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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, effective fall 2017, 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 Office of Student and Enrollment Services.

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.
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 or credit card chargeback will be assessed. Balances incurred from returned checks and/or past due balances 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.  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 spring term, if a student drops a three hour course from the primary 16-week part of term which begins January 16, 2018, 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 fall term would be:

Residency classification:

In County

Out of County

Out of State

Refund rule, 30% student will owe




 * Does not include $200 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.


Total Credit Hrs.

Collin County
$46 credit hr.

$88 credit hr.

$149 credit hr.


$  48.00

$     90.00

$   204.00**


$  94.00

$   178.00

$   300.00



$   266.00

$   449.00



$   354.00

$   598.00



$   442.00

$   747.00



$   530.00

$   896.00



$   618.00




$   706.00




$   794.00




$   882.00




$   970.00










































$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, any course specific special fees, and any non-funded course tuition charges.

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) fee assessed as of the first day of the primary part of term for new registration in the first week of the term.
Returned Check Fee
$25 (non-refundable)
Credit Card Charge Back Fee (effective fall 2017)
$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)

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.

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 Fall 2017, Tuition and Fee Schedules*
Maintaining affordability and accessibility
In addition to tuition, each credit hour cost includes Student Activity Fee




Per Hour Tuition


Student Activity Fee


Total per hour





Per Hour Tuition


Student Activity Fee


Total per hour





Per Hour Tuition


Student Activity Fee


Total per hour


*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.