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Pierce College at Puyallup Tuition & Cost

Puyallup, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Pierce College at Puyallup
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$512
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,690
Other Expenses Budget$3,570
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Pierce College at Puyallup
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$512
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,690
Other Expenses Budget$3,570

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $18,408 to attend Pierce College at Puyallup on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,636 for tuition, $1,000 for books and supplies and $512 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $18,850 which is 2.4% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $4,078 while books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $512.

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 Pierce College at Puyallup 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 Pierce College at Puyallup
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,416
$30,001 to $48,000$7,675
$48,001 to $75,000$11,638
$75,001 to $110,000$14,562

The average reported annual net price for Pierce College at Puyallup for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,813 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

34% of full-time undergrad Pierce College at Puyallup received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,346 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 16% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,686.

Finanical Aid Pierce College at Puyallup
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,346 34%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,122 8%
Pell Grants $4,221 28%
Other Federal Grants $352 2%
State and Local Grants $3,295 24%
Federal Student Loans $4,686 16%
Other Student Loans $18,894 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 Puyallup, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $14,702. The loan balance of $14,702 is a two year multiple of the $7,351 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 $140 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 $14,702
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $140.27
Total Interest Paid $2,130.80
Sum of All Loan Payments $16,832.80

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $18,408 $18,850
2 $18,527 $18,972

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Pierce College at Puyallup to be $36,816 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.6% 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 Puyallup
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $110 $330 $440
Out of State Residents $125 $375 $500

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Pierce College at Puyallup 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=439145 IPEDS survey data for Pierce College at Puyallup.