Comprehensive Academic Fee Information
Instructional and General Fees
The Ohio resident credit hour fee of $177.93 is comprised of a $157.43 instructional fee and a $20.50 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 U.S. residents and international students reflect a similar prorated instructional and general fee amount:
The non-Ohio, U.S. resident credit hour fee of $363.92 is comprised of a $332.92 instructional fee and a $31.00 general fee.
The international student credit hour fee of $431.76 is comprised of a $393.26 instructional fee and a $38.50 general fee.
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 $50 Application, Records, and ID 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.
Technology and Facilities Fees (Tech & Fac Fee)
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 for both enterprise systems and learning platforms that students use within courses, to expand technology-enhanced learning and student services through mixed-mode courses and programs, the use of open source learning materials in campus-based courses and alternative delivery of student services, and to ensure that facilities are updated to stay current with the learning needs of students and the demands of a 21st Century workplace. Fees will be adjusted when courses are added or dropped in accordance with the fee schedule below and the college's published refund periods. 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|
|Note: Fee is not assessed for Summer semesters|
Facilities & Technology Fee Rebate
Ohio students living in Franklin County that meet all eligibility requirements are encouraged to request a $20 rebate of the Technology and Facilities Fee they paid. This $20 rebate is available each Autumn and Spring semester (the fee is not charged in summer) and totals the average cost a Franklin County homeowner pays as a result of the March 2020 passage of Issue 21, a capital bond issue that funds classroom, lab and technology improvements to the College’s Franklin County facilities.
To qualify for the $20 rebate each semester, when you submit your request you:
- Must be a resident of Franklin County, Ohio.
- Must complete between 4-14.99 credit hours (Request can be submitted before grades post).
- Must have self-paid (Student or Financial Aid but not employer/agency sponsors) at least $20 of the Technology and Facilities Fee.
- Cannot owe a balance for the semester the rebate is being requested.
Rebate requests can be submitted starting the last day of the semester through 60 days after the semester ends. Before submitting the form, make sure your address and bank information are current in your Self-Service account. Rebates issued via direct deposit are received sooner than rebates issued via check. If your rebate is issued via check, cash the check as soon as possible.
If you need more information, please contact our Telephone Information Center at (614) 287-5353. For questions about a rebate that has been issued to you, contact Cashiers and Student Accounting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 287-5658.
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 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.
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:
- 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.