International Education - Tuition and Fees

2016-2017 Academic Year

All costs are listed in U.S. dollars.

Tuition is set by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and is subject to change.

  • For 2016-2017, to study in our college-level classes or the high school completion program, tuition is US$3168 (based on 15 credits) per quarter (3 months), or US$9504 for one academic year (9 months). These fees are effective starting with the quarter that begins September 2015.
  • For 2016-2017, tuition for the Intensive English Program (ESL) is US$2,750 per quarter (approximately 3 months), US$5,500 for two quarters (6 months), and US$8,250 for one academic year (9 months). These fees are effective starting with the quarter that begins September 2015.

Estimated Costs for the 2016 - 2017 Academic School Year

Expenses for college-level courses and high school completion
Item Per quarter
(3 months)
Per academic year
(3 quarters)
Tuition and fees* US$3,168 US$9,504
Health insurance 270 810
Books and supplies 300 900
Home stay $600/month** 1,800 5,400
Personal expenses (estimate) 750 2,250
Total estimated cost US$6,288 US$18,864

* Academic tuition and fees based are based on 15 credits at the Lakewood campus. Pierce College Puyallup tuition and fees are US$3,196 (15 credits) per quarter.

** Homestay includes a private, furnished room and 3 meals per day. Students may also choose to live in rented apartments or single rooms near the college.

Pierce College reserves the right to change any fees without notice to comply with state or college regulations and policies.

Estimated Costs for the 2016 - 2017 Academic School Year

Expenses for the Intensive English Program (ESL), 2016-2017
Item Per quarter
(3 months)
Per academic year
(3 quarters)
Tuition and fees US$2,750 US$8,250
Health insurance 270 810
Books and supplies 250 750
Home stay $600/month** 1,800 5,400
Personal expenses (estimate) 750 2,250
Total estimated cost US$5,820 US$17,460

** Homestay includes a private, furnished room and 3 meals per day. Students may also choose to live in rented apartments or single rooms near the college.

Pierce College reserves the right to change any fees without notice to comply with state or college regulations and policies.

General Inquiries

international@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: 253-964-6229
Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Submission of Applications

internationalapp@
pierce.ctc.edu

Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Study-Abroad Opportunities

For American students

Shannon Scott
Program Specialist/International Education Admissions
253-964-6656

The International Club

Breanna Baker
Activities Coordinator
253-912-2203

Housing and Homestay

homestay@pierce.ctc.edu

2016-2017 Brochure