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2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

Attending Highland will save you several thousand dollars in college costs compared to attending a four-year institution. We’re making going to college even easier for our students. The Highland Community College Foundation awards thousands of dollars worth of scholarships every year, apply today!


  • In-District students
    $151 per credit hour
  • Out-of-District students
    $246 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State students
    $252 per credit hour
  • Senior Citizens ages 61-64
    $113 per credit hour
  • Border
    $252 per credit hour
  • International students
    To be determined


NURS 103, 191, 192, 291, 292, 293, 294, 296, 298

  • $189 per credit hour, In-District students
  • $308 per credit hour, Out-of-District students
  • $315 per credit hour, Out-of-State students
  • $141 per credit hour, Senior Citizens ages 61-64
  • $315 per credit hour, Border


  • MTEC 151
    $125 fee
  • WELD 130, WELD 135, WELD 232, and WELD 233
    Fall 2023: $85 fee
    Spring 2024: $90 fee

Online Courses

  • HCC courses online for In-District students
    $151 per credit hour
  • HCC courses online for Out-of-District students
    $246 per credit hour
  • ICE online courses approved by an advisor
    $151 per credit hour

Employed in Highland district * Out-of-District/In District
$151 per credit hour
* Applies to out-of-district and out-of-state students who work 35 hours a week or more in the Highland district. It also applies to athletes covered by a scholarship or enrolled in a cooperative agreement program not offered at their local community college.

Senior Citizen 65+ Tuition Waiver
All senior citizens rates are applied on a space-available basis only. The student is responsible for all course fees. To qualify, the student must provide homestead exemption certification.


  • Registration fee
    $15 per semester
  • Technology fee
    $25 per credit hour
  • Activity fee
    $18 per credit hour
  • Mental Health fee
    $5 per semester
  • Graduation fee
    $30 per student
  • Proficiency fee
    $25 plus $25 per credit hour
  • Some courses and labs require a fee that varies according to the subject.
  • Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) fee
  • ACH return fee
  • Stop Payment fee

For details about how to pay your tuition and fees, visit:

Registration fee

This per semester fee is assessed upon initial registration for a course, or courses, bearing tuition. Students and residents registering exclusively for Community Education courses and other classes for which no tuition is assessed will not incur the registration fee.

Students who drop all classes prior to the end of the add/drop period will have the registration fee removed from their account, or refunded.

Tuition Refund Policy

Regular Semester
Students who “No-Record” drop classes anytime during the first ten days of the semester will receive a 100 percent tuition refund.

Regular Summer Session
Students who “No-Record” drop classes anytime during the first five days of the summer session will receive a 100 percent tuition refund.

Other Sessions
Students who enroll in courses that are less than eight weeks in length (this includes continuing education courses) will receive “No-Record” drops and refunds based on a formula using the number of class sessions. Students should consult with the Office of Admissions and Records for specific dates.

Withdrawals made after the “no record/drop date”
Students who withdraw from a class after the “no record/drop date” will be required to pay the tuition and fees in full. A “W” will be recorded on their official transcript. The “no record/drop date” is listed in the academic calendar.

Students who are receiving financial aid will need to stop by the Financial Aid department. Withdrawing does have an effect on financial aid.

2023 – 2024 Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following information is for in-district students enrolled in 14 credit hours for fall/spring (an academic year).  This budget is a nine-month academic year budget.

Independent Student

Direct – Tuition & Fees*$5,432
Indirect – Books & Supplies$720
Indirect – Housing & Food$5,603
Indirect – Transportation$3,884
Indirect – Miscellaneous Expenses$2,396
Total Indirect Costs$12,603
Total Fall/Spring Cost of Attendance$18,035

Dependent Student

Direct – Tuition & Fees*$5,432
Indirect – Books & Supplies$720
Indirect – Housing & Food$5,603
Indirect – Transportation$3,884
Indirect – Miscellaneous Expenses$1,696
Total Indirect Costs$11,903
Total Fall/Spring Cost of Attendance$17,335

*The tuition and fees costs are estimates as costs may vary depending on enrollment and academic major. The indirect cost components will vary depending on each student’s own situation.

Net Price Calculator

The net price calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get the estimate of what it may cost to attend Highland Community College each year. It is important for you to understand that the information you receive from the calculator is a broad estimate.

The Net Price Calculator is not an official application for financial aid and is not a substitute for applying for financial aid. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( to be eligible for and receive Federal student aid funds.

The results provided here should only be considered a rough estimate and they do not guarantee the actual financial aid the student will receive. Many factors come into play when we award financial aid to students including, but not limited to: deadlines, levels of funding, grade levels, and academics.

This estimate is not final, is not binding, and may change.

It is also important to note that the net price calculator does not incorporate Federal Stafford Loans into its financial aid calculations.

Click Here to Use the NetPrice Calculator