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 $110
Registration Fee $65
Activity Fee $35
Facility Fee $60
Instructional Fee $60
Student Accident Insurance Fee $6
Athletic Fee $30
Student Assistance Program Fee $7
Campus Safety Fee $45

Other Fees

Fee Cost
Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Graduation Application Processing Fee**  $40 
Lab Fee* $25
Transcript Fee   $10 
TCC/Diploma/Degree Replacement Fee $25
Fuel Surcharge for Commercial Truck Driving $200
Exemption Test 25% of course tuition
Returned Check Fee  $30 

*Applies to programs with a lab component.

**Students participating in the ceremony will incur a separate graduation regalia fee of $38.00. 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 and any other applicable 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 exemption are responsible for paying application fees and other applicable 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: http://www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/sctc or you can log onto our website at: www.sctech.edu /Click on our website at: www.sctech.edu /Click on My SCTC/BUSINESS OFFICE/Nelnet Student Payment Plan, then select www.MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/sctc at the bottom of the page.

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 fees after the third instructional day, withdrawing students receiving the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Student Loans, or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) 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.

Insurance

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.

Transcripts

Southern Crescent Technical College has retained Parchment to accept transcript orders online. You can order your transcript by visiting https://www.sctech.edu/registrar/transcripts/. A $10.00 fee will be charged for each copy. A credit card or debit card may be used for payment. If you no longer have access to your BannerWeb account, you may contact the registrar’s office at registrar@sctech.edu to gain access to your account.

Transcripts may be ordered online, and students can request to pick them up in person at the Griffin or Thomaston Campus.  A photo ID is required upon pick up. Transcript requests will no longer be accepted via mail, fax or email. Transcripts cannot be issued to a student whose record indicates a financial obligation to the college. 

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated amount it will cost you to go to college each year. The cost of attendance (COA) is determined by the institution and includes allowances for tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses, transportation, and personal expenses. 

The COA components and budget amounts are assessed annually by the Director of Financial Aid so that the costs of receiving a higher education are accurately and realistically represented to students.

While actual expenses will depend on your lifestyle and level of enrollment, the estimated costs listed on this page should assist you in planning your own budget.

COA is calculated each term to reflect a student’s level of enrollment and dependency status. Prior to enrollment, Full-Time status (12 credit hours per semester) for tuition and fees is assumed.

Following enrollment, the tuition and fees charged on the student’s account are calculated for the student’s budget.

COA for Full-Time, Full year Enrollment

 

Twelve Month Budget

In-State Resident

 

Out-of-State Resident

 

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Tuition and Fees

$4,764

$4,764

$8,364

$8,364

Books and Supplies

$2,019

$2,019

$2,019

$2,019

Living Expenses

$17,676

$9,954

$17,676

$9,954

Transportation

$3,840

$3,840

$3,840

$3,840

Personal Expenses

$4,248

$4,248

$4,248

$4,248

TOTAL

$30,547

$24,825

$42,038

$28,425

COA for students enrolled in Two Terms

 

 

Nine Month Budget

In-State Resident

 

Out-of-State Resident

 

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Tuition and Fees

$3,176

$3,176

$5,576

$5,576

Books and Supplies

$1,346

$1,346

$1,346

$1,346

Living Expenses

$11,784

$10,778

$11,784

$10,778

Transportation

$2,880

$2,880

$2,880

$2,880

Personal Expenses

$3,186

$3,186

$3,186

$3,186

TOTAL

$22,363

$21,366

$30,644

$23,766

COA for students enrolled in One Term

 

 

Nine Month Budget

In-State Resident

 

Out-of-State Resident

 

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Tuition and Fees

$1,588

$1,588

$2,788

$2,788

Books and Supplies

$673

$673

$673

$673

Living Expenses

$5,892

$3,593

$5,892

$3,593

Transportation

$960

$960

$960

$960

Personal Expenses

$1,062

$1062

$1,062

$1,062

TOTAL

$10,175

$7,876

$11,375

$9,076

COA for students enrolled less-than-half-time does not include Living Expenses or personal expenses

 

 

Less Than Half-Timethree term Budget

In-State Resident

 

Out-of-State Resident

 

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Independent Full-time

Dependent Full-time

Tuition and Fees

$1,588

$1,588

$2,788

$2,788

Books and Supplies

$670

$670

$670

$670

Transportation

$2,880

$2,880

$2,880

$2,880

TOTAL

$5,138

$5,138

$6,338

$6,338

Less than half time student COA budgets do not include housing and personal expenses.

The above COA amounts were calculated from the SCTC 2022 Tuition and Fee chart, 2022 National Standards, 2023 USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports for the month of March (liberal plan), FY2023 ERAP MAXIMUM FMRS FOR ATLANTASANDY SPRINGSROSWELL, GA HUD METRO FMR AREA, AND LOCAL STANDARDS: TRANSPORTATION FOR METRO ATLANTA