The costs for Washington State residents enrolled full-time in the early childhood education program average approximately $1,800 per quarter, including tuition, books, fees, and supplies.
Link to Career Bridge for more details on the total costs of each degree and certificate:
AA Degree in Early Childhood Education
State Early Childhood Education Certificate
Certificate of Proficiency in State Initial Early Childhood Education
Certificate of Proficiency in State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization – General
Certificate of Proficiency in State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization – Administration
Certificate of Proficiency in State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization – Family Child Care
Certificate of Proficiency in State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization – Infants and Toddlers
Certificate of Proficiency in State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization – School Age Care
As costs and information can and will change, be sure to contact an advisor for the most current information for planning the funding of your education.
Paying for college
The Opportunity Grant Scholarship offers tuition assistance to eligible students as they work toward a career in early childhood education. Please click here for a detailed explanation of eligibility and contact information. Apply now!
Financial Aid - FAFSA
Financial aid is available to those students that qualify. It is important that all students apply for aid to determine their eligibility.
Students that have a prior bachelor degree or higher will, in most cases, be limited to loans and possibly work study eligibility. If questions arise and you fall into this category, contact Entry & Advising at (360) 383.3080 and ask for a financial aid planning appointment.
Students are encouraged to start the Financial Aid application process as soon as possible. Start by completing your free application at www.fafsa.gov.
The Veterans Services office provides a supportive environment for veterans, current military, and their dependents.
The Veterans Services office is dedicated to assisting you with the services you need to receive VA benefits and accomplish your educational goals at Whatcom. Knowledgeable veteran representatives make getting started at Whatcom easy. Our office is an informational center to assist you with questions about activating your VA educational benefits and connecting with campus resources and veteran services in the community. The Veterans Office, in partnership with an incredibly supportive faculty and staff, strive to make Whatcom Community College a great campus for veterans.
Visit Veterans Services for more information.
The WashBoard (scholarships)
“We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.”
Whatcom Community College Foundation
The WCC Foundation, and numerous friends of the College have developed several scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are available to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, athletic skills, personal growth, or contributions to fellow students or the College.Click here for WCCF scholarship information.