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Tuition and Fees

Summer 2014 Dates to Remember:

  • Payment due date will be May 12, 2014
  • Drop of unpaid students will be Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • Bookstore voucher number activation date will be May 17, 2014
  • Summer regular full term classes begin May 27, 2014
  • Second installment (40%) payment due date is June 19, 2014

Other Dates to Remember:

  • Fall 2014 – Payment due date will be July 31, 2014 (All unpaid students will be withdrawn from classes at the close of the business day.)
  • Spring 2015 – Payment due date will be December 18, 2014 (All unpaid students will be withdrawn from classes at the close of the business day.)
  • Summer 2015 –  Payment due date will be April 18, 2015 (All unpaid students will be withdrawn from classes at the close of the business day.)

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 $121.00$181.00
Two $242.00 $362.00
Three $363.00 $543.00
Four $484.00 $724.00
Five $605.00 $905.00
Six $726.00 $1086.00
Twelve or More$1452.00$2172.00

*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
Dental HygieneDH$20.00
Electrical Engineering TechEG$10.00
Paramedic SciencesEM$10.00
Information TechnologyIT$10.00
Integrated ScienceIS$10.00
Med Laboratory TechnologyML$15.00
Physical SciencePS$10.00
Radiologic TechnologyRA$15.00
Respiratory Care TechnologyRC$20.00
Surgical TechnologySG$15.00
Survey TechnologySU$10.00
Salon Mgmt. / CosmetologySM$20.00

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


1.)   100% refunds are given for any classes cancelled by the College or for any class from which the student withdraws prior to the

beginning day of classes for the academic term.

2.)   The Technology Fee and the Health/Wellness Fee are non-refundable as of the first day of classes for any given

academic term.

3.)   Non-Traditional Classes - Non-Traditional classes are 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 beginning

the day the class starts.

4.)   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 below. 

Refund Schedule (For Traditional 16 week Classes).

Fall 2013
Date Refund
August 19 through September 1, 201390%
September 02 through September 15, 201370%
September 16 through September 29, 201350%
After September 29 , 2013No Refund
Spring 2014
January 20 through February 2, 201490%
February 3 through February 16, 201470%
February 17 through March 02, 201450%
After March 2, 2014No Refund
Summer 2014
May 26 through June 8, 201490%
June 9 through June 22, 201470%
June 23 through July 6, 201450%
After July 6, 2014No Refund