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Tuition and Fees

Spring 2017 Dates to Remember


  • Spring 2017 - Financial Aid Completion Date is December 1, 2016.
  • Spring 2017 - Payment due date for pre-registered students will be Thursday, January 5, 2017. 
  • Spring 2017- Drop of unpaid pre-registered students will be at the close of the business day Thursday, January 5, 2017.
  • Spring 2017 - Bookstore voucher codes activation date will be Saturday, January 7, 2017. (Book voucher codes will expire on Friday, January 27, 2017). 
  • Spring 2017 classes begin, Tuesday January 17, 2017.
  • The final 40% installment payment for Spring 2017 is due Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

     Summer 2017 Dates to Remember

    • Summer 2017 - Payment due date will be Thursday, May 18, 2017. 
    • Summer 2017- Drop of unpaid students will be Thursday, May 18, 2017.
    • Summer 2017 - Bookstore voucher codes activation date will be Friday, May 19, 2017. (Book voucher codes will expire on Friday, June 2, 2017). 
    • Summer 2017 -  Summer classes begin, Monday, May 22, 2017.


    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 $139$240
    Two $278 $480
    Three $417 $720
    Four $556 $960
    Five $695 $1,200
    Six $834 $1,440
    Twelve or More$1,668$2,880.50

    *Residents of the following Kentucky reciprocity counties are assessed at WV resident rates: Boyd, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike counties.

    Other Fees:

    In addition to above tuition rates, 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.

    FeeFee Per Semester
    Health/Wellness Fee (Assessed to all students who register for 3 or more credit hours each academic term).$10.00
    Technology Fee (Assessed to all students who register for 7 or more credit hours each academic term).$100.00

    Course Fees:

    A course fee is a fee charged per credit hour of instruction for specific courses that require additional costs such as labs or supplies. It is assessed in addition to tuition. The classes that have course fees are listed below.

     Course SubjectRate Per Credit Hour
    Healthcare Technology/Allied HealthAH$10.00
    Biological ScienceBS$10.00
    Computer Info SystemsCS$10.00
    Electrical Engineering TechEG$10.00
    Paramedic SciencesEM$10.00
    Information TechnologyIT$10.00
    Integrated ScienceIS$10.00
    Med Laboratory TechnologyML$15.00
    Physical ScienceSC$10.00
    Radiologic TechnologyRA$15.00
    Respiratory Care TechnologyRC$20.00
    Surgical TechnologySG$15.00
    Survey TechnologySU$10.00
    Salon Mgmt. / CosmetologySM$20.00
    WeldingWL $50.00
    Online Course Fee $25.00

    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 Examination 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 maximum of 4 units). $10.00
    Reinstatement Fee$25.00




    • The Technology Fee and the Health/Wellness Fee are non-refundable once the semester (or academic term) has begun. If the student withdraws from all courses during the semester/term, the Technology Fee and the Health/Wellness Fee will not be calculated in the refund. 
    • The following schedule for calculating refunds shall be adhered to for those students who withdraw from the institution via the official withdrawal process and who are eligible to receive refunds. Students qualify for a full refund (100%) of tuition/fees, if they drop any or all of their courses prior to the start of classes for the semester/term. Once classes begin for the semester/term, there are only two ways a students may qualify for a tuition/fee refund. The first is to completely withdraw from the institution for the semester/term (this means carrying zero credit hours for the semester/term). This includes any courses that have not started for the semester/term, including all non-traditional courses. The second way to qualify for a refund is if the institution cancels a course. The student will get 100% refund for any course that is canceled. 






    Refund Schedule (For Traditional 16 Week Classes).

    Fall 2016
    Date Refund
    August 15 through August 18, 201690%
    August 19 through September 08, 201675%
    September 09 through October 6, 201650%
    After October 6 , 2016No Refund
    Spring 2017
    January 17 through January 19, 201790%
    January 20 through February 9, 201775%
    February 10 through March 9, 201750%
    After March 9, 2017No Refund
    Summer 2017
    May 22 through May 25, 201790%
    May 26 through June 13, 201775%
    June 14 through June 29, 201750%
    After June 29, 2017No Refund