Tuition & fees

Coupled with numerous financial aid opportunities, a Chemeketa education is an affordable and smart investment.

The costs cited below are for tuition and general fees. Some classes have fees for online instruction ($50) materials or lab use. All fees for a class will appear totaled together in the 'Tui + Fee' column of the class schedule. Costs for credit classes are calculated on a per-credit basis. Tuition varies depending on your permanent residence.

Payment Due Date:Before the first day of the term or within ten days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Additional late fees will be applied each term on unpaid accounts throughout the term. See more information on the late fees page.

Please note: Fall term Tuition and Fees will not be posted to your student account until Monday, August 3, 2015

Credit Classes for Earning a Certificate or Degree

Tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year effective summer term 2015 are -

  • Oregon students: $94 per credit
    $80 per credit plus $14 per credit universal fee
  • Out-of-State Students: $256 per credit
    $242 per credit plus $14 per credit universal fee
  • International Students: $256 per credit
    $242 per credit plus $14 per credit universal fee plus a non-refundable fee of $265 per term for students attending on an F1 visa. (Students attending on other visa types are charged a non-refundable fee of $75 per term.)

Oregon Student Tuition Calculator*

Tuition per credit:   $80
Universal Fee per credit:   $14
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* Tuition and universal fee rate is for the 2014-2015 academic year. Additional class fees may apply. See Estimated Student Budget Calculator for total estimated cost of attendance.

Residency Status

  • You are considered an Oregon student if you have established a permanent residence within the state at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the term. The college may ask you to provide information proving you meet the residence requirement.
  • You are considered an out-of-state student if your permanent address is outside of Oregon.
  • You are considered an international student if you are required to have an I-20 immigration document.
  • If you are a Choice Act Veteran you must contact the Chemeketa Veterans Services office first to determine your eligibility
  • You can find more information about changing your residency status on our Residency page

Noncredit Classes for Fun

The cost of most noncredit courses is $3.50 per class hour with a $10 minimum charge. 30 cents per hour universal fee is added to non-credit classes.

College preparation classes ABE, GED, ESL

The fee for ABE/GED classes is $70 per term. For more information, call 503.399.5224.

The fee for non-credit ESOL classes is $70 per term. For more information, call the ESOL office at 503.399.6298.

The fee to take the GED test is $155. For more information, call the Testing Department at 503.399.6556.