Tuition & Payment

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Financial Aid


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A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed to determine your eligibility. Use SCC's school code – 017027.

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St. Charles Community College is an affordable, convenient and quality option for your education. At SCC, you know you are getting a degree that’s WORTH IT! In fact, we were named one of the best returns on investment of any college in the country, according to a 2019 Georgetown University study.

20/FA - A valid driver's license will be used as acceptable ID for Fall 2020.  Please make sure to have it with you.  


Tuition Rates

Tuition Rates
Base TuitionTier ITier IITier III
In-District $106/credit hour $146/credit hour $206/credit hour $221/credit hour
In-District (online courses) $121/credit hour $161/credit hour $221/credit hour $236/credit hour
Out-of-District $159/credit hour $199/credit hour $259/credit hour $274/credit hour
Out-of-District (online courses) $174/credit hour $214/credit hour $274/credit hour $289/credit hour
Out-Of-State $216/credit hour $256/credit hour $316/credit hour $331/credit hour
Out-of-State (online courses) $231/credit hour $271/credit hour $331/credit hour $346/credit hour

In-District-Students defined as someone whose residence is within the boundaries of St. Charles County.

Excludes: St. Charles County residents who reside and pay taxes in the Washington School District.

Foristell students should confirm with the College's Admissions Office whether their address is within St. Charles County.  Students who live in areas of Foristell that are outside the boundaries of St. Charles County will be charged Out-of-District rates.

Pricing effective 20/FA

Tuition Tiers by Course Prefix:

Tier 1 - NPN (LP Nursing); MDA (Medical Assisting); CPT (Computers); CPM (Computers/Multimedia); IT (Information Technology); CDM (Computer Aided Drafting); and BTC (Business Technology)

Tier 2 - OTA (Occupational Therapy Assisting); WLD (Welding)

Tier 3 - NUR (Associate Degree Nursing)

Course Fees Listed in class schedule
Technology Fee $10/credit hour
HIM Fee $250/semester
Music  $200 One credit hour individual lessons.
$400 Two credit hour individual lessons.
Science Lab Fee $40 Per science course with a lab component.
Art Studio Fee $50 Per art course with a studio component.
ESL Lab Fee $10 Per ESL course with a lab component.
Student Success Fee $4/credit hour
Departmental Exam Fee $106
Returned Checks $20
Replacement ID $3
Additional Copy of Assessment Score $1 Request in Assessment Center.
Senior Discount Missouri resident 65 or older?
  • Enroll tuition-free in credit courses (based on available class space)
  • Must be 65 or older by Aug. 1 of academic year
  • Does not cover books, materials or special fees
  • Credit or audit status
  • Must meet all prerequisites
Missouri Returning Heroes Act To comply with the Missouri Returning Heroes Act:
  • Combat veteran tuition limited to $50/credit hour
  • Eligibility determined for any program leading to certificate or degree

Combat veteran defined as any person who:

  • Served in armed combat after Sept. 11, 2001
  • Missouri resident when first entered the military
  • Discharged under honorable conditions
To apply:
  • Submit copy of your most recent DD-214 (long form) and Returning Heroes Education Act application to Enrollment Services (Room 1113 in the Administration Building)
  • Enrollment Services will determine if you meet the criteria for reduced tuition, and how much, if any, your tuition will be reduced.
Active Duty Military, Veterans and Eligible Dependents using VA Benefits Questions about eligibility? See the Veterans Benefits page.

Important Note:

St. Charles Community College requests payment at the time of registration.  You are financially responsible for the charges on your student account.  Please remember, lack of payment does not guarantee that you will be dropped from your registered courses.

Have questions?  Need to contact us?  Visit the Student Accounts page.

How to Pay for Classes

When it comes to paying for college, there are many options available to students of all ages – including scholarshipsgrants and federal financial aid. For those paying for tuition out of pocket, St. Charles Community College has several payment options.

Paying Online

  • The quickest, easiest way to pay for classes at SCC

Paying by Mail or in Person

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