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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 2023 - 2024 Tuition & Fees

Effective summer term 2023 –

  • Oregon and border state students: $138 per credit hour ($101 tuition + $37 universal fee)
  • Out-of-state students: $309 per credit hour ($272 tuition + $37 universal fee)
  • International students: $309 per credit hour ($272 tuition + $37 universal fee) plus a non-refundable $265 fee per-term for students attending with an F1 visa)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS): $212 per credit hour ($175 tuition + $37 universal fee)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Out-of-state students: $387 per credit hour ($350 tuition + $37 universal fee)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) International students: $387 per credit hour ($350 tuition + $37 universal fee)

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:

Name Rate Purpose
Athletics Fee $0.95 Provides general support for athletic programs
General Fund $27.80 Provides funding for student supporting services and operational support for the college
Instructional Equipment Fee $3.20 Funds replacement and repair of equipment and software for instructional delivery and academic and student support services
Safety and Security Fee $0.70 Contributes to enhancing the safety and security of all college properties 
Student Activity Fee $0.45 Provides support for student retention efforts, multicultural activities, student ID system, and other student success efforts
Student Initiated Fee $0.70 Funds student leadership programs, clubs and activities, and a legislative internship program
Student Success Fee $2.50 Provides support for initiatives directed by the college's strategic plan related to student success and access
Technology Fee $0.70 Assists the college in making investments to maintain core technology infrastructure
Total $37.00  

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

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

Term First Late Fee $25 Second Late Fee $25 Third Late Fee $25
Spring 2023

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

Fri. May 12th, 2023 Fri. June 9, 2023
Summer 2023 Mon. July 31, 2023 Mon. Aug. 14, 2023
Fall 2023 Fri. Nov. 3, 2023 Fri. Dec. 1, 2023
Winter 2024 Fri. Feb. 16, 2024 Fri. Mar. 15, 2024
Spring 2024 Fri. May 10, 2024 Fri. June 7, 2024

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:   $101
Universal Fee per credit:   $37
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Estimated Tuition:
Tuition and universal fee rate is for the 2023-2024 academic year.   Additional class fees may apply.   See Net Price Calculator for total estimated cost of attendance.