Senior Options

If you are an Oregon resident who is 62 or older, you may be eligible for free or discounted tuition rates with PCC’s Senior Options.

Option 1: 50% tuition discount for non-credit courses

This tuition discount applies to any of the hundreds of non-credit classes available through PCC. The discount does not apply to lab and other class fees, and may not be used for credit or CEU courses. After you register, stop by any campus Student Account Services or call 971-722-8888 (option 3) to request your senior discount. Once it is set up, there is no need to request it again for non-credit courses. The discount will be applied to your account the day after you register and may be viewed online in MyPCC.

Limited grants are also available to Oregon residents age 62 or over who are unable to afford these reduced tuition rates for non-credit courses. Grants do not cover lab or other fees. To apply for a grant, contact Neal Naigus at 971-722-4122.

Option 2: 100% tuition waiver for credit course audits

Courtesy of the Oregon state legislature, the college will waive tuition for credit courses taken for an audit grade when space is available in the course. These tuition waivers require instructor permission, do not cover lab and other class fees, and may not be used for non-credit or CEU courses. To qualify for the new waiver, you must: 

  • Be an Oregon resident who is 62 or older
  • Wait until the first day of class to register
  • Have a signed Senior Option Registration Form with instructor permission to audit the course

Find instructions on how to receive a 100% tuition waiver for course audits on the Senior Option Registration Form.  

Option 3: priority registration for credit courses

You can register early to ensure you have a seat in the course by paying the full tuition rate.