PCC's academic year consists of Fall and Spring semesters. Winter and Summer intersessions are optional for international students.

International students pay the same tuition and fees that US students from other states pay. This non-resident, or “out-of-state”, rate includes the following fees calculated for Fall and Spring semesters:

Student Fees


International Student Tuition, Enrollment Fee and Capital Outlay Fee


per unit

2020-2021 Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Students

Costs are calculated on full-time attendance (12 units) per Fall and Spring semesters.
Note: Costs are subject to change

Fee Type Amount
Tuition and Fees
(International Student Tuition, Enrollment Fee and
Capital outlay Fee: $353 per unit + Student Fees; $66)
Living Expenses $15,084
International Student Insurance $1,274
Personal Expenses $3,996
Total Annual Estimated Cost $28,892

Full payment is due by the Friday before classes begin.

If you register for additional classes during the Add/Drop period, you should pay when you register for the class. If you drop from a class during the add/ drop period, you will receive a full refund. If you withdraw from the class after the add/drop period, the refund will be pro-rated based on the amount of the class attended. Generally, refunds take a minimum of six weeks to process.