Cost of Attendance

College-level tuition estimates are based on a typical course load of 15 credits; actual charges will vary depending on enrollment. Please reference the table below to find the estimated annual cost of attendance for international students by program.

All international students are required to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration. New international students must make arrangement to pay before the first day of classes.

Estimated Costs for One Academic Year (3 quarters)





Bachelor of 
Applied Science 

Tuition & fees

$ 10,242

$ 9,671

$ 11,072

$ 19,342

Living Expenses


Other Expenses*



$ 24,056

$ 23,485

$ 24,886

$ 33,156

Minimum Amount for Admission 

$ 24,500

$ 24,500

$ 25,000

$ 33,200

*Other Expenses includes medical insurance, textbooks, and public transportation. The medical insurance premium is $401.46 per quarter, and is mandatory.

These figures are estimates only and subject to change by the Washington state legislature at any time and without notice.

See the Tuition & Fees webpage for full details. Living expenses reflect the typical cost of a home stay arrangement. South Seattle College does not offer on-campus housing. Textbook costs vary depending on program and courses taken.

Additional Expenses

Students studying Aviation Maintenance Technology, Automotive Technology, or Culinary Arts should budget an additional $1,500 - $2,400 for specialized tools, uniforms and equipment for the first year.

Students bringing a dependent spouse or child(ren) should budget an additional $3,000 per dependent per academic year.


The tuition for Intensive English Program (IEP) is based on the number of credits a student enrolls. If you add a college-level class along with your IEP class, you will pay additional tuition based on the number of credits you take (see Tuition and Fee Tables under International).

IEP Classes Tuition only   College Level 2 credit class   College Level 3 credit class   College Level 5 credit class
3 credits $472.50 + $582.56 OR $873.84 OR $1,456.40
5 credits $787.50      
10 credits $1,575      
13 credits $2,047.50      
15 credits $2,362.50      
16 - 20 credits $3,150   N/A   N/A   N/A

Here is an example:

  • IEL070 (5 IEP credits) $787.50
  • IEL071 (10 IEP credits) $1,575
  • MUSC140 (5 college credits) $1,456.40
  • TOTAL: $3,818.90 (Tuition only, fees not included)

Tuition payments must be received prior to the posted tuition deadline on Seattle College District academic calendar. For student registering after the deadlines, tuition is due within 7 business days of your first registration date or by the first day of the quarter, whichever occurs first. Tuition is due at the time of registration when students register on or after the first day of the quarter. To apply follow the South Seattle College International Student online application link.