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.

2019-20 tuition and fees

Residents of St. Clair County Community College district:

  • $131 per contact hour
  • $30 technology fee per contact hour

NOTE: This rate also applies to out-of-district high school students taking classes approved by and paid for by their school district (dual-enrollment).

Residents of the state of Michigan outside the college district:

  • $257 per contact hour
  • $30 technology fee per contact hour

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

  • $375 per contact hour
  • $30 technology fee per contact hour

Additional fees:

  • $95 student fee (non-refundable) per semester
  • Laboratory, course and program fees as required by course
  • $70 fee per online course
  • $45 per contact hour nursing program fee
  • $15 HIT program fee per contact hour
  • $25 per Allied Health application fee
  • $30 fee per high-cost course applies to all ETM, ETG, ETE, ETP, ETW and ETA courses
  • Other fees may apply

Tuition payment schedule by term

Winter 2020 semester

  • November 4, 2019 to November 15, 2019 – No payment required until final due date of November 22, 2019. Partial payments are accepted through November 21, 2019.
  • November 23, 2019 to January 17, 2020 – 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 Residency Change 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.