GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING TUITION AND FEES

Students attending Southeastern Technical College (STC) shall normally be charged tuition and related fees, unless otherwise exempted. Tuition for courses in curriculums leading to a certificate, diploma, or associate degree shall be charged on a uniform basis.

The Technical College System of Georgia shall annually review and establish application, tuition, and other fees charged by STC. In addition, student activity fees, non-revenue producing student-insurance fees, and miscellaneous services fees shall be adjusted annually.

Verification of Lawful Presence

Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before you are eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:

  • A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current Driver’s License or ID from:
    • Alabama: Issued after August 1, 2000
    • Florida: Issued after January 1, 2010
    • South Carolina: Issued after November 1, 2008
    • Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004
  • A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable
  • An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551).
  • A current, valid military identification card for active duty soldiers or veterans.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).

Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out-of-state, and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.

Georgia Students

Students who are classified as Georgia Students under TCSG’s residence policies and procedures will be charged the rate of tuition set for in-state students by TCSG.

Out of State Students

Students who are classified as Out of State students under TCSG’s residence policies and procedures will be charged a rate of tuition twice that charged for students who are classified as Georgia Students.

Under no circumstances shall Out of State students be charged tuition or fees lower than the fees charged Georgia Students. All fees, other than tuition, shall be at the same rate for all students.

Out of State Students shall be enrolled in the college on a space available basis and shall not displace any Georgia Student desiring to enroll in the college.

Non-Citizen Students

Non-Citizen Students shall not be classified as Georgia Students for tuition purposes unless lawfully present in this state and there is evidence to warrant consideration of that classification. They are to be charged a rate of tuition four (4) times that charged for students who are classified as Georgia Students.

Lawful permanent residents, refugees, asylees, or other Eligible Non-Citizens as defined by federal regulations may be extended the same consideration as citizens of the United States in determining whether they qualify as Georgia Students.

Students who reside in the United States under nonimmigrant status conditioned at least in part upon intent not to abandon a foreign domicile are NOT eligible to qualify as Georgia Students for tuition purposes.

All fees, other than tuition, shall be at the same rate for all students.

Non-Citizen Students shall be enrolled in the college on a space available basis and shall not displace any Georgia Student desiring to enroll in the college.

International Students

International students who are not residents of the United States and are in the United States pursuant to a student visa shall pay a tuition amounting to four (4) times that paid by a resident of Georgia. A presidential exception may be granted which waives the 4-times tuition rate. These students may pay in-state rates, but are not eligible for a HOPE Scholarship/Grant. This applies to nonimmigrant aliens, those on I-20 Foreign Student VISAs, and other foreign non-immigrant personnel. Foreign immigrants who are permanent residents pay the same tuition as citizens of Georgia.

No person who is unlawfully present in the United States shall be eligible for any waiver of the tuition differential.

Lawful permanent residents, refugees, asylees, or other Eligible Non-Citizens as defined by federal regulations may be extended the same consideration as citizens of the United States in determining whether they qualify as Georgia Students.

Waiver of Student Tuition and Fees

For transient students enrolled in more than one (1) Technical College during the same term, only the home Technical College shall charge the instructional support and technology fee. If the transient student is not attending the home college, the college that the student registered at first will charge the fee. The student is responsible for providing proof of payment to the remaining colleges in which they are registered. In this case, the home college will not charge the fee. All other Transient Students shall pay the instructional support and technology fee.

Exemption of Tuition and Fees

Upon request, Georgia students sixty-two (62) years of age or older who are otherwise qualified may attend technical colleges, for credit courses only, without charge or payment of the standard tuition rate on a space available basis.

Students who are enrolled solely in courses offered online and/or who, in the judgment of the president, otherwise do not utilize campus facilities shall not be charged the student activity, insurance, or the facilities fee.

Tuition and fees for all dually enrolled or jointly enrolled high school students or dually enrolled adult education students, up to the amount not covered by HOPE, may be exempted. If a college utilizes this option, it must apply to all dually or jointly enrolled high school students or dually enrolled adult education students attending the college for the time frame the exemption applies.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are payable at registration for each term. Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card and may be paid online through BannerWeb, by telephone, or in person. Checks should be made payable to Southeastern Technical College and may not be post-dated. Continuing education and specialty course fees are assessed on a cost recovery plus formula.

