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Tuition and Fees

Spring 2018 Dates to Remember

  • Spring 2018 - Payment due date for students will be Thursday, January 11, 2018. *
  • Spring 2018 - Drop of unpaid students will be at the close of the business day Thursday, January 11, 2018. 
  • Spring 2018 - Bookstore voucher codes activation date will be Saturday, January 6, 2018. (Book voucher codes will expire on Friday, January 26, 2018). 
  • Spring 2018 classes begin, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
  • The final 40% installment payment for Spring 2018 is due Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

*(Note: If you do not have any classes that begin during the first week of the academic term, but have only classes that begin later in the term, your payment due date will always be the Thursday before your class begins. For instance, the Spring 2018 academic term starts January 16th; if you have no classes that begin the week of January 16th, but you have classes that begin February 12th, then your payment due date will be the Thursday before February 12th which is Thursday, February 8, 2018).


Summer 2018 Dates to Remember

  • Summer 2018 - Payment due date for students will be Thursday, May 31, 2018. 
  • Summer 2018- Drop of unpaid students will be at the close of the business day Thursday, May 31, 2018.
  • Summer 2018 - Bookstore voucher codes activation date will be Friday, May 25, 2018. 
  • Summer 2018 Classes begin, Monday, June 4, 2018.



Tuition Rates

Students must pay all tuition, other fees, and course fees for classes within the academic term for which they register. The non-resident rate is subject to change for Fall 2017. 

Credit Hour *WV Resident RateNon-Resident Rate
One $146$240
Two $292 $480
Three $438 $720
Four $584 $960
Five $730 $1,200
Six $876 $1,440
Twelve or More$1,752$2,880.50

*Residents of the following Kentucky reciprocity counties are assessed at WV resident rates: Boyd, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike counties.

Other Fees:

In addition to above tuition rates, Southern also assesses the following fees to all students who register for classes on their campuses or sites. These fees are non-refundable after the first day of the academic term.

FeeFee Per Semester
Health/Wellness Fee (Assessed to all students who register for 3 or more credit hours each academic term).$10.00
Technology Fee (Assessed to all students who register for 7 or more credit hours each academic term).$100.00

Course Fees:

A course fee is a fee charged per credit hour of instruction for specific courses that require additional costs such as labs or supplies. It is assessed in addition to tuition. The classes that have course fees are listed below.

 Course SubjectRate Per Credit Hour
Healthcare Technology/Allied HealthAH$10.00
Biological ScienceBS$10.00
Computer Info SystemsCS$10.00
Electrical Engineering TechEG$10.00
Paramedic SciencesEM$10.00
Information TechnologyIT$10.00
Integrated ScienceIS$10.00
Med Laboratory TechnologyML$15.00
Physical ScienceSC$10.00
Radiologic TechnologyRA$15.00
Respiratory Care TechnologyRC$20.00
Surgical TechnologySG$15.00
Survey TechnologySU$10.00
Salon Mgmt. / CosmetologySM$20.00
WeldingWL $50.00
Online Course Fee $25.00

Special Fees:

Diploma Replacement Fee$20.00
Graduation Fee$50.00
Late Registration Fee$25.00
International Student Application Fee$100.00
CLEP Examination Fee$10.00
Challenge Examination Fee (per credit hour)$10.00
Portfolio Assessment Fee$300.00
Portfolio Credit Posting Fee (per credit hour)$10.00
Return Check Fee$25.00
Late Payment Fee $50.00
Transcript Fee $5.00
ACCUPlacer Testing Fee (Charge for retaking test. $2.50 per unit a maximum of 4 units). $10.00
Reinstatement Fee$25.00


  • The Technology Fee and the Health/Wellness Fee are non-refundable once the semester (or academic term) has begun. If the student withdraws from all courses during the semester/term, the Technology Fee and the Health/Wellness Fee will not be calculated in the refund.  
  • The following schedule for calculating refunds shall be adhered to for those students who withdraw from the institution via the official withdrawal process and who are eligible to receive refunds. Students qualify for a full refund (100%) of tuition/fees, if they drop any or all of their courses prior to the start of classes for the semester/term. Once classes begin for the semester/term, there are only two ways a students may qualify for a tuition/fee refund. The first is to completely withdraw from the institution for the semester/term (this means carrying zero credit hours for the semester/term). This includes any courses that have not started for the semester/term, including all non-traditional courses. The second way to qualify for a refund is if the institution cancels a course. The student will get 100% refund for any course that is canceled. 
  • All refunds are calculated based upon the total tuition and fees owed at the beginning of the semester (less and nonrefundable fees as stated above. Refund checks will be issued within 30 days of the official withdrawal date and delivered to the campus Business Office for pickup. Students may request that checks be mailed to them by sending an email from their Southern student email account to the Business Office email address which is or replying to the automated email telling them that their refund checks are ready for pickup. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the orginal credit card within 30 days. 
  • A refund schedule for summer sessions and nontraditional terms (terms that have a shorter duration period than the standard sixteen week term) shall be determined by the College's Business Office based upon the first day of class in the earliest term that the student is in. If the refund calculation designates a partial day, the full day will be included in the higher refund period. 
The refund schedule shall be as follows:
Prior to the first day of the term:               100% refund
During the first 10% of the term:               90% refund
From 11% to 25% of the term:        75% refund
From 26% to 50% of the term:                   50% refund
After 50% of the term is completed:           No refund






Refund Schedule (For Traditional 16 Week Classes).

Fall 2017
Date Refund
August 14 through August 17, 201790%
August 18 through September 07, 201775%
September 08 through October 05, 201750%
After October 05 , 2017No Refund
Spring 2018
January 16 through January 18, 201890%
January 19 through February 9, 201875%
February 10 through March 9, 201850%
After March 9, 2018No Refund
Summer 2018
June 4 through June 07, 201890%
June 08 through June 18, 201875%
June 19 through July 03, 201850%
After July 03, 2018No Refund