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Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is based on residency and the number of credit hours in which a student enrolls. Following is a schedule of tuition and fees for the current terms by residency classification.  If the charges on your student account are higher than you expect based on your county of residence and enrollment hours, verify your residency classification status with the Admissions and Records Office.

Lab fees are additional costs. Other fees may be assessed as new programs are developed. These fees will be kept to a practical minimum.
Students participating in commencement ceremonies must purchase graduation regalia (cap and gown) from the college bookstore.

Students are responsible for maintaining their course registration status for a term, meeting all payment deadline requirements, and complying with Collin's Student Financial Responsibility agreement.


 

Per Texas Education Code 54.007(2)(d): A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT OF TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES, INCLUDING ANY INCIDENTAL FEES, BY THE DUE DATE MAY BE PROHIBITED FROM REGISTERING FROM CLASSES UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS MADE. A STUDENT WHO FAILS TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE END OF THE SEMESTER OR TERM MAY BE DENIED CREDIT FOR THE WORK DONE THAT SEMESTER OR TERM. 


It is the policy of the college to revoke check-writing privileges to persons from whom it has received more than three returned checks. A $25 fee for each returned check will be assessed. Balances incurred from returned checks and/or past due payments may not be paid with a check.


Even-exchange course swapping (add/drop of equal hours with no additional charges assessed) is not allowed once a semester begins.  New registration will be charged per the tuition rates below, and courses dropped on or after the first day of the term or express session will have percentage based remission of tuition and fees as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board refund rules.  For example, for the fall term, if a student drops a three hour course from the primary 16-week part of term which begins January 17 at 12:01 a.m.,they will receive a credit of no more than 70 percent and will still have charges of at least 30 percent for the dropped course, even if another course with the same number of hours in the same session is added.  As an example, 30 percent of the charges for a dropped three hour course for the summer term would be:

Residency classification:

In County

Out of County

Out of State

Refund rule, 30% student will owe

$37.80

$74.70

$129.30*

 * Does not include $200 minimum State of Texas minimum requirement.

It is highly recommended all students finalize their schedules prior to the first day of the week in which the courses are offered to avoid tuition and fee charges for courses dropped and not attended.

TUITION  & FEE SCHEDULE* as of Fall 2016

Total Credit Hrs.

Collin County
$42 credit hr.

Out-of-County
$83 credit hr.

Out-of-State/
Out-of-Country
$143 credit hr.

1

$  44.00

$     85.00

$   203.00**

2

$  86.00

$   168.00

$   288.00

3

$128.00

$   251.00

$   431.00

4

$170.00

$   334.00

$   574.00

5

$212.00

$   417.00

$   717.00

6

$254.00

$   500.00

$   860.00

7

$296.00

$   583.00

$1,003.00

8

$338.00

$   666.00

$1,146.00

9

$380.00

$   749.00

$1,289.00

10

$422.00

$   832.00

$1,432.00

11

$464.00

$   915.00

$1,575.00

12

$506.00

$   998.00

$1,718.00

13

$548.00

$1,081.00

$1,861.00

14

$590.00

$1,164.00

$2,004.00

15

$632.00

$1,247.00

$2,147.00

16

$674.00

$1,330.00

$2,290.00

17

$716.00

$1,413.00

$2,433.00

18

$758.00

$1,496.00

$2,576.00

19

$800.00

$1,579.00

$2,719.00

20

$842.00

$1,662.00

$2,862.00

21

$884.00

$1,745.00

$3,005.00


$2 per term student record fee included in the above fee table.

*All fees subject to change upon approval of the Collin Board of Trustees.

Lab and special course fees are not included in the above fees. Lab fees vary by course and are not included in the tuition schedule. Refer to the "Lab and Special Fees" section of the current Registration Guide.

**Includes $200.00 minimum required by law.

Above schedule does not include $50/hour tuition charges for designated non-fundable course tuition.

Firefightersand Valedictorian students who provide documentation of eligibility and qualify for a tuition waiver, are required to pay the student record fees charged to all students, as well as any course specific special fees..

Students who qualify for the Hazlewood Exemption are responsible for paying the student life and record fees, as well as any course specific special fees.


Fee assessment for courses is assessed at the completion of registration.  Occasionally user sessions terminate for unexpected reasons prior to the completion of the process.  Collin runs batch processes each night to calculate any assessment which did not occur due to an interrupted session to ensure all students are assessed State mandated and Board approved tuition and fees.  Collin is not responsible for batch fee assessment corrections which might result in additional charges assessed to the student account and/or corresponding registration status changes.



