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Portland Community College Tuition & Cost

Portland, Oregon

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Oregon Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Portland Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,692
Other Fees$382
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,390
Other Expenses Budget$3,582
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Portland Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,692
Other Fees$382
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,390
Other Expenses Budget$3,582

Residents of Oregon pay an annual total price of $22,222 to attend Portland Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,176 for tuition, $1,692 for books and supplies and $382 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $27,082 which is 21.9% higher than Oregon residents. The tuition charge is $9,036 while books and supplies are $1,692 and other fees come in at $382.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Portland Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Portland Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,669
$30,001 to $48,000$8,219
$48,001 to $75,000$10,347
$75,001 to $110,000$12,438

The average reported annual net price for Portland Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,530 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

60% of full-time undergrad Portland Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,477 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 18% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,490.

Finanical Aid Portland Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,477 60%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $0 0%
Pell Grants $4,445 41%
Other Federal Grants $319 3%
State and Local Grants $2,946 50%
Federal Student Loans $4,490 18%
Other Student Loans $14,754 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Portland Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $15,978. The loan balance of $15,978 is a two year multiple of the $7,989 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $152 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $15,978
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $152.45
Total Interest Paid $2,315.73
Sum of All Loan Payments $18,293.73

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Oregon Residents Non Residents
1 $22,222 $27,082
2 $23,381 $28,495

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Portland Community College to be $44,444 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.2% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Portland Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Oregon Residents $111 $333 $444
Out of State Residents $246 $738 $984

Estimated cost for a class at Portland Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Portland Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Portland Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209746 IPEDS survey data for Portland Community College.