Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Paying for College

We believe in providing access to an affordable, quality education. The tuition at PCC is very affordable: tuition and fees for a year of classes at PCC are about half of what they are at an Oregon public university. We also offer many resources to help pay for college. Students can do most of their college business online, which improves access and saves you time.

How much does it cost to go to PCC?

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Tuition for residents is $123 per credit. Most classes are 1 to 4 credits each.

Example budgets for tuition, fees, and books:

  • half time student (6 credits): about $1000 per term
  • full time student (12 credits): about $2000 per term

See full details on the tuition and fees page.

Need help paying for classes?

There are several ways to get help paying for classes:

Financial Aid
The first step is to fill out the FAFSA or the ORSAA.
See the rest of the steps to take on the financial aid website.
Payment Plans
Spread the cost into affordable payments with a payment plan.
See all scholarship options.
Visit the veterans office to see what's available.
Get help at the Veterans Education Benefits Office.

Ready to pay for classes?

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How much do I owe?
Your account balance is shown in the Paying for College tab in MyPCC.
How to pay
Pay online in MyPCC! Or see more ways to pay.
When to pay
See payment due dates.
Paying for someone else to go to school?
See information on third party billing arrangements.

Guides to paying for college

Use these tutorials to learn about ways to save for college, manage your credit, earn money, and explore financial aid options.

Student's Guide to Money
Get educated about making smart financial decisions.
Managing Student Loans
Understand student debt and how to get the most out of federal financial aid.
Your Scholarship Application Guide
Learn how and when to apply for scholarships - a guide for beginners.