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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Fees for credit courses are due one week prior to the start of the term. For students registering after that time, fees are due at the time of registration.

Tuition fees must be covered by one of the following:

  • Paid in full using cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover credit cards or a debit card (in person, by phone, or online on Banner Self Service Student Tab->Student Account->Account Detail by Term)
  • Paid through a Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 Payment Plan 
  • Approved for payment by a third-party source such as an employer or agency (as evidenced by the completion of an Authorization Form)
  • Approved as financial aid award pending on Banner Self Service Student Tab->Student Account->Account Detail by Term) 

In the event that these conditions are not met, the registration may be cancelled. 

Students with cancelled registrations are encouraged to make necessary payment arrangements and register again.

Goal Oriented Tuition Program

Become a full time student at Terra State Community College and achieve your academic goals!

What is the Goal Oriented Tuition Program? 

The Goal Oriented Tuition Program at Terra State Community College is an incentive for new and continuing students to enroll full time and pay a flat rate for their tuition. The flat rate applies to full time students taking twelve to eighteen (12-18) credit hours.

The full-time flat rate tuition allows students to take more semester course hours and not be charged an additional amount. This can reduce time to graduation, which reduces the total education costs for students and their families.

This means, the tuition for one to eleven hours is indexed to the current tuition rate, you will be charged for every credit taken up to twelve. Anything over eighteen (18) is indexed at the current per hour tuition rate, you will be charged for every credit over eighteen.

What are the benefits of signing up for the Tuition Program?

  • Pay the same tuition or a flat rate for 12-18 credit hours.
  • No matter how you are paying for college, this can help you plan your expenses throughout your higher education degree program.
  • By becoming a full-time student your entire degree program, you are potentially saving yourself thousands of dollars.

Who is eligible for the Tuition Program?

All full-time students, either in-state or out-of-state, taking 12-18 credit hours.

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Fees for Ohio and Non-Ohio Residents

All tuition and all fees are subject to change without prior notice. 

Tuition and General Fees 

Tuition and general fees are calculated using the following tables.    

Residency Requirements for Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes

The following persons are classified as Ohio residents for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:

  • A dependent student with at least one parent or guardian who has been an Ohio resident for twelve consecutive months or more before the student’s enrollment.
  • A person who has been an Ohio resident for twelve consecutive months or more before enrollment and who has not received, in those twelve months, financial support from non-Ohio residents or entities.
  • A dependent child of a parent or guardian, or the spouse of a person who, on the first day of enrollment, has accepted full-time employment and established a home in Ohio for reasons other than the benefit of favorable tuition rates.
  • Any Ohio high school graduate who has left the state but has returned to Ohio to pursue their post-secondary education and therefore qualifies for in-state tuition.
  • Other classifications for residency may be applicable. Questions regarding residency requirements should be directed to the College Registrar.

U.S. citizens and resident immigrant aliens who were originally classified as non-Ohio residents may petition for a change of residency status after residing in Ohio for at least a 12-month period. Students should file a request in writing to the College Registrar. Additional documentation may be requested.

Fee Statements

After registering for classes, students can view their billing for the term on Banner Self Service Student Tab->Student Account->Account Detail by Term. Paper statements will not be mailed. Balances are due one week prior to the start of the term. 

Laboratory Fees

Laboratory fees are assessed for the costs of supplies and materials used in selected laboratory courses. Amounts due for individual courses are specified on the official schedule of classes published each term. All online courses are subject to a lab fee.

Registration Fee

A $10 (nonrefundable) fee is charged per term.

Student Activities Fee

A Student Activities Fee of $2 per credit hour is charged for each class during the term. Classes delivered totally online are exempt from this fee.

Other Fees

Refer to College catalog for descriptions. 

Description 

Amount 

Alternative Academic Credit Fee

$45

Background Check - BCI

$35

Background Check – BCI copy only

$10

Background Check – BCI & FBI

$60

Background Check – FBI

$35

Compass Test Retake

$25

Duplicate Student ID Fee

$10

Late Registration Fee

$25

Payment Plan Fee

$20

Payment Plan – Late Fee

$25

Proficiency Examination Fee

$25

Re-Registration Fee

$50

Returned Check Fee

$20

Transcript Fee

$5