Student Tuition and Fees

 Fiscal Year 2024-2025

Tuition and Fees Apply Each Term

Number of Credit Hours In-District Tuition Out-of-District Tuition Non-Resident Tuition
(flat tuition rate per credit hour)
1 $160.00 $170.00 $250.00
2 $320.00 $340.00 $500.00
3 $480.00 $510.00 $750.00
4 $640.00 $680.00 $1,000.00
5 $800.00 $850.00 $1,250.00
6 $960.00 $1,020.00 $1,500.00
7 $1,120.00 $1,190.00 $1,750.00
8 $1,280.00 $1,360.00 $2,000.00
9 $1,440.00 $1,530.00 $2,250.00
10 $1,600.00 $1,700.00 $2,500.00
11 $1,760.00 $1,870.00 $2,750.00
12 $1,920.00 $2,040.00 $3,000.00
13 $2,080.00 $2,210.00 $3,250.00
14 $2,240.00 $2,380.00 $3,500.00
15 $2,400.00 $2,550.00 $3,750.00
16 $2,560.00 $2,720.00 $4,000.00
17 $2,720.00 $2,890.00 $4,250.00
18 $2,880.00 $3,060.00 $4,500.00
19 $3,040.00 $3,230.00 $4,750.00
20 $3,200.00 $3,400.00 $5,000.00
21 $3,360.00 $3,570.00 $5,250.00

Note:

  • In-District includes Hidalgo and Starr County residents.
  • Out-of-District includes all other Texas residents.
  • Non-Resident includes all other United States and International Students.

Tuition and fees are per semester and are subject to change upon approval of the Board of Trustees of South Texas College and upon changes in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements or other regulatory entity requirements. For the most updated information, please refer to the online webpage at https://www.southtexascollege.edu/tuition.

See fee schedule below for additional applicable fees.

Bachelor Degrees:  
Computer and Information Technologies, Medical and Health Service Management, Organizational Leadership, Operations Management
Courses Offered during Seven-Week Accelerated Terms* (per Term) (In-District)
900.00
Courses Offered during Seven-Week Accelerated Terms* (per Term) (Out-of-District)
960.00
Courses Offered during Seven- Week Accelerated Terms* (per Term) (Out-of-State)
1,500.00

* Applicable fees will be assessed 

Differential Tuition per credit hour  
Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) 75.00

Workforce/Continuing Education

Tuition and Fees

Workforce/Continuing Education Tuition:  
Workforce/Continuing Education Non-Credit Tuition per Contact Hour or Variable Tuition Including Zero Tuition (In-District) *Effective date: On or after December 14, 2021 $7.00 or Variable Tuition Including Zero Tuition
Workforce/Continuing Education Fees:  
Workforce/Continuing Education Non-Credit Late Registration Fee 10.00
Continuing Education Installment Plan Fee 5.00
Continuing Education Non-Credit Installment Late Payment Fee 10.00
Workforce/Continuing Education, Conferences/Seminars/Summer Camps/Workshops/Customized Training/Other Training Activities and Events Negotiated Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees Including Exemption of Both

Regional Center For Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) 

Continuing Education Public Safety Courses:  
Tuition and Fees As per Workforce/Continuing Education Tuition and Fees Section on 2023-2024 Non Credit Student Tuition and Fee Schedule
Regional Center For Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) Fees:  
Firearms Scenario-Based Simulator Training (per student for 30 minutes) Variable, based on recovery of costs
Target Range Qualifier Simulator Training (per student for 30 minutes) Variable, based on recovery of costs
Driving Simulator Training (per student for 30 minutes) Variable, based on recovery of costs
Car Fire Simulator Training (per 4 hours) (Effective July 27, 2021) Variable, based on recovery of costs
Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) (per agency) Variable, based on recovery of costs
Skills Pad (per Agency per Hour) Variable, based on recovery of costs
Classroom w/Technology (per Day Beyond 3 Days of Consecutive Usage) 114.00
TCOLE Licensing Certification Exam Fees:
Basic Peace Officer Exam
35.00
Basic Jailer Exam
35.00
Telecommunicator Exam
35.00
Police Officer to Jailer Exam
35.00

