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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 2021 - 2022 Tuition & Fees

Effective summer term 2021 –

  • Oregon students: $130 per credit ($96 tuition + $34 universal fee)
  • Online students: $130 per credit ($96 tuition + $34 universal fee) 
  • Out-of-state students: $295 per credit ($261 tuition + $34 universal fee)
  • International students: $295 per credit ($261 tuition + $34 universal fee) plus a non-refundable $265 fee per-term for students attending with an F1 visa)

The universal fee shown above is used to support a variety of activities. The breakdown of the universal fee and the uses are as follows:

NameRatePurpose
Athletics $0.95 Provides general support for athletic programs
Capital Maintenance $2.80 Contributes to routine facility maintenance and repairs
Computer Lab Upgrade $0.40 Funds upgrades to computer labs
Emergency Management Planning $0.70 Contributes to enhancing the safety and security of all college properties 
General Fund $21.97 Provides general operational support for the college
Instructional Equipment $2.23 Funds replacement and repair of equipment and software for support services and instructional delivery
Non-Instructional Equipment $0.20 Funds technology, primarily computers, for employees in supporting service areas of the college
Student Initiated Fee $0.70 Funds student leadership programs, clubs and activities, and a legislative internship program
Student Life Support $0.45 Provides support for student government, student activities and student retention efforts
Student Success $2.50 Provides support for initiatives directed by the college's strategic plan related to student success and access
Technology Administration $0.70 Supplemental funding for college-wide technology
Telephone Service $0.40 Supplmental support for college communications equipment and administration
Total $34.00  

The costs cited above are for tuition and universal fees. Some classes have additional fees such as 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 2021

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

Fri. May 7th, 2021 Fri. June 4, 2021
Summer 2021 Mon. July 26, 2021 Mon. Aug. 9, 2021
Fall 2021 Fri. Nov. 5, 2021 Fri. Dec. 3, 2021
Winter 2022 Fri. Feb. 11, 2022 Fri. Mar. 11, 2022
Spring 2022 Fri. May 6, 2022 Fri. June 3, 2022

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:   $96
Universal Fee per credit:   $34
Number of credits:  
Number of terms:  
Estimated Tuition:
 
Tuition and universal fee rate is for the 2021-2022 academic year.   Additional class fees may apply.   See Net Price Calculator for total estimated cost of attendance.