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Based on full-time enrollment, costs will typically range from approximately $1,900 to $2,100 per quarter for Washington State residents, including tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Link to Career Bridge for more details on the total costs of each degree and certificate:

AS degree in CIS
AAS-T degree in Cybersecurity
Certificate in CIS/Network Administration
Certificate in CIS/Technical Support
Certificate of Proficiency in Information Security Professional

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

CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service

Whatcom Community College has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support students interested in studying a cybersecurity-related program. Recipients will receive full tuition and academic fees for up to two years, an annual stipend of $25,000, and more. In return, for every year of support they receive, they must work one year for a local, state, or federal agency in a qualifying position (other obligations apply). More at

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 as 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

T.A.G. - Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (scholarship)

Since 2001, TAG has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program at any of our Whatcom County higher education institutions.

Scholarship funds come through the generosity of the community via donations, fundraisers and Tech Stomp sponsorship.

Veterans Services

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.


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