Tuition & Fees • 2020-2021

Effective July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Tuition rates are established by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. Total costs are determined by tuition based on the number of billing contact hours, the student services fee, and any course-related fees.The rates below are approved as of May 11, 2020, which apply to the 2020-2021 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.

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 $2,615.36 $2,615.36 $5,230.72
Student Service Fee $736 $736 $1,472
Textbook Access Fee $400 $400 $800
Estimated Class Fee $640 $640 $1,280
Room $2,900 $2,900 $5,800
Meal Plan $2,100 $2,100 $4,200
Books and Supplies* $400 $400 $800
Total $9,791.36 $9,791.36 $19,582.72

*Students have the option of using Follett ACCESS to pay for books or can buy books and supplies outright. 


Tuition Per Contact Hour 2020-2021

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) $163.46
Extended County residents (Albion, Cement City, Chelsea, Homer, Jerome, Leslie, Litchfield, Manchester,Stockbridge) $163.46
Out of County $245.19
Out of State & International $326.91
Senior Citizens 65 and older (senior citizens are responsible for any applicable course fees) Free
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Jackson County) $125
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Non-Jackson County) $125
Veterans (GI Bill®) $163.46

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.

Textbook Access Fee $25 per billing contact hour.

Covers the cost of all required textbooks and materials for students, provided by Follett Access through the Jackson College bookstore.

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 Program Fee (one time fee)
Jackson County (in-district)* $163.46 $ 30
Out of County $245.19 $ 30
Out of State/International $326.91 $ 30

* 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 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 2020 Tuition by Course

In County Tuition Comparison

Jackson College in-county tuition for 2020-21 is $4,903 annually.

Approximate cost for attending these schools based on 2020-21 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
Wayne State University $11,910 $4,903 = $7,007
Western Michigan University $12,094 $4,903 = $7,191
Ferris State University $12,404 $4,903 = $7,501
Baker College $12,450 $4,903 = $7,547
Central Michigan University $12,510 $4,903 = $7,607
Grand Valley State University $13,244 $4,903 = $8,341
Eastern Michigan University $13,500 $4,903 = $8,597
Michigan State University $14,460 $4,903 = $9,557
University of Michigan $15,520 $4,903 = $10,617
Siena Heights University $27,000 $4,903 = $22,097
Adrian College $29,250 $4,903 = $24,347
Spring Arbor University $29,872 $4,903 = $24,969
Albion College $50,070 $4,903 = $45,167

Out of County Tuition Comparison

Jackson College out-of-county tuition for 2020-2021 is $7,355 annually, based on 30 semester credit hours.

Institution Their Tuition JC Tuition Annual Savings
Wayne State University $11,910 $7,355 = $4,555
Western Michigan University $12,094 $7,355 = $4,739
Ferris State University $12,404 $7,355 = $5,049
Baker College $12,450 $7,355 = $5,095
Central Michigan University $12,510 $7,355 = $5,155
Grand Valley State University $13,244 $7,355 = $5,889
Eastern Michigan University $13,500 $7,355 = $6,145
Michigan State University $14,460 $7,355 = $7,105
University of Michigan $15,520 $7,355 = $8,165
Siena Heights University $27,000 $7,355 = $19,645
Adrian College $29,250 $7,355 = $21,895
Spring Arbor University $29,872 $7,355 = $22,517
Albion College $50,070 $7,355 = $42,715