529 savings plan

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A 529 plan is a college savings plan that helps people save for educational expenses like tuition, computers, and books. These accounts have special tax advantages and can be opened by just about anyone – parents, family, friends, even future students. Learn how to open an account here: Oregon College Savings Plan.

How to pay with a 529 savings plan

To make sure your payent is processed on time, request payment at least 2 weeks before the payment due date for the term. It usually takes 5-10 business days for us to receive the payment. Please note that PCC does not accept overpayments. If you make a payment that exceeds your account balance, it may be returned to your 529 plan provider.

  1. Print your statement

    Print a copy of your current term statement from PCC.

  2. Request a withdrawal

    Request a withdrawal from your college savings plan provider. Do not request more than what your current term statement reflects. Have your college savings plan provider mail the check to:

    Portland Community College
    Attn: Accounts Receivable (CA SSB102B)
    PO Box 19000
    Portland, OR 97280-0990

Payment delayed?

If you experience payment delay, please reach out to PCC through your PCC email at student.accounts@pcc.edu or by phone at 971-722-8888, option 3, once you have proof that your payment is on the way. Based on the proof provided, we may place a temporary flag on your account to prevent the deletion of your classes. (However, please note that you are still responsible for dropping any classes you don’t want to attend. If you stop attending without dropping, you will be liable for all charges on your account.)