Southeastern Technical College Fees

Type of Fee Fee
Instructional Fee $55.00
Technology Fee $105.00
Registration Fee $65.00
Parking/ Facilities Fee $50.00*
Student Activity Fee $45.00*
Campus Safety Fee $25.00
Accident Insurance Fee $6.00*
Total Fees $351.00
* Fee not accessed if all classes are online.

Southeastern Technical College Tuition and Fee Charges

Credit Hours Tuition Tuition & Fees Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
1 $100.00 $451.00 $551.00
2 $200.00 $551.00 $751.00
3 $300.00 $651.00 $951.00
4 $400.00 $751.00 $1,151.00
5 $500.00 $851.00 $1,351.00
6 $600.00 $951.00 $1,551.00
7 $700.00 $1,051.00 $1,751.00
8 $800.00 $1,151.00 $1,951.00
9 $900.00 $1,251.00 $2,151.00
10 $1,000.00 $1,351.00 $2,351.00
11 $1,100.00 $1,451.00 $2,551.00
12 $1,200.00 $1,551.00 $2,751.00
13 $1,300.00 $1,651.00 $2,951.00
14 $1,400.00 $1,751.00 $3,151.00
15 $1,500.00 $1,851.00 $3,351.00

Southeastern Technical College Fees for Commercial Truck Driving

Type of Fee Fee
Instructional Fee $55.00
Technology Fee $105.00
Registration Fee $65.00
Parking/ Facilities Fee $50.00
Student Activity Fee $45.00
Campus Safety Fee $25.00
Accident Insurance $6.00
Fuel Surcharge $185.00
Total Fees $536.00

Tuition and Fee Charges for Commercial Truck Driving

Credit Hours Tuition Tuition & Fees Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
1 $132.00 $668.00 $800.00
2 $264.00 $800.00 $1,064.00
3 $396.00 $932.00 $1,328.00
4 $528.00 $1,064.00 $1,592.00
5 $660.00 $1,196.00 $1,856.00
6 $792.00 $1,328.00 $2,120.00
7 $924.00 $1,460.00 $2,384.00
8 $1,056.00 $1,592.00 $2,648.00
9 $1,188.00 $1,724.00 $2,912.00

Notes

In addition to tuition, students who are enrolled in any clinical, live-work, or practicum course must pay an annual fee of $12 for liability insurance. Please refer to the Course Information section for specific courses to which this fee applies. Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic Technology students must pay an annual fee of $47 for liability insurance.

Tuition and fees are subject to change at the beginning of any term/course.

See advisor for specific costs related to each program of study.

Other Fees and Expenses

Application Fee

A student's first application for admission to any credit course must be accompanied by an application fee of $25. This fee is non-refundable.

Retest Fee

If a student desires to retest, a fee of $15 must be paid to the Business Office prior to retesting.

Books, Tools, Uniforms, and Equipment

Each student is required to have books, tools, uniforms, and other equipment appropriate to the program of study; in most instances, these items will be useable in the student's employment following graduation. All required books, and many of the student’s other needs, may be purchased in the Southeastern Technical College Bookstore.

Transcript Fee

A student who needs an official transcript must clear all financial obligations to the College. The charge is $10.00 per copy.

Test Score Request Fee

A student who needs a copy or copies of their official test scores must clear all financial obligations to the College. The charge for the test score is $7.50 per copy.

Express Transcript Fee

A student can request an on demand transcript at the cost of $25 per transcript. Please note: May not be available during registration time.

Exemption Exam Fees

A student desiring to take an exemption exam must pay an exemption exam test fee. The fee is 25% of the tuition cost for each course. This fee is non-refundable and not transferable.

Parking Decals

All students must have an STC Parking Decal. Each student receives one (1) free decal; replacements are $8 each.

Graduation Fee

A fee of $40 is charged to each student who applies for graduation and wishes to participate in the graduation ceremony. This fee covers the cost of the credential, cover and cap and gown ensemble. Graduating students who do not wish to participate in the graduation ceremony are charged a fee of $10 per credential. A $10 fee is charged for each cover requested.

Nursing Exam Fee

Applicants for the Associate of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing program who have met all other admissions requirements are scheduled for additional testing. The additional test is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Students are charged a fee of $70 to defray the cost of the purchasing, administration and grading of the test. There is a $75 re-test fee.

Hepatitis B Vaccination

Cosmetology, Early Childhood Care and Education, and all Health Sciences programs students are responsible for the cost of the Hepatitis B vaccination. Although it is not required, all students are encouraged to be immunized against the Hepatitis B virus.

