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Education that is affordable

The Cost of Attending Chemeketa

Chemeketa provides you one of the most affordable higher education opportunities in Oregon. Find out how much you'll need to pay for tuition and associated fees.

Tuition & Fee Information

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

Academic Year 2020 - 2021 Tuition & Fees

Effective summer term 2020 –

  • Oregon students: $126 per credit ($95 tuition + $31 universal fee)
  • Online students: $126 per credit ($95 tuition + $31 universal fee) $50 online course fee waived summer term 
  • Out-of-state students: $291 per credit ($260 tuition + $31 universal fee)
  • International students: $291 per credit ($260 tuition + $31 universal fee) plus a non-refundable $265 fee per-term for students attending with an F1 visa)

The costs cited above are for tuition and universal fees. Some classes have additional fees such as online course, materials and lab fees. 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.

More About Residency

  • You are an Oregon student if you have established Oregon as your permanent residence at least 90 days before the term starts. The college may ask you to have proof of this
  • You are a domestic distance education (online only) student if you reside in the USA or US territories taking only online classes through Chemeketa
  • You are an out-of-state student if your permanent residence is outside of Oregon
  • You are an international student if you must have an I-20 immigration document
  • If you are a Choice Act Veteran contact Chemeketa’s Veterans Services office to ensure you are eligible
  • Learn more about your tuition rate based on your residency

Non-Credit Class Costs

Call 503.399.4949 for current costs

College Prep Classes

  • Call 503.399.5224 for current costs of ABE and GED classes
  • Call 503.399.6298 for current costs of non-credit ESOL classes
  • Call the Testing Department at 503.399.6556 for the current fee to take the GED test

Late Fee Accrual Dates

TermFirst Late Fee $25Second Late Fee $25Third Late Fee $25
Spring 2020

On unpaid accounts as of the
first day of term or ten (10)
days after registration
(whichever is later)

Late fee waived Late fee waived
Summer 2020 Mon. July 27, 2020 Mon. Aug. 10, 2020
Fall 2020 Fri. Nov. 6, 2020 Fri. Dec. 4, 2020
Winter 2021 Fri. Feb. 12, 2021 Fri. Mar. 12, 2021
Spring 2021 Fri. May 7, 2021 Fri. June 4, 2021

The maximum late fee per term is $75.

A past due account may result in future denial of services including –

  • Registration
  • Withholding of transcripts
  • Denial of future credit
  • Impact on credit history
  • Additional collection charges and legal fees

Oregon Student Tuition Calculator

Tuition per credit:   $95
Universal Fee per credit:   $31
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Estimated Tuition:
Tuition and universal fee rate is for the 2020-2021 academic year.   Additional class fees may apply.   See Net Price Calculator for total estimated cost of attendance.