Subject to change by the Washington state legislature and/or the Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees. All students pay a Student Technology Fee of $5.00 per credit ($40 maximum), a Student Self-Assessed Fee of $1.50 per credit ($15 maximum), a General Fee of $2.50 ($42.50 maximum) and a Technology Fee of $8.00 per credit.
A Tuition Payment Plan allows students to make payments on their tuition over the course of a quarter. Students must make a down payment of 40% of their tuition and a $30.00 processing fee. For more information contact:
Mount Vernon Financial Aid Office at (360) 416-7666 or Whidbey Island Financial Aid Office at (360) 679-5330.
SVC has provided this tool for you to determine the cost of your education including the impact of any financial aid award you will be receiving. You will also be advised of the difference between grants, loans, and work study awards. While all efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the calculator, every student's situation is different so students are advised to do their own calculations as well.
You can access the calculator here:
The Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees approved several fee changes on June 9, 2015. The Board of Trustees also approved a small increase in the Services and Activities portion of SVC’s tuition.
These fees will go into effect Fall Quarter 2015 which begins on Sept. 21, 2015
Lower Division Tuition Table
Overload charges(over 18 credits): $100.17 per credit
Upper Division Tuition Table
Students who are U.S. citizens or INS permanent residents may enroll under the following per credit rate:
Overload charges (over 18 credits): $89.40 per credit
Overload charges (Over 18 credits) $276.68 per credit
$25.00 per person per quarter (An ABE/ESL tuition waiver may be granted – see Registration for eligibility.)
A Veteran who is a Washington state resident, honorably discharged, and served in a war or conflict may be eligible for a 20% tuition waiver. For more information contact the Veteran Affairs office or the Registration office.
Mount Vernon: Contact 360-416-7804 or Registration office at 360-416-7700.
Oak Harbor: Contact 360-679-5392 or Registration office at 360-679-5330.
Unemployed or under-employed people may register for open classes on a space-available basis on or after the first day of the quarter without tuition charges. Fees attached to coursework will be charged accordingly. You are eligible if you:
Call 416-7649 for more information.
The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2015-16 academic year is $7,126. Students pay an average of $3,056 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $4,070 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State and is funded by state taxes and other sources. The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Myhre at (360) 704-4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pursuant to RCW 28B.15.0861 the sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic year and the uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic year is published at the following link.
You can get an idea of the cost of your materials for a particular course by going to the bookstore website and entering the textbook section. Visit online at www.cardinalbookstore.com Call one of the Cardinal Bookstores if you have any questions about prices:
Mount Vernon Campus 360.416.7728
Whidbey Island Campus 360.679.5313
Tuition and Fees are the student's responsibility. Failure to attend a class does not constitute a course drop. Students who do not officially withdraw will be assessed full tuition fees, and refunds will not be made. Requests for late drops will not be granted simply because the student was unaware of the policies, or failed to submit a drop form.
In the event of non-payment, the college may pursue the collection of amounts due as allowed by law, and will add collection costs to the amount due. In the event of a disagreement about payments due, you may request an informal hearing with the Registrar.
Here is a list of the general fees that most students pay. Each has a purpose and contributes to the quality of education provided at Skagit Valley College.
Student Technology Fee--$5 per credit up to a maximum of $40 per quarter
This is a student-controlled fee that pays for student-use technology such as computers and staffing for general computer labs, student e-mail, and other emerging technology enhancements.
ASSVC Self Assessed Building Fee -$1.50 per credit up to a maximum of $15 per quarter
Funds collected from this fee pay for student facilities at the college including the newly remodeled Gary Knutzen Cardinal Center building on the Mount Vernon Campus and improvements to student facilities on the Whidbey Island Campus and South Whidbey and San Juan centers.
General Fee--$2.50 per credit up to a maximum of $42.50 per quarter
In exchange for paying this fee students receive placement testing as they enter the college, unlimited transcript requests prior to and after graduation, graduation regalia and diplomas, a yearly parking permit decal (MV campus) and parking maintenance of the district's owned parking lots at Mount Vernon, Whidbey Island and San Juan Island.
Technology Fee - $8.00 per credit.
This fee pays for technology related costs such as: classroom technology and laptops; academic software licenses; technical assistance for students; instructional design and programming; and classroom, faculty, and staff computers.
Class fees (per quarter)
Allied Health Education:
Art Studio Course Fee: $40.00
Bachelor of Applied Science:
Biology Field Experience Fee: $550.00
Criminal Justice Lab Fees
Parks Law Enforcement Academy: $1,550.00
Police Reserve Academy: $325.00
Criminal Justice Course Fee: $35.00
Computer Information Systems:
Craft Brew & Spirits:
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management:
Dental Assistant: $50.00
Diesel Power Technology:
Early Childhood Education:
English/Math Lab Fee: $22.00
Fire Protection Technology:
Fitness Lab: $20.00
Flagging ID card replacement: $5.00
General Liability insurance Coverage: $2.50
Geographic Info Systems Fee: $30.00
Kayak class (Whidbey): $10.00
Learning Community "Desert Odyssey" Fee: $1,000.00
Life Drawing: $30.00
Marine Maintenance Lab: $35.00
Multimedia & Interactive Tech Fee: $20.00
Natural Science Field Study Course Fee: $50.00
Nursing/Pharmacy Tech Insurance: $16.00
Science Lab - BIOL&: $260
Vocational Lab Fee: $25.00
Whidbey Swimming: $10.00
Replacement/duplicate Diploma: $10.00
If parked in carpool: $20.00
If parked in handicapped: $75.00
If parked in fire lanes: $50.00
Special Student Fees:
Employee Tuition Waiver: $5.00
Other State Classified Employees: $20.00
Credit for Prior Learning Evaluation
(per Credit): $60.00
Credit by exam (per credit): $2.00
Tuition costs must be paid in
addition to the $2 per credit
Retest for COMPASS: $15.00
GED Retest per test: $30.00
Microsoft Office Specialist Exam
SVC Student: $82.00
Non-SVC Student: $97.00Non-SVC, proctored private tests
per hour: $20.00
Nursing Net Test: $55.00
Nursing Readiness Test: $50.00