Tuition

Here are three important facts to consider when you are looking at PTC's tuition.

  1. No fees. Your tuition doesn't increase with the addition of fees. At PTC, there is no application fee, no technology or computer lab fee, no university services fee, no activities fee, and no graduation fee. Fees at other schools can add thousands of dollars to the stated tuition price.
  2. No tuition increase. Your tuition will not increase from one year to the next. When you select a program and a start date, you will know your total tuition for the entire program of study, provided you do not interrupt your studies.
  3. No out of state tuition premium. If you live outside Pennsylvania, you do not pay a higher tuition. All students in the same program who start at the same time pay the same tuition, regardless of where they live.

You may be asking, "Can I afford it?" Paying for college is an investment in your future. Make sure you maximize your financial aid opportunities. When you are ready to visit campus, one of our financial planners will work with you to maximize your eligibility for:

  • State and Federal Grants
  • Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other sources of aid

Financial Aid

Many families are surprised at just how affordable PTC can be when they see the bottom line cost.

The only way to know if PTC is right for you is to start with a campus visit. Whether you're just checking us out or you're ready to make PTC your school, we will work with you to design a financial aid package that takes advantage of all the programs available to you.

Reality of College Costs

At PTC, there are no surprise out-of-pocket costs. While most colleges have fees which can add thousands of dollars in unanticipated expenses, PTC has none.


* programs also offered online
** Total books and total supplies costs are estimates and can vary based on student use and time of enrollment.
Evening and Online Programs can vary in length.

  • Official Tuition
  • July 2017 – April 2018
    • Associate Degrees
      academic year
      tuition
      estimated books, kits, uniforms
      • Business
      • Business Administration
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,875
      • Criminal Justice
      • Criminal Justice
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,820
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,145
      • Design
      • Graphic Design
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,446
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,630
      • Computer Aided Drafting
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,605
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,420
      • Multimedia Technologies
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,154
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,670
      • Energy and Electronics Technology
      • Energy and Electronics Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,140
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,030
      • Smart Building Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,140
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,840
      • Healthcare
      • Medical Assisting
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,410
      • Medical Office Administration
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,930
      • Surgical Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,617
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,735
      • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
      • Hospitality Management Admin.
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,760
      • Culinary Arts
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,050
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,845
      • Information Technology
      • Computer Programming
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,140
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,770
      • Information Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,605
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,045
      • Nursing
      • Nursing
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,650
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,925
      • Trades Technology
      • HVAC Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $13,800
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,505
      • Welding Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $14,850
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,570
    • Bachelor's Degrees
      academic year
      tuition
      estimated books, kits, uniforms
      • Business
      • Business Administration
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,875
      • Information Technology
      • Information Systems and Tech.
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,605
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,840
    • Certificate Programs
      academic year
      tuition
      estimated books, kits, uniforms
      • Baking & Pastry
        academic year
        tuition
        $12,000
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $880
      • Culinary Arts
        academic year
        tuition
        $15,150
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,700
      • HVAC Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $13,800
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,260
      • Medical Coding
        academic year
        tuition
        $14,355
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,525
      • Practical Nursing
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,400
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $3,405
      • Therapeutic Massage Practitioner
        academic year
        tuition
        $11,900
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $2,705
      • Welding Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,500
        estimated books, kits, uniforms
        $1,360
  • Estimates listed for books, kits, and uniforms are current as of July 1, 2017 but are subject to change.
  • If a student withdraws from PTC before graduation, the student will be charged for books, kits and supplies received.
  • PTC defines an academic year as 36 quarter credit hours over a period of at least 30 weeks.

Housing Costs


A $350 HOUSING DEPOSIT COMPLETES YOUR HOUSING REQUEST.

Student housing is limited. Some students are assigned temporary accommodations in a hotel suite and transferred as student housing becomes available.

Students residing in on-campus and off-campus student apartments must leave during the July break for apartment cleaning and maintenance.

*First-year housing costs for students entering July 2017, October 2017, and January 2018.
Student housing requires a one-year commitment.
PTC student housing is available to students under the age of 26.


On-Campus apartments

$2,185 per student per quarter for single occupancy*
$1,900 for double occupancy*

  • Apartments for 5 students
  • Private and shared bedrooms
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Kitchen with microwave, range and refrigerator (Meals are the student’s responsibility.)
  • Secure card-access, four-story buildings
  • Furnished units
  • Smoke-free buildings
  • TV cable, internet access, local phone service, and utilities are included
  • Free parking on site
  • Exercise room and common areas for activities
  • Laundry room
  • A five-minute walk from the classroom building
  • Off-Campus apartments

Off-Campus apartments

$1,900 per student per quarter*

  • Apartments for 2-5 students
  • Shared apartments
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Kitchen with microwave, range and refrigerator (Meals are the student’s responsibility.)
  • Secure buildings
  • Furnished units
  • Smoke-free buildings
  • TV cable, internet access, local phone service, and utilities are included
  • Free parking on site
  • Exercise room and game room
  • Laundry room
  • Close to shopping, dining and job opportunities
  • Free transportation provided to and from the campus

Private Accommodations 

Some students prefer the independence of private accommodations. This option is best for the student 21 or older. PTC’s Resident Life Department can direct you to private apartments convenient to our North Fayette Campus.

You choose the apartment and make your own arrangements with the landlord or leasing agent.

Monthly rent can vary widely depending on the unit, its amenities, size and location, accessibility to public transportation and the number of roommates.

 


A nonprofit Institution

PTC can help launch your career with a hands-on, personal approach
and a wide range of advantages over traditional institutions.

Pittsburgh Technical College, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale PA, 15071
(412) 809-5100