Tuition & Fees

While you’re here, you’ll earn a quality education, meet lifelong friends, and be well prepared for the next steps of your life. The best part? It won’t break the bank.

We’re proud to be one of the most affordable colleges in the region. But so there are no surprises, we’ve outlined all the tuition and fees costs you can expect at WNCC. 

Financial aid is an option for most students, too. In fact, more than 64 percent of all WNCC students received financial assistance in the 2018-2019 academic year, and nearly $6 million in total aid was awarded.

Once you’re established as a student, payments toward tuition and fees can be made online through your student portal. Additionally, payment plans are available through Nelnet at

Tuition & Fees

The following tuition rates have been approved by Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors. A set list of course fees for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are available.

Housing & Dining Fees

Students living on the Scottsbluff Campus have the option of living in either Pioneer Hall or Conestoga Hall, while the apartment-style Sidney Living residence halls are available for Sidney Campus students. All students living on the Scottsbluff Campus are required to purchase a meal plan. There is also an additional $180 housing deposit and activities fees due on top of the fees listed below, of which $150 is refundable.

Cost of Attendance 

Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the student's overall expenses for the period of enrollment. It is made up of direct costs (tuition and fees) and indirect costs (transportation, personal expenses, etc.).

Indirect costs included in a student's budget are estimates only for what it might cost you to rent an apartment, buy groceries, travel to and from school, and depend heavily on your personal expenses. This is not an actual bill from WNCC.

We use these costs to help determine your overall estimated need. We then try to meet that need with various forms of financial assistance.