St. Clair County Community College

Higher education for the Blue Water Area and beyond

Tuition and fees

Tuition and Fees

Paying for college

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

SC4’s in-district tuition and fees are about one-third of the average cost at one of Michigan’s four-year public universities. Additionally, SC4 students may also benefit from financial aid packages, scholarships, grants and loans.

Residents of St. Clair County Community College District:

  • $146 per contact hour
  • $37 technology fee per contact hour

NOTE: Dual-Enrollment tuition set at $138 per contact hour and $37 technology fee per contact hour.

Residents of the state of Michigan outside of the college district:

  • $273 per contact hour
  • $37 technology fee per contact hour

Residents outside the state of Michigan and international students enrolled through visas:

  • $396 per contact hour
  • $37 technology fee per contact hour

Additional fees

  • Laboratory or course fees as required
  • $99 fee per online course (applies to course sections 60 – 69 and 80 – 89)
  • $32 fee per high-cost course (applies to all ETM, ETG, ETE, ETP and ETW courses)
  • $25 fee per Allied Health program application
  • Other fees may apply

Health care programs’ tuition

Applies to students enrolled in Practical Nursing (LPN), Associate Degree Nursing (ADN/RN), Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technology and Transition Nursing programs.

Residents of St. Clair County Community College District:

  • $198 per contact hour
  • $37 technology fee per contact hour

Residents of the state of Michigan outside of the college district:

  • $325 per contact hour
  • $37 technology fee per contact hour

Residents outside the state of Michigan and international students enrolled through visas:

  • $448 per contact hour
  • $37 technology fee per contact hour

Tuition payment schedule by term

Winter 2023 semester

  • October 31, 2022, to December 9, 2022 – No payment required until final due date of December 9, 2022. Partial payments are accepted through December 9, 2022.
  • December 10, 2022, to January 13, 2023 – Payment in full required at the time of registration.

Payment options

Payments can be made online via Service Center Student Finance, by logging in to the SC4 Portal. To pay by phone, call (810) 989-5513.

Budget plans for fall, winter and summer are available online with NELNET.

We reserve the right to remove students from courses for not complying with the tuition payment schedule. Students who fail to meet the requirements of their financial aid or Nelnet payment plan will have a registration restriction placed on their account, which will prohibit further registration activity in the current or future semester(s) until tuition balances are satisfied.

Also, a registration restriction will be imposed for students who have been dropped for non-payment twice in the same semester.


Residency requirement

Residents of the St. Clair County Community College district pay taxes to support SC4 through a voter-approved millage rate. The current SC4 district is based upon St. Clair County K-12 school districts and does not include persons living in St. Clair County who reside in Anchor Bay, Armada, Richmond, Brown City, or Croswell-Lexington school districts.

SC4 students are responsible for maintaining an accurate address at the college for the purpose of billing tuition appropriately, as well as mailing refunds or other pertinent information. Because residency corresponds to a student’s address and consequently determines the student’s tuition rate, a student wishing to be classified as an SC4 in-district resident must meet the following requirement:

  • Must have been a bona fide resident in the SC4 college district prior to the start date of the intended semester of enrollment

NOTE: International students (i.e. those students attending SC4 on an F-1 visa) cannot establish residency.

Residency of all students under 18 years of age follows that of their parents or legal guardians. Students who falsify their residency will be subject to payment of tuition at the correct residency rate. Charges in such cases will be retroactive.

To qualify for in-district tuition rates, new residents must complete the following steps, and submit documentation to Enrollment Services in Room 214, Main Building, prior to the first day of the intended semester of enrollment to be charged at the in-district rate:

  1. Complete a Proof of Residency Form.
  2. Provide a copy of a valid Michigan driver license, Michigan ID card, or Voter Registration card showing the current in-district address dated prior to the start date of the intended semester of enrollment.

Appeals may be made to the Registrar. 

Residents of the college district who are 60 years and older qualify for a tuition reduction of 50% on most credit courses (a few special classes are exempt from discounts). This reduction does not apply to any course fees.

Please note that all changes in residency status should be reported immediately to the Enrollment Services office.


Refund Policy

Tuition and refundable fees for courses dropped during the established deadlines below will be refunded in full.

Course LengthDrop/Add with a Refund
16 weeks (Full Term Fall and Winter Semesters)   5 calendar days from the semester start date
6 weeks (Full Term Summer Semester)  5 calendar days from the semester start date
3 to 15 weeks5 calendar days from the start date of the class
1 day to 2 weeks     first day of class

The student fee (assessed at the time of registration each semester) is non-refundable.

Refunds for less than $5 will be processed upon request. No refund will be made for courses dropped after the established deadline dates, unless said course(s) are dropped as a result of student illness or injury, or student military service. The student will be required to provide a physician’s (or equivalent) verification of illness or injury or proof of being called up for military service. (The student must already be in the service to qualify.) Refunds granted due to illness, injury or military service will be pro-rated. Injured, ill or military students unable to drop in person should have a family member or friend contact the Records office within the Welcome Center to initiate the process.

Students who receive Title IV Federal Aid and withdraw from any classes during the first 60% of the semester must have the amount of financial aid they are entitled to recalculated. The student/school may be required to return a portion of the federal funds awarded to the student back to the Federal Government. Further information may be obtained in the Financial Aid office. Students disputing any balance due on tuition/fees must do so within 90 days of the end of the semester in which the dispute has occurred.

Contact

Office of Financial Aid
(810) 989-5530
financialaid@sc4.edu