Pierce College-Puyallup
Lakewood, WA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$9,132
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,979
$30k - $48k
$8,049
$48k - $75k
$9,530
$75k - $110k
$13,062
$110k+
$13,676
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,952
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$4,287
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,215
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,981
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,261
Students receiving state aid
18%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,041
Students receiving federal aid
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,981

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
24%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,791
Students receiving federal loans
23%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,634
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,732
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$6,000
Loan Default Rate
8%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$107

What Students Are Saying

2.92 Average Rating
To be eligible for financial aid you need at least a 3.0 GPA and taking at least 10 credits for the quarter. They do have a Tuition Installment Plan which divides the bill into thirds to pay over the course of the quarter, but to do that a $15 fee is required. It is not cheap for those with lower income, but it is affordable and manageable. Every dollar I've spent here has been worth it.
Mitchell from Puyallup, WA
Great school for you.
Geoffrey from Puyallup, WA
It's not all that expensive, and you get a lot.
Katherine from Spanaway, WA
Like most community colleges, students save quite a bit of money attending them before going to Universities. However, at Pierce College, students do not only save money but they get more than what they paid for. Pierce is by far the best community college to attend for the community college price. Many of the teachers are doctors in their field of study, which usually only occurs in universities. There are also many options for students to choose from such as gym membership, music options like jazz band, wind ensemble and concert band, childcare and many technical training. Also, Pierce has a tremendous financial aid program that is easy to apply for. The financial aid office is eager to help students in anyway possible.
Jessica from Buckley, WA

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