Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees are as follows:*

  • Tuition: $82.00 per credit hour
  • Arkansas Assessment Fee: $5.00 per semester
  • College Services Fee: $6.00 per credit hour (includes student email account)
  • Lab Fee for Selected Reading Grammar/Writing, and Math Courses: $12.00 per course
  • Technology Fee: $10.00 per credit hour
  • Science/Lab Fee: $30.00 per course
  • Internet Fee: $30.00 per course
  • Professional Fee: $15.00 per credit hour for Nursing/Allied Health and Early Childhood Development courses
  • Student Activity Fee: $2.00 per credit hour

Other Fees

  • COMPASS Test Fee: $10.00
  • Credit By Examination (Challenge Exam) Fee: $82.00 Per Credit Hour

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Charts for calculating tuition costs for up to 18 credit hours are available for In-State and Out-of-State students.

In-State Tuition Calculation

Hours Tuition + Technology Fee + Assessment Fee + College Services Fee + Student Activity Fee = Total
18 $1,476.00 + $180.00 + $5.00 + $108.00 + $36.00 = $1,805.00
17 $1,394.00 + $170.00 + $5.00 + $102.00 + $34.00 = $1,705.00
16 $1,312.00 + $160.00 + $5.00 + $96.00 + $32.00 = $1,605.00
15 $1,230.00 + $150.00 + $5.00 + $90.00 + $30.00 = $1,505.00
14 $1,148.00 + $140.00 + $5.00 + $84.00 + $28.00 = $1,405.00
13 $1,066.00 + $130.00 + $5.00 + $78.00 + $26.00 = $1,305.00
12 $984.00 + $120.00 + $5.00 + $72.00 + $24.00 = $1,205.00
11 $902.00 + $110.00 + $5.00 + $66.00 + $22.00 = $1,105.00
10 $820.00 + $100.00 + $5.00 + $60.00 + $20.00 = $1005.00
9 $738.00 + $90.00 + $5.00 + $54.00 + $18.00 = $905.00
8 $656.00 + $80.00 + $5.00 + $48.00 + $16.00 = $805.00
7 $574.00 + $70.00 + $5.00 + $42.00 + $14.00 = $705.00
6 $492.00 + $60.00 + $5.00 + $36.00 + $12.00 = $606.00
5 $410.00 + $50.00 + $5.00 + $30.00 + $10.00 = $505.00
4 $328.00 + $40.00 + $5.00 + $24.00 + $8.00 = $405.00
3 $246.00 + $30.00 + $5.00 + $18.00 + $6.00 = $305.00
2 $164.00 + $20.00 + $5.00 + $12.00 + $4.00 = $205.00
1 $82.00 + $10.00 + $5.00 + $6.00 + $2.00 = $105.00

* Lab, Internet, Telecourse, and CIV fees are not included: $30.00 per course

Payment Plan:
Students may pre-register for a semester, then log into Nelnet from our website or Web Advisor to set up a payment plan if the balance is at least $100.
If you have any questions about this payment option contact the Business Office.

