Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

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 $128 per credit. Most classes are 1 to 4 credits each.

Example budgets for tuition, fees, and books:

  • half-time student (6 credits): about $1050 per term
  • full-time student (12 credits): about $2100 per term

See full details on the tuition and fees page.

Get help paying for classes

There are several ways to get help paying for classes:

Ready to pay for classes?

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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.