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Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,017 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,522 tuition
$9,240 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$255 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$19,207 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,712 tuition
$9,240 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$255 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,446 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
70% of students receive aid
53% get federal aid ($4,051 avg)
30% get state aid ($2,797 avg)
11% get institn'l aid ($1,446 avg)
25% get loans ($5,191 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.16% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.83% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,692 55%
Federal Grant Aid $4,051 53%
Pell Grants $4,029 53%
Other Federal Grants $320 4%
Institution Grant Aid $1,446 11%
State Grant Aid $2,797 30%
Student Loans $5,191 25%
Federal Loans $5,077 24%
Other Loans $8,233 1%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 15
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
(253) 964-6500
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $107
Out of State $279


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Lee
  • Jul-26-2014 I am a past student here

    Good quality overall.

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  • 4
  • Brianna from Umatilla, FL
  • Jul-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Pierce College is willing to evaluate your military transcripts for college credits. This makes it even easier for military students to achieve their goals. Credits are awarded based on degree and applicability. This can be done after completing 10 credit hours. The college also has a used/new book store on post. This book store located in the Stone education center has all the books for military courses.

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  • 5
  • Katherine from Steilacoom, WA
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Was a brilliant idea to begin at a community college! Much lower tuition than the colleges my friends are at, but equally as challenging and educational!

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  • 5
  • Katherine from Spanaway, WA
  • Oct-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The tuition is really low and Pierce has a good reputation in the community, which opens doors for its students. There is a wide array of classes you can take. The tuition is comparable to the other local community colleges, but Pierce has a gym (which is $15 for a quarters worth of use) and a lot more programs than the others. The vast majority of classes do transfer and the difficulty towards the end of your degree prepares you for a transfer, while the stair stepping of difficulty helps maintain your GPA while getting prepared for a transfer.

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