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Highline College

Des Moines, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

Highline College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Highline College was $10,700 a year for in-state students and $4,948 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Tuition for international students at Highline College is $16,994 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Highline College

Highline College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,700 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-Washington residents, out-of-state tuition is $4,948 a year.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a school where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to check your state's rules for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Highline College?

Highline College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Highline College can expect to pay around $16,994 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Highline College-specific aid and scholarships.


Highline College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Highline College.

House and Food Costs at Highline College

Highline College doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however students should consider the cost of off-campus housing when estimating the cost of various colleges.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Highline College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Highline College

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.

Where are a college is located can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area is sometimes pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Highline Collegeis in a suburban setting in Washington, near Seattle.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, be sure to factor in personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


The Full Cost of Attending Highline College


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Highline College.

How Much Does Highline College Cost?

What will the cost of attending Highline College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $10,700
Out-of-State Tuition $4,948

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Highline College Financial Aid


In 2022, 0 of the 5,829 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Highline College Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Highline College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Highline College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

Highline College Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Highline College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Highline College seem more manageable.

What will attending Highline College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Highline College's net cost calculator on their website.

Highline College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Highline College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Highline College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,233

In State

$7,731

Out-of-State
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State Tuition
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Highline College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,829

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

100%

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$7,233

Out-of-State

$7,731

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