A $50 Application Fee must accompany each admission application and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Applicants must also pay an Enrollment Deposit which is nonrefundable and nontransferable unless the applicant initiates cancellation and submits a written refund request within three working days of the payment and before classes begin. The Enrollment Deposit will be credited to the student’s account on the Sept. 23, 2024/Feb. 17, 2025 statement. The date the Enrollment Deposit is paid determines the amount paid (see table below). International students must pay the Enrollment Deposit at the time of application.
||Oct. 1–Feb. 29
||Mar. 1–July 31
||Mar. 1–Apr. 30
||Aug. 1–Sept. 30
||May 1–Semester Start
||Oct. 1–Semester Start
Applicants who enroll in Fourth Year Tuition-Free program are eligible for a waived or reduced Enrollment Deposit based on enrollment date.
The $4,959 tuition per semester allows you to register for up to 17 semester hours without an overload charge. Additional hours above 17 are charged at the rate of $295.20 per hour for credit or $147.60 per hour to audit. Part-time students (taking 11 hours or fewer per semester) are charged at the rate of $413.25 per hour for credit or $206.63 per hour to audit. Residence hall students are expected to take a minimum of 12 semester hours. In the rare event that a residence hall student is granted permission to take fewer than 12 hours, he is still classified as full-time financially as well as academically. Tuition covers fees for library access, Fine Arts Series, athletic events, yearbook, and collegian and class dues.
Room and Board
The room and board cost ($2,575 per semester) provides residence hall students with housing and meals from each semester’s arrival deadline through the semester’s end date. Students will live in one of seven residence hall buildings. These buildings are furnished with private (or adjoining) bathrooms. Students will also have wireless internet access, room telephones with free local and toll-free calling, and a large laundry room on each floor. With three dining options (Four Winds, Varsity, and Grab N Go) and multiple menu choices, students have a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The PCC room and board plan is a flat rate per semester that cannot be reduced for lack of use by active students.
Health Services Fee
Fees incurred for on-campus labs, diagnostic testing, and pharmaceuticals are applied to the student’s account at the time of service. After-hours health needs and serious illnesses or injuries are referred to off-campus medical facilities associated with one of three hospitals in the area.
International Student Processing Fee
All enrolled international students are required to pay the $100 International Student Processing Fee. This fee is used to pay for specialized services used by and for international students, such as visa processing and compliance reporting required by the Federal Government.
Each new undergraduate and Academy student is required to place a $50 Security Deposit for unpaid breakage costs, property damage, or account charges. The Security Deposit will be applied to the student’s account after the termination of enrollment to cover any outstanding balance, and then the remainder will be refunded.
Academic Program Fee
The Academic Program Fee is paid with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th payments each semester. This fee varies from one program of study to another. Some majors require courses that use special facilities or equipment, and the fee reflects that usage. Academic Program Fee charges are assessed according to the declared major at the end of the drop/add period and are listed in the catalog with each major. Part-time students pay a prorated fee based on the number of credits taken. Students with a double major pay the larger program fee plus half of the smaller. Students with an undeclared major pay a fee of $25 per semester (3 payments of $8.33).
Music Course Fees
Music course fees underwrite the cost for personalized music instruction and are paid by all who are registered for the following courses at the end of the drop/add period:
(brass, harp, hymnplaying, percussion, piano, strings, voice, woodwind)
Access and Technology Fee—Online Learning
This $170 fee ($85 for audited courses) covers technology services for online‐learning students including corresponding hardware, infrastructure, and support and course delivery. In addition, it covers services such as general course administration costs and the cost of online proctoring.