Fees 2024-2025 Academic Year

Mandatory Fees  
Student Activity Fee per Credit Hour 4.00
Program Specific Fees:  
Fire Academy Fees: (per student/per semester) includes: Gear Rental, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, Testing, Ambulance Standby (Live Fire), Uniform Recovery of costs and processing fees
Information Technology and Other Course Fees: Certification (per Course) for the following courses: CPMT 1166 and CPMT 2350 Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees
NAH and Other Course Fees: Liability Insurance/Exams/Booklets/Badges/Special Program ID/Certificates/Pinning Ceremony/Other Activities Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees
Police Academy Fees: (per Student/per Course) Includes: Ammunition (pistol, rifle, and shotgun), less lethal (taser cartridges, OC Canisters), duty gear (holster, pouches, handcuffs, etc.), uniform. For the following courses: CJLE 1506, CJLE 1512, CJLE 1518, CJLE 1524, CJLE 1429 165.00
Welding and Other Course Fees: Certification (non- "S" Section) (per Course) For the following courses: WLDG 1312, WLDG 1457, WLDG 1428, WLDG 2406, WLDG 2451 150.00
Technology Programs Fees: Insurance Recovery of costs and processing fees
Law Enforcement and Fire Safety Programs Fees: Insurance Recovery of costs and processing fees
Culinary Arts Program Fees: Insurance Recovery of costs and processing fees
Cosmetology Program Fees:
Tool Kit-CSME 1401
575.00
Register in SHEARS-CSME 1401
25.00
Testing Fee-CSME 2441
131.00
Cosmetology Program Fees: Insurance Recovery of costs and processing fees
Incidental Fees  
Audit Fee Tuition
Course Repeat Fee per Credit Hour:
Third or More Attempts (Excludes Developmental)
125.00
Enrollment in Developmental Studies Courses (>18 credit hours)
125.00
Dual Credit Late Processing Fee per Course per Student after Census Day 200.00
Fee per Credit Hour for Dual Credit Students Attempting a Course Three or More Times 125.00
Reinstatement Fee (After Census Date) 200.00
Returned Check 30.00
Student ID Replacement Fee 15.00
Student Insurance Fee (Voluntary) Paid to Approved Insurance Carrier, Subject to Change
Installment Plan/Emergency Loan Fees  
Installment Plan Fee 35.00
Installment Plan Late Payment Fee (For each late payment) 35.00
Emergency Loan Late Payment Fee (For each late payment) 35.00
Library Fees  
Lost or Damaged Library Item Cost of Item plus Processing Fee
Lost or Damaged Library Item Processing Fee per Item 10.00
Overdue Inter-Library Loan or TexShare Item, per Day Fine as Assessed and Charged by Lending Library
Lost or Damaged Inter-Library Loan or TexShare Item, per Day Fine and/or Replacement Cost as Assessed and Charged by Lending Library
Parking/Moving Traffic Violations Fees  
Stated fees are for administrative parking citations issued by an STC security guard only. STC Police Officers also issue citations but those citations are referred to the municipal or justice of the peace courts in which the campus is located.
Parking Permit Fee 25.00
Additional Parking Permit Fee 25.00
Parking Violations:
First
30.00
Second
50.00
Third
80.00
Fourth
100.00
Fifth
120.00
Fire Lane Violations*
First
50.00
Second
90.00
Handicap Parking Violations* 150.00
Moving Traffic Violations*
First
30.00
Second
50.00
Third
90.00
*If a citation for fire lane parking, handicap parking, or moving violations is issued by an STC Police Officer the fees will vary depending on the municipal or justice of the peace courts in which the campus is located.
Vehicle Boot Removal Fee 100.00
Proposed Skateboard and Other Appliance Violation:
First
Warning
Second
30.00
Third
50.00
Fourth
70.00
Fifth
90.00
Testing Fees  
American Welding Society Certification Testing and Material Fees Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees
Credit By Examination Tuition
GED Exams: Students will register and pay fees to Pearson VUE for GED online testing services and subject to change.
GED Exam Fee - 1st and 4th Attempts
GED Exam Fee - English Language Arts
36.25
GED Exam Fee - Mathematics Only
36.25
GED Exam Fee - Science Only
36.25
GED Exam Fee - Social Studies Only
36.25
GED Retest Exam Fees - 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Attempts
GED Retest Exam Fee - English Language Arts
16.25
GED Retest Exam Fee - Mathematics Only
16.25
GED Retest Exam Fee - Science Only
16.25
GED Retest Exam Fee - Social Studies Only
16.25
Health Education Services Inc. (HESI) Exam: Students will register and pay fees for each attempt when signing up for the exam through the Market Place website. The College purchases the units through Elsevier Inc. Fees will be subject to change.
Health Education Services Inc. (HESI) Exam Fee
45.00
HiSET Exam Fee (All Five Exams - 1st and 4th Attempts): Students will register through the ETS website and pay all applicable fees online, including Test Center Fees. Fees subject to change.
HiSET Exam Fee - Reading Only
25.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Writing Only
25.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Math Only
25.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Science Only
25.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Social Studies Only
25.00
HiSET Exam Fee (All Five Exams - 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Attempts): Students will register through the ETS website and pay all applicable fees online, including Test Center Fees. Fees will be subject to change.
HiSET Exam Fee - Reading Only
15.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Writing Only
15.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Math Only
15.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Science Only
15.00
HiSET Exam Fee - Social Studies Only
15.00
Proctoring/Professional Testing Services Fee Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees to be Negotiated
TCOLE Licensing Examination (per Exam)
Basic Peace Officer Exam
35.00
Basic Jailer Exam
35.00
Telecommunicator Exam
35.00
Police Officer to Jailer Exam
35.00
TSI Assessment Exams: Effective January 11, 2021
TSI Assessment Reservation Fee
25.00
TSI Assessment Exam - Both Exams
29.00
TSI Assessment Exam Fee - English Language Arts and Reading Only
15.00
TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Math Only
15.00
TSI Assessment Exam Retesting Fees: Effective January 11, 2021
TSI Assessment Reservation Fee
25.00
TSI Assessment Exam Retesting Fee -Both Exams
29.00
TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Retesting English Language Arts and Reading Only
15.00
TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Retesting Math Only
15.00
Child Development Center  
Tuition Fee per Week
0-17 Months 130.00/Week 26.00/Day
18 Months - 12 Years 125.00/Week 25.00/Day
Registration Fee: (upon enrollment)
Fall-Spring
50.00
Summer Session
25.00
Late Pick-up Fee $5/first 5 Minutes and $1/ea. Add'l Minute
Supply Fee: (per semester/session)
Fall Semester
40.00
Spring Semester
40.00
Summer Session
20.00
Reservation Fee (Optional):
Fall Semester
65.00
Summer Session
25.00

