Paying for College

2018-2019 PEI Subscription Rates

Tuition subscription rates are the same for both in district and out of district students.

Enrollment Cost
1-5 Credits $762.00
6-8 Credits $1,524.00
9-11 Credits $2,286.00
12 Credits $3,048.00

Making the choice to pursue a college degree has both short term and long term benefits.  As with anything of value, college comes at a cost.  Jackson College strives to provide students with the best education possible.  Students in the Prison Education Initiative have two ways for paying for college.

  • Self-Pay:  Students that are not eligible for Financial aid work through their sponsor to pay the cost of tuition.  The Jackson College Business Office has long worked with sponsors to create affordable payment plans. View payment options.
  • Grant:  Many students in the PEI program qualify for the Second Chance Pell grant.  This federal grant covers the cost of tuition, leaving little or no balance.
  • Scholarships: Students may also earn, qualify, or be selected for a scholarship to assist with tuition.  The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver is an example of this.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees. Total costs are determined by the number of billing contact hours and course fees for which you register. The student fee is based on the number of billing contact hours.