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Tuition and Fees

Fall 2014 Dates to Remember:

  • Payment due date for pre-registered students will be Thursday July 31, 2014.
  • Drop of unpaid pre-registered students will be at the close of the business day on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
  • Bookstore voucher number activation date will be Saturday, August 8, 2014.
  • Fall 2014 classes begin Monday, August 18, 2014.
  • The final 40% installment payment is due Tuesday, September 29, 2014. 

Other Dates to Remember

  • Fall 2014 – Payment due date will be July 31, 2014 (All unpaid students will be withdrawn from classes at the close of the business day.)
  • Spring 2015 – Payment due date will be December 18, 2014 (All unpaid students will be withdrawn from classes at the close of the business day.)
  • Summer 2015 –  Payment due date will be April 16, 2015 (All unpaid students will be withdrawn from classes at the close of the business day.

Tuition Rates:

Students must pay all tuition, other fees, and course fees for classes within the academic term for which they register.

Credit Hour *WV Resident RateNon-Resident Rate
One $127$195
Two $254 $390
Three $381 $585
Four $508 $780
Five $635 $975
Six $762 $1,170
Seven$889$1,365
Eight$1,016$1,560
Nine$1,143$1,755
Ten$1,270$1,950
Eleven$1,397$2,145
Twelve or More$1,524$2,338

*Residents of the following Kentucky reciprocity counties are assessed at WV resident rates: Boyd, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike counties.

Other Fees:

In addition to above tuition rates, Southern also assesses the following fees to all students who register for classes on their campuses or sites. These fees are non-refundable after the first day of the academic term.

FeeFee Per Semester
Health/Wellness Fee (Assessed to all students who register for 3 or more credit hours each academic term).$10.00
Technology Fee (Assessed to all students who register for 7 or more credit hours each academic term).$100.00

Course Fees:

A course fee is a fee charged per credit hour of instruction for specific courses that require additional costs such as labs or supplies. It is assessed in addition to tuition. The classes that have course fees are listed below.

 Course SubjectRate Per Credit Hour
Healthcare Technology/Allied HealthAH$10.00
Biological ScienceBS$10.00
ChemistryCH$10.00
Computer Info SystemsCS$10.00
Dental HygieneDH$20.00
Electrical Engineering TechEG$10.00
Paramedic SciencesEM$10.00
GeologyGL$10.00
Information TechnologyIT$10.00
Integrated ScienceIS$10.00
Med Laboratory TechnologyML$15.00
NursingNU$20.00
Physical SciencePS$10.00
PhysicsPH$10.00
Radiologic TechnologyRA$15.00
Respiratory Care TechnologyRC$20.00
Surgical TechnologySG$15.00
Survey TechnologySU$10.00
Salon Mgmt. / CosmetologySM$20.00

Special Fees:

FeeCharge
Diploma Replacement Fee$20.00
Graduation Fee$50.00
Late Registration Fee$25.00
International Student Application Fee$100.00
CLEP Examination Fee$10.00
Challenge Examination Fee (per credit hour)$10.00
Portfolio Assessment Fee$300.00
Portfolio Credit Posting Fee (per credit hour)$10.00
Return Check Fee$25.00
Late Payment Fee $50.00
Transcript Fee (after five)$10.00
ACCUPlacer Testing Fee (Charge for retaking test. $2.50 per unit a maximum of 4 units). $10.00

Refunds:

1.)   100% refunds are given for any classes cancelled by the College or for any class from which the student withdraws prior to the

beginning day of classes for the academic term.

2.)   The Technology Fee and the Health/Wellness Fee are non-refundable as of the first day of classes for any given

academic term.

3.)   Non-Traditional Classes - Non-Traditional classes are classes that have a shorter duration period than the 16 week

 classes. 100% refund is given when one drops the class before the first day of the class. No refund beginning

the day the class starts.

4.)   Traditional Classes – Traditional classes are classes that meet 16 weeks during the academic term. To be

eligible for a refund after the beginning day of classes for the term, the student must withdraw from all 

classes (leaving 0 hours registered for the 16 week term) within the refund dates listed below. 

Refund Schedule (For Traditional 15 week Classes).

Fall 2014
Date Refund
August 18 through August 28, 201490%
August 29 through September 11, 201470%
September 12 through September 25, 201450%
After September 25 , 2014No Refund
Spring 2015
DateRefund
January 20 through January 29, 201590%
January 30 through February 12, 201570%
February 13 through February 26, 201550%
After February 26, 2015No Refund
Summer 2014
DateRefund
May 26 through June 8, 201490%
June 9 through June 22, 201470%
June 23 through July 6, 201450%
After July 6, 2014No Refund