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Costs & Aid

We're one of the few public liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation, offering undergraduate tuition that is approximately $7,300 per year for Washington residents and $28,000 per year for out-of-state residents.

You could spend more than $60,000 per year at a private college to get the high caliber of education Evergreen offers. Beyond cost, no other college prepares you better for the way the world really works, unlocking lifelong opportunities for success in careers, service, graduate school, and beyond.

We encourage all students to apply for scholarships & tuition awards and financial aid every year, which will help reduce tuition costs.

Evergreen participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange, which can help residents of sixteen Western states and territories reduce tuition by over 60%.

Graduate degrees in Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Teaching have different costs, financial aid, and scholarship processes.

Got Credits?

Evergreen’s unique curriculum makes us one of the most transfer-friendly colleges in the nation. Most likely, we can transfer nearly every credit you’ve earned at another institution or through exams such as AP and IB, saving you time and money in earning your bachelor's degree.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is more than just tuition. As a Greener, your annual budget includes tuition, books and supplies, room and board (regardless of where you live), transportation, and personal expenses. Estimate your cost of attendance with our Net Price Calculator.

Costs for the 2021–22 Academic Year
Type Washington Resident


Total Annual COA $26,103 $29,433 $46,746

The table shows tuition for a typical full-time student taking 12 to 16 credits each quarter. Costs cover the nine-month academic year (three quarters) beginning in September and ending in June. Summer tuition and fees are different.

Tuition* $7,389 $10,719 $28,032
Mandatory Fees** $1,275 $1,275 $1,275

Books and supplies

$900 $900 $900
Room and board $13,149 $13,149 $13,149
Transportation $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Personal expenses $2,190 $2,190 $2,190

*Student fees are not included in tuition. Some fees are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. Some programs may have special fees for supplies or travel. Financial Services maintains a comprehensive list of student fees.

**Published figure is the amount mandatory for all undergraduate students in 2021-22. Fees can vary by location, course or program, and whether living on or off campus.

Graduate programs

For information about the costs of attending our graduate programs, please consult the program-specific pages below.

Master of Environmental Studies(MES) Costs and Financial Aid

Master of Public Administration (MPA) Costs and Financial Aid

Master in Teaching (MiT) Costs and Financial Aid

Financial Aid & Scholarships

You may be eligible for aid, including grants, work study, and loans. You must file a financial aid application every year to be considered for aid.

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