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Cost of Attendance

Pima Community College is one of the most affordable schools in Arizona for earning associate degrees and certificates. Financial aid, veterans benefits and scholarships can help cover tuition and fees and course materials. Pima also has a payment plan option available to most students.

Pima offers high quality education with an affordable cost of attendance compared to for-profit institutions and Arizona state universities.

Understand the Full Cost of Attendance

Pima’s lower cost of tuition is among the reasons many students choose to attend, but it is important for students to understand the full cost of attendance, beyond just tuition.

The cost of attendance is what the College estimates it will take for you to attend Pima for one year, including direct and indirect expenses.

  1. Direct: Costs associated with going to school like tuition, fees, books and supplies.
  2. Indirect: Costs associated with living, such as room and board, personal expenses and transportation. Loan fees, if applicable, are included in indirect costs.

The cost of attendance is also important for financial aid recipients because it is used to determine your financial aid eligibility. It is the maximum the college can award you in the various types of financial aid.

If you have expenses beyond those incorporated into cost of attendance (COA), we may be able to increase your COA and award additional aid (usually additional student loans if you have not met the yearly limit). Call 520-206-4950 to begin this process. 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

PCC participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). Through WUE, residents of 14 Western states can enroll at PCC at a reduced tuition rate, 150% of PCC’s in-state tuition. Learn if you are eligible for WUE.

Below are figures to help you compare the cost of attendance. All figures are estimates. They can vary from student to student depending on your personal situation.

Your personal cost of attendance can be found on MyPima.

Cost of Attendance

2023-24

Part-time

(6 credits)

Full-time

(12 credits)

Direct Costs

Tuition & Fees

1590

2370

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment1

960

1920

Indirect Costs

Living Expenses: Food & Housing

5604

5604

Transportation

2156

2156

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

1200

1200

Federal Student Loan Fees

100

100

Professional License, Certificate, or First Professional Credential

 Varies by Student

Study Abroad

Varies by Student

Disability-related Expenses

Varies by Student

Cooperative Education

Varies by Student

Dependent Care

Varies by Student

TOTAL

11610

13350

Part-time (6 credits)

Full-time (12 credits)

Direct Costs

Tuition & Fees

1590

2370

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment1

960

1920

Indirect Costs

Living Expenses: Food & Housing

11206

11206

Transportation

2156

2156

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

1200

1200

Federal Student Loan Fees

100

100

Professional License, Certificate, or First Professional Credential

Varies by Student

Study Abroad

Varies by Student

Disability-related Expenses

Varies by Student

Cooperative Education

Varies by Student

Dependent Care

Varies by Student

TOTAL

17212

18952

Part-time (6 credits)

Full-time (12 credits)

Direct Costs 

Tuition & Fees

5134

7686

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment1

960

1920

Indirect Costs

Living Expenses: Food & Housing

11206

11206

Transportation

3358

3358

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

1200

1200

Federal Student Loan Fees

100

100

Professional License, Certificate, or First Professional Credential

Varies by Student

Study Abroad

Varies by Student

Disability-related Expenses

Varies by Student

Cooperative Education

Varies by Student

Dependent Care

Varies by Student

TOTAL

21958

25470

2024-25

Part-time

(6 credits)

Full-time

(12 credits)

Direct Costs

Tuition & Fees

1638

2442

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment1

960

1920

Indirect Costs

Living Expenses: Food & Housing

11542

11542

Transportation

2220

2220

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

1200

1200

Federal Student Loan Fees

100

100

Professional License, Certificate, or First Professional Credential

 Varies by Student

Study Abroad

Varies by Student

Disability-related Expenses

Varies by Student

Cooperative Education

Varies by Student

Dependent Care

Varies by Student

TOTAL

17660

19424

Part-time (6 credits)

Full-time (12 credits)

Direct Costs 

Tuition & Fees

5182

7758

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment1

960

1920

Indirect Costs

Living Expenses: Food & Housing

11542

11542

Transportation

3458

3458

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

1200

1200

Federal Student Loan Fees

100

100

Professional License, Certificate, or First Professional Credential

Varies by Student

Study Abroad

Varies by Student

Disability-related Expenses

Varies by Student

Cooperative Education

Varies by Student

Dependent Care

Varies by Student

TOTAL

22442

25978

1May be incurred as part of a course fee, or through the bookstore or other external source.

Please note that it is not possible to build all the different possible combinations of costs for the academic year. These estimated figures are based on regular in-state and non-resident costs and DO NOT include differential tuition, Lifetime Learners' benefits, online only courses, or any students enrolling in more than 15 credit hours per semester.

Pima Community College is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator provides an estimate of what you will pay when attending Pima, based on your specific circumstances.

College Financing Plan

Learn how to access your personal College Financing Plan and compare costs with other colleges & universities

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