Save substantially by attending your first two years at Lower Columbia College, then transferring and completing year 3 and 4 at a university. Lower Columbia College also offers affordable housing and a low cost of living.

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Tuition, Fees & Living Expenses

General estimate on cost of attending LCC is based on minimum full-time enrollment of 15 credits per quarter for a total of 3 quarters. The first 10 credit hours are charged at $291 per credit hour. Additional credits beyond 10 are charged at $64.53 per credit hour. Full time enrollment for iESL is 18 credit hours, and adds $193.59 per quarter (3 additional credits at $64.53 per credit).

Tuition and educational expenses vary depending on course selections, housing and meal choices, personal spending and number of credits enrolled. Tuition rates are established by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and are subject to change.

2017-2018 Estimated Tuition and Living Expenses

The academic year is 9 months.

Total estimated cost of attendance for an academic year (9 months):



  • Tuition and fees for typical course load of 15 credits: $9,690 
  • Books and supplies (estimate): $1,155 (books must be purchased by students and are not included with tuition)
  • Health insurance: $279 (cost higher for students over the age of 24). 
  • Housing*: $3,275 (single room in shared apartment) or $5,850 (home stay)
      • Food (estimate for apartments): $2,425
      • Food is included for home stay, no additional cost 
  • Personal Expenses (estimate): $1,800

Application fee: $50

Housing placement fee: $300

Housing placement fee covers the cost for furnishing and preparing apartments for move-in, or for the recruitment, training and support of host families for home stays

Acceptable Payment Methods

Submit the signed Payment Authorization by email or fax to:
Wire funds to:
Bank of America
1515 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA 98632, USA

Account Owner: Lower Columbia College
Account Number: 1381-1042-2181
Routing Number: 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N

Submit the signed Payment Authorization by email or fax to:
Credit Card payments may also be made by phone by calling the LCC Cashier at +1-360-442-2210.

Complete the Payment Authorization and mail it with your check to:
Lower Columbia College
Attn: Cashiering
1600 Maple Street
Longview WA 98632, USA

Pay in person during regular business hours at the LCC Cashier located in the Admissions Center. Must have Photo ID.

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