Background Checks and Drug Screens

Health Science program students are required to pay for a criminal background check and a drug screen prior to any clinical rotations. The amount will vary depending upon requirements of the respective programs.

Physical and Dental Exams

Practical Nursing; Medical Assisting; Certified Nurse Aide; HCA, Phlebotomy; Clinical Laboratory Technology; Radiologic Technology; Health Care Science, Phlebotomy; and Dental Hygiene students are required to pay for physical exams. In addition, Dental Hygiene students are required to pay for a dental exam.

Student ID Badges

All students must have a Student Identification Badge. Each student receives one (1) free badge; replacement badges are $5 each. Students must pay a replacement fee if they change programs voluntarily or if they are required to change programs, graduate from one (1) program and go into another program, or if they lose an ID.

Course Supply Fees

Air Conditioning Technology

Course Rationale Cost

AIRC 1010

Cost of refrigerants, copper pipe/tubing, and brazing materials

$50.00

AIRC 1030

Cost of electrical supplies and components

$25.00

Automotive Technology

Course Rationale Cost

AUTT 1010

Cost of fluids

$25.00

AUTT 1020

Electrical components

$25.00

AUTT 1030

Material Cost (fluid, cleaner, and hardware)

$25.00

AUTT 1050

Increased cost of supplies

$25.00

AUTT 2010

Cost of oil, antifreeze, and engine parts

$25.00

AUTT 2020

Increased cost of supplies

$25.00

AUTT 2030

Cost of gaskets, transmission, and hydraulic fluids

$25.00

Cosmetology

Course Rationale Cost

COSM 1010

Increased cost of permanent wave solution and chemical relaxer

$30.00

COSM 1020

Increased cost of shampoo and conditioner

$30.00

COSM 1030

Increased cost of haircutting supplies

$30.00

COSM 1040

Increased cost of styling supplies and tools

$30.00

COSM 1050

Increased cost of hair coloring products, lighteners, and toners

$30.00

COSM 1060

Increased cost of skin care supplies, implements, and equipment

$30.00

COSM 1070

Increased cost of nail care supplies, implements, and equipment

$30.00

COSM 1080

Increased cost of hair coloring products, lighteners, toners, permanent wave solution, chemical relaxer, and skin care products

$30.00

COSM 1090

Increased cost of hair coloring products, lighteners, toners, permanent wave solution, chemical relaxer, and skin care products

$30.00

COSM 1100

Increased cost of hair coloring products, lighteners, toners, permanent wave solution, chemical relaxer, and skin care products

$30.00

COSM 1110

Increased cost of hair coloring products, lighteners, toners, permanent wave solution, chemical relaxer, and skin care products

$30.00

COSM 1115

Increased cost of hair coloring products, lighteners, toners, permanent wave solution, chemical relaxer, and skin care products

$30.00

COSM 1125

Increased cost of facial and nail supplies, equipment, and implements

$30.00

Diesel Equipment Technology

Course Rationale Cost

DIET 1000

Increased cost of personal protection equipment and consumable items

$25.00

DIET 1010

Electrical components

$25.00

DIET 1020

Material cost (fluid, cleaner, and hardware)

$25.00

DIET 1030

Material cost (fluid, cleaner, and hardware)

