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Tuition and Fees

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.



  • Tuition and Fees schedule
    • Tuition: Instate, Non-Resident and Payment Plan (60/40)
    • Courses Fees (per credit hour)
      • Healthcare Technology/Allied Health  AH               $10.00
      • Biological Science                               BS              $10.00
      • Chemistry                                            CH              $10.00
      • Computer Info Systems                      CS               $10.00
      • Dental Hygiene                                    DH              $20.00
      • Electrical Engineering Tech                 EG               $10.00
      • Paramedic Sciences                           EM              $10.00
      • Geology                                               GL              $10.00
      • Information Technology                       IT                $10.00
      • Integrated Science                              IS                $10.00
      • Med Laboratory Technology               ML               $15.00
      • Nursing                                                NU               $20.00
      • Physical Science                                 SC               $10.00
      • Physics                                                PH               $10.00
      • Radiologic Technology                        RA               $15.00
      • Respiratory Care Technology              RC               $20.00
      • Surgical Technology                            SG               $15.00
      • Survey Technology                              SU               $10.00
      • Salon Mgt/Cosmetology                     SM               $20.00 
    • Other Fees 
      • In addition to tuition, 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.
        • Technology Fee — assessed to all students who register for 7 or more credit hours each academic term.
          • $100.00 flat fee
        • Wellness Fee — assessed to all students who register for 3 or more credit hours each academic term.
          • $10.00 flat fee
    • Special Fees
      • 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 Exam 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 max of 4 units)  $10.00
  • Refunds
    • Schedule
      • Fall
      • Spring
      • Summer
    • Refund Policy (SCP-5050, Section 6.2) 
    • Explanation of Refund Policy
      • 100% refunds are given for any classes cancelled by the College or for any class from which a student drops prior to the beginning day of classes for the academic term
      • the Technology Fee and the Health/Wellness Fee are non-refundable as of the first day of classes for any given academic term
      • Non-Traditional Classes: Non-Traditional 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 is given beginning the day the class starts
      • 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 on the Refund Schedule (have link embedded to the refund schedule)
  • How to view student account on mySouthern
  • Tuition Payment Options
    • On-Campus: Cash, Check, and Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Am. Express)
    • Online:  Through MySouthern accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Am. Express
    • Link to Online Payments (MySouthern)
    • Payment Plan (60/40)