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.

2021-22 tuition and fees

Applies to the Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Summer 2022 semesters.

Residents of St. Clair County Community College district:

  • $139 per contact hour
  • $32 technology fee per contact hour

NOTE: Dual-Enrollment tuition set at $131 per contact hour and $32 technology fee per contact hour.

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

  • $260 per contact hour
  • $32 technology fee per contact hour

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

  • $378 per contact hour
  • $32 technology fee per contact hour

Additional fees

  • $95 student fee (non-refundable) per semester
  • Laboratory or course fees as required
  • $73 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, ETW and ETA courses)
  • $25 fee per Allied Health program application
  • Other fees may apply

Nursing program tuition

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

Residents of St. Clair County Community College district:

  • $186 per contact hour
  • $32 technology fee per contact hour

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

  • $307 per contact hour
  • $32 technology fee per contact hour

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

  • $425 per contact hour
  • $32 technology fee per contact hour

Tuition payment schedule by term

Fall 2021 semester

  • April 12, 2021 to May 21, 2021 – No payment required until final due date of May 28, 2021. Partial payments are accepted through May 27, 2021.
  • May 22, 2021 to August 27, 2021 – 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. A registration restriction will be imposed for students that have been dropped for non-payment twice in the same semester.

Residency requirement

To qualify for in-district tuition rates, new residents must submit a Proof of Residency Form and provide proof of in-district residency. This proof can be demonstrated via a valid driver license, Michigan ID card, or Voter Registration card. The Residency Change Form and proof of in-district residency must be submitted to the One-stop Student Service Center (first floor, SC4 Welcome Center) prior to the start of the semester in which the student is seeking in-district tuition rates.

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.

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.