Tuition and Fees


Tuition at COCC is based upon your residency and the number of credits you take. Fees can be assessed per credit, per term, or based on a deadline. Please see the Tuition and Fees Chart for cost per credit load.


Review COCC's Residency Policy to determine your tuition rate. Note that courses with unusually high costs may have an additional fee per credit.

Residency 2024-25 Tuition
(effective Summer term, 2024)
In-District: $121 per credit
Non-Resident Veteran: $146 per credit
Out-of-District / In-State: $172 per credit
Border State (CA, ID, NV and WA) $172 per credit
Out-of-State: $357 per credit
International Students (OSU Cascades only) $357 per credit

Fees 2024-2025

Effective starting Summer term 2024.

Fee Rate Description
Student Activities $1.50 per credit Supports student government, staffing, transportation, student professional development, events, and the food bank. Applies to all courses.
Green Energy 25 cents per credit Covers renewable energy for the campus, sustainability projects, and staff support. Applies to all courses.
Technology $17.50 per credit Supports staffing, classroom technology, computer labs, software, and online services. Applies to all courses.
Science Lab $12 per course Covers lab equipment and supplies. Applies to courses with a science lab.

Mazama Gym

$20 per term

Allows the Mazama facility to remain open for student during non-class times. Maintenance and repair of gym equipment. Applies to students taking an HHPA activity class or those who want to use the gym facilities. 

Certain programs, including the ones listed below, may have additional fees (course fee changes go into effect in Fall 2023):
Automotive, Aviation, Cascade Culinary, Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Services, Forestry, Health Information Technology, Manufacturing, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Outdoor Leadership, Pharmacy Technician, Structural Fire Science, Veterinary Technician

Late registration fee: $30 beginning third week of classes;
$50 beginning finals week
Late payment fees: $30 per week, up to three weeks or $90 maximum per term

Tuition Waiver for Adults who are 65+

Students 65 years of age and older may be eligible for a tuition waiver. Review the 65+ Tuition Waiver Form/Policy to see if you can benefit and learn how to apply.

Application Fee Waiver

Students who are unable to pay the $25 application fee for admission to COCC may be eligible for the Application Fee Waiver.

If you are currently in high school, you may be eligible for a waiver through the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. Please work with your high school counselor to determine if you are eligible.