Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are assessed according to guidelines established by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and are subject to change. Some specialized certificate programs have a different fee structure. Students are advised to refer to the semester schedule that reflects the current tuition and fee scale or to contact the Business Office for further information.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

In-State Tuition and Fees

Tuition Cost per Credit Hour
Tuition $100
CDL Tuition NOTE: Commercial Truck Driving – CTD is a specialized certificate program with a different tuition rate and a different fee structure. $132
Fee Cost per Semester
Instructional Technology Fee $105
Registration Fee $55
Activity Fee $35
Facility Fee $45
Instructional Fee $55
Student Accident Insurance Fee $6
Athletic Fee $30
Student Assistance Program Fee $7
Campus Safety Fee $25

Other Fees

Fee Cost
Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Lab Fee* $25
Returned Check Fee $30
TCC/Diploma Replacement Fee $25
Graduation Application Processing Fee** $40
Fuel Surcharge for Commercial Truck Driving $185
Exemption Test 25% of course tuition

*Applies to programs with a lab component.

**Students participating in the ceremony will incur a separate graduation regalia fee of $35.00. This fee is paid directly to the Balfour Representative.

Out-of-State Tuition

Out-of-state tuition is twice that of in-state tuition. All fees, other than tuition, remain the same.

*Fees are subject to change without notice.

International Student Tuition

International students will be charged tuition at a rate of four times that of in-state tuition. All fees, other than tuition, remain the same.

*Fees are subject to change without notice.

Fee Categories

Fees are categorized as application fees, activity fees, instructional/technology fees, and registration fees. Tuition is assessed according to policies for post-secondary vocational education as set by the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, *check, credit card, or financial aid authorization. Checks should be made payable to Southern Crescent Technical College. It is unlawful to issue a bad check. Any student who issues a check that is returned for insufficient funds or for other reasons will be notified by mail to bring cash to cover the amount of the check and a $30.00 returned check fee. If legal action becomes necessary, the student will be responsible for all costs associated with such action.

*Checks must be payable for the exact amount due. Two party checks will not be accepted. Post-dated checks will not be accepted.

Miscellaneous Program Expenses

Tools are needed by students in some programs and are also valuable upon employment. The tools required by these programs may not constitute a complete set, but will certainly be adequate to prepare the student to begin employment. Purchase of tools is the student’s responsibility. Uniforms, lab coats, and other supplies may be required in some program areas. The expense of these items is the student’s responsibility. Estimated additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks are listed in each program description.

Senior Citizens

Residents of Georgia who are sixty-two (62) years of age or older and who are otherwise qualified may attend technical colleges, for credit courses only, without payment of tuition on a space available basis. Students utilizing the Senior Citizen waiver will pay application fees, registration fees, lab fees, and any other applicable course fees.

Nelnet Student Payment Plan Option

Southern Crescent now offers students a payment plan option through Nelnet Business Solutions for a small non-refundable enrollment fee of $30, $35, or $40 each semester. A minimum down payment is also required with the remaining balance to be paid in 2, 3, or 4 monthly installments on the 20th of each month until the balance is paid in full. The amount of the down payment, number of monthly payments, and the enrollment fee are determined by the date of enrollment in the plan. Students must sign up for the Nelnet payment plan PRIOR to the payment deadline each semester. All down payments and enrollment fees are processed immediately through (1) Automatic bank payment (ACH) or (2) Credit Card. Students will be charged a $30.00 returned payment fee if a payment made to Nelnet is returned.

More information on the SCTC Nelnet payment plan can be found at: or you can log onto our website at: /Click on Current Students/By Department/Financial Aid, then select FACTS/Nelnet Student Payment Plan.

Refund Policy

  • Students withdrawing from a course by the end of the third instructional day of the semester or no shows shall receive 100% refund of applicable tuition and refundable fees, excluding the application fee.
  • Students who withdraw from a course after the third instructional day of the semester shall receive no refund and will be responsible for all tuition and fees.
  • Although there will be no refund of tuition and fee after the third instructional day, withdrawing students receiving the Federal Pell Grant will have awards adjusted in compliance with the Return to Title IV process outlined in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.
  • Refunds for Business or Industry or Continuing Ed courses will be made only when a request for a refund is submitted in writing before the first day of class accompanied by the original receipt.
  • A student does not have to request a refund. All SCTC refunds are processed through the college’s third party servicer, BankMobile. All students must go to the BankMobile website and select how they want to receive their student refund. Once the student has made a refund selection, their refund selection will stay ACTIVE with BankMobile until the student goes back out to the BankMobile website and changes it.
  • Classes canceled by Southern Crescent Technical College will be refunded 100%. Application and insurance fees are non-refundable.

Refund Options

Southern Crescent has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your student refund. BankMobile is committed to delivering great customer service and providing you with clear choices – as well as quick, easy, and secure access to your money. Your refund options are: (1) Electronic deposit to another bank Account (an existing personal account), or (2) Electronic deposit to a BankMobile Vibe checking account (new checking account with BankMobile).

Once you select electronic deposit method, BankMobile will release your refund within 24 hours after they receive the funds from Southern Crescent.


Student accident insurance is required of all students for a nominal fee and is payable on a semester basis. Questions regarding claims should be directed to the Business Office.

Malpractice insurance is required of students in Allied Health, Early Childhood Education, and Cosmetology in order to participate in clinical training. This insurance is payable prior to the beginning of the clinical training portion of the program and is based upon rates supplied to Southern Crescent Technical College by the carrier.

Textbook Expenses

Textbooks can be purchased from the Southern Crescent Technical College Bookstore. Textbooks may be purchased with cash, check, credit card, and Apple/Samsung/Google Pay. Financial Aid is available to use for purchasing textbooks and supplies during certain time periods each semester.


Southern Crescent Technical College has retained Credentials Inc. (TranscriptsPlus) to accept transcript orders online. You can order your transcript by logging into your BannerWeb account. A $7.50 fee will be charged for each copy. Credit card or debit card may be used for payment. If you no longer have access to your BannerWeb account, you may call Transcript Plus at 847-716-3005. There is an additional operator processing surcharge for placing orders over the telephone.

You may order your transcript online and request to pick it up on the Griffin or Thomaston campus. Transcript requests will no longer be accepted via mail, fax or email.