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Tuition and Costs

TCC is an affordable choice for international students.

At TCC, you can earn the first two years of your U.S. bachelor’s degree and gain a high-quality education at a far lower cost than a four-year university. We then prepare you to successfully transfer to a four-year university or college to continue your studies.

2023-2024 Estimated Tuition and Costs

Tuition costs below are based on a standard course load of 15 credits. International students must take a minimum of 12 credits per quarter.

Costs noted exclude personal expenses or travel costs, since they vary from person to person. Please plan your budget according to your individual needs. Note: All costs are in USD and subject to change without notice.

Term / Expenses


Course Fees

Medical Insurance

Food & Housing

Books and Supplies


One quarter (3 months)




$2,850 $500 $7,469

Two quarters (6 months)

$7,049 $200 $990 $5,700 $1,000 $14,939

Academic Year (9 months)

$10,573 $300 $1,485 $8,550 $1,500 $22,408
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How to make payments

We require a financial statement providing proof that USD $22,408 is available for the first year of studies. If you bring dependents (husband/wife, children) to the US, your bank statement must show an additional USD $5,000 for each dependent.

Paying Tuition (a student must report and be registered for classes and insurance prior to payment):

Housing charges are paid directly to the host family.

Any Other Questions?

International Programs
Tacoma Community College
Building 11, 2nd Floor
Phone/Fax: 253-566-5190
Facebook/Instagram: @tacomaccinternational