Clackamas Community College

Tuition and Fees

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

Please note that tuition and fee rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Tuition Type Rate Comment
In-State $117 per credit Applies to U.S. citizens or immigrants with a residency status (90 days at that address prior to the start of the term) in Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada and Washington.
Out-of-State $283 per credit Applies to international students and students residing in states which do not border Oregon.
Fee Type Rate Comment
General Student and Technology Fee $11 per credit Supports many CCC student activities including athletics, child care, instructional technology and student government
College Services Fee $30 per term Non-refundable. Applies to credit courses only. The College Services Fee covers the cost of various services including graduation, parking, shuttle, testing and transcripts.
Non-Payment Fee $100 per term Applied after the sixth week of the term if a balance is owed to the college.
Non-Refundable Third Party Billing Fee $15 Assessed on any student account where CCC is billing an outside business/ organization for tuition and charges.
Returned Bank Item $25 each item Fee for returned checks payments.
Course Fees Varies Certain classes have special fees in addition to tuition and the general fee. These are listed in the “Course Fee” column in the credit course listing in the Class Schedule.

Credit for Prior Learning

Type Rate
Challenge Exam $50 flat fee plus $25 per credit
Portfolio $50 flat fee plus ½ of the current tuition per credit
Other (Non-Portfolio, NonChallenge Exam) $50 flat fee plus ½ of the current tuition per credit

Factors that Determine Your Tuition

In-State Tuition

To qualify as an in-state student for tuition purposes, you must be a U.S. citizen, immigrant or permanent resident who has established and maintained residency in Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada or Washington at least 90 days prior to the first day of classes. A student registered as an aboriginal with an Oregon tribe will qualify for in-state tuition. A minor student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) is a bona fide Oregon resident will qualify for in-state tuition.

Out-of-State Tuition

You are an out-of-state student for tuition purposes if you are a U.S. citizen, immigrant or permanent resident who has not established residency in Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada or
Washington 90 days prior to the first day of classes or you are an international student/visitor.

You are an international student if you are a citizen of another country here on anything other than an immigrant visa. You will be required to have an I-20 to attend college.

International students do not become residents regardless of the length of residency within the district.

Note: If you plan to attend a public university after CCC, it is important to contact that institution prior to enrolling at CCC. Residency criteria at the public universities are different from the community colleges and attending CCC could impact your ability to establish residency at the universities.

The Veterans "Choice Act"

Any student using the VA’s Montgomery or Post-9/11 GI Bill educational assistance who lives in Oregon while attending Clackamas Community College is entitled to pay tuition and
fees at the in-state rate, if the student:

  • Enrolls within three years of discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty; or,
  • Enrolls with a transferred benefit within three years of the transferor’s discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty (once enrolled, in-state rates apply while continuously enrolled, including beyond three years); or
  • Enrolls with a transferred benefit while the transferor is on active duty, or
  • Enrolls under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship for surviving spouses and children.

Low-Cost Texts

Low-cost text (LCT) course sections use textbooks and/or other course materials that have a minimal cost. The total cost of textbooks and/or materials1 in every low-cost course will $40 or less. Identify CCC’s low-cost courses by looking for the LCT icon in the Class Schedule.

Disclaimer: LCT courses are term- and section-specific, so courses are not designated LCT in the CCC Annual Catalog and Student Handbook. Clackamas Community College makes every effort that the low-cost sections identified in the Class Schedule are accurate at the time of publication. However, review the online Class Schedule or contact the course instructor for the most up-to-date information on textbook and material costs.

Textbooks at CCC Library

Your textbooks may be available at CCC Library for short-term in-library use. We call this free service Course Reserves. Instructors are expected to place required and recommended texts on Course Reserves each term, making it easy for you to access your course texts from the first day of class. CCC Library has tables, desks, couches, and free scanners for you to use while reading your textbook! Search CCC Library’s website to see if your textbook is on Course Reserves. If it is not available, please let CCC Library know.

Senior Citizen Tuition Benefit

If you are 62 years of age or older before the start date of the term, you are eligible for a senior citizen tuition benefit. Once your student record reflects this status, tuition will be charged at the rate of 1/2 of the resident rate for all CCC sponsored credit classes (fees excluded). Tuition and fee charges must be paid on or before the second Friday of the term to avoid late payment fees. You are also entitled to free admission to many college special events and athletic activities. For community education senior citizen tuition benefit policies, see individual Community School listings in the Class Schedule.

Senior Tuition Waiver and Audit Program

If you are 65 years of age or older before the start date of the term, you may be eligible for the Senior Tuition Waiver program. This program is restricted to auditing courses with seats available. Registration for these courses begins the Monday before the start of the term and you can only take a total of eight credits if using this benefit. If you wish to take more than 8 credits you cannot use this program and would instead use the “Senior Citizen Tuition Benefit” that is mentioned above. Criteria for eligibility can be found on the Senior Tuition Waiver and Audit Form available online at or from Enrollment and Graduation Services.

Note: The Senior Citizen Tuition Benefit does not waive any fees associated with courses.


Included in the cost calculations are: required textbooks and other text-based materials, workbooks, lab manuals, online homework software (e.g., mymathlab), and codes or publisher-provided curricular materials for students. Printing costs are not included, unless a printed version is required for the course. Excluded from the cost calculations are: art supplies, calculators, software, course and student fees or equipment, and optional costs.