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Paying for College

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are set annually by the CCAC Board of Trustees and typically made available by July 1st.  Listed below is our current tuition and fees schedule for credit students. This schedule is also available as a printable PDF document.

Tuition and fees are subject to change, and specific courses and academic programs may require additional fees.  Please note that flat rate tuition is only available during the fall and spring semesters.  All tuition billing for summer semesters is at the applicable per credit rate.  For questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact any campus Student Accounts office.   

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents are eligible for in-county tuition rates regardless of residency. Please contact Military and Veterans Services for requirements and more information.

Current Tuition Rates 

Residency Status


Tuition (Per Credit)
1-11 credits


Tuition (Flat Rate)
12-18 credits1

Fall & Spring Only

Allegheny County Residents



Residents of other Pennsylvania Counties



Out of State & International



1Students carrying loads of 19 credits or more during the fall and/or spring semesters will be charged the flat rate plus the prevailing per credit rate times the number of credits over 18 credits.  Example:  21 credits for an Allegheny County resident would cost $1,770.00 (flat rate) + $354.00 [$118.00 (per credit rate) x 3 (credits over 18)] = $2,124.00

$5.40/semester (full-time students only)
nonrefundable after start of term 

The Capital Fee is assessed to non-Allegheny County residents to support the cost of facilities and deferred maintenance.


This fee is assessed to any student requesting a stop payment and reissue of a student account refund check and is deducted from the replacement refund.  Direct deposit is available for student account refunds, and if enrollment is completed through the Online Student Account Center prior to the processing of a replacement refund, the Check Stop Payment/Reissue Fee is waived.  The fee is nonrefundable once charged to the student account.


The college fee is used for programming and activities related to clubs and organizations, cultural and personal development, publications and media, personal and physical fitness and intercollegiate athletics.  For further information, please contact your campus Student Life office.


This fee covers the expense of preparing and administering departmental examinations for students who have prior knowledge in an academic discipline.  The Credit-by-Examination fee is the cost of one academic credit at the current tuition rate and is paid before the student takes the examination.


The cost of providing health career classes is significantly more than the cost of providing a general classroom lecture course because health program courses have clinical and/or laboratory components requiring much lower student/faculty ratios and expensive laboratory equipment and supplies.  The health careers course fees help to defray these additional expenses.

$20.00/credit where applicable

This is a fee attached to most science, art, technology, and health courses to defray some of the exceptional costs of providing the laboratory experiences associated with these courses.  The specific rates are determined by the content of the course. 

Price varies by course where applicable.
Lab Fees effective 21FA

This fee is assessed to any student account not meeting financial clearance (i.e. payment in full, enrollment in tuition payment plan, financial aid coverage, or third party sponsorship) by the published tuition deadline each semester.  Additionally, a monthly late payment fee will be charged to ANY account balance due at the time of assessment that is not covered by a payment plan, financial aid, or third party sponsorship. 

$15.00/per occurrence

$7.70/semester (where applicable)
nonrefundable after start of term 

This is a non-refundable fee assessed to students upon their first enrollment at the college.  This fee is used to maintain student records.

$25.00 first time registered students
nonrecurring, nonrefundable

This fee enables the student to participate in the required live NCLEX review at the end of the NUR-250 course.  The review takes place over several days.  The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) test must be passed to obtain a nursing license. 

$300.00/semester for course NUR-250

The Online Learning fee covers Blackboard Course Management System costs, license agreements and service contracts required to offer online courses. 

$20.00/online learning course

This fee is assessed for any payment returned from the bank for any reason, including credit card chargebacks.  This charge cannot be waived except in the case of a documented bank error.  The fee is assessed per returned item.

$25.00/per item

This fee is to help ensure that students have supplemental support to complete their education.


This fee recognizes that many CCAC courses are supported by technology whether it is personal computers in writing classrooms and multimedia classes, medical technology in health classes, or equipment for video-conferenced classes.  This fee supports technology across the CCAC curriculum. 


This fee covers the expense associated with producing an official academic transcript.