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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Tuition & Cost

Lakewood, Washington

How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
$18,822
In State Costs for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,547
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$315
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,690
Other Expenses Budget$4,270
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$19,250
Out of State Costs for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,975
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$315
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,690
Other Expenses Budget$4,270

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $18,822 to attend Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,547 for tuition, $1,000 for books and supplies and $315 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $19,250 which is 2.3% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $3,975 while books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $315.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$5,976
Net Price by Income Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,568
$30,001 to $48,000$6,136
$48,001 to $75,000$8,038
$75,001 to $110,000$10,544
$110,000+$11,171

The average reported annual net price for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,976 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,565 62%
Pell Grant $3,939 52%
Federal Student Loan $5,144 25%

The average reported annual net price for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,976 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,324. The loan balance of $13,324 is a two year multiple of the $6,662 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 $138 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $13,324
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $138.27
Total Interest Paid $3,268.90
Sum of All Loan Payments $16,592.90

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$37,644
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $18,822 $19,250
2 $18,849 $19,277

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom to be $37,644 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.1% 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 Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $108 $324 $432
Out of State Residents $122 $366 $488

Estimated cost for a class at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom 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 Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom 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=235237 IPEDS survey data for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom.