Costs & Aid

Your college education is one of the biggest investments you will make! This section will help you understand the cost of your education at Lower Columbia College, and how to pay for it.

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Consumers are more value conscious than ever today. Community colleges offer quality education at an affordable price. Financial aid and scholarships are available, and admission is open.


Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees costs as set by the Washington State Legislature.

Types of Aid

List of all the types of aid available at Lower Columbia College.

Financial Aid

Instructions, links and deadlines for students applying for financial aid.

Payment Options

How and when to pay what you owe.


Free, online money management program.


Instructions, links and deadlines for students applying for Lower Columbia College scholarships, and other scholarships.

Student Employment

Challenging real-world opportunities that help students prepare for a career while attending college.

Net Price Calculator

Estimate the amount of grant and scholarship aid you are eligible to receive at Lower Columbia College.

Tax Credit

Students and families with tuition expenses may be eligible for a tax credit.

Matched Education Savings Account (MESA)

Fibre Federal Credit Union matched education savings account options. For every $1 you save, MESA matches it with $3.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

If you are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, you can use it to pay your tuition and other expenses related to your education.

Washington College Grant

Previously known as Washington State Need Grant. This grant is available to Washington State residents with high financial need. Eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office after you've completed the financial aid application process.

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