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Cost of Attendance

The average cost of an associate degree at MHCC (two years, 90 credits) with in-state tuition and fees is approximately $13,120. This estimate only includes standard tuition and fees and does not account for additional course fees, books/supplies, or living expenses.

Tuition 

Residency Cost Eligibility
In-District/Out-of-District $124/credit (1-18 credits), $62/credit (18 credits or more) US citizens or immigrants with a residency status (90 days at that address before the start of the term) in Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, and Washington
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) -  Cybersecurity $224/credit Students taking 300-400 level courses
Out-of-State $251/credit Students residing in states that do not border Oregon
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) -  Cybersecurity $351/credit Students taking 300-400 level courses
International $269/credit International students with an F-1 student visa
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) -  Cybersecurity $369/credit Students taking 300-400 level courses

Fees

The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education sets tuition and fee rates and reserves the right to make changes without notice. The amount of tuition charged is determined by the student's residency and the number of credits they are registered for. The fees listed below are assessed on a per-credit basis up to 15 credits.

  • Safety and Security Access Fee: $3.50 up to a maximum of $52.50, supports the safety and security of all college properties
  • Student Activity Fee: $4.25 up to a maximum of $63.75, supports the Associated Students of Mt. Hood Community College and athletic programs
  • Student Technology Fee: $7.00 up to a maximum of $105.00, supports software maintenance costs, wireless access, and the continued need for technology
  • College Services Fee: $3.50 up to a maximum of $52.50, covers the cost of general admission applications, graduation, testing, tutoring services, and transcripts
  • Instructional Access and Support Fee: $3.50 up to a maximum of $52.50, covers the costs of distance-learning infrastructure, personnel, help desk, testing, technology, and faculty training

Some courses have additional costs on top of the tuition and fees in the table below. If that is the case, the additional cost will be listed with the class in the course schedule.

View the course catalog

Other Possible Fees

  • Late Payment Fee: $20 at 30, 60, and 90 days past the due date, applied each month a balance is owed past the due date, maximum $60 per term
  • Non-refundable Third-party Billing Fee: $5 per authorization, per term, assessed on any student account where MHCC is billing an outside business/organization for tuition and charges
  • Restricted-entry Fee: $35, application fee for restricted-entry programs
  • International Student Fee: $120 per term, provides services to the international student program
  • International Insurance Fee: $417.54 per term, covers the cost of the required international student health insurance
  • Returned Bank Item: $20 per term, fee for checks returned for any reason.

Tuition and fees effective summer term 2024

The numbers in the table are the total cost per credit, including tuition and fees.

Credit Hours In-State Out-of-State International BAS
1 $145.75 $272.75 $290.75 $245.75
2 $291.50 $545.50 $581.50 $491.50
3 $437.25 $818.25 $872.25 $737.25
4 $583.00 $1,091.00 $1,163.00 $983.00
5 $728.75 $1,363.75 $1,453.75 $1,228.75
6 $874.50 $1,636.50 $1,744.50 $1,474.50
7 $1,020.25 $1,909.25 $2,035.25 $1,720.25
8 $1,166.00 $2,182.00 $2,326.00 $1,966.00
9 $1,311.75 $2,454.75 $2,616.75 $2,211.75
10 $1,457.50 $2,727.50 $2,907.50 $2,457.50
11 $1,603.25 $3,000.25 $3,198.25 $2,703.25
12 $1,749.00 $3,273.00 $3,489.00 $2,949.00
13 $1,894.75 $3,545.75 $3,779.75 $3,194.75
14 $2,040.50 $3,818.50 $4,070.50 $3,440.50
15 $2,186.25 $4,091.25 $4,361.25 $3,686.25
16 $2,310.25 $4,342.25 $4,630.25 $3,910.25
17 $2,434.25 $4,593.25 $4,899.25 $4,134.25
18 $2,496.25 $4,844.25 $5,168.25 $4,358.25
19 $2,558.25 $5,095.25 $5,437.25 $4,582.25
20 $2,620.25 $5,346.25 $5,706.25 $4,806.25

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total cost of attending college. This may also be called a budget. This includes direct costs that the college will charge you, like tuition and fees, as well as indirect costs that you will have when attending school, like transportation and housing. MHCC must set our COA every year and it is used to determine your financial aid package, which cannot go over your COA for the year.

View the 2024-2025 Cost of Attendance for One and Two-Year Programs

The numbers below are MHCC’s standard COA for the current school year. For most students, this is high enough that we will be able to award all the aid they are eligible for. However, you may request an increase if you have high expenses related to dependent care, disability, or travel, or for the cost of a computer. See our budget increase request form for more details and contact the office of financial aid with any questions.

Cost of Attendance

Full Time (12+ Credits)

Tuition and Fees: $2,156
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment: $400
Living Expenses (Housing and Food): $1,866
Transportation: $786
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $924

Average Federal Student Loan Fees: $17
Full-Time Total: $6,149

3/4 Time (Nine to 11 Credits)

Total: $5,276

1/2 Time (Six to Eight Credits)

Total: $4,550

Full Time (12+ Credits)

Tuition and Fees: $6,468
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment: $1,200
Living Expenses (Housing and Food): $5,598
Transportation: $2,358
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $2,772

Average Federal Student Loan Fees: $51
Full-Time Total: $18,447

3/4 Time (Nine to 11 Credits)

Total: $16,422

1/2 Time (Six to Eight Credits)

Total: $14,829

Full Time (12+ Credits)

Tuition and Fees: $2,156
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment: $400
Living Expenses (Housing and Food): $4,821
Transportation: $786
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $924

Average Federal Student Loan Fees: $17
Full-Time Total: $9,104

3/4 Time (Nine to 11 Credits)

Total: $8,231

1/2 Time (Six to Eight Credits)

Total: $7,505

Full Time (12+ Credits) 

Tuition and Fees: $6,468
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment: $1,200
Living Expenses (Housing and Food): $14,463
Transportation: $2,358
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $2,772

Average Federal Student Loan Fees: $51
Full-Time Total: $27,312

3/4 Time (Nine to 11 Credits)

Total: $25,287

1/2 Time (Six to Eight Credits)

Total: $23,694

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