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Portland Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,263 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,492 tuition
$11,772 off campus room & board
$1,689 books and supplies
$310 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$21,907 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,136 tuition
$11,772 off campus room & board
$1,689 books and supplies
$310 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$266 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
58% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($4,489 avg)
14% get state aid ($1,768 avg)
0% get institn'l aid ($266 avg)
38% get loans ($6,138 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.33% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.59% 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 $4,939 48%
Federal Grant Aid $4,489 48%
Pell Grants $4,489 48%
Other Federal Grants - 0%
Institution Grant Aid $266 0%
State Grant Aid $1,768 14%
Student Loans $6,138 38%
Federal Loans $6,103 38%
Other Loans $7,802 0%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$500 Y
$950 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Portland Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
(971) 722-6111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $97
Out of State $226


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Amir from portland, OR
  • Dec-28-2016 I am a current student here

    The quiet areas in the libraries aren't so quiet. This is the biggest downside of this college.

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  • jessica from vancouver, wa
  • Apr-19-2016 I am a current student here

    currently paying less than $100 per credit. that's fantastic for anyone with a smaller budget or who is paying out of pocket.

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  • 5
  • Nazaneen from Beaverton, OR
  • Aug-25-2015 I am a current student here

    It's fairly priced tuition and if you're going to a university then it's probably cheaper to get the prerequisites out of the way at a community college and then go focus on your degree at an uni.

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  • Theo from Portland, OR
  • Feb-27-2015 I am a current student here

    I've been able to get my entire tuition covered by grants and still have money left over every term. It's entirely feasible to go here full time without scholarships if you're willing to take on loans. It's also do-able to work too - the teachers are very understanding about working students.

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