Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Tuition and fees

The cost of credit classes is based on the number of credit hours. Credit hours for each course are listed in the class schedule. Oregon residents 62 and older may be eligible for free or discounted tuition for seniors.

Tuition and fees for credit courses

Tuition Rate Comment
Resident $123 per credit Applies to U.S. citizens or immigrants with permanent residency status in OR, WA, CA, ID and NV.
Non-resident $258 per credit Applies to international students and students residing in states which do not border Oregon.
Fees The online learning fee, lab fees, and transportation fee are under review for spring 2021.
Mandatory fees Rate Comment
Technology fee $5.30 per credit Supports staffing, classroom technology, libraries, and Online Learning.
Student activity fee $3.40 per credit Supports student government, staffing, intramurals, and child care.
Online Learning fee $20 per course $0 per course for Winter 2021 Covers online course development, instructor training, online advising and success facilitators. This fee will be refunded for Winter 2021
Lab fees Up to $45 per course Covers materials, supplies, and equipment. See fees in theĀ class schedule. For Winter 2021, this fee will only be assessed for lab classes that were set up to continue remotely
College service fee $15 per term Supports transcripts, graduation, application, and book lockers.
Transportation fee $8 per term $0 per course for Winter 2021 Supports transportation master plan and TriMet subsidies. This fee will be refunded for Winter 2021
See a list of other common fees.

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Use this tool to get a quick estimate how much it costs to go to PCC and see payment plan options.

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Please note: Taking more than 19 credits a term will require an override arrangement.

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Description Cost
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Total estimated cost  
Additional fees: Online Learning, lab fees, and special course fees + additional fees
Books: add $50 to $100 to the cost of each course + cost of books

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Summer payment plansĀ 
Did you know there are special payment plans for Summer 2020? To make things easier for students, we have plans with no enrollment fee and smaller payments spread out over the term. Plus, you can carry over up to $1000 of your spring term balance. See details: payment plans.

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Payment amounts above are estimated: depending on your total cost and sign up date, your actual amounts may differ.

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