Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are established by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice.  The rates below are approved as of June 3, 2019, which apply to the 2019-2020 academic year.  Total costs are determined by tuition based on the number of billing contact hours, the student services fee, and any course-related fees.

2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

Effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Estimated Cost of Attendance

This estimate is based on full-time tuition (in district; 16 credit hours), student service fees, estimated class fees, room, meal plan, and books/supplies. Actual costs may vary.

Costs Fall Winter Total
Tuition $2,564 $2,564 $5,128
Student Service Fee $736 $736 $1,472
Estimated Class Fee $145 $145 $290
Room $2,900 $2,900 $5,800
Meal Plan $2,050 $2,050 $4,100
Books and Supplies $900 $900 $1,800
TOTAL $9,295 $9,295 $18,590

Tuition Per Contact Hour 2019-2020

This covers the actual cost of instruction. Tuition is paid per billing contact hour. Most classes carry from one to five billing contact hours.

District Tuition
Jackson County resident (in-district)* $160.25
Out of County $240.38
Out of State & International $320.50
Senior Citizens (65 and older) Free*
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Jackson County) $125
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Non-Jackson County) $185
Veterans $160.25

*senior citizens are responsible for any applicable course fees

Fees

Fee Type Fee
Student Service Fee $46 per billing contact hour.

Covers costs associated with registration and grade reports.  This fee is paid by all students each registration period.

Class Fee Class fees are listed in the class schedule.  These fees cover costs of consumable materials directly related to or used for the course, such as computer paper and science lab materials.  This fee is paid on a per class basis.
Online Course Fee – 1 billing contact hour course $67
Online Course Fee – 2 billing contact hour course $100
Online Course Fee – 3 billing contact hour course $132
Online Course Fee – 3.5 billing contact hour course $148
Online Course Fee – 4 or more billing contact hour course $166

Jackson Honors Program Tuition

District Tuition Program Fee (per semester)
Jackson County (in-district)* $160.25 $ 250
Out of County $240.38 $ 250
Out of State/International $320.50 $ 250

* Jackson County residents include: Students whose permanent residence is in Albion, Cement City, Chelsea, Homer, Jerome, Leslie, Litchfield, Manchester and Stockbridge as these communities have been identified as being served by Jackson County school districts. (School of choice does not constitute permanent residency, and does not qualify for the in-district rate.) Residency is based on the student’s permanent address at the time of registration.

Tuition by Course

Each excel spreadsheet contains the cost of tuition and fees by course.

The accuracy and completeness of these worksheets is not guaranteed. This is only a guide to help you estimate the cost of tuition.

Fall 2019 Tuition by Course

In County Tuition Comparison

Jackson College in-county tuition for 2019-2020 is $4,807.50 annually.

Approximate cost for attending these schools based on 2019-20 tuition for equivalent of 30 semester credit hours annually; undergraduate student. Annual tuition only, does not include fees.

Institution Their Tuition JC Tuition Annual Savings
Western Michigan University $12,094 $4,807.50 = $7,286.50
Baker College $12,150 $4,807.50 = $7,342.50
Central Michigan University $12,510 $4,807.50 = $7,702.50
Grand Valley State University $12,860 $4,807.50 = $8,052.50
Ferris State University $12,930 $4,807.50 = $8,122.50
Eastern Michigan $13,125 $4,807.50 = $8,317.50
Michigan State University $14,460 $4,807.50 = $9,652.50
University of Michigan $15,230 $4,807.50 = $10,422.50
Siena Heights University $26,558 $4,807.50 = $21,750.50
Hillsdale College $27,090 $4,807.50 = $22,282.50
Spring Arbor University $29,030 $4,807.50 = $24,222.50
Adrian College $29,250 $4,807.50 = $24,442.50
Albion College $47,570 $4,807.50 = $42,762.50

Out of County Tuition Comparison

Jackson College out-of-county tuition for 2019-2020 is $7,211.40 annually, based on 30 semester credit hours.

Institution Their Tuition JC Tuition Annual Savings
Western Michigan University $12,094 $7,211.40 = $4,882.60
Baker College $12,150 $7,211.40 = $4,938.60
Central Michigan University $12,510 $7,211.40 = $5,298.60
Grand Valley State University $12,860 $7,211.40 = $5,648.60
Ferris State University $12,930 $7,211.40 = $5,718.60
Eastern Michigan $13,125 $7,211.40 = $5,913.60
Michigan State University $14,460 $7,211.40 = $7,248.60
University of Michigan $15,230 $7,211.40 = $8,018.60
Siena Heights University $26,558 $7,211.40 = $19,346.60
Hillsdale College $27,090 $7,211.40 = $19,878.6
Spring Arbor University $29,030 $7,211.40 = $21,818.60
Adrian College $29,250 $7,211.40 = $22,038.60
Albion College $47,570 $7,211.40 = $40,358.60