Tuition & Fees
The amount of tuition assessed each term varies based on program of study, residency, and the number of credit hours enrolled. Tuition is based on the number of credit hours scheduled up to a maximum equal to the cost of 15 credit hours per semester. Full time enrollment for Federal Student Aid (Pell Grant, etc.) and insurance verification will remain at 12 credit hours. Tuition and fees are assessed in accordance with the policies set forth by the State Board for Technical and Adult Education and are subject to change without notice. The most current tuition and fee schedule may be obtained by clicking here.
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.
Standard tuition cost is $85 per credit hour for in-state residents. Out-of-state students pay tuition twice the amount charged for Georgia residents. International students pay tuition four times the amount charged for Georgia residents.
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. Please click here to see a listing of approved documentation that may be submitted for in-state tuition consideration.
A student with a balance due to the college for any reason is subject to being dropped from classes or having a hold placed on his/her student account. The hold will prevent the student from obtaining grades, transcripts, or registering for future classes until all financial obligations have been cleared.
For a listing of Fees and their amounts please visit the Financial Aid section of the Catalog and Handbook.
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 $25.00. This fee is non-refundable.
Retest Fee: If a student desires to retest, a fee of $15.00 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 Campus Shop.
Transcript Fee: A student who has discharged all financial obligations to the College is entitled to receive one transcript without charge upon written request. A charge of $5.00 will be made for each additional transcript requested.
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 percent 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 free decal. Replacements are $8 each.
Late Fee: A late fee of $45 is charged to a student that registers during the late registration period.
Graduation Fee: A fee of $35.00 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 $10.00 per credential. A $10.00 fee is charged for each cover requested.
Nursing Exam Fee: Applicants for the Practical Nursing program who have met all other admissions requirements are scheduled for additional testing. The additional test is the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). Students are charged a fee of $45.00 to defray the cost of the purchasing, administration, and grading of the test. There is a $50.00 re-test fee.
Health Occupations Exam Fee: Applicants for the Surgical Technology program who have met the necessary requirements are scheduled for additional testing. The additional test is the PSB Aptitude for Health Occupations. Students are charged a cost of $25.00 to defray the cost of purchasing, administration, and grading of the test. There is a $30.00 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.
Early Childhood Care and Education students must pay for a criminal background check of approximately $50 prior to any practicum/externship course.
Physical and Dental Exams: Practical Nursing; Medical Assisting; Certified Nurse Aide; HCA, Phlebotomy; Clinical Laboratory Technology; Radiologic Technology; Surgical Technology; Pharmacy Technology; Health Care Science, Phlebotomy; Dental Hygiene; and Imaging Science Services Assistant students are required to pay for physical exams. In addition, Surgical Technology and 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 free badge. Replacement badges are $10 each. Students must pay a replacement fee if they change programs voluntarily or if they are required to change programs, graduate from one program and go into another program, or if they lose an ID.