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When to Pay

Tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. The college may drop students from classes if payment (or a payment arrangement) has not been made.

If an agency or scholarship is paying your tuition, your payment authorization must be on file at Pierce College to complete your registration.

How to Pay

Pay online with Visa or MasterCard (including debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo) or in person with Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash. You can also pay through our e-payment system using these forms of payment (Visa/MasterCard debit or credit card and check).

Full-time Enrollment

Twelve credits or more is full-time enrollment for any quarter, including summer. This definition is consistent with VA, financial aid, athletics and National Student Clearinghouse standards. You should be aware of the requirements of any sponsoring agency. The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2016-17 academic year is $7,524. Students pay an average of $3,056 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $4,468 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State and is funded by state taxes and other sources. The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors.

Qualifying for Resident Rates

Students may be eligible for in-state tuition if they meet established residency requirements. Read more about residency requirements.

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