Our Goal-Oriented Tuition Program allows students who enroll full time (12 to 18 credits),
a flat tuition rate. By enrolling full time, you save money and graduate faster! Anything
over 18 credits will be charged at the rate listed on our tuition & fees page.
Terra State's Goal-Oriented Tuition Program
What are the benefits of signing up for the Goal-Oriented Tuition Program?
You pay the same tuition or a flat rate for 12-18 credit hours
Lowers the overall cost of your education, potentially saving thousands of dollars
Research shows that students taking 12 or more credit hours are more likely to be
successful completing their degree or certificate (source: Community College Research Center)
Who is eligible for the Goal-Oriented Tuition Program?
All full-time students, either in-state or out-of-state, taking 12-18 credit hours
When did the Goal Oriented Tuition program begin?
The program started with full time students in the spring of 2015.
Can I attend in the summer and get the tuition program?
Yes, but only if you are full time.
What if I start at Terra State in the summer?
If you start in a summer term but don’t take a full-time load, you can begin the tuition
program in the immediate fall semester after your first summer semester.
Can I take developmental education courses toward the 12-18 hours each semester?
Yes. All credit courses are included in the 12-18 hours, including developmental education.
What if I enroll full time and then drop a course?
If you drop a course during the semester and are no longer enrolled full time, you
will be charged the current rate of tuition for the semester in which you enroll less
than full time.
Why is Terra State offering a Goal-Oriented Tuition Program?
The Goal-Oriented Tuition Program is intended to encourage you to stay at Terra State
Community College until you complete your degree or certificate. It is an incentive
for you to enroll full time and it is a tool to help you plan your tuition payments.
Completing your degree and achieving your goal in a timely fashion is the primary