365.22 2,514.20 6,362.50
15 2,385.00 2,534.75 6,383.05
16 2,404.78 2,555.30 6,403.60
17 2,424.56 2,575.85 6,424.15
18 2,444.34 2,596.40 6,444.70
Per credit over 18 212.78  212.78 612.20
*Special course or laboratory fees may apply to certain courses and will result in additional charges. See course materials for more information. 12 credits and above is considered full-time for financial aid.

Note: Veterans may be entitled to reduced tuition. Contact the Veterans’ Office for qualifying information.

2019-2020 YVC Tuition Fees Upper Division

The following rates are in effect for 2019-2020 and are subject to change without notice:

  • Application fee: $30 application fee
  • Placement fee: $20.00 and is nonrefundable
  • Audit fees:  Paid at the same rate as regular tuition.
  • International Student Application fee: $30.00
  • Lab fees: Vary
  • Combined service fees: $4.50 per credit with a maximum of $45.00 per quarter
  • Technology use fee: $4.50 per credit
  • eLearning fee: $4.50 per credit
  • Graduation Application fee: $10.00
  • Student Activity fee: $11.33

Registration fees and tuition are to be paid in accordance with tuition deadlines. Students who have not paid by the specified deadline may be dropped from classes. Students must not assume they will be dropped from class if they fail to pay tuition.

Note: All tuition and fee rates are subject to change without notice.

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