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Evergreen Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at The Evergreen State College was $7,185 a year for in-state students and $27,375 a year for out-of-state students. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Tuition for international students at The Evergreen State College is $27,375 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Evergreen

The Evergreen State College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,185 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered Washington-residents, out-of-state tuition is $27,375 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college 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

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Evergreen International Student Tuition

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

International students at The Evergreen State College can expect to pay around $27,375 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships.

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Evergreen Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Evergreen

Room and board at Evergreen is $12,735 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,914.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Evergreen

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Evergreen, you can expect to pay about $900 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Evergreen pay $1,140 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The The Evergreen State College campus is in a rural setting in Washington, not far from Seattle. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For Evergreen students, $1,200 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $3,821 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does Evergreen cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,185
Out-of-State Tuition $27,375
Room and Board $12,735
Board Only $3,821
Books and Supplies $900
Yearly Fees $1,140
Transportation $1,200
Other expenses $2,325
Total Estimated Costs

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

Evergreen’s tuition and fees change based on: B Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students

The Evergreen State College Financial Aid

The majority of The Evergreen State College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 1,847 of the 2,080 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Evergreen meets 63 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,608 a year. Around 58 percent of Evergreen undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Evergreen graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $20,488 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $19,615
State Loans $0
Evergreen-Specific Loans $1,843
Private Loans $19,899
Most Common Loans for Evergreen Students
Federal Loans 57%
Institutional Loans 9%
Private loans 3%

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 Evergreen financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Evergreen

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

In 2021, Evergreen awarded 1,684 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $15,931,192 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $226,951 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

The Evergreen State 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 Evergreen 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.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Evergreen was $12,608 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Evergreen seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $2,763
Out-of-State, On-Campus $31,867

What will attending Evergreen 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 Evergreen's net cost calculator on their website.

Evergreen Tuition Payment Plans

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

Evergreen does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Evergreen offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Evergreen Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Evergreen has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: Employees or Children of Employees

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

Evergreen Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,960

In State

$42,150

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,185
$27,375
Fees
$1,140
$1,140
Housing
$12,735
$12,735
Books
$900
$900

Evergreen Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

61%

Average Financial Aid Package

$13,549

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,281

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,325

Out-of-State

$28,515

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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