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

Students must be prepared to pay their tuition and fees in full at the time of registration, unless another due date is stipulated on SSC Self-Service. 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 on SSC Self-Service. All Financial Aid is processed at the Main Campus in South Holland.

Student are responsible for payment of tuition and fees upon registration. South Suburban College is not responsible for dropping students from their courses. 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.

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
  • Student Development Fee: $7.75 per hour
    (Required of all students enrolled in college-credit courses)
  • Instructional Technology Fee: $10.00 per hour
  • Registration Fee: $25.00

Incidental Fees

  • Transcripts: $8.00 per copy
  • Immediate Transcript
  • Cost per Transcript: $8.00
  • Same Day Processing fee: $15.00
  • Total Due: $23.00
  • Sending Certified Mail
  • Cost per Transcript: $8.00
  • Same Day Processing fee: $15.00
  • Certified Mail fee: $10.00
  • Total Due:  $33.00
  • Overnight Transcript
  • Cost per Transcript: $8.00
  • Same Day Processing fee: $15.00
  • Overnight FedEx fee: $15.00
  • Total Due: $35.00
  • Educational/Competency Evaluation Program (ECEP) Evaluation $8.00 per credit hour
  • All Online courses: $10.00 per course
  • All hybrid courses: $10.00 per course
  • 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.

† Special Residency status refers to students who are Lake County, Indiana Residents and Employees. 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. 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.

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. 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.