How much does it cost to attend CGCC?
Service fee - $30 per credit
Service fees are universal fees charged per credit intended to replace fees such as technology and parking fees.
Activities fee - $5 per credit
Universal fees charged per credit to cover activities and events.
Online/Hybrid fee - $20 per course
Online and hybrid classes are delivered through a online learning system (LMS), and a fee is charged per class to cover administrative costs of the technology.
Instructional fee/program fee/book fee - varies by course
Some courses include a fee that covers additional instructional costs or materials for that class. These may be charged on a per-course or per-credit basis, and are listed with the specific class to which they apply.
Lab fee - varies by course
Lab fees are charged for classes that have supplies and materials used by students each term for specific classes.
Community Education Classes
Tuition and fees for community education classes and other non-credit courses are listed with the course in Course Storm.
Discounts and Waivers
Discounts for District Residents, age 65+
District residents of Hood River or Wasco Counties 65 years or older are eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition discount on both credit and community education classes on a seat available basis. Check the course description for discount eligibility. Discounts do not apply to full classes or to lab and other class fees. You will be notified if the class is full and the tuition discount will not apply. Request your discount at the time of payment or by calling the Business Office.
Oregon Senior Option−applies to credit classes only
Senior Oregon residents are eligible for a program called Oregon Senior Option that allows them to audit credit classes that are not full while paying no tuition. Students pay associated fees and book costs. Additional paperwork is required. For more information, contact Student Services.
Ways to pay
Pay online, by phone, by mail, or in person. CGCC accepts Visa, Discover, Mastercard, American Express, checks, and U.S. currency.
Online payments can be made through the student portal (MyCGCC). You must have a student login to pay using this method.
The Business Office and Student Services can take payments over the phone with a credit card.
Call the Business Office at (541) 506-6057
Call Student Services at (541) 506-6011, option 2
Send checks payable to Columbia Gorge Community College to the following address:
Columbia Gorge Community College
Attention: Business Office
400 East Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058-3434
Payments can be made in person on The Dalles campus at the Business Office or Student Services.
Business Office - Building 2, Room 2.103 - Cashier Window
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am-4 pm; Friday 8 am-12 pm (noon)
Student Services - Building 3 - Student Services front desk
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am-5:30 pm; Friday 9 am-11:30 am
If you are receiving financial aid, your financial award will be automatically applied to your bill. You are responsible for any remaining charges. See the Receiving Financial Aid page for additional information.
Refund Requests Within the Drop Period
The Business Office automatically issues refunds to students who drop within the drop period. The refund process as follows:
- Refunds from tuition and fees are first applied to outstanding charges on the student's account. If the student receives financial aid and opted to charge books on his/her account, this will also be deducted prior to any refund.
- If the credit is the result of a payment by check or cash, a check is issued in the student's name.
- If the credit is the result of a bank card payment, the refund will be applied to the original bank card.
- Refunds resulting from check overpayment are held two weeks from the date of the original payment.
Refund Requests After the Drop Period
If an extreme hardship prevented the student from completing a course, and the student could not drop during the refund period, he or she may request to have tuition charges removed from his or her account. Fees, especially any non-refundable fees may not be refunded. A Tuition Appeal form for requesting a refund can be obtained from Student Services in The Dalles or Hood River. Students submitting a Tuition Appeal form will be asked to provide documentation of circumstances to support their claim. The petition, and all accompanying documentation, must be received by the filing deadline to be considered. Please see the form for more details.