Tuition and Fees
A non-refundable application fee of $25 is charged to each applicant for admission to full-or part-time status. The application fee is charged only once, as long as a student enrolls and pays fees within two years of the application.
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $31 per term for part-time (1-11 credit hours) students. Full-time students defined as taking 12 credit hours or more will not be charged a registration fee. This is refunded only when classes are cancelled by the College.
Tuition charges are per credit hour. Students pay for every credit hour registered.
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NOTICE: Tuition and all fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Refund of Tuition
To receive a tuition refund, students must complete the drop/add form in the Office of Advising and Counseling, Room 148 of the Public Service Building. The date used to calculate the amount of fees to be refunded will be the date which the completed drop/add form is approved by the Office of Advising and Counseling. The refund schedule for a standard term is as follows:
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No refunds will be given for courses dropped after the second week of the term. (Summer term refunds may vary according to the length of the class.) All refunds will be issued within 30 days of the approved withdrawal.
Forms of Payment
Students can pay fees on-line through STARS. Online payment options include E-checking or E-savings, and credit cards of Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Payments can also be made in the Cashier’s Office by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Student Installment Payment Plan
This plan is an alternative to the single payment of fees due prior to each academic term. The payment plan requires students to pay one-third of their fees plus a non-refundable $25 fee per term by the published deadline. The remaining balance is divided into two installments and is payable in approximately four-week increments. If the second or third installment payments are not received by the due date, the student will be assessed a $20 late fee for each late payment.
Late Payment Fee
There is a late payment fee of $50 for tuition and fees received after the published payment deadline.
Returned Payment Fee
A fee of $35 will be assessed for all checks returned to the College. A fee of $15 will be assessed for all rejected web payments.
Students who have neglected to pay their fees in full may be denied services such as grades, transcripts, financial aid, further registration and graduation. Some accounts may be referred to a collection agency. In addition to any outstanding tuition and fees, the student will be responsible for the costs of collection including, without limitation, interest, penalties, collection agency costs, court costs and attorney fees.
Students that encounter difficulty in meeting their financial obligations should discuss the situation with the Business Office or Financial Aid Office before such measures become necessary.
Laboratory Fees and Instructional Support Charges
Laboratory fees and instructional support charges will be assessed for the cost of supplies and equipment used in selected courses.
Distance Education Fee
There is a $10.50 per credit hour charge for each distance education course taken.
A non-refundable graduation fee of $25 is charged to all students receiving a degree. This fee is payable to the Business Office with the student’s graduation petition. The petition is available in either the Office of Advising and Counseling or the Records and Registration Office. (See the Graduation Requirements section for graduation petition deadlines.)
Tuition Reimbursement/Deferment Option
For students eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits from their employer, the College offers deferment of tuition and fees until 30 days after the term of registration. There is a $25 fee per term to defer tuition with this option. It is necessary for students to complete the Tuition Reimbursement/Deferment form each term they choose to use this option. The $25 fee is payable when the deferment form is presented to the Business Office.
Credit by Examination, Credit for Experience, and Credit for Non-Academic Learning
Students may receive up to 30 credit hours. The fee is $25 per credit hour, payable in the Business Office. These requests cannot be processed during the term of intended graduation. See the Dean/Chairperson of your academic division for more information.