Tuition Reduction

Tuition Reduction for Non-Residents Waiver

For state-supported classes, some students may be eligible for tuition reduction, also known as a "waiver." As a general rule, tuition reduction programs do not apply to self-support classes.  All lab and special fees, books, and supplies must be paid.  Application for resident status must be received before the 30th calendar day of the quarter for which you are applying for recognition of residency.

Residency status is determined at the time your application for admission is processed.  If you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, and were classified as non-resident because you have not lived in the State of Washington for 12 months, you may be eligible for a tuition discount. Applicants who qualify for this reduction must download and submit the Application for Tuition Reduction for Non-Residents form Acrobat PDF Reader Icon and one of the following documents:

  • Current U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Valid and current Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

Contact Residency Coordinator, Elsa Haag, via email at ehaag@everettcc.edu, or by phone at (425) 388-9209; or visit Enrollment Services office located in Parks Student Union 201-A if you have questions.

Tuition for Senior Citizen Residents Waiver:

This tuition waiver program is designed for senior citizens, age 60 or older, who meet residency requirements for Washington State tuition, and who wish to audit one or two courses on a space available basis.  Registration in the course(s) may be submitted beginning the 6th day of the quarter (or the equivalent for a class with a non-standard start date). Registration in the course prior to the 6th day results in disqualification for the waiver.  Effective Spring 2012 quarter, students pay $5.00 plus 100% of any fees attached to the class.  The student is responsible to pay such fees as the campus enhancement, technology, lab, art supplies, parking, and any other class or campus fees assigned to the course.

The tuition waiver is not available for correspondence, portfolio development, community service, self-support, special projects courses, or for courses where the instructor may expect to receive additional pay or the college is paying special fees to support the class.

Tuition for State Employees Waiver:

State employees and K-12 public school teachers may contact EvCC's Human Resources Office to seek eligibility for registration, -at a 75% discount on a space-available basis,- beginning the 6th day of the quarter. Registration prior to the 6th day results in disqualification.

Tuition for Refugee-Asylee and Parole Students Waiver:

Non-immigrant students who hold a current I-94 "Refugee-Asylee" or "Parole" may be eligible for a tuition reduction.

Contact Residency Coordinator, Elsa Haag, via email at ehaag@everettcc.edu; or by phone at (425) 388-9209, or visit Enrollment Services located in Parks Student Union 201-A if you have questions.

Military Personnel and Veterans

Children and Surviving Spouses of certain Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, or State Patrol Officers Waiver:

Children of any law enforcement officer, firefighter, or Washington state patrol officer who lost his or her life or became totally disabled in the line of duty while employed by any public law enforcement agency or full-time volunteer fire department in this state, may be eligible for a tuition waiver. The following documentation is required:

  • EvCC Tuition Waiver Application for Children of Deceased or Disabled Law Enforcement Officers or Firefighters form
  • Letter from the Department of Retirement Systems
  • Proof of parent/child relationships: Birth Certificate and Income Tax Forms
  • Copy of WA State high school diploma/WA State high school transcript
  • Washington State driver license/Washington State picture ID

Non U.S. Citizen or Non-Permanent Resident:

If you are not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, you may be eligible for resident status if you have met the following conditions:

  • Resided in Washington State for the three (3) years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma, and completed the full senior year at a Washington high school,

OR

  • Completed the equivalent of a high school diploma and resided in Washington State for the three (3) years immediately before receiving the equivalent of the diploma,

AND

  • Continuously resided in Washington State since earning the high school diploma or its equivalent

Applications for resident status must be received before the 30th calendar day of the quarter for which you are applying for recognition of residency.

If Everett Community College discovers an error in the student's residency status during the quarter, the Dean of Enrollment Services and Student Financial Services will determine whether or not additional tuition and fees are due.  View additional information about residency status.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Residency Coordinator, Elsa Haag, via email at ehaag@everettcc.edu; or by phone at (425) 388-9209; or visit Enrollment Services office located in Parks Student Union 201-A.