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Approximate Costs for the TCC Respiratory Therapy Program


Students are encouraged to review the official Tuition Rate information posted by Tacoma Community College.

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Once accepted into the program, there are 7 quarters of Respiratory Therapy courses. Tuition and mandatory fee rates are based on WA resident rates (2021-2022) academic year, and are subject to change by Washington State Legislature. 

1st Quarter - 17 credits $1,710.22
2nd Quarter - 14 credits $1,537.84
3rd Quarter - 15 credits $1,595.30
4th Quarter - 16 credits $1,652.76
5th Quarter - 11 credits $1,351.46
6th Quarter - 11-15 credits $1,351.46 - $1,595.30
7th Quarter - 16 credits $1,652.76
Approximate TOTAL $10,851.80 - $11,095.64

Additional fees added at the time of registration include:

Facility Fee - $.50 per credit to 15 credits, maximum rate $7.50; Technology Fee - $1.75 per credit to 10 credits, maximum rate $17.50; Safety Fee - $15.00 per student; Health and Wellness Center Fee - $30.00; Early Ed. Childcare Building Fee - $12.50; Student Center Building Fee - $15.00; eLearning Fee (for web enhanced, hybrid, or online courses) - $6/credit;  Course Fees - as displayed in class schedule for individual classes.

Approximate Miscellaneous Costs

Course, Lab and Clinical Fees $650
Books $1,500
Uniform (Scrubs) per set $50
Shoes $100
Name Tag $6
Stethoscope $60
Watch with Second Hand Variable
Immunizations $250
Health Insurance Variable
Conference fees (Vary by Location) $250
Trajecsys Clinical Report System $150
Verified Credentials Background Check and Health Clearance Tracking $82.50
Clinical Placements Northwest (CPNW) $75/year
Washington State Patrol Criminal Background Check $11/year

Graduation and National Board Examination Fees

Therapist Multiple Choice Exam $190
Clinical Simulation Exam $200
State License Fee $140
Graduation Regalia (Optional) $25

*Costs are estimates only and subject to change.

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