417 Tuition, Fees, and Refunds for Credit Classes

P-417.1 Effective with the summer session each year, credit tuition and fees are as follows:

  1. In-District Students
      $95
  2. Out-of-District, In-State Students
      $143
  3. Out-of-State and International Students
      $215
  4. Senior Discount – Any Missouri resident 65 years of age or older on or before August 1 of a school year may enroll in college credit courses on a space available basis, on a tuition-free scholarship (does not include course fees or books). Proof of age is required at the time of registration. All tuition-free courses may be taken on either a credit or audit basis. All course prerequisites must be met prior to registration.
  5. Other Fees:
Admissions Application Fee $10
Graduation Fee

$30 during the regular application period

$50 during the late application period

$100 after the late application period has ended

Transcript Fee $5 per transcript
Nursing (RN) Program Application fee $25
Returned Checks $20 per check
Technology Fee $5 per credit hour
Telecourse Fee $45 per telecourse. Books and service fees are additional.
Pr-417.1.1

Other fees, as indicated below, may be assessed based on program/course requirements:

Lab Fees – Scuba $80
Music
$200 for 1 credit hour individual lessons
$400 for 2 credit hour individual lessons
Nursing & Allied Health Fee $750 per semester
ADN/LPN/OTA/HIT liability insurance $13.50 per year, paid in fall semester
Critical Thinking Exam NPN 101 $20
Critical Thinking Exam NPN 152 $20
Nursing 200 Course $100 National Curriculum fee
Education 210/211 $15 DFS background investigation fee
Drug Screen/Background Investigation as required in specific health-related programs $105
P-417.2 Out-of-District status will be waived for an individual whose tuition and fees are being paid by an in-district business, company, or organization.
Pr-417.2.1 In order to qualify for the above waiver, the student must provide a letter from the employer on company letterhead stating that the tuition is employer paid.
P-417.3

Missouri Returning Heroes Act
To comply with the Missouri Returning Heroes Act, tuition charged to combat veterans will be limited to fifty dollars per credit hour. Eligibility is determined, for any program leading to an undergraduate certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. A “combat veteran” is any person who served in armed combat after September 11, 2001, who was a Missouri resident when first entering the military, and who was discharged from military service under honorable conditions.

If you would like to apply, please submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (long form) and the Returning Heroes Education Act Application to the Enrollment Services Department located in the Administrative Building, Room 1113. Your documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the criteria to be considered for reduced tuition. The Office of Enrollment Services will determine the amount, if any, that your tuition will be reduced.
P-417.3 Active Duty Military Tuition Charges
To comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, SCC will charge in-state tuition rates for any member of the armed forces who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days and whose domicile or permanent duty station is in Missouri. Eligibility is also extended to the service member’s spouse or dependents. The in-state rate will apply so long as the service member, their spouse or dependent is continuously enrolled at SCC, notwithstanding a subsequent change in the permanent duty station of the service member to a location outside of Missouri.
P-417.4

Refunds – If a student withdraws from a credit course or from the College during the first 3 weeks after the start of the semester, a refund will be processed based on the date that the student withdraws.

If a student withdraws from a credit course or from the College, the student may receive a tuition refund for that session or semester provided an Add-Drop Form is completed and filed with the Admissions Office within a specified time, or the student withdraws online via SCC Connection. The date of the Add-Drop form or the date the online drop is completed is used to determine the percentage of eligible refund.

Percent of RefundTime Frame of Refund
100 Midnight on the first day of the semester through 11:59 p.m. on the seventh day.
80 Midnight on the eighth day of the semester through 11:59 p.m. on the fourteenth day of the semester.
60 Midnight on the fifteenth day of the semester through 11:59 p.m. on the twenty-first day of the semester.
Pr-417.4.1 Refund amounts are determined by specific dates within each semester for all credit classes and will be prorated for courses less than 16 weeks in length.
Pr-417.4.2 A full refund of tuition and fees is made if the College cancels a scheduled class.
Policy Code Key
P Policy PR Procedure D Definition S Supplement

Content Owner: Donna Davis — ddavis@stchas.edu
Page Updated by: Rita Lilly
Date Issued: 8/93
Date Revised: 08/05/09, 11/15/10, 02/08/2011, 03/14/2011, 03/19/2012, 06/18/2012, 03/18/2013, 2/18/2014