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Tuition & Fees
NO TUITION INCREASE
Tuition rates for the 2015-16 academic year have now been finalized. Based on the approval of the State of Ohio budget, tuition rates will not increase this year (rates will remain the same as those from 2014-15). Tuition and fees charges for Autumn Semester 2015 registration activity (in Colleague and on CougarWeb) are current and no adjustments will be necessary.
Information needed for Vouchers, 529 Plans, and other funding sources can be based on the billing statements available on CougarWeb.
Extended Payment Plans will be available by the second week of July.
Late registration fees, which have been waived over the last several semesters, will be assessed for any registration activity (including adding classes and changing class sections) after the fee payment deadline, August 26, 2015.
A new Deferred Payment Option will be announced shortly that will give students an option to pay after the start of the term.
Updates and additional information will be communicated via the Columbus State website, CougarWeb and by e-mail.
Semester Academic Fees - Effective Autumn 2014
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 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
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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
Effective Autumn Semester 2014, 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.
Effective Autumn Semester 2013 through Summer Semester 2014, the resident credit hour fee of $132.60 per credit hour includes a $119.10 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.
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 of $100 will be assessed to a student account when registration has occurred starting two weeks before the start day of the semester 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 when registration has occurred starting two weeks before the start day of the term or of the course.
Proficiency Examination Fee
Students who believe they possess the knowledge contained in a course may request of the academic department to take a proficiency examination. A non-refundable $50 fee per course is charged for each proficiency examination given. Information concerning proficiency examinations may be obtained by contacting the Records and Registration Office, 201 Madison Hall, Columbus Campus.
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 Records and Registration Department 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:
- Calling the Campus Information Center, (614) 287-5353
- Submitting a completed Registration Add/Drop Form to the Records and Registration Department, 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.