Tuition - Tuition Installment Plan

What is TIP?

The Tuition Installment Plan is a program that allows you to pay for your education on an interest free installment plan that makes budgeting the costs easier. Payments are made in three installments. (Payments are adjusted depending on the time the plan is started) There is a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $25.

What does it cover?
The Tuition Installment Plan covers your tuition and class fees for every quarter you enroll in the plan. It does not cover books, or fines.

How do I enroll in the plan?

As soon as you register for the Quarter

  • Fill out a Tuition Installment Plan at the Cashier's Office (Fort Steilacoom campus or the Puyallup campus) or click here to download the Tuition Installment Plan Form

  • Pay the nonrefundable enrollment fee and the first installment of your quarterly tuition and fees using your personal check, cash, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard).

  • Please note: Fall Quarter TIP Enrollment begins August 1st.

  • Last day to enroll in TIP is the final day of 100% refund for the quarter in which you are enrolling. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

When are payments due?

Three installments are due according to this schedule:
Note: If a payment date falls on a holiday or weekend, the payment is due the next business day.

1st Installment

2nd Installment

3rd Installment

Fall Quarter

1/3rd of tuition due
August 29

1/3rd of tuition due
September 30

1/3rd of tuition due
October 31

Winter Quarter

1/3rd of tuition due at enrollment

1/3rd of tuition due
December 31

1/3rd of tuition due
January 31

Spring Quarter

1/3rd of tuition due at enrollment

1/3rd of tuition due
March 31

1/3rd of tuition due
April 30

Summer Quarter *

1/3 of tuition due at enrollment

1/3 of tuition due
June 30

1/3rd of tuition due
July 31

 

What if I am late with a payment?

If you are late or miss a payment a $30 late payment fee will be added to the outstanding balance.

Where do I make my payments?

Make your payments one of four easy ways using your personal check, cash, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard only).

Tuition Installment payment may be made using one of the following methods:

  • Online by using the Pierce College e-payment system

  • Download the Tuition Installment Plan Form and submit a completed form

    • In person at the Cashier's Office at all locations (Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup, McChord and Fort Lewis)
    • By mail (include your student ID number)

      Pierce College
      9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
      Lakewood, WA 98498

    • By payment box located by the Cashier's Office in the Welcome Center Cascade Building Fort Steilacoom or in the Cashier's Office in the Gaspard Building Puyallup campus
      • Include your student ID number on any payment dropped in the payment box.


What if I Add or Drop classes?

Changes in your schedule may have an impact on the amount of tuition and fees that you owe. You must notify the Cashier's Office of any changes to your class schedule.

  • In person at the Cashier's Office (Fort Steilacoom Cascade Building or Puyallup Gaspard Building)
  • Phone: (253) 964-6700 or (253) 840-8405
  • Email: cashiering@pierce.ctc.edu

Refunds will be made according to Pierce College's refund policy. Please refer to the registration calendar for refund dates.


What if I have questions that are not answered here?

If you have additional questions, please contact the Cashier's Office:

  • In person at the Cashier's Office (Fort Steilacoom Cascade Building or Puyallup Gaspard Building)
  • Phone: (253) 964-6700 or (253) 840-8405
  • Email: cashiering@pierce.ctc.edu

Fort Steilacoom

cashiering@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: 253-964-6700

Puyallup

cashiering@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: 253-840-8405