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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Tuition & Cost

Lakewood, Washington

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In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
$18,433
In State Costs for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,726
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$447
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,690
Other Expenses Budget$3,570
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$18,887
Out of State Costs for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,180
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$447
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,690
Other Expenses Budget$3,570

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $18,433 to attend Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,726 for tuition, $1,000 for books and supplies and $447 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $18,887 which is 2.5% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $4,180 while books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $447.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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 2019/2020
$8,147
Net Price by Income Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,771
$30,001 to $48,000$8,354
$48,001 to $75,000$10,078
$75,001 to $110,000$14,037
$110,000+$14,465

The average reported annual net price for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,147 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

54% of full-time undergrad Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,245 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 17% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,891.

Finanical Aid Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,245 54%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,091 11%
Pell Grants $4,262 40%
Other Federal Grants $674 3%
State and Local Grants $3,444 30%
Federal Student Loans $4,891 17%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

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 $127 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 $13,324
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $127.13
Total Interest Paid $1,931.08
Sum of All Loan Payments $15,255.08

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$36,866
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $18,433 $18,887
2 $18,801 $19,264

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 $36,866 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 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 Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $113 $339 $452
Out of State Residents $128 $384 $512

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.