Out-of-State Calculation

Hours Tuition + Technology Fee + Assessment Fee + College Services Fee + Student Activity Fee = Total
18 $2,9520.00 + $180.00 + $5.00 + $108.00 + $36.00 = $3,281.00
17 $2788.00 + $170.00 + $5.00 + $102.00 + $34.00 = $3,099.00
16 $2,624.00 + $160.00 + $5.00 + $96.00 + $32.00 = $2,917.00
15 $2,460.00 + $150.00 + $5.00 + $90.00 + $30.00 = $2,735.00
14 $2,296.00 + $140.00 + $5.00 + $84.00 + $28.00 = $2,553.00
13 $2,132.00 + $130.00 + $5.00 + $78.00 + $26.00 = $2,371.00
12 $1,968.00 + $120.00 + $5.00 + $72.00 + $24.00 = $2,189.00
11 $1,804.00 + $110.00 + $5.00 + $66.00 + $22.00 = $2,007.00
10 $1,640.00 + $100.00 + $5.00 + $60.00 + $20.00 = $1,825.00
9 $1,476.00 + $90.00 + $5.00 + $54.00 + $18.00 = $1,643.00
8 $1,312.00 + $80.00 + $5.00 + $48.00 + $16.00 = $1,461.00
7 $1,148.00 + $70.00 + $5.00 + $42.00 + $14.00 = $1,279.00
6 $984.00 + $60.00 + $5.00 + $36.00 + $12.00 = $1,097.00
5 $820.00 + $50.00 + $5.00 + $30.00 + $10.00 = $915.00
4 $656.00 + $40.00 + $5.00 + $24.00 + $8.00 = $733.00
3 $492.00 + $30.00 + $5.00 + $18.00 + $6.00 = $551.00
2 $328.00 + $20.00 + $5.00 + $12.00 + $4.00 = $369.00
1 $164.00 + $10.00 + $5.00 + $6.00 + $2.00 = $187.00

* Lab, Internet, Telecourse, and CIV fees are not included: $30.00 per course

Payment Plan:
Students may pre-register for a semester, then log into Nelnet from our website or Web Advisor to set up a payment plan if the balance is at least $100.
If you have any questions about this payment option contact the Business Office.

Non-credit course fees are determined for each individual course. The charge is based on the clock hours of instruction, the supplies and materials required, and the fee of the instructor.

Arkansas residents who are 60 years of age and older are entitled to attend college credit classes at Southeast Arkansas College and other state colleges and universities without a tuition charge. Proof of age must be presented at the time of registration. This waiver does not apply to non-credit classes, assessment fees, or any other fee collected by the college. Senior citizens are responsible for acquiring books and supplies.

Cost of Materials

Books, tools, uniforms, supplies, etc., are required in most courses. Instructors will give students a list of needed items on the first day of class. Total cost of materials for a full time student will depend upon the program of study.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees should be paid at the Cashier's office in the Business Services Building prior to attending any class. Visa and MasterCard are accepted for the payment of tuition and fees. Personal checks are also accepted for payment of accounts, but a charge will be assessed by a check recovery service for returned checks. Students whose tuition and/or fee checks are returned by the bank are subject to administrative withdrawal.

Any student account that remains unpaid at the end of the semester and is not paid within thirty (30) days may be turned over to an outside collection agency for assistance in collecting. A collection cost will be added to the amount owed by the student to cover the collection agency cost. Unpaid account balances may also be sent to the state utilizing the Debt-Set Off program which deducts amounts due the College from an individual's tax return.

Students may not attend classes until they have paid tuition and fees in full or made definite arrangements concerning Financial Aid with the Financial Aid Officer in the Student Affairs Office. This applies to all students, including recipients of Pell, WIA, NAFTA/TAA, scholarships, Rehab, Veteran's benefits, and other types of aid.

Tuition Deferred Payment Agreement/Payment Plans

All students are expected to have payment arrangements (including financial aid) in place at the time of registration, or he/she will be dropped from classes.  Please go to the MyPaymentPlan page to view currently available plans and due dates.

Students are encouraged to register as early as possible in order to secure their desired schedule and to avoid long lines and/or closed classes. All students should consult with their advisors prior to registration. Students are required to make an appointment with their advisor and come prepared to discuss class needs as they apply to their programs of study. However, remember that most faculty are not available for advising during the breaks between terms, so care should be taken when scheduling appointments.

Don't forget to buy your books as soon as possible! Books must be purchased by the end of the first week of class! For textbook refunds and buy-back information, please view the link to Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the left menu.

Refund of Tuition

When a student officially withdraws from credit courses, his/her tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule:

Tuition Refund Schedule
Refund Percent Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Extended Summer I Term Summer II Term
100% Through Sept. 3 Jan. 28 May 30 May 28 June 26
0% After Sept. 3 Jan. 28 May 30 May 28 June 26