Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Please visit the Tuition and Fees page of the College website for current tuition, fees, and other costs. The information provided below reflects rates in effect for the 2016-2017 academic year, which ends in August 2017. 

Tuition

Tuition includes instructional fee, general fee, and other non-instructional service fees. Non-resident fees include a non-resident surcharge. The tuition rates below are applicable as of June 2017 and are subject to change.

Tuition per Credit Hour

In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition
$148.64 $297.28
Credit Hours Taken In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition and Surcharges
1 $148.64 $297.28
2 $297.28 $594.56
3 $445.92 $891.84
4 $594.56 $1,189.12
5 $743.20 $1,486.40
6 $891.84 $1,783.68
7 $1,040.48 $2,080.96
8 $1,189.12 $2,378.24
9 $1,337.76 $2,675.52
10 $1,486.40 $2,972.80
11 $1,635.04 $3,270.08
12 $1,783.68 $3,567.36
13 $1,932.32 $3,864.64
14 $2,080.96 $4,161.92
15 $2,229.60 $4,459.20

Kentucky and Indiana residents will be charged Ohio in-state tuition when applicable under reciprocity agreements.

Schedule of Fees

The fees listed below are applicable as of June 2017 and are subject to change.

Lab Fees

  • Standard lab fee: $35 per lab contact hour
  • Special lab fee: $50 per lab contact hour for courses with the department codes listed below (fee covers consumable materials and/or special supplies and equipment used)
    • Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)
    • Culinary Arts (CUL)
    • Dietetics (DT)
    • Pastry Arts (PAS)
    • Personal Chef (PCC)
    • Welding (WLD)
    • All Health and Public Safety Division courses, not including courses in Health and Fitness Technology (HFT), Health Information Management (HIM), Physical Education (PE), and Public Safety Technology (PST)

Course Fees

  • Academic Foundations course fee: $10 per course
  • Cooperative education course fee: $30 per course
  • Directed practice / practicum course fee: $40 per course
  • Web-based course fee: $10 per credit hour
  • Special course fee: Some courses have additional fees related to the cost of special supplies and equipment used in specific degree or certificate programs.

The maximum amount charged for lab fees and/or course fees for any one course will not exceed $350. This does not include the cost of course tuition.

Example: how to calculate tuition and fee costs for a course

An Ohio resident registers for semester class IM 100 Computer Literacy. This course is listed in the catalog with 1 lecture contact hour, 2 lab contact hours, and 2 total credit hours.

  • Tuition is 2 (credit hours) x $148.64 = $297.28
  • Lab fee is 2 (lab contact hours) x $35 = $70

Total tuition and lab fee for this class is $297.28 + $70 = $367.28

Other Fees

  • Admission Application Fee: $15 (one-time fee, payable at first registration)
  • Extended Payment Plan Fee: $60 per semester
  • Facility Fee: $9 per credit hour up to a maximum of $82.50 per semester
  • Late Registration Fee: $100 per semester
  • Registration Fee: $9 per semester
  • Technology Fee: $37.50 per semester

Parking Fees

Parking privileges are $5 per day or $75 per semester

All fees are subject to change at the discretion of the College. Fees other than Tuition and Course/Lab fees are non-refundable.

All fees for each semester must be paid by the end of that semester. Certificates, degrees, transcripts, and further registration activities are withheld until all financial obligations are fully paid.

Books and Supplies

The cost of books and supplies can vary from semester to semester. Also, different programs have different requirements. For example, students in engineering technologies programs generally will spend more on supplies and equipment than students in business technologies programs. The first semester usually is the most expensive, as students purchase books and supplies at that time that will be used in later semesters also.

Students with pending financial aid in excess of their tuition and fees may charge books against their pending financial aid, using their SurgeCard, at the College’s Follett Bookstore located on the ground floor of the ATLC Building (Clifton Campus).

Cooperative Education Credit Charges

Charges for cooperative education class registration (co-op credits) must be paid on the established registration date. Review the program curriculum published in the academic division section of this catalog to determine the exact number of co-op credits required.

Refund of Tuition Charges

Students are responsible for paying all charges incurred as a result of registering for classes. The College will not drop a student’s classes or reduce tuition charges/fees due to a student’s non-payment of those charges.

Students may receive a fee reduction for classes by formally withdrawing from those classes for any reason. The amount of the fee reduction is based on the date of withdrawal and calculated according to the College’s published refund schedule. Refunds are disbursed to the student or/and a third-party payor. There also may be a reduction or loss of financial aid eligibility.

Refund checks are mailed to students within 14 days of financial aid disbursal if there is financial aid in excess of a student’s tuition charges/fees.

  1. Requests for refunds are considered only if the student officially drops the course. Students may utilize the online registration function of MyServices to drop courses at any time. Students may also drop a course at any time by completing and signing the official Registration Activity Form available in the Office of the Registrar.
  2. The Admission fee, Registration fee and Late Registration fee are NOT refundable.
  3. The following fees are not refundable unless the College cancels all classes for which the student registers:
    • Registration fee
    • Technology fee
    • Facility fee
    • Extended Payment Plan fee
    • Late Registration/Payment fees
  4. The College’s tuition refund schedule for standard semester courses is as follows:
    • Refunds for full-semester-length (15-week) classes dropped before the first day of the semester are calculated at a rate of 100% refund of the in-state or out-of-state tuition and course/lab fee for the dropped class. Students are not eligible for financial aid for these dropped classes.
    • Refunds for full-semester-length classes dropped from the first day of the semester through the seventh calendar day of the semester are calculated at a rate of 100% refund of the in-state or out-of-state tuition and course/lab fee only for the dropped class. Students are not eligible for financial aid for these dropped classes.
    • Refunds for full-semester-length classes dropped from the eighth to fourteenth calendar day of the semester are calculated at a rate of 50% refund of the in-state or out-of-state tuition fee and course/lab fee for the dropped class.
    • There is no reduction of charges for full-semester-length courses dropped after the fourteenth calendar day of the semester; however, there may be a reduction or loss of financial aid eligibility.
  5. Refunds for flexibly-scheduled courses: Courses which have a beginning or/and ending date different than the first or last days of the standard semester schedule are considered flexibly-scheduled and have a prorated refund period applied to them. A 100% refund is applicable to a flexibly-scheduled course dropped in the first 7% period of that course’s semester. A 50% refund is applicable to a flexibly-scheduled course dropped in the 8% to 14% period of that course’s semester. No refund is applicable after the 14% period of the semester.
  6. Refunds for cancelled courses: A refund of 100% is made to a student who has registered for a course that is cancelled by the College, if the student does not change to another course.
  7. Refunds for students whose registration bill was paid by third party funding (financial aid, agency) are applied toward reimbursing the third party before any disbursement to the student.
  8. If a student owes a financial obligation to the College, the refund is applied toward payment of the balance due before any disbursement to the student.
  9. Students who do not follow the established dropped-class procedures of the College are not eligible for a refund.
  10. Students who have questions concerning refunds should contact the Cashier’s Office.
  11. Appeals to this refund policy may be filed by completing and submitting an appeal form, available at the Cashier’s Office.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College reserves the right to revise this statement of tuition refunds at any time.

For more information contact the Cashier's Office, phone (513) 569-1580 or cashier@cincinnatistate.edu.

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens

Tuition waivers are available for senior citizens who register to audit courses on a space-available basis during open registration periods. The waiver covers the in-state tuition fee; senior citizens must pay all other fees. Waivers are not applicable to non-audited courses or to non-credit courses. A senior citizen is defined as a student who is 60 years of age or older at the time of registration.