Tuition and Fees

The following information reflects the current tuition and fee schedule approved by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees. Regular courses are defined as day, night, weekend, off-campus, mini-terms, videoconferencing, and web-assisted. Distance Education courses are defined as blended or online, and with the exception of remote test proctoring fees, tuition and fees are equivalent to those for regular courses. Please see additional information below the chart on distance education test proctoring fees. The College reserves the right to change, modify, or alter fees, charges, expenses, and costs of any kind without notice as approved by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fees above 19 semester hours will be calculated at the current, appropriate rate. The in-state tuition rate shall be extended to students who reside outside of Alabama in a state and county within fifty (50) miles of either campus. Please contact the Business Office for details.

NOTE: Tuition and fee charges are those in effect for 2020-2021 academic year. They are subject to change, so for current charges, contact the Business Office at either campus.

STUDENT INSURANCE FEES
$7.50 - Fall Semester
$7.50 - Spring Semester
$5.00 - Summer Semester

PARKING DECAL FEE
$8.00 - Fall Semester
$8.00 - Spring Semester
$4.00 - Summer Semester

1. Late Registration Fee $25.00 (non-refundable)
2. Replacement ID Cards $5.00
3. Course Placement Retesting Fee $8.00
4. Returned Check (non-refundable) $30.00

Alabama Residents

Credit Hours Tuition Technology Fee Facility Renewal Fee Building Fee Bond Surety Fee Total
1 133.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 1.00 160.00
2 266.00 18.00 18.00 16.00 2.00 320.00
3 399.00 27.00 27.00 24.00 3.00 480.00
4 532.00 36.00 36.00 32.00 4.00 640.00
5 665.00 45.00 45.00 40.00 5.00 800.00
6 798.00 54.00 54.00 48.00 6.00 960.00
7 931.00 63.00 63.00 56.00 7.00 1,120.00
8 1,064.00 72.00 72.00 64.00 8.00 1,280.00
9 1,197.00 81.00 81.00 72.00 9.00 1,440.00
10 1,330.00 90.00 90.00 80.00 10.00 1,600.00
11 1,463.00 99.00 99.00 88.00 11.00 1,760.00
12 1,596.00 108.00 108.00 96.00 12.00 1,920.00
13 1,729.00 117.00 117.00 104.00 13.00 2,080.00
14 1,862.00 126.00 126.00 112.00 14.00 2,240.00
15 1,995.00 135.00 135.00 120.00 15.00 2,400.00
16 2,128.00 144.00 144.00 128.00 16.00 2,560.00
17 2,261.00 153.00 153.00 136.00 17.00 2,720.00
18 2,394.00 162.00 162.00 144.00 18.00 2,880.00
19 2,527.00 171.00 171.00 152.00 19.00 3,040.00

Distance Education students are required to take at least one proctored exam on campus in order to verify student identity. Some courses require multiple proctored exams. Although we make every effort to accommodate distance education students with low cost or no cost test proctoring services, students who are unable to take exams at either of the NW-SCC campus testing centers will be responsible for any charges incurred at remote test proctor sites and will pay any required fees directly to these sites in addition to the cost of any required equipment and services such as webcam/microphone and high-speed Internet connection.  Please contact the NW-SCC Distance Education Office at 256.331.5395 if you need assistance or have questions about using a remote proctor.

Non-Residents of Alabama and Foreign Students

Credit Hours Tuition Technology Fee Facility Renewal Fee Building Fee Bond Surety Fee Total
1 266.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 1.00 293.00
2 532.00 18.00 18.00 16.00 2.00 586.00
3 798.00 27.00 27.00 24.00 3.00 879.00
4 1,064.00 36.00 36.00 32.00 4.00 1,172.00
5 1,330.00 45.00 45.00 40.00 5.00 1,465.00
6 1,596.00 54.00 54.00 48.00 6.00 1,758.00
7 1,862.00 63.00 63.00 56.00 7.00 2,051.00
8 2,128.00 72.00 72.00 64.00 8.00 2,344.00
9 2,394.00 81.00 81.00 72.00 9.00 2,637.00
10 2,660.00 90.00 90.00 80.00 10.00 2,930.00
11 2,926.00 99.00 99.00 88.00 11.00 3,223.00
12 3,192.00 108.00 108.00 96.00 12.00 3,516.00
13 3,458.00 117.00 117.00 104.00 13.00 3,809.00
14 3,724.00 126.00 126.00 112.00 14.00 4,102.00
15 3,990.00 135.00 135.00 120.00 15.00 4,395.00
16 4,256.00 144.00 144.00 128.00 16.00 4,688.00
17 4,522.00 153.00 153.00 136.00 17.00 4,981.00
18 4,788.00 162.00 162.00 144.00 18.00 5,274.00
19 5,054.00 171.00 171.00 152.00 19.00 5,567.00