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Tuition, Fees, and Payments



SCC has the Lowest Tuition in the Upstate - It's a Fact!


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Academic Year 2024-2025 | Full-Time and Part-Time Students 

Spartanburg & Cherokee County Residents       $ 204/credit hour

Union County Residents                                            $ 233/credit hour

Out-of-County Residents                                           $ 252 /credit hour

Out-of-State Residents                                              $ 415/credit hour

Out-of-Country or International Residents         $ 415/credit hour

Nursing students only                                                $1,000/semester


Student Fees

Student Activity Fee (excludes High School Dual students): $75 per semester

Includes costs associated with: Enrollment, orientation, course registration, student support services, student engagement programming, parking decals, and student liability insurance during any given term. This fee is non-refundable unless student withdraws during 100% refund period.

Technology Fee: $100 per semester
Online D2L Access, Library Resources, Wi-Fi- Usage Fee, ID Cards, New Camera System, & to Support IT Infrastructure.

Lab Fee (assessed for each course with a lab): $30-$45 per course with a required lab | $120 per course for welding students only
Late Registration Fee (assessed on the first day of class each semester): $75 per semester


Other Non-Academic Fees:

Credit/Debit Card Service Fee: A 2% service fee will be applied to all payments. The minimum service fee will be $0.25.

Payment Plan Administrative Fee: $30 (non-refundable)
Payment Plan Late Fee: $50 (per each overdue payment)
Returned Check Fee: $25 (per incident plus bank fees)



Senior citizens South Carolina residents who are 60 years of age or older may enroll tuition free on a space-available basis. Special criteria and restrictions may apply. Please contact SCC Admissions for more details.