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Costs - Tuition and Fees for Credit Courses

We know that you will need to create a plan for how you will pay for College.  Here you will find everything you need to know about tuition and fees for credit classes.

Pima Community College also provides a variety of options to pay for your tuition, fees and course materials including financial aid, veteran's benefits, and scholarships.

The College also offers an optional payment plan that may be beneficial to you.

What is Differential Tuition?

There are changes to how Tuition is charged for the Academic Year starting July 1, 2016. Here is what you need to know:

  • Base Tuition costs for credit courses are capped at 15 credits per semester.
    • This tuition cap means that if you take more than 15 credits, you will only pay base tuition for a maximum of 15 credits.
    • This tuition cap includes students who are: in-state residents, out-of-state non-residents, international students, and who are Lifelong Learners.
    • This tuition cap excludes courses taken during the Full Academic Year Term/Semester (09).
    • This tuition cap excludes non-credit courses.
    • Differential Tuition, Student Fees, Technology Fees, Course Fees, and other fees are not part of base tuition and are excluded from the tuition cap and are excluded from the Lifelong Learner discount. These fees will continue to be charged on all applicable courses, even on those courses for students taking more than 15 credits.
  • A Lifelong Learner discount of 50% on the base in-state tuition for credit courses has been implemented.
    • To qualify for the Lifelong Learner discount, you must be 55 years old on or before the first day of classes in the semester for which you are registering.
    • The tuition cap includes Lifelong Learners.
    • The Lifelong Learner discount excludes non-credit courses.
    • The Lifelong Learner discount excludes International, Out-of-State, and Non-Resident tuition rates.
    • Differential Tuition, Student Fees, Technology Fees, Course Fees, and other fees are not part of base tuition and are excluded from the tuition cap and are excluded from the Lifelong Learner discount. These fees will continue to be charged on all applicable courses, even on those courses for students taking greater than 15 credits.
  • International, Out-of-State, and Non-Resident students will be charged different base tuition rates for classroom taught courses, courses taught 100% Online, and classroom courses offered during the Summer Term/Semester. For International, Out-of-State, and Non-Resident students only:
    • Online credit courses that are taught 100% Online will be charged the Online base tuition rate.
    • All other credit courses will be charged the classroom tuition base rate except those classroom courses offered during the Summer Term/Semester which will be charged the Summer Term/Semester classroom base tuition rate.

Note: Although Summer Session B begins after July 1, 2016, this term is considered part of the Academic Year starting July 1, 2015 and the changes above are NOT applicable for this Summer Session B.

Tuition for Credit Courses

Academic Year 2016-2017: Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017

Academic Year 2015-2016: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016

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