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 2016.
  • For 2016-2017, tuition for the Intensive English Program (ESL) is US$2750 per quarter (approximately 3 months), US$5500 for two quarters (6 months), and US$8250 for one academic year (9 months). These fees are effective starting with the quarter that begins September 2016.

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** $313 $939
Books and supplies $300 $900
Home stay $625/month*** $1,875 $5,625
Personal expenses (estimate) $750 $2,250
Total estimated cost US$6,406 US$19,218

* 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; exact cost depends on number of credits.

** Students must buy health insurance while at Pierce College OR provide proof, in English, of adequate coverage. Please visit the Medical Insurance website for more details.

*** Homestay includes a private, furnished room and 3 meals per day. Students may also choose to live in the Center for Global Scholars Residence Hall or rented apartments or single rooms near the college. Please visit the housing website for more details.

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), 2017-2018
Item Per quarter
(3 months)
Per academic year
(3 quarters)
Tuition and fees US$2,750 US$8,250
Health insurance* $313 $939
Books and supplies $250 $750
Homestay $625/month** $1,875 $5,625
Personal expenses (estimate) $750 $2,250
Total estimated cost US$5,938 US$17,814

* Students must buy health insurance while at Pierce College OR provide proof, in English, of adequate coverage. Please visit the Medical Insurance website for more details.

** Homestay includes a private, furnished room and 3 meals per day. Students may also choose to live in the Center for Global Scholars Residence Hall or rented apartments or single rooms near the college. Please visit the housing website for more details.

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

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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