Prince William Sound Community College

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Tuition & Fees

Net Price Calculator

You may utilize the Net Price Calculator. The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

Access the Net Price Calculator here.

Credit Tuition

PWSCC does not charge out-of-state tuition. All fees are approved by the University Of Alaska Board Of Regents. The college reserves the right to change tuition rates or fees at any time.

2015-2016 Tuition Rates

Credits Tuition Credits Tuition
1 $160 10 $1,600
2 $320 11 $1,760
3 $480 12 $1,920
4 $640 13 $2,080
5 $800 14 $2,240
6 $960 15 $2,400
7 $1,120 16 $2,560
8 $1,280 17 $2,720
9 $1,440 18 $2,880

Note: These fees are undergraduate credit tuition.

Fees Amount
Upper Division Tuition (per credit) $202.00
Professional Level / CEU Tuition Varies
Admission Fee (per application) $25.00
Credit-by-Exam Fee (per credit) $25.00
Credit for Certified Training (per credit) $25.00
Credit for Prior Learning Evaluation $75-$125
Credit for Prior Learning (per credit) $25.00
Graduation Application Fee $20.00
Late Graduation Application Fee $25.00
Student Services Activities Fee (per semester)
Per Credit $5.00
Maximum (Valdez) $50.00
Technology Fee (per semester)
Per Credit $5.00
Maximum $60.00
Transcript Fee (PDF, Paper, Expedited) $12.00 – $30.00
Science Lab Fee (except Chemistry) $45.00
Chemistry Lab Fee $65.00
Network Fee (per credit) $6.00
Facility Fee (per credit) $4.00
Distance Fee (per course) $35.00
Course Fees (Materials, Travel, Services, etc) varies
Initial Late Payment Fee (after 5pm on Sept 9) $125.00
Second Late Payment Fee (after 5pm on Nov 1) $175.00

Student Expenses

Costs of special materials, supplies and services, including textbooks, are not included in the cost of tuition but are assessed separately. Expenses will depend on a number of factors. Although no one figure can represent the cost of attending PWSCC in Valdez, the following estimated budget for one (1) semester should help. For budgeting purposes, one semester is defined as a period of four months. If planning to attend school in Valdez for one academic year (2 semesters), multiply the semester amount by two. Summer semester is not included in these figures.

Tuition 2015-2016
Resident $1,920.00
Nonresident $1,920.00

*Tuition based on 12 credits.

Student Housing Rates

*For campus housing costs, please click here.

*Students who have signed a housing agreement for the full academic year may leave their belongings in their apartment during the winter break closure at no additional charge and may reside in their apartment during the winter break for a fee of $300 (single student) or $500 (family).

Other Estimates
Books and supplies $600 – $700
Lab Fees and Insurance $125
Food $1000
Transportation* -0-
Personal Expenses** $1000

*Valdez has no public transportation system; however, the college and residence halls are within walking distance of most businesses and residential areas.

**Includes expenses such as laundry, limited medical and dental, some recreation, entertainment, and personal supplies.

Payment Options

For payment options please see the Accounts Receivable & Cashiering Page.

Cancelled Classes

If a class is cancelled, the student may add another course of equal credit at no additional tuition. If another course is not added, the Business Office will automatically determine the refund and send it directly to the address on the student’s account. The refund will be for tuition and fees due.

Withdrawal From Classes

No tuition refund will be allowed for withdrawal after the drop deadline.