Tuition, Fees and Payments

  •  SCC has the lowest tuition in the Upstate.

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    Academic Year 2021-2022 | Full-time and Part-time Students, minimum of 6 credit hours:
    Spartanburg and Cherokee County Residents: $198 per credit hour
    Union County Residents: $226 per credit hour
    Out-of-County Residents: $245 per credit hour 
    Out-of-State Residents: $403 per credit hour 
    Out-of-Country or International Residents: $403 per credit hour

    Effective Fall 2020 per Commission Action on June 19, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year.


    Student Fees
    Enrollment Fee (all students) (non-refundable unless the student withdraws during the 100% refund period) $75 per semester
    Lab Fee (assessed for each course with a lab, unless program specified) $30-$45 per course with a required lab.
    Late Fee (assessed for tuition paid after due date) $75 per semester
    Distance Learning/Hybrid Distance Learning $21 per course

    Other Non-Academic Fees
    Credit/Debit Card Convenience Fee $15 per credit or debit card transaction when paying tuition

    Payment Plan Administrative Fee: $30 (non-refundable)
    Payment Plan Late Fee: $50 (per each late payment)
    Returned Check Fee: $25 (per incident plus bank fees)

    Senior Citizens South Carolina residents who are 60 years of age or older may enroll tuition free on a space available basis. Special criteria and restrictions may apply. Please contact SCC Admissions for more details.