Portland Community College
Portland, OR, 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.
$9,095
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$7,755
$30k - $48k
$8,272
$48k - $75k
$10,668
$75k - $110k
$12,934
$110k+
$12,707
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.
$4,340
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.
$9,200
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,689
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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,243
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,499
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,241
Students receiving state aid
55%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,683
Students receiving federal aid
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,499

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.
22%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,947
Students receiving federal loans
22%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,806
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,442
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.
$8,178
Loan Default Rate
11%
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.
$164

What Students Are Saying

2.92 Average Rating
This is effeminately a great way to save so much money. Portland Community College is a low spending college that still offers good schooling.
Jakob from Portland, OR
Most of the teachers teach at Portland State University as well, so we have the same instructors teaching our classes at a much lower cost. Any science instructor I've had, has their PhD and has done a lot of research on their field of study - so they know a lot!
Kathy from Portland, OR
For how low the price is of community college compared to a university, i feel like i get the right amount of attention because the classes are small just like in highschool and i ask questions a lot so that's good for me to still be able to.
Paul from Beaverton, OR
If you are looking to go to college in a 100 mile radius of Portland,OR, go to PCC. It costs almost half of what Portland State University costs. The universities also have hidden fees and if you are living in a dorm, forget about it. You will be paying a year's tuition at the university just to live at the university.
Samantha from Beaverton, OR
I feel that I really get my moneys worth at PCC. Computer labs are always available if you need a computer, scanner, or copier.
Charmain from Vancouver, WA
The professors are well educated and I feel I am getting a great education.
Meagan from Eugene, OR
Goodwill not Macy's
Walker from Newberg, OR
In my academic program, the instructional quality prepares students well for four-year colleges and universities. Tuition costs are also low at PCC.
Kyle from Portland, OR
Extremely well worth the money spent, the instructors are excellent.
Angie from Portland, OR

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