Certificate Cost and Aid

Learn about costs and financial aid for the Professional and Continuing Education program.

About Certificate Costs and Aid 

Certificate costs and aid eligibility will depend on a variety of factors, including type of certificate you are enrolling in and how many credits you are taking.

Find Your Costs Per Credit

To calculate the cost of a certificate, determine your Washington state resident status and the number of credits you intend to earn per quarter. Washington state residents pay less per credit than residents of other states. Visit Registration and Records for information about establishing or documenting residency. ​


After completing the Certificate Enrollment Form, you'll be prompted to pay a non-refundable enrollment fee. The amount you'll pay depends on your enrollment status at Evergreen.

  • $30 for admitted, degree-seeking students
  • $60 for non degree-seeking students

Academic Certificates

Earning an academic certificate at Evergreen is a valuable investment in your future

Academic Certificates earn academic credits like any other degree program at Evergreen. Courses you take on the way to earning an academic certificate are subject to undergraduate tuition rates (unless you are taking graduate level courses). Costs will depend on your student status and the number of enrolled courses.

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for current tuition rates and deadlines.

Example of Academic Certificate Cost Breakdown

You are a Washington state resident interested in Evergreen's Cybersecurity Foundations certificate. Cybersecurity Foundations includes one 4-credit course in the Fall quarter, one 4-credit course in the Winter quarter, and two 4-credit courses in the Spring quarter. 

Cybersecurity Foundations CertificateTotal CreditsResident Undergraduate Cost
Fall quarter: Introduction to Cybersecurity4$1,240.80
Winter quarter: Network Security4$1,240.80
Spring quarter: Applications Security & Security Policies and Procedures8$2,289.60
Total Cybersecurity Foundations Cost16$4,771.20

*Cost breakdown based on 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition and fees subject to change, review current tuition and fees for up-to-date costs

Professional Certificates

Earning a Professional Certfificae is the next step in your career

Professional Certificates earn Continuing Education Credits and are made up of courses not offered as a part of regular Evergreen curriculum. These programs have different costs and fees associated with them because they are in partnership with external agencies.

Review the specific certificate webpages for further information; it may be located on an external website-- reach out to us with any questions.


Reading Endorsement Certificate

Review the Reading Endorsement and Certificate Policies pages for important information about application and enrollment. This program has specific associated policies and fees.

2024-2025 Certificate Total Cost: $5,760

Financial Aid Eligibility

Your student status and the number of credits you enroll in will determine your financial aid eligibility. Academic certificate courses are subject to the same financial aid policies as other courses and programs at Evergreen. 

Non-Admitted Students

Non-admitted students are not eligible for financial aid at Evergreen. Non-admitted students pay full tuition rates according to the costs per credit earned. 

Admitted Students

If you're a fully admitted student seeking a bachelor's degree in addition to a certificate, you are eligible for financial aid. You can use your financial aid toward academic certificate courses when you take at least 6-credits per quarter. 

*If you’re working full-time, you can file an "extenuating circumstances" letter to explain that you may be working less or going through other life changes.

Financial AidScholarships

Other Aid Options

Tuition Reimbursement Programs

Many employers have tuition reimbursement programs. Talk to your human resources representative at work to see if they have a program that works for you.

Tuition Waivers

New Students and Washington State Employees

Washington State Employees
Permanent employees of Washington state agencies may be eligible for a tuition waiver. See Registration for details.

Tuition Waivers for New Students
A limited number of tuition waivers are available for new students with financial need who aren't yet eligible for financial aid. Contact an admissions counselor to find out more.
Connect with an Admission Counselor

Veterans Benefits

Veterans and their dependents may be eligible for benefits.

The Veterans Resource Center provides resources and guidance for veterans and their dependents.  

Using Your Benefits    Dependent Benefits

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program

WIOA eligibility and details

The Evergreen State College, in partnership with WorkSource, has an education grant through the WIOA Program, a federal grant sponsored by the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council. This grant could potentially provide partial or full funding for one of The Evergreen State College's programs. 


  • Individuals 18 years old or older
  • Unemployed or underemployed individuals
  • Residents of Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis, Pacific and/or Thurston County
  • Individuals authorized to work in the United States
  • Individuals with Selective Service Verification (male assigned at birth only)
  • Individuals with Unemployment Insurance Verification (if applicable)
  • Other documents maybe requested depending on individual circumstances

Email Shawna.Koch@equusworks.com with any questions about WIOA eligibility. 

Programs Approved for Funding

Eligible Training Provider List Approved Training Programs

ETPL programs are offered with Washington Career Bridge. Certificate programs must be ETPL approved to be considered for WIOA funding. 

Next Steps

To begin the WIOA process please complete the WIOA Intake Form. Mark the following on the intake form:

  • Referral: Community College
  • Who are you working with: Supervision Certificate