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 or NV. Also applies to all students eligible for VA Education Benefits*
Non-resident $258 per credit Applies to international students and students residing in states which do not border Oregon
Fees Rate Comment
Technology fee $5.30 per credit Supports staffing, classroom technology, and libraries
Student activity fee $3.40 per credit Supports student government, staffing, intramurals, and child care
Online Learning fee $20 per course
$0 through Spring 2023
Covers online course development, instructor training, advising, and success facilitators
Lab fees Up to $45 per course Covers materials, supplies, and equipment - see lab fees in theĀ class schedule
College service fee $15 per term Supports transcripts, graduation, application, and book lockers
Transportation fee $8 per term Supports transportation master plan and TriMet subsidies
See a list of other common fees.

* Under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (38 U.S.C Section 3301 et seq) or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits to veterans.

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

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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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