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Tuition and Fees

Fall 2018 Dates to Remember

  • Fall 2018 - Payment due date for students will be Thursday, July 19, 2018. 
  • Fall 2018- Drop of unpaid students will be at the close of the business day Thursday, July 19, 2018.
  • Fall 2018 - Bookstore voucher codes activation date will be Friday, August 3, 2018. (Book voucher codes will expire on Friday, August 24, 2018.)
  • Fall 2018 - Full term (16 week) classes begin Monday, August 13, 2018.
  • Fall 2018 - Final 40% installment payment is due Monday, September 24, 2018.*

Late Term Session Dates to Remember (if student has no classes that begin the week of August 13, 2018):

  • 12 week term - Payment due date is August 30, 2018.
  • 12 week term - Classes begin September 10, 2018.
  • 12 week term - Final 40% installment payment is due October 8, 2018. *
  • Second 8 week term - Payment due date is September 27, 2018.
  • Second 8 week term - Classes begin October 8, 2018. 
*Note -Installment Payment Plans are only available for 16 week and 12 week terms. 





Tuition Rates

Students must pay all tuition, other fees, and course fees for classes within the academic term for which they register. The non-resident rate is subject to change for Fall 2017. 

Credit Hour *WV Resident RateNon-Resident Rate
One $153$240
Two $306 $480
Three $459 $720
Four $612 $960
Five $765 $1,200
Six $918 $1,440
Twelve or More$1,836$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).


Math ALEX Textbook Fee (For math students only) (For MT 121 Classes) $100.00

Comprehensive Assessment Fee


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$15.00
Paramedic SciencesEM$15.00
Information TechnologyIT$15.00
Integrated ScienceIS$10.00
Medical AssistingMA$5.00
Industrial Technology (Machinist Technology/CNC)MC$160.00
Med Laboratory TechnologyML$20.00
Mechatronics TechnologyMX$20.00
Paramedic SciencesEM$15.00
Physical ScienceSC$10.00
Radiologic TechnologyRA$20.00
Respiratory Care TechnologyRC$25.00
Surgical TechnologySG$20.00
Survey TechnologySU$10.00
Salon Mgmt. / CosmetologySM$25.00
WeldingWL $60.00
Online Course Fee (for full online & hybrid) $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 $5.00
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. 
  • All refunds are calculated based upon the total tuition and fees owed at the beginning of the semester (less and nonrefundable fees as stated above. Refund checks will be issued within 30 days of the official withdrawal date and delivered to the campus Business Office for pickup. Students may request that checks be mailed to them by sending an email from their Southern student email account to the Business Office email address which is [email protected] or replying to the automated email telling them that their refund checks are ready for pickup. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the orginal credit card within 30 days. 
  • A refund schedule for summer sessions and nontraditional terms (terms that have a shorter duration period than the standard sixteen week term) shall be determined by the College's Business Office based upon the first day of class in the earliest term that the student is in. If the refund calculation designates a partial day, the full day will be included in the higher refund period. 
The refund schedule shall be as follows:
Prior to the first day of the term:               100% refund
During the first 10% of the term:               90% refund
From 11% to 25% of the term:        75% refund
From 26% to 50% of the term:                   50% refund
After 50% of the term is completed:           No refund






Refund Schedule (For Traditional 16 Week Classes).

Fall 2018
Date Refund
August 13 through August 16, 201890%
August 17 through September 06, 201875%
September 07 through October 04, 201850%
After October 04 , 2018No Refund
Spring 2018
January 14 through January 17, 201990%
January 18 through February 7, 201975%
February 8 through March 7, 201950%
After March 7, 2019No Refund
Summer 2018
May 29 through June 4, 201990%
June 5 through June 11, 201975%
June 12 through June 25, 201950%
After June 25, 2019No Refund