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TCC is a Smart Investment

While the cost of attending four-year colleges and universities is beyond the reach of many students, tuition at Tacoma Community College remains affordable, and TCC academic credits will transfer to most four-year colleges and universities.

  • Tuition and fees at four-year private colleges and universities average $28,500 per year.
  • Tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities average nearly $8,244 per year.
  • Tuition and fees at Tacoma Community College average about $3,600 per year.

TCC offers a variety of financial aid packages to help students reach their educational goals. In 2010-2011, the average TCC award -- including grants, loans, work study employment and scholarships -- was $5,782. Students received $1.3 million in scholarships.

TCC's Financial Aid office offers limited work study jobs to eligible students, and the TCC Career Center posts some 100 new jobs each month and offers job search services to students.