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Please note:

  • Tuition rates subject to change by the Washington State Legislature. 
  • Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration and payment must be completed within 2 business days of registration. Continuing students and new students who register early may defer fee payment until the published deferment date (see calendar). 
  • Some courses have additional fees assessed. 
  • Washington Online (WAOL) students are assessed an additional fee of $8.00 per credit. This fee is non-refundable once the course begins. 
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have not yet established Washington residency may now attend TCC at a reduced rate. This optional waiver has been approved by the TCC Board of Trustees, but may not be available at all state colleges. A student who plans to transfer to a college that does not participate in this waiver is advised to establish Washington residency before transfer. Residency information is available at the Admissions Counter.

Payment Options

  • In person. Stop by the Cashier's Office in Bldg. 14 between the hours of 8:00am- 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am-2:00pm on Fridays. The Cashier's Office accepts the following forms of payments only: cash, money orders, cashier's checks and personal checks. The college is closed every Friday during Summer quarter/term.
  • Online. Tuition payments can be made in ctcLink.
  • By mail. You may send your payment to the TCC Cashier's Office, Building 14 at 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98466. Be sure to include your Student ID number to insure proper payment. We do not recommend mailing a check unless you are sure it will arrive on time.
  • Automatic Tuition Payment Plan – a way to pay your tuition in installments while going to school.

Tuition Refunds

  • Withdrawal resulting from classes being cancelled by the college - 100%
  • Withdrawal prior to the first instructional week of the quarter (equivalent to five school days) - 100%
  • Withdrawal or class schedule change (class swap) from the 6th through the 20th calendar day of the quarter - 40%
  • Withdrawal or class schedule change (class swap) after the 20th calendar day of the quarter - 0%

Late Add/Reinstatement Fee

If payment is not received by the deferment date or within 2 business days after registration, the student will be removed from classes in order to allow other students to register. Once removed, there is no guarantee the student will be able to re-register into the same class(es). All registration must be completed by the published deadline. Students may petition the Registrar to add classes after the deadline and a $36.50 reinstatement fee per class will be charged if the petition is approved. 


WINTER 2017 - December 15th, 2016

SPRING 2017 - March 16th, 2017

For any questions, please conctact the Student Financial Services at 253-566-5011 or

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