Other Fees

Special fees and charges may be added as necessary and as approved by the college Board of Trustees.

Audit Fee
$25 per course (non-refundable) in addition to tuition and other fees
Labs and Special Fees
Varies.  Refer to the "Labs and Special Fees" section of the current Registration Guide.
Immunization Records Management Fee
 $30 non-refundable for designated Nursing and Health Science programs.
Late Registration Fee
$10 (non-refundable)
Returned Check Fee
$25 (non-refundable)
Student Records Fee
$2 per semester (non-refundable).
Installment Plan Set-up Fee $25 (non-refundable)
Installment Plan Late Fee $25 per late payment (non-refundable)

Tuition Installment Payment Plan
Need help with your tuition and fees? Collin College offers a deferred payment tuition plan in an effort to help students reach their educational goals.

For the Spring 2017 term, the installment plan will be available December 13, 2016-January 20, 2017.   If you elect to sign an installment plan during Early Registration, it must be completed by January 4, 2017, to reserve Early Registration course enrollment. Installment plans may also be initiated on the day of enrollment during Regular Registration from January 6-16 and Late Registration, January 17-20.  Please note, making a 50% payment does not fulfill installment plan requirements.  An installment plan agreement must be completed on-line with an electronic signature and scheduled payment for the two future installment plan payments must be completed.   If course registration is changed after a payment plan is initiated, fifty percent of any additional charges will be due the date of registration and future installment payments may be recalculated.  Subsequent installment payments are due February 9 and March 2, and must be scheduled at the time of on-line plan initiation. The scheduled payments will be automatically processed on the payment due date, and draws from the students' designated financial institutions will be processed.  It is highly recommended sufficient funds to cover the scheduled payments be available in the student's financial institution the day prior to the payment deadline date to ensure successful payment completion.  For each late payment, including scheduled payments that are not completed by the designated financial institution, a $25 late installment fee will be assessed to the student account. and accounts in default of the payment schedule are subject to changes in course registration status.   In addition, 50 percent of any additional tuition and fee charges for any course added after the initial installment plan payment must be paid on the day of registration for the additional courses to ensure course enrollment.  To initiate a payment plan, students log into CougarWeb, in the Tuition/Payment section select the Pay My Tuition link, and then the Collin College Account Suite bar.  Once in the secure payment area, choose the payment plan for the current term and follow the prompts to save the payment method for the installments, sign the promissory note, and make the initial 50 percent plus $25 payment.  Students who are not yet 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian initiate the payment plan at a Cashier Office location on the student's behalf.  The promissory note must be signed in person by the parent or guardian. 


Financial Aid
Are you interested in financial aid to help with your educational expenses? From the Financial Aid web site, use the Net Price Calculator tool link for a quick estimate of your financial aid eligibility status, and then read the detailed financial aid information available on the complete Financial Aid web site.

?? Why can't my parents/spouse/employer have access to my student information?The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  (FERPA) affords eligible students  (students 18 and older who attend a secondary institution) certain rights with respect to their education records.  These rights include a right to privacy for educational records.  For your convenience, you may designate individuals of your choice as authorized users on your student account and define the level of access you grant.  You can limit access to only view charges and make a payment or to see both the charge and payment history on your student account.  To set up an authorized user, log in to CougarWeb, then select the Quicklink Pay by Credit Card/Check, and the Collin College Account Suite to enter the secure payment suite. Select the Authorized User tab, indicate the level of access you want to grant to your account, and provide the E-mail address of the individual(s) to whom you want to grant access. The individual(s) will be sent an E-mail notifying them of the access granted and providing the PIN they will need to access the account information you authorized.  Or, if you prefer, if you want your parent, employer, significant other, etc. granted access to your educational records, you may authorize it in writing for specific times and purposes. 




Thank you for choosing Collin College. We look forward to partnering with you to help you achieve your educational and professional goals.

Tuition and Fees
Effective as of Fall 2016, Tuition and Fee Schedule*
Maintaining affordability and accessibility
 
In addition to tuition, each credit hour cost includes Student Life Fee ($1)

 

In-County

 

Per Hour Tuition

$41.00

Student Life Fee

$1.00

Total per hour

$42.00

 

Out-of-County

 

Per Hour Tuition

$82.00

Student Life Fee

$1.00

Total per hour

$83.00

 

Out-of-State/Country

 

Per Hour Tuition

$142.00**

Student Life Fee

$1.00

Total per hour

$143.00

*Subject to change by the Collin College Board of Trustees
**$200 minimum required by law

Fee table does not include $50 per credit cost for courses not eligible for state funding, such as 3peat, excess hours, and special courses.