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Save substantially by attending your first two years at Lower Columbia College, then transferring and completing years 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 the cost of attending LCC is based on the recommended full-time enrollment of 15 credits per quarter for a total of 3 quarters (the minimum allowed enrollment is 12 credit hours). 

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. Tuition for applied bachelor's degrees is charged at a different rate. See for more information.

2021 - 2022 Estimated Tuition and Living Expenses

Tuition and fees


Books and supplies (estimate, books are not included with tuition)

Health insurance: full-year coverage is required
(cost will be higher for students over the age of 24)

Housing (private bedroom in a two-bedroom residence)


Food (estimate, students buy and prepare their own food in apartments)

Personal Expenses (estimate) $1,800


Total estimated cost of attendance for all expenses for an academic year (9 months). 


Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)

Enrollment confirmation fee: $300 (non-refundable, unless visa is not issued)


Acceptable Payment Methods

Credit Card payments may be made by phone by calling the LCC Cashier at (360) 442-2210 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Pacific Time.

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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