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Current tuition for the 2023-24 academic year is $475.00/credit. Students take eight credits per quarter in the first three years of our program and six credits per quarter in their fourth year for a total of 90 credits.

Tuition per Year

Below is a breakdown of tuition by year. OLSBC tuition slightly increases every three years. The next tuition increase is expected for the 2024-25 academic year.

Students attend classes in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters only.

Credits per QuarterCost per CreditTuition per QuarterAnnual Tuition
Year One (2024 – 25)8$495$3,960$11,880
Year Two (2025 – 26)8$495$3,960$11,880
Year Three (2026 – 27)8$495$3,960$11,880
Year Four (2027 – 28)6$520$3,120$9,360

*Total assumes the student successfully passes and does not have to repeat any courses. It also does not include the minimal course specific fees or textbooks (approximately $100/year).

Paying for College

There are a variety of options for helping paying for tuition at OLS Bellevue College.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. It is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and applying early can help you maximize the amount of aid you may qualify for. If you wait until you’re accepted to apply, you could miss out on Financial Aid.

Learn more on our Financial Aid page.

You may be eligible for additional tuition assistance through Workforce Education programs. Refer to the “Do I Qualify for Workforce Education?” flyer to see if Workforce Education programs are right for you!

Got questions? Contact Wendy Brault at To best assist you, let her know you are a current or prospective OLSBC student. You may be eligible for tuition funding and education & career planning!

You will find scholarship information on our Resources Page.

One thing to remember when applying for scholarships, is that OLSBC students are part-time students, taking up to eight credits per quarter. This may mean that they do not qualify, or may only be awarded a partial scholarship based on part-time enrollment.

For some students, working and going college is a good option. Many employers even offer tuition assistance to their employees.

Bellevue College also offers a number of Work Study positions for those who qualify. Contact the Bellevue College Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify.

Last Updated September 12, 2023