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The cost of WCC's nursing program core courses is at the current community college tuition rate ($8,388 for Washington state residents; $19,169 for non-residents).

Listed below are the approximate expenses for the two-year Nursing program in addition to general college expenses (tuition and college expenses).

 Fees, books, and supplies
 Required e-books and web-based tools (without printed texts)
 or Required e-books and web-based tools (with printed texts) $2,053
 Other recommended textbooks
 (Students will need their textbook bundles prior to the first day of class.)
 Student lab fee ($250/quarter x 5 quarters)
 Student lab fee (6th quarter)
 Uniforms (including shoes)
 Watch (with second hand)
 Personal health insurance
 cost varies
 Stethoscope (price varies with quality)
 $75 and up
 Nationwide background inquiry
 $54 and up
 Application fee $50
 Nursing pin
 Transcripts  $5
 First year
 PeaceHealth Conference  $45 (or $10 w/o lunch)
 Second year
 PeaceHealth Conference  $45 (or $10 w/o lunch)
 'Stewards of Children' presentation - workbook  $10
 Approximate total (without health care insurance)  $3,829 - $4,350
 Optional costs:
 NSWS/NSNA $35 first year
  $40 second year
 NSWS annual convention $25-$40 (plus hotel/travel)
 WSNA biannual (2019) convention $50/day or $175 for three days (plus hotel/travel)
 Post-graduation costs:
 RN application fee $120
 NCLEX Exam $200

Prices subject to change.

Link to Career Bridge for more details on the total cost of the degree, including prerequisite courses.

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

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."

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, healthcare and STEM occupations. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their program, as well as support services.

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.