Dual Credit

 Independent Dual Credit

Independent Dual Credit Tuition per Credit Hour:  
In-District Dual Credit Students Who Are Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College Who Do Not Receive Approval to Enroll in a Regular (Non-S) Section(s). $55.00
In-District Home Schooled or Dual Credit Students Who Are Not Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College. $55.00
Out-of-District Dual Credit Students Who Are Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College who do not receive approval to enroll in a regular (Non-S) section(s). $55.00
Out-of-District Home Schooled or Dual Credit Students Who Are Not Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College $55.00
Non-Resident Dual Credit Students Who Are Not Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College. (Outside of Texas, but within U.S.) $55.00
Independent Dual Credit Fees:  
In-District Dual Credit Students Who Are Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College Who Do Not Receive Approval to Enroll in a Regular (Non-S) Section(s). Applicable incidental fees will be assessed.
In-District Home Schooled or Dual Credit Students Who Are Not Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College Applicable incidental fees will be assessed.
Out-of-District Dual Credit Students Who Are Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College who do not receive approval to enroll in a regular (Non-S) section(s). Applicable incidental fees will be assessed.
Out-of-District Home Schooled or Dual Credit Students Who Are Not Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College Applicable incidental fees will be assessed.
Non-Resident Dual Credit Students Who Are Not Enrolled in a School District with a Memorandum of Understanding or an Interlocal Agreement with South Texas College. (Outside of Texas, but within U.S.) Applicable incidental fees will be assessed.

Dual Credit Academies

Independent Dual Credit Participation Fees:  
Dual Credit Academies Participation Fee - Fall and Spring, per Student per Semester (Charged to School District) $600 For Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees
Dual Credit Academies Participation Fee - Summer, per Student per Credit Hour (Charged to School District) $50 For Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees
Independent Dual Credit Reimbursement of Costs:  
School Districts Requesting South Texas College Faculty to Teach Dual Credit Courses, per Course per Semester Recovery of Faculty Salaries, Fringe Benefits, Mileage, and Other Associated Costs and Processing Fees
Late Cancellation Fee for Dual Credit Sections Assigned to South Texas College Faculty to Teach, per section per semester (Charged to school district) 900.00

Dual Credit Sponsored by Partnering School Districts

Dual Credit Tuition:  
Per credit hour tuition for out-of-district dual credit students sponsored by partnering school districts (Within Texas, outside of service district) $55.00
Course Fees  
NAH and Other Course Fees: Liability Insurance/Exams/Booklets/Badges/Special Program ID/Certificates/Pinning Ceremony/Other Activities (Charged to school district) Recovery of Costs and Processing Fees
Program Specific Fees:
Fire Academy Fees: (per student/per semester) (charged to school district) includes: Gear Rental, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Testing, Ambulance Standby (Live Fire), Uniform Recovery of cost and processing fees
Incidental Fees  
Fee per Credit Hour for Dual Credit Students Attempting a Course Three or More Times (Charged to school district) 125.00
Dual Credit Late Processing Fee per Course per Student after Census Day (Charged to school district) 200.00