$25.00

DIET 1040

Cost of fluids

$25.00

DIET 2000

Increased cost of supplies

$25.00

DIET 2001

Cost of fluids

$25.00

DIET 2010

Increased cost of supplies

$25.00

DIET 2011

Cost of gaskets and hydraulic fluids

$25.00

DIET 2020

Cost of gaskets and hydraulic fluids

$25.00

Early Childhood Care & Education

Course Rationale Cost

ECCE 1105

Cost of CPR/First Aid card and training

$27.00

ECCE 1112

Cost of supplies for activities required in courses

$10.00

ECCE 1113

Cost of supplies for activities required in courses

$20.00

ECCE 1121

Practicum Liability Insurance

$12.00

ECCE 2115

Cost of supplies for activities required in courses

$10.00

ECCE 2116

Cost of supplies for activities required in courses

$10.00

ECCE 2245

Liability Insurance

$12.00

ECCE 2246

Liability Insurance

$12.00

Electrical Construction Technology

Course Rationale Cost

ELTR 1020

Increased cost of copper and electrical components

$25.00

ELTR 1080

Increased cost of electrical conduit and connectors

$25.00

ELTR 1090

Increased cost of electrical conduit and connectors

$25.00

ELTR 1180

Increased cost of copper and electrical components

$25.00

ELTR 1205

Increased cost of copper and electrical components

$25.00

ELTR 1210

Increased cost of copper and electrical components

$25.00

ELTR 1270

Increased cost of copper and electrical components

$25.00

Electronics Technology

Course Rationale Cost

ELCR 1005

Cost of soldering accessories

$15.00

ELCR 1020

Cost of scope probes

$15.00

ELCR 2120

Cost of wire

$15.00

Fish & Wildlife Management

Course Rationale Cost

FWMT 1000

Cost of CPR/first aid card and training

$27.00

FWMT 1000

Liability Insurance Fee

$12.00

Health Core

Course Rationale Cost

ALHS 1040

Cost of CPR/first aid card and training

$27.00

Machine Tool Technology

Course Rationale Cost

AMCA 2130

Cost of cutting tools, aluminum, and steel

$50.00

AMCA 2150

Cost of cutting tools, aluminum, and steel

$50.00

AMCA 2170

Cost of cutting tools, aluminum, and steel

$50.00

Medical Assisting

Course Rationale Cost

MAST 1080

Increased cost of items used for lab: for example, testing kits

$20.00

MAST 1090

Increased cost of items used for lab: for example, testing kits

$25.00

Phlebotomy

Course Rationale Cost

PHLT 1030

Gloves, various blood drawing tubes, needles, including vacutainer, butterfly and syringes, lancets for finger sticks, and bandaging supplies

$35.00

Welding & Joining Technology

Course Rationale Cost

WELD 1000

Increased cost of welding rods, steel, and wire

$50.00

WELD 1010 Increased cost of acetylene and mild steel $50.00

WELD 1040

Increased cost of welding rods and steel

$50.00

WELD 1050

Increased cost of welding rods and steel

$50.00

WELD 1060

Increased cost of welding rods and steel

$50.00

WELD 1070

Increased cost of welding rods and steel

$50.00

WELD 1090

Increased cost of welding wire and steel

$50.00

WELD 1110

Increased cost of welding rods and steel

$50.00

WELD 1120

Increased cost of welding rods and steel

$50.00

WELD 1150

Increased cost of welding rods and steel

$50.00

WELD 1153 Increased cost of welding metal, wire, and gas $50.00

Accident Insurance

All students are required to purchase accident insurance at registration. In case of an accident, the student is responsible for any expenses not paid by this accident insurance. Accident insurance provides partial (supplemental) coverage for medical expenses related to accidents (accidental injury or death) as specified below:

  • College-Time Coverage protects students while engaged in College activities during the entire term;
  • Traveling to or from the student's residence and the College to attend classes or as a member of a supervised group (not as a spectator) traveling in a College-furnished vehicle or chartered transportation going to or from a College-sponsored activity;
  • On the College premises during the hours on the days the College is in session or any other time while the student is required to participate in a College-sponsored activity (not as a spectator); and
  • Away from the College premises as a member of a supervised group participating in a College-sponsored activity requiring the attendance of the student (not as a spectator).

Liability Insurance

All Health Sciences program students and some Human Services program students are required to obtain professional and personal liability insurance coverage in the internship, live-work, practicum, and clinical education and training areas that are a required part of these programs. (Please see the Course Information section for specific programs.)

Continuing Education Course Fee

Fees are charged for each continuing education course as indicated in the announcement of course offerings for each term. In addition, students are required, in some instances, to purchase textbooks and supplies pertaining to their courses.

Auditing Fees

Students who audit courses must pay the regular fees for enrollment in any course(s).

Financial Obligations

A student who is delinquent in the payment of any financial obligation(s) may be removed from course(s) at the College and will not be allowed to register for another term until the delinquency is resolved. The student will not be issued grade reports, transcripts, or other student records.

Personal Check Procedure

Personal checks will be accepted in the amount of fees, services, and/or books. Students paying by check must provide proper identification. When a bank refuses to honor such a personal check, the College will charge a service fee of $30 to the person who presented the check.

Students will be notified by mail of a dishonored check and given 10 days to satisfy the debt. If payment to the college in the form of cash, postal money order, or cashier's check is not made within 10 days, the College will place an "administrative hold" on the student's accounts and records. Until the "administrative hold" is cleared, the student will not be issued grade reports, transcripts, or other student records, or allowed to register, graduate or receive college services. If the dishonored check was for tuition, the college may also administratively drop or withdraw the student from class(es).