Quarterly Tuition Calculator

The calculator includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Pierce College Puyallup tuition for all items 1000–5999 and 7000–9998. Additional fees are required for some classes. See class listings. These fees are NOT included in the tuition chart.

Pierce College at JBLM tuition is calculated at a flat per-credit rate. Lab fees and candela fees may be required for some courses. Pierce College at JBLM does not offer bachelor courses.

Other rates apply to Running Start students and Continuing Education classes. Running Start tuition does not apply to classes taken at JBLM. Running Start students are responsible for the full rate of tuition and any fees for JBLM courses.

The college reserves the right to change any fees without notice to comply with state or college regulations and policies. The Washington State Legislature sets our tuition rates. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and the Pierce College Board of Trustees. See the admissions and registration offices for the most current information.

View the HB 1795 Disclosure Statement, which includes the following:

  1. The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources
  2. The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management

Fee Details

The fees listed below are all student-approved refundable fees, and are included in the calculation form above.

Name and Purpose Per Credit Maximum
Comprehensive student fee: parking, transcripts and graduation expenses $3.50 $35
Technology fee: to advance the use of technology by students $3.50 $35
Fort Steilacoom Recreation Center Fee: building costs of a multi-purpose student recreation center for students at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and a student voted transportation and security fee for Pierce College Fort Steilacoom $6.50 $65
Puyallup Fitness and Recreational Fee: the costs of a recreational fitness center and a student voted transportation congestion reduction fee for Pierce College Puyallup $7.75 None

Cost of Attendance

For information on estimating the total cost of attendance, including average costs of tuition, books, and living expenses for the full academic year, see the financial aid pages.