This is one of the most frequent questions I receive, and one of the most difficult to answer because it depends on several factors. The factors are:
- How many credits you take per quarter
- What your residency status is, both state and U.S.
- Which certificate(s) you wish to complete, and whether you wish to complete the associate degree
- Whether you take your courses online or on the ground
The best place to start is the Pierce College Tuition Calculator–it’s what I use when I try to answer the question on the phone. Online classes have an additional $8/credit fee that I don’t think is part of the calculation, especially if you are taking a mix of online and grounded classes.
So, if you know your residency–try it, you’ll like it! You can even play with it, trying out different combinations.