Tuition & Fees

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.

Tuition Per Contact Hour 2024-2025

Effective July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

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) $193
Extended County residents (Albion, Cement City, Chelsea, Homer, Jerome, Leslie, Litchfield, Manchester, Stockbridge) $193
Out of County $225
Out of State & International $288
Senior Citizens 65 and older (senior citizens are responsible for any applicable course fees) Free
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Jackson County) $130
Dual Enrollment, Middle College and Early College (Non-Jackson County) $147
Veterans $193

Fees

The below fees (Student Service Fee, On-line Course Fee, and Course Related Materials) are a requirement of enrollment and/or required for the student’s completion of an eligible certificate or degree. The Textbook Access fee is optional and therefore is not required.

Fee Type Fee
Student Service Fee
  • $52 per billing contact hour for in county, extended county, out of county, out of state, international, honor and veteran students
  • $35 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 $70 per course. More information on the Textbook Program.
Course Related Materials 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 $15
Online Course Fee – 2 billing contact hour course $25
Online Course Fee – 3 billing contact hour course $35
Online Course Fee – 3.5 billing contact hour course $40
Online Course Fee – 4 or more billing contact hour course $45

Jackson Honors Program Tuition

District Tuition
Jackson County (in-district)* $193
Out of County $225
Out of State/International $288

* 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.

Cost of Attendance for In-District, Extended County, Veterans, Out-of-District and Out-of-State tuition rates

Effective July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

  • Cost of attendance is based on 24 credit hours and may be increase on case-by-case basis for actual tuition & fees, books & supplies or tools.
  • On-line course fees are based on an average of two 3 credit hour classes per semester for In-District, Out-of-District, and On-Campus students. Out-of-State students are required to take four 3 credit hour classes on-line resulting in a higher cost.
In-District Out-of-District Out-of State On-Campus Senior
Tuition $4,632 $5,400 $6,912 $4,632 $0
Student Service Fee $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $0
On-line Class Fee $140 $140 $280 $140 $140
Books/supplies $936 $936 $936 $936 $936
Living Expenses $11,360 $11,360 $11,360 $11,510 $11,360
Personal $1,126 $1,126 $1,126 $1,126 $1,126
Transportion $1,608 $1,608 $804 $804 $1,608
Loan $90 $90 $90 $90 $90
TOTAL $21,140 $21,908 $22,756 $20,486 $15,260