Unemployed (fee pay status - 21)
Underemployed (fee pay status - 22)

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Tuition Waiver

This tuition waiver is for qualified unemployed and underemployed students.


Community colleges may waive tuition (operating and building fees) and services and activities fees for students 21 years of age or older who have not attended college for the previous six months, are not receiving or entitled to unemployment compensation and are at or below the need standard established by the Department of Social and Health Services.  Students shall be enrolled on a space available basis.  Students must meet the requirements for a resident student.      

These students are not to be included in state enrollment counting.   

This waiver is not included in the 35% legislative limit.

Statutory Authority

RCW 28B.15.522 – Waiver of tuition and fees for long-term unemployed or underemployed persons – community colleges. 


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