Tuition & Fees

Effective July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Tuition rates are established by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. The rates below are approved as of June 14, 2021, which apply to the 2021-2022 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.

Tuition Per Contact Hour 2021-2022

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) $168
Extended County residents (Albion, Cement City, Chelsea, Homer, Jerome, Leslie, Litchfield, Manchester, Stockbridge) $168
Out of County $190
Out of State & International $327
Senior Citizens 65 and older (senior citizens are responsible for any applicable course fees) Free
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Jackson County) $109
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Non-Jackson County) $125
Veterans (GI Bill) $168

Fees

Fee Type Fee
Student Service Fee
  • $46 per billing contact hour for in county, extended county, out of county, out of state, international, honor and veteran students
  • $30 per billing contact hour for dual enrolled students
  • $0 per billing contact hour for senior citizens

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

Textbook Access Fee $50 per course. More information on the Textbook Program.
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 $60
Online Course Fee – 2 billing contact hour course $90
Online Course Fee – 3 billing contact hour course $119
Online Course Fee – 3.5 billing contact hour course $133
Online Course Fee – 4 or more billing contact hour course $149

Jackson Honors Program Tuition

District Tuition
Jackson County (in-district)* $168
Out of County $190
Out of State/International $327

* 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 Comparison – In County

Approximate cost for attending these schools based on 2021-22 tuition for equivalent of 30 semester credit hours annually; undergraduate student. Annual tuition only, does not include fees.

College Tuition Minus JC Tuition = Savings
Eastern Michigan University $12,116 $5,040 = $7,076
Baker College $12,750 $5,040 = $7,710
Central Michigan University $12,750 $5,040 = $7,710
Western Michigan University $13,334 $5,040 = $8,294
Grand Valley State University $13,560 $5,040 = $8,520
Ferris State University $13,650 $5,040 = $8,610
Michigan State University $14,914 $5,040 = $9,874
University of Michigan $15,850 $5,040 = $10,810
Siena Heights University $27,500 $5,040 = $22,460
Hillsdale College $28,730 $5,040 = $23,690
Spring Arbor University $30,440 $5,040 = $25,400
Adrian College $37,809 $5,040 = $32,769
Albion College $50,070 $5,040 = $45,030

Tuition Comparison – Out of County

College Tuition Minus JC Tuition = Savings
Eastern Michigan University $12,116 $5,700 = $6,416
Baker College $12,750 $5,700 = $7,050
Central Michigan University $12,750 $5,700 = $7,050
Western Michigan University $13,334 $5,700 = $7,634
Grand Valley State University $13,560 $5,700 = $7,860
Ferris State University $13,650 $5,700 = $7,950
Michigan State University $14,914 $5,700 = $9,214
University of Michigan $15,850 $5,700 = $10,150
Siena Heights University $27,500 $5,700 = $21,800
Hillsdale College $28,730 $5,700 = $23,030
Spring Arbor University $30,440 $5,700 = $24,740
Adrian College $37,809 $5,700 = $32,109
Albion College $50,070 $5,700 = $44,370