Tuition & Payment Information

Tuition Information

If a student has an overdue outstanding financial obligation owed to the College, the financial obligation must be paid in full before the student can register. The College reserves the right to restrict or withhold registration privileges, processing of financial assistance, transcripts, or enrollment status information for any individual who has an unpaid financial obligation.

Tuition and Fees

If a student is utilizing any type of financial aid it is the students’ responsibility to ensure that the financial aid is posted to their account as payment. All Financial Aid is processed at the Main Campus in South Holland.

Tuition and fees are charged to student accounts upon registration. Payment arrangements need to be made prior to the start of classes to avoid penalties associated with non-payment. The college is not responsible for dropping students for non-payment.  South Suburban College accepts tuition and fee payments via cash, check or MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit cards.

Deferred Tuition Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, South Suburban College is pleased to offer a convenient budget plan. Our plan provides you with a low cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses. It is not a loan program; therefore, you have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check. The only cost to budget monthly payments is a $25.00 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is automatically deducted within 14 days of the day the agreement is posted.

For more information or to sign up, please visit the Payment Plan page, or contact the the Business and Accounting Services Office at (708) 210-5720.

Tuition Calculation

Tuition and Fees Chart – EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2019 (Updated 5/22/19)

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The Board of Trustees of South Suburban College reserves the right to adjust or change tuition and fees without notice, if circumstances warrant. For the most up to date tuition and fee costs, please check the current term schedule.

Effective FALL 2018

  1. Instructional fees (Tuition) for Credit and Credit-Equivalency Courses
    In-District: $152.00 per credit hour
    Special Residency: $187.00 per credit hour
    Out-of-District: * $350.00 per credit hour
    Out-of-State: $405.00 per credit hour
  2. Student Development Fee (Required of all students enrolled in college-credit courses)
    $ 7.75 per hour
  3. Instructional Technology Fee
    $ 10.00 per hour
  4. Registration Fee (Effective 6/03/19)
    $25 payable at registration each semester (Dual Credit and Step Up programs are exempt)
    One charge per semester
  5. Drop Fee
    A $25 fee will be charged for each credit class that is dropped during the Add/Drop designation period; there is no charge for adding classes.
  6. Incidental Fees
    Transcripts: $5.00 fee (assessed for each transcript)
  7. Educational/Competency Evaluation Program (ECEP) Evaluation
    $8.00 per credit hour
  8. Special Course Fees
    Charges in addition to those listed are required for certain courses and programs to partially offset cost of extraordinary supplies or exceptional services.
  9. All Internet courses
    $10.00 per course

†Special Residency status refers to students who are …

Lake County, Indiana Residents and Employees

A special tuition rate for residents of Lake County, Indiana was implemented in early 1990 and revised in 1999. Through this program, eligible residents, and those employed in Lake County, Indiana may enroll in classes for only $187 per credit hour, plus all other incidental fees (effective Fall 2018). Call the Admissions or Registration Center for more information.

* Out-of-District status refers to students who are…

Illinois residents who are not residents of South Suburban College District 510 are charged a non-resident fee of $198.00 per credit hour in addition to the regular tuition fee of $152.00 per credit hour charged to resident students, or a total of $350.00 per credit hour (effective Fall 2018). Under the terms of the Illinois Public Community College Act, students who are not residents of District 510 may be entitled to have the non-resident fee paid by the community college district in which they reside. Those who do not reside in Community College District 510 should check with their local community college at least 30 days prior to time of enrollment.

Special Tuition Programs and Scholarships

South Suburban College offers several tuition programs and scholarship opportunities to eligible students.

For more information, contact Registration, (708) 210-5779.