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Tuition & Fees

Final Fee Payment Deadline: The last day to pay fees for Autumn Semester 2016 is Monday, September 12, 2016. Fee Payment Information

Semester Academic Fees - Autumn 2016

Ohio Residents

Ohio residents are charged a combined instructional and general fee of $135.93 per credit hour. This fee includes a $122.43 instructional fee and a $13.50 general fee.

Non-Ohio, U.S. Residents

Non-Ohio, U.S. residents are charged a combined instructional and general fee of $301.03 per credit hour. This fee includes a $277.03 instructional fee and a $24.00 general fee.

International Students

International students are charged a fee of $361.24 per credit hour. This fee includes a $329.74 instructional fee and a $31.50 general fee.

Semester Credit Hours

Ohio Resident

Non-Resident of Ohio

International Students

1 $135.93 $301.03 $361.24
2 271.86 602.06 722.48
3 407.79 903.09 1,083.72
4 543.72 1,204.12 1,444.96
5 679.65 1,505.15 1,806.20
6 815.58 1,806.18 2,167.44
7 951.51 2,107.21 2,528.68
8 1,087.44 2,408.24 2,889.92
9 1,223.37 2,709.27 3,251.16
10 1,359.30 3,010.30 3,612.40
11 1,495.23 3,311.33 3,973.64
12 1,631.16 3,612.36 4,334.88
13 1,767.09 3,913.39 4,696.12
14 1,903.02 4,214.42 5,057.36
15 2,038.95 4,515.45 5,418.60
16 2,174.88 4,816.48 5,779.84
17 2,310.81 5,117.51 6,141.08
18 2,446.74 5,418.54 6,502.32
19 135.93 301.03 361.24
  per additional semester credit hour per additional semester credit hour per additional semester credit hour

Academic Fees 2016-2017 Printable Chart

Application, Records, and ID Fee

The Application, Records, and ID fee defrays the cost of enrolling at the college, including application and permanent record maintenance, and the cost of one student identification card which can be obtained in the semester the fee is paid or a future semester. The fee is assessed at the time of initial registration, and is non-refundable. For students who were not charged and/or did not pay a Matriculation fee or Application, Records, and ID fee during a prior quarter/semester for any reason, the Application, Records, and ID fee is charged and due the current semester of registration in which the fee is invoiced to the students account. International students may be assessed an Application, Records, and ID fee different from domestic students to offset the costs of doing business.

Instructional and General Fees

For Autumn Semester 2016, the resident credit hour fee of $135.93 per credit hour includes a $122.43 instructional fee and a $13.50 general fee. The general fee defrays the cost of registration, student activities services, and student support services of a non-instructional nature. Fees for non-Ohio residents and international students reflect a similar prorated instructional and general fee amount.

 Please Note: All fees are subject to change based upon action by the Board of Trustees.

Technology and Facilities Fees

The Technology and Facilities Fees will be applied during Autumn and Spring semesters at the time of registration and is based on the number of credit hours registered. This fee is used to maintain technology infrastructure, to expand technology-enhanced learning and student services, and to modernize outdated facilities. Fees will be adjusted when courses are added or dropped in accordance with the fee schedule below and in accordance with the College's withdrawal and refund guidelines. Below is the Technology and Facilities fee structure:

Technology and Facilities Fee
Tier Credit Load (Hours) Fee Amount Per Student
1 1 - 3 $0
2 4 - 9 $60
3 10 - 14 $120
4 15 + $0
Note: Fee is not assessed for Summer semesters

Online Course Fee

The Online Course fee is assessed at $10 per credit hour for online and blended courses. This fee is used to support the broad infrastructure needs essential to online instruction and technology-enhanced mixed-mode courses and programs, and to provide related online student support services. Fees will be adjusted when courses are added or dropped in accordance with the College's withdrawal and refund guidelines.

Lab Fees

Lab fees are charged to cover the cost of consumable materials used by the student. The cost of student liability insurance, required in certain health technologies, will be included in the lab fee.

Late Registration Fee

A late registration fee will be assessed to a student account when registration has occurred starting four (4) days before the start day of the semester (the day after the fee payment deadline) for Full-Term, First 8-week Term, and First 5-week term classes. For Second 8-week Term, Second 5-week Term, Third 5-week Term, and Flex courses, the fee will be assessed initially when registration has occurred starting four (4) days before the start day of the term or of the course.The late registration fee is a one-time fee per semester for any registration activity as defined above. The fee will not apply for students adding classes to those already registered and paid (or covered under one of the deferred payment options) as of the fee payment deadline; the fee will apply for students who are dropped for non-payment on the fee payment deadline. The Late Registration Fee will be administered to students starting Autumn Semester 2017

Proficiency Examination Fee

Students who believe they possess the knowledge contained in a course may request of the academic department's Chairperson to take a proficiency examination. A non-refundable $50 fee per course is charged for each proficiency examination prior to the student taking the examination. For additional information, please follow this link: http://www.cscc.edu/services/recordsandregistration/x-credit.shtml

Transient Student Fees

Transient students (those who are taking one or more courses to transfer back to another college or university) complete a regular application and pay the one-time, non-refundable, $50 Application, Records, and ID fee at the time of registration. The regular instructional, general, lab and appropriate residency status fees shall be charged for courses taken. It is recommended that transient students receive approval from their home institution to take specific Columbus State Community College courses to assure transferability/applicability of the credit at the home institution.

Non-Traditional Credit Fee

Students with life experience that has provided learning similar to academic course outcomes may request a review of that experience by the appropriate academic department chairperson. A non-refundable $50 fee is charged to review the information and/or portfolio.

Course Drop/Withdrawal Procedure

Students may drop a course before 61% of the course has elapsed. Please see the Office of the Registrar for the specific deadlines. To drop a class, it is the responsibility of the student to initiate the process with the college in one of these ways:

  • CougarWeb
  • Calling the Campus Information Center, (614) 287-5353
  • Submitting a completed Registration Add/Drop Form to Student Central, Delaware Campus or Regional Learning Center during business hours.

Failure on the part of a student to follow drop procedures will result in an "E" (failing grade) being recorded for the course or courses on the grade report.