Today, the benefits of higher education are beyond reach for too many Oregonians. Fifty percent of PCC students required financial assistance to attend college. Indeed, for a full-time PCC student, one year's tuition, fees, books and other expenses amount to about $4,500. A two-year degree will total almost $9,000. The PCC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships every year to students who may not otherwise be able to afford an education.