In addition to tuition and other general college expenses, there are additional fees and some supplies you will need to purchase or acquire for this program, as noted below:

 Tuition, fees, books, and supplies (September 2017)
 Tuition (in-state)  $960
 Materials fee (payable on enrollment)
 Application fee  $25
 Background check fee   $12
 PPD test (admission requirement)   $56
 Miscellaneous supplies (pens, pencils, etc.)  $20
 Scrubs (dark blue)*  $50
 Shoes  $70
 Watch (with second hand)
 Total  $1,360


*Often scrubs can be found for less at Value Village, Goodwill, or online. Be sure to get dark blue.

More details can be found at Career Bridge.

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.

Refer to the Washington State Department of Health for the current nursing assistant certification application fee.

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

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.