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Avista/SCC Lineworker School
   Tuition & Expenses - Student Responsibilities

Scholarship Opportunity
Once students are accepted into the class, they can apply to be considered for the Bob Smith Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity to receive extra money to attend school. Students receiving notice of acceptance into the program can obtain scholarship application forms and information from

Tool and supply costs are in addition to the tuition fees. Climbing tools are available for purchase at registration. If you have your own climbing tools, they must be inspected by an instructor at registration to ensure they meet safety standards.

Information included here is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract between the college and the student.

If eligible, a 1098-T from CCS will be issued up to $1,787 for a Washington State Resident or $2,741.40 for a non-resident; this reflects SCC's portion of tuition and fees. For receipts of additional monies paid, please contact Avista.


Winter Quarter 2014
Washington state residents$8,800.00
Non-residents of state$9,250.00

Tools & Supplies

Note: Prices may vary.

Line boots$380.00
Climbers w/pads$300.00
4 D-Ring body belt$331.00
Belt tool pouch$34.00
Bolt bag$20.00
Safety strap (rental)$150.00
Tool bag$59.00
Heel guard$27.00
Hard hat$20.00
Safety glasses$8.00
9" Klien pliers$36.00
12" adjustable wrench$24.00
9/16" x 3/4" speed wrench$14.00
Folding wood ruler$17.00
Assorted knives$21.00
Channel locks$11.00
Gaff guard$7.00

Books & Miscellaneous Supplies

Note: Books are supplied during class but may need to be purchased.

Fundamentals of Electricity$165.00
Lineman's & Cableman's Handbook$95.00
Calculator w/square root function$15.00

Additional Costs That May Be Incurred

Prices may vary.

Commercial Driver's License$1,900.00
DOT Physical$75.00
State Driver's Permit$10.00
State Driver's Test$100.00
State Written Test$10.00
New Driver's License$91.00
First Aid and CPR CertificationNo charge
Flagger (traffic control) CertificationNo charge

Arrangements will be made by the line construction school for enrollment with Spokane Community College. Enrollment cannot be made with the college until accepted and arranged by the line construction school.

Full tuition payment is due at the time of registration - no exceptions. If you are receiving financial aid or any other type of funding, you will need to have an award letter from the funding agency stating the payment amounts and dates at registration. If you do not receive enough funding to pay all the tuition, you will need to pay the balance at the time of registration. Any financial aid received during the class will be paid entirely to Avista until the tuition due has been paid in full.

Students who withdraw from the program in accordance with withdrawal regulations will receive a refund according to the Spokane Community College refund schedule.

Financial Aid

Students seeking financial aid through SCC are encouraged to apply as early as possible. You can apply online at An application takes approximately four weeks to process when submitted online, or approximately six weeks when submitted by mail. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact SCC's Financial Aid Office at (509) 533-7017.

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