Tuition & Fee Rates

Tuition - Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Chart
Number of Credit Hours In-District Tuition Out-of-District Tuition Non Resident Tuition
1 $100.00 $125.00 $225.00
2 $200.00 $250.00 $450.00
3 $264.00 $310.20 $639.00
4 $312.00 $361.60 $812.00
5 $390.00 $452.00 $1,015.00
6 $438.00 $503.40 $1.188.00
7 $511.00 $587.30 $1,386.00
8 $584.00 $671.20 $1,584.00
9 $612.00 $696.60 $1,737.00
10 $680.00 $774.00 $1,930.00
11 $748.00 $851.40 $2,123.00
12 $804.00 $913.20 $2,304.00
13 $871.00 $989.30 $2,496.00
14 $938.00 $1,065.40 $2,688.00
15 $1,005.00 $1,141.50 $2,880.00
16 $1,072.00 $1,217.60 $3,072.00
17 $1,139.00 $1,293.70 $3,264.00
18 $1,206.00 $1,369.80 $3,456.00
19 $1,273.00 $1,445.90 $3,648.00
20 $1,340.00 $1,522.00 $3,840.00
21 $1,407.00 $1,598.10 $4,032.00

In-District includes Hidalgo and Starr County residents.
Out-of-District includes all other Texas Residents.
Non Resident includes all other United States and International Students.
Tuition and fees are per semester and are subject to change upon approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and/or the Board of Trustees of South Texas College.


Differential Tuition per credit hour
Biology $15.00
Chemistry $15.00
Physics $10.00
Astronomy $10.00
3000/4000 level courses $30.00
Associate Degree Nursing $50.00
Emergency/Medical Technology (EMT) $35.00
Occupational Therapy Assistant $40.00
Patient Care Assistant $20.00
Pharmacy Tech $40.00
Physical Therapy Assistant $40.00
Radiologic Technology/Sonography $40.00
Respiratory Therapy $40.00
Vocational Nursing $50.00

Bachelor of Applied Science In Organizational Leadership Tuition
Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership Competency-Based Format For Seven Week Term $750.00

Workforce/Continuing Education Tuition and Fees
Workforce/Continuing Education Non-Credit Tuition per contact hour or variable tuition $6.00 or variable tuition
Workforce/Continuing Education Non-Credit Late Registration Fee $10.00
Continuing Education Installment Plan Fee $5.00
Continuing Education Non-Credit Installment Plan Late Payment Fee $10.00
Workforce/Continuing Education, Conferences/Seminars/Summer Camps/Workshops/Customized Training/Other Training Activities and Events Recovery of costs and processing fees to be negotiated

Mandatory Fees
Registration Fee:
If registered and paid or registered and financial aid processed BEFORE August 1st, January 1st, May 15th, and June 15th
$100.00
Registration Fee After Deadline:
If registered and paid or financial aid processed ON or AFTER August 1st, January 1st, May 15th, and June 15th
$160.00
Information Technology Fee per credit hour $24.00
Learning Support Fee per credit hour $16.00
Student Activity Fee per credit hour $2.00

Course Fees
Course Repeat Fee per credit hour:
Fall 2016
- Third or More Repeat (includes developmental)
$125.00
Spring 2017
- Third or More Attempts (excludes developmental)
$125.00
Enrollment in Developmental Studies Courses (>27 credit hours) $125.00
Developmental Studies Fee $50.00
Electronic Distance Learning/VCT Course fee (per credit hour) $15.00
Fire Academy Fees:
- Gear Rental $280.00/4 weeks
- Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus $360.00/Semester
- Testing $85.00
Hybrid Course Fee (per credit hour) $5.00
Lab Fee per Lab Credit Hour (for applicable courses with labs) $24.00
NAH and Other Course Fees:
Liability Insurance/Exams/Booklets/Badges/Special Program ID/Certificates/ Pinning Ceremony/Other Activities
Recovery of costs and processing
Physical Education Special Activity Fee per course $55.00

Library Fees
Lost or Damaged Library Item Cost of item plus processing fee
Lost or Damaged Library Item Processing Fee $30.00
Overdue Library Book/Media Fee per day $0.25
Overdue Library Reserve Item per hour $1.00
Overdue Library Equipment per day $1.00
Overdue Inter-Library Loan or TexShare Item per day Fine as assessed and charged by lending library
Lost or Damaged Inter-Library Loan or TexShare Item per day Fine and/or replacement cost as assessed and charged by lending library

Installment Plan/Emergency Loan Fees
Installment Plan Fee $35.00
Installment Plan Late Payment Fee (for each late payment) $35.00
Emergency Loan Late Payment Fee (for each late payment) $35.00

Parking/Moving Traffic Violations Fees
Parking Permit Fee $25.00
Parking Permit Replacement Fee $25.00
Parking Permit Violations
First Violation $30.00
Second Violation $50.00
Third Violation $80.00
Fourth Violation $100.00
Fifth Violation $120.00
Handicap Parking Violations $150.00
Moving Traffic Violations
First Violation $30.00
Second Violation $50.00
Third Violation $90.00
Vehicle Boot Removal Fee $100.00
Skateboard and Other Appliance Violation:
First Violation Warning
Second Violation $30.00
Third Violation $50.00
Fourth Violation $70.00
Fifth Violation $90.00

Testing Fees
Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Exam Fee $50.00
Sign Language Certification Exam Fee $95.00
Proctoring/Professional Testing Services Fee Recovery of costs and processing fees to be negotiated
Credit by Examination Tuition
GED Exam Fee (All Five Exams-Packet Rate)
  • GED Exam Fee - Writing only
  • GED Exam Fee - Reading only
  • GED Exam Fee - Mathematics only
  • GED Exam Fee - Science only
  • GED Exam Fee - Social Studies only
Students will register and pay fees to Pearson VUE for online testing services. Subject to change.
GED Retest-Exam Fees (All Five Exams-Packet Rate)
  • GED Retest Exam Fee - Writing only
  • GED Retest Exam Fee - Reading only
  • GED Retest Exam Fee - Mathematics only
  • GED Retest Exam Fee - Science only
  • GED Retest Exam Fee - Social Studies only
Students will register and pay fees to Pearson VUE for online testing services
TSI Assessment Reservation Fee $25.00
TSI Assessment Exam Fee All Three Exams $29.00
  • TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Reading Only
$10.00
  • TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Writing Only
$10.00
  • TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Math Only
$10.00
TSI Assessment Exam Retesting Fee - All Three Exams $29.00
  • TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Retesting-Reading Only
$10.00
  • TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Retesting-Writing Only
$10.00
  • TSI Assessment Exam Fee - Retesting-Math Only
$10.00

Child Development Center
Tuition Fee Per Week $120.00

Registration Fee:

  • Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Summer Session

$40.00
$20.00

Late Pick-up Fee $5.00 / first five minutes and $1.00 / each additional minute

Supply Fee:

  • Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Summer Session

$30.00
$10.00

Reservation Fee:

  • Fall and Spring Semester Breaks
  • Summer

$65.00
$20.00


Incidental Fees:
Audit Fee Tuition and Lab Fees
Add/Drop Fee (one-time fee) - 1st class day through census date $25.00
Reinstatement Fee (after census date) $200.00
Returned Check $30.00
Student ID Replacement Fee $15.00
Withdrawal Fee (one-time fee after census date) $50.00
Student Insurance Fee (voluntary) Fee is paid to approved insurance carrier. Subject to change.

Eligible students may elect a payment option during the term of registration:

  1. Full payment of total tuition and fees, or
  2. Enrollment in a payment plan.
    • Enroll in an Installment Plan. Click here for more information on Installments. (Installment Plans are available in the Fall/Spring terms until the twelfth class day and in the Summer terms until the fourth class day).
    • Apply for an Emergency Loan. Click here for more information on Emergency Loans. (Emergency Loans are available in the Fall/Spring terms until the twelfth class day and in the Summer terms until the fourth class day).

Note: Students who fail to make full payment of tuition and fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. "Class day" refers to STC's scheduled class day, not the student's class meeting days.

Independent Dual Credit Tuition & Fees

Excludes Students Enrolled in an Early College High School or Academies Program

Fall 2016
In-district dual credit students attending independent of their school districts participation will be charged $50.00 per credit hour and fees will not be waived

$50.00

Out-of-district and out-of-state/international dual credit students attending independent of their school districts participation will be charged $78.00 per credit hour and fees will not be waived $78.00
Spring 2017
In-district dual credit students enrolled independent of their school districts participation will be charged a tuition rate per credit hour and differential tuition and fees will not be waived

$50.00

Out-of-district and out-of-state/international dual credit students enrolled independent of their school districts participation will be charged a tuition rate per credit hour and differential tuition and fees will not be waived $78.00

Tuition and Fees for Dual Credit Students Sponsored by Partnering School Districts

Dual Credit Tuition
Tuition rate for in-district dual credit students sponsored by partnering school districts $0.00
Differential Tuition Per Credit Hour For Courses Offered On A South Texas College Campus or Facility: (Effective Spring 2017)
Associate Degree Nursing $50.00
EMT $35.00
Occupational Therapy Assistant $40.00
Patient Care Assistant $20.00
Pharmacy Tech $40.00
Physical Therapist Assistant $40.00
Radiologic Technology/Sonography $40.00
Respiratory Therapy $40.00
Vocational Nursing $50.00
Course Fees (Effective Spring 2017)
Electronic Distance Learning/ VCT Course Fee per credit hour $15.00
Hybrid Course Fee (per credit hour) $5.00
NAH and Other Course Fees: Liability Insurance/Exams/Booklets/Badges/Special Program ID/Certificates/Pinning Ceremony/Other Activities Recovery of costs and processing fees
Incidental Fees
Fee per Credit Hour for Dual Credit students attempting a course three or more times (Effective Spring 2017) $125.00
Dual Credit Late Processing Fee per course per student after Census Day $200.00

Note: See Independent Dual Credit Tuition and Fees for dual credit students attending independent of their school district participation.