Tuition and Fees
Tuition rates are set by the Washington state legislature and are usually updated annually.
Your total quarterly tuition and fees are based on:
- How many credits you take (a full-time course load is 12 or more credits)
- Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student
- Whether or not you are a permanent Washington state resident
Tuition Rate Tables
COVID-19 Related Fee Changes
As Evergreen has shifted to remote and hybrid instruction, we have invested in tools, training, and technology to support student and faculty. Evergreen faculty members have been preparing and adjusting modes of instruction so we can ensure credits earned in a hybrid or remote environment have the same value. At the same time, Evergreen staff have made existing and new services available online so that we can serve students remotely, sustain critical functions, and support the Evergreen community. Many of those services are supported by fees.
We have reviewed and evaluated where we can suspend fee collections and determined the following changes.
Fees not being charged
- Clean Energy – suspended until Fall 2021
- Late Night Shuttle – suspended until further notice
- Transit – suspended until further notice
- Parking – suspended until further notice
Fees being charged for 2020-21
The CAB Renovation fee was voted into place by students several years ago to finance renovation of the building. We’re obligated to charge the fee until the debt is paid-off.
Services provided by these funds will be delivered through alternate methods during the COVID-19 pandemic and Evergreen's adjusted operations:
- Health and Wellness - all services remain available via tele-medicine and other means.
- WashPirg - WashPirg has had to alter its operations due to the pandemic, but it remains active advocating the issues it always has.
- GSU - GSU remains active in its role of supporting students and participating in shared governance with the faculty, administration, and Board of Trustees.
By registering for classes, you incur a legal obligation to pay tuition and fees and will be billed accordingly. This debt may be canceled only if you officially withdraw from the College before the quarterly deadline. Please make note of our tuition deadlines. You will NOT be dropped for non-payment. If you decide not to attend, it is your responsibility to drop classes on time to avoid tuition liabilities.
$5.75 per credit (Max $115.00)
Students enrolled at the Olympia campus will be charged a mandatory fee of $5.75 per credit. Fees collected fund the College Activities Building (CAB) redesign project.
Clean Energy Fee
$1.00 per credit (Max $20.00)
The Clean Energy Fee is used to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation at Evergreen through the purchase of renewal energy credits and sponsorships of campus clean energy projects. The fee is $1.oo per credit, each quarter, as initiated by student body vote in 2005. The fee is governed by the Clean Energy Committee, a partnership between students, staff, and Faculty across Evergreen.
Student Wellness Services Fee
$167.00 per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring only)
This fee supports Student Wellness Services on campus and is not health insurance. It is a mandatory fee of $167.00 for students attending the Olympia campus who are registered for four (4) or more credits. Student Wellness Services is closed during Summer and no Wellness fees are charged during the Summer quarter.
Late Night Shuttle Fee
$5.00 per quarter (Fall, Winter and Spring only)
A mandatory fee of $5.00 per quarter (Fall, Winter and Spring only) will be charged to Olympia campus students. Fees collected will fund a late-night shuttle program to ensure that students have access to safe transportation after regular transit hours.
Transit Fee (FEE CURRENTLY PAUSED)
$2.50 per credit (Max. $30.00)
This is a mandatory fee. All students registered at the Olympia campus will be charged $2.50 per credit up to a maximum of $30.00 per quarter. This program allows all students currently enrolled at the Olympia campus to ride Intercity Transit anywhere in Thurston County by showing their validated student ID card. PLEASE NOTE: Effective Winter Quarter 2020, the Transit Fee is currently paused. Intercity Transit is implementing a zero-fare demonstration project and all buses and Dial-A-Lift services operated by Intercity Transit will be zero-fare. The demonstration project is expected to last five years starting January 1, 2020. For additional information please see a FAQ regarding the Transit Fee Pause.
$8.00 per quarter (optional)
The Washington Public Interest Research Group is a nonprofit, politically unaligned corporation directed to students. Evergreen students have voted to support this organization via automatic billing. An $8.00 charge is added on the student account each quarter along with tuition and fees. This fee can be waived by completing an Optional Fee Waiver Form (PDF) and returning the form to the Student Financial Services Office.
$7.50 per quarter (optional)
The Geoduck Student Union fee supports the annual operations of the student union. This fee can be waived by completing an Optional Fee Waiver Form (PDF) and returning the form to the Student Financial Services Office.
Other Enrollment Fees
See Audit Policies for specifics.
$30.00 (up to 8 credits)
Employees must complete the Tuition and Fee Waiver form each quarter they are using their benefit. See the Human Resource Services website for more information.
New Student Fee
$300.00 Fall, $170.00 Winter or Spring
New matriculated (degree seeking) undergraduate students enrolling at Evergreen for the first time are assessed a one-time fee which funds an enhanced student transition program designed to increase academic success. Students entering in the Fall quarter are charged $300.00, those entering in Winter or Spring quarter are charged $170.00.
Washington State Employees
$30.00 (up to 6 credits)
Washington State employees may apply for a tuition waiver under certain qualifying conditions. Download the state employee waiver form (PDF).
Late Registration Fee
$50.00 – $100.00
A $50.00 late fee for registration additions and changes begins on the Monday of week two of each quarter. A $100.00 late fee for additions and changes begins on the Monday of week three of each quarter. Avoid late fees by registering before the end of the first week of the quarter!
Late Tuition Payment Fee
$50.00 – $125.00
A fee of $50.00 will be charged if tuition is not paid by the 5th calendar day of the quarter. A second late fee of $75.00 will be charged on the 30th calendar day for unpaid tuition. Avoid late fees, pay tuition by the deadline!