The Oregon Coast Community College Board of Education evaluates tuition rates annually or more often as changing fiscal conditions dictate. Tuition supports a portion of the cost of direct instruction.  Fees help cover the cost of instructional supplies, equipment, supplies, document processing and other related instructional costs. Required books and personal supplies must be purchased in addition to course fees. Some classes also have additional special fees. Fee charges are listed in the schedule of classes and are paid in addition to tuition. Fees also help offset the cost of maintenance and repair of instructional equipment and instructional facilities.

Tuition/Fee Schedule
Charge Type
Amount
Tuition*
$99 / credit
Other tuition and fees my be charged for specialized courses and programs such as Aquarium Science, EMT, Nursing, special workshops, and higher-cost training and instruction.
Out-of-State Tuition
$214 / credit
Universal Credit Fee
$7 / credit
$33 and up / course
$28 and up / course
Science Courses $28 and up / course
Deferred Tuition Contract $20 / term
Later Payment Fee $50 / term
COMPASS Placement Test $15
COMPASS Placement Test Retest
$5 per subject
Basic Skills Class (ABE/GED/ESOL) $20 / term
GED Test
$38
GED Retest
$10 per subject

*Other fees may be included to reflect costs associated with instruction, such as Aquarium Science, Art, laboratories, EMT (Emergency Medical Technology), Nursing, Community Education & SBDC classes and workshops, and higher-cost training and instruction. Fees help to cover classroom rental, equipment and related instructional costs. Fees are subject to change without notice. Scholarships are available. Call Student Services at 541-867-8501 for more information.

Late Payment Fee
A late payment fee of $50 is assessed on all deferred tuition payments not made by the due dates. This fee is also assessed on contracts from previous terms that are past due.

Determination of Residency
To qualify as a local or state resident, the student must have resided in Oregon for the past 90 days. Border state (California, Idaho, Nevada and Washington) students pay in-state tuition.

Adding or Dropping a Class
Students wishing to change their schedule by adding or dropping classes, in accordance with the Academic Calendar, need to do so via their myOCCC accounts.

 

To help students better navigate Financial Aid and other payment questions, OCCC created the ‘Pay Your Way to Success’ policy.  Pay in full or make college approved payment arrangements by the Thursday prior to the start of the term to avoid being automatically dropped from your classes.  Your registration is secure if you have a financial aid award letter, have set up a college approved payment plan, have arranged with Accounts Receivable for a third party payment, or have a scholarship that will cover your student account balance for the term.

For more information, please watch a brief video about Pay Your Way to Success.

If you have financial aid questions, please email us.  If you have questions regarding third party payments or scholarships, please email accounts@occc.cc.or.us.

Payment Obligations
By registering for a class at Oregon Coast Community College, you have incurred a legal obligation to pay all tuition, fees, and any other charges relating to your enrollment, even if your charges are being paid by another party. Unless you officially drop your courses within the full refund period each term, you are obligated to meet the payment deadline found on the academic calendar.

Late Payment Fee
A late payment fee of $50 will be charged if you do not meet OCCC’s payment requirements.

Payments may be made by any of the following methods:

  • Credit Cards: Discover Card, VISA & MasterCard
  • Cash: US funds only
  • Checks: Personal checks, travelers checks, cashiers checks, and money orders are accepted. Make check payable to Oregon Coast Community College. A $25 charge and all collection costs, including court costs, will be charged on returned checks. After receiving two returned checks from you, all future payments must be made by cash, credit card, or cashiers check.  Personal checks will no longer be accepted. Returned checks of any nature, including NSF and stop payment, do not cancel your financial obligation for payment.
  • Financial Aid: Financial aid awards will be applied to your account.  You are responsible for any remaining balance.  Financial aid funds in excess of the student account balance will be refunded.
  • Alternate Funding Source/Third Party Payments: Present official payment authorization to Sharon Hahn, Accounts Receivable/Bookstore Manager (541-867-8504).  Note:  You can use the mail slot in the Commons at OCCC’s Central County Campus to leave paperwork for Sharon.  If you have questions, please contact Sharon Hahn directly.

Installment Payment Plan (Deferred Payment Plan)

The College offers an installment payment plan to help you meet your tuition expenses more easily. You can arrange for a payment plan at the Central County Campus or North County Center Student Services Office or on-line at myOCCC. Any student may participate in the Installment Payment Plan, except those noted below. If you qualify, the following conditions apply:
  • you must register using your social security number
  • a $20 processing fee will be charged
  • a minimum payment of 1/3 plus the $20 processing fee must be made by Thursday prior to the beginning of classes each term
  • the remaining balance, after down payment, will be divided into two equal installments. A late payment charge of $25 will be added to the outstanding balance for each installment that is not made by the due date
  • any balance remaining on the last day of the term may immediately be referred to a collection agency, the Oregon Department of Revenue, or an attorney for collection. Collection and/or attorney fees will be added to the outstanding balance
  • any balance due may be deducted from all financial assistance or scholarships awarded to you
  • you will not be allowed to register for subsequent terms until your account is paid in full
    NOTE: The Installment Payment Plan is not available to:
  • students receiving full funding from financial assistance, scholarships, or alternate source
  • students owing less than $100

The deferred tuition program permits an opportunity to extend tuition and fee payments. Education expenses are payable on scheduled due dates. If you withdraw after the refund period, you remain responsible for the balance of your deferred payments.

Missed Payments

Individuals failing to meet the scheduled payment due date will forfeit future participation in the deferred tuition program. The first missed payment deadline will result in a one-term suspension, a second missed deadline will result in a permanent suspension of eligibility in the deferred tuition program. Deferred tuition payments can be made at any college center or mailed to OCCC, Attn: Business Office, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366. All payments must be received by the contracted due date.