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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 up front. Whether you are in-state, out-of-state, international, or a dreamer, you can know the cost of attendance up front 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. Don’t just take our word for it, compare YVC to other colleges and universities and see for yourself.

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.

2018 – 2019 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 85.02 85.02 248.30
State Tuition-Building Fee 11.51 25.65 25.65
Student Activity Fee 11.06 11.06 11.06
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 121.09 135.23 298.51
Total Charges per Credit: WA Resident WA Nonresident Waiver International
1 121.09 135.23 298.51
2 242.18 270.46 597.02
3 363.27 405.69 895.53
4 484.36 540.92 1194.04
5 605.45 676.15 1492.55
6 726.54 811.38 1791.06
7 847.63 946.61 2089.57
8 968.72 1081.84 2388.08
9 1089.81 1217.07 2686.59
10 1210.90 1352.30 2985.10
11 1273.16 1415.30 3054.58
12 1335.42 1478.30 3124.06
13 1397.68 1541.30 3193.54
14 1459.94 1604.30 3263.02
15 1522.20 1667.30 3332.50
16 1584.46 1730.30 3401.98
17 1646.72 1793.30 3471.46
18 1708.98 1856.30 3540.94
Per credit over 18 105.53 105.53 282.95
*Special course or laboratory fees may apply to certain courses and will result in additional charges. See course materials for more information. A processing fee is deducted from all college withdrawal refunds $5.00 for part-time, $10.00 for full-time.  (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.

YVC 2018-2019 Tuition Lower Division

2018- 2019 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 187.41 187.41 572.24
State Tuition-Building Fee 11.51 25.65 25.65
Student Activity Fee 11.06 11.06 11.06
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 223.48 237.62 622.45
Total Charges per Credit: WA Resident WA Nonresident Waiver International
1 223.48 237.62 622.45
2 446.96 475.24 1244.90
3 670.44 712.86 1867.35
4 893.92 950.48 2489.80
5 1117.40 1188.10 3112.25
6 1340.88 1425.72 3734.70
7 1564.36  1663.34 4357.15
8 1787.84 1900.96 4979.60
9 2011.32 2138.58 5602.05
10 2234.80 2376.20 6224.50
11 2254.29 2396.43 6244.73
12 2273.78 2416.66 6264.96
13 2293.27 2436.89 6285.19
14 2312.76 2457.12 6305.42
15 2332.25 2477.35 6325.65
16 2351.74 2497.58 6345.88
17 2371.23 2517.81 6366.11
18 2390.72 2538.04 6386.34
Per credit over 18 207.92 207.92 606.89
*Special course or laboratory fees may apply to certain courses and will result in additional charges. See course materials for more information. A processing fee is deducted from all college withdrawal refunds $5.00 for part-time, $10.00 for full-time.  (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.
YVC 2018-2019 Tuition Upper Division

The following rates are in effect for 2016-2017 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: $11.06
  • YVC/Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center (YV-Tech) fees:  $715.00 plus additional applicable fees per quarter.

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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