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2019–2020 Academic Year Tuition and Estimated Costs

Begins September 2019.

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.

  Intensive English Program Academic Classes
Items Quarterly
(3 months)
Academic Year
(9 months)
(3 months)
Academic Year
(9 months)
Tuition and fees* $2,780 USD $8,340 USD $3,325.45 USD $9,976.35 USD 
Books and supplies $250 USD $750 USD $300 USD $900 USD
Health insurance $341 USD $1023 USD $341 USD $1023 USD
Housing and meals $650/month $1,950 USD $5,850 USD $1,950 USD $5,850 USD
Personal expenses (estimate) $750 USD $2,250 USD $750 USD $2,250 USD
Total cost (estimate) $6,071 USD $18,213 USD $6,666.45 USD $19,999.35 USD

Health Insurance Information

*Academic tuition and fees are based on 15 credits at the Fort Steilacoom campus; exact cost depends on number of credits taken. Students studying 15 credits at the Puyallup campus will incur approximately $250 USD in additional fees per academic year. Pierce College reserves the right to change any fees without notice to comply with state or college regulations and policies.

The above table lists tuition and fees for Intensive English, certificates, and associate degree programs. To find international student tuition rates for bachelor’s programs, please see the Tuition and Fees web page or email us at