The costs for Washington state residents average approximately $2,130 per quarter for the full-time, on campus program or $1,510 per quarter for the part-time, online/hybrid program. These estimates include tuition, books, fees*, and supplies for the PTA program prerequisite and core courses.
*Fees include $75 per lab course (PTA 105, PTA 110, PTA 111, PTA 113, PTA 201, PTA 225, PTA 226, PTA 227, PTA 285) to support the cost of medical supplies, clinical placement fees, first aid and CPR certification, HIV/AIDS certification, PTA license exam study guide, student name badge, etc.
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
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 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.