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Fees (Effective Fall Term 2008)

State appropriations, tuition and fees provide financial support for the College.


Credit Courses:

Florida Residents In-State*

Tuition $62.59
Student Financial Aid** 3.13
Student Activity Fee 6.26
Capital Improvement 6.26


Total Per Credit Hour $78.24

Non-Florida Resident Out-of-State

Tuition $ 62.59
Out-of-State 187.90
Student Financial Aid** 12.52
Student Activity Fee 6.26
Capital Improvement 12.00

Total Per Credit Hour $281.27


* See residency requirements in this section.
** Allocated to the HCC Scholarship Fund as approved by the state legislature.

Fees are subject to change with the approval of the District Board of Trustees and the state legislature.



Non-Credit Courses:

Per Credit Hour Equivalent

Florida Residents In-State
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational

Tuition $55.76
Capital Improvement 2.79

Total Per Credit Hour Equivalent $58.55


Non-Florida Resident Out-of-State
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational

Tuition $ 55.76
Out-of-State 167.27
Capital Improvement 11.15

Total Per Credit Hour Equivalent $234.18





Fees for Credit Courses

Except for students who have HCC fee waivers, all students pay the applicable fees. Fees are subject to change with the approval of the District Board of Trustees and the state legislature.

All fees are due and payable in full by the delayed payment deadline or at registration if the deadline has passed. You may pay your tuition and fees with a personal check, cashier's check, Master Card, Visa, and cash.

NOTE: If you have an outstanding financial obligation to HCC, you will not be permitted to register. In addition, your transcripts and grades will be withheld until the obligation is satisfied.

Special Fees and Charges
Application Fee (non-refundable).................. $20 
International Student Application Fee............. $50
Health Science Application Fee.................... $53
Health Science - Additional application .......... $10
HCC ID Card Replacement Fee ...................... $5
HCC OneCard Replacement Fee ...................... $21
Late Registration Fee..............................$25 (non-refundable)
Transcript Fee.................................$5 each
Application for Graduation Fee.................... $10
Distance Learning Fee............................. $10 per credit hour
Returned Check Fee................................ $25
Lab Fee........................................Various
Credit by Examination Fee......................... $20
Credits Earned by Exam............ $20 per credit hour
Experiential Credit Processing Fee................ $15
College Placement Test Retake Fee................. $10 per section
Service Learning Course Fee....................... $23*
Test Proctoring Fee (Non HCC student)............. $50
Child Care.............$120 per week per child - full day
$60 per week per child - half day

$1.00 per minute late - Late Pick up Fee
$25.00 per day - Late Payment Fee

*User fee to cover criminal background check (FDLE)


For some courses special fees may be required to cover supplies, materials, equipment, instruction or facilities. Courses requiring these fees are listed in the credit course schedule published prior to each term.

To cover the cost of liability insurance, laboratory fees are charged for all clinical courses in the Allied Health curriculum.

Fees may be adjusted when courses or programs are offered in cooperation with other community agencies and when courses have higher than normal costs due to the use of special facilities, equipment and/or personnel. In certain courses, fees are charged to cover all direct expenses.

Payments of Fees by Check
Do not stop payment on your check even if you drop your course(s). If you stop payment on your check or you do not have sufficient funds to cover your check, you will be charged a $25 fee. The College will also assess a $25 fee for checks returned because an account is closed or because a check was improperly endorsed.

Checks returned for insufficient funds will be referred to the State Attorney's Office for collection.

If you pay your student bill with a check written in excess of the amount due and/or with a check drawn on a foreign or out-of-state bank, the check will be processed as authorized by the Vice President for Admin./Chief Financial Officer. First, the college will deposit your check. When your check has cleared, a credit balance will be created on your student account. Once the schedule adjustment period has ended and your bill for the semester is fixed, the College will refund to you any credit balance remaining on your student account.

Credit Card Payments
Students may pay their tuition and fees and purchase books and materials using MasterCard or VISA.


Refund of Fees

Tuition and fees are refunded to students who drop courses during the published registration and adjustment (drop/add) periods. Regular registration and drop/add periods are listed in the Operational Calendar for the current year.

Students enrolled for courses that do not follow a regular term will receive a refund if they drop courses prior to the second class meeting.
Outstanding financial obligations to HCC are deducted from refunds.

Refunds may also be made to students who drop courses due to circumstances found by HCC to be exceptional and beyond the control of students such as serious illnesses, death of