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 2018 – April 2019
    • Associate Degrees
      academic year
      tuition
      • Business
      • Business Administration
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
      • Criminal Justice
      • Criminal Justice
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,820
      • Culinary Arts
      • Culinary Arts
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,050
      • Design
      • Graphic Design
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,446
      • Computer Aided Drafting
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,605
      • Multimedia Technologies
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,154
      • Energy and Electronics Technology
      • Energy and Electronics Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,140
      • Smart Building Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,140
      • Healthcare
      • Medical Assisting
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
      • Medical Office Administration
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
      • Surgical Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,617
      • Hospitality
      • Hospitality Management Admin.
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
      • Information Technology
      • Computer Programming
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,140
      • Information Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,605
      • Nursing
      • Nursing
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,650
      • Trades Technology
      • HVAC Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $13,800
      • Welding Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $14,850
    • Bachelor's Degrees
      academic year
      tuition
      • Business
      • Business Administration
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,130
      • Information Technology
      • Information Systems and Tech.
        academic year
        tuition
        $19,605
    • Certificate Programs
      academic year
      tuition
      • Baking & Pastry
        academic year
        tuition
        $12,000
      • Culinary Arts
        academic year
        tuition
        $15,150
      • Electrician Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $10,800
      • HVAC Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $13,800
      • Medical Coding
        academic year
        tuition
        $14,355
      • Practical Nursing
        academic year
        tuition
        $17,400
      • Therapeutic Massage Practitioner
        academic year
        tuition
        $11,900
      • Welding Technology
        academic year
        tuition
        $16,500
  • 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.

Space in PTC student apartments is limited and assigned based on the dates that housing deposits are submitted. In order to ensure your space, please submit your deposit as early as possible. For details or questions, contact the PTC Resident Life staff at 412.809.5126 or your Admissions Coordinator.

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 2018, October 2018, and January 2019.
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

$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

Pittsburgh Technical College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.