Tuition & Financial Aid

Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
14,282
Tuition (in-state)
$7,696 ($3,232)
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4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition for PCC isn't bad and financial aid typically goes through quickly.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I only was registered for the pell grant and student loans by financial aid. All other scholarship options I had to look into myself.

4 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: tuition is reasonable, and less expensive than most schools

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: My pell grants cover tuition in full.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition costs seem fair compared to other community colleges. Financial aid is good once you get through the whole process! The education I have received has been good, excluding poor teachers of course.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 380th
    Smoothest Financial Aid Process
  • 945th
    Best Bang for Your Buck

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Trung Hoang
Hometown
nghe an, vietnam
Major
accounting
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When it comes to financial aid, students offer mixed reviews on the subject. Some say that the financial aid process runs smoothly and that the staff members are very helpful, while others cite that staff members only see students as dollar signs and numbers, and not as actual human beings. The best advice, though, is to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. It seems that the staff isn't always available, so you may need to make appointments to see them. The reason for this is that the number of students that come to the office is huge compared to the number of staff members.

One thing to remember is to give the staff time in order to do right and fit everyone in. You just can’t come in at the last minute and expect the staff to help you out right away. In order for financial aid to work with you, you have to be patient and work with them.

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Tips for Getting Aid
Get your financial aid paperwork in as soon as possible.

Student Polls

Have you come across any unexpected extra fees associated with going to school here?    Based on 148 responses

  • 5% Yes, major fees.
  • 45% There were a few minor fees.
  • 49% No, everything was straightforward.

Do you think you are getting your money's worth?    Based on 149 responses

  • 11% No
  • 89% Yes
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