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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

N/A Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
53% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,549 avg)
23% get state aid ($1,927 avg)
0% get institn'l aid (N/A avg)
25% get loans ($5,056 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 $5,485 42%
Federal Grant Aid $4,549 41%
Pell Grants $4,510 41%
Other Federal Grants $332 5%
Institution Grant Aid - 0%
State Grant Aid $1,927 23%
Student Loans $5,056 25%
Federal Loans $5,050 25%
Other Loans $2,000 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
  • 5
  • Julian from Beaverton, OR
  • Dec-17-2017 I am a current student here

    Community colleges in general are MUCH cheaper than four-year universities. In addition, obtaining leadership positions is less competitive. People from neighboring states (California, Washington, Idaho) are also allowed to attend the school for in-state tuition. Housing may be a problem for students who don't have family in Portland; prices are always going up. However, housing is still much, much cheaper in Portland than in places like New York or Los Angeles.

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  • 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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  • 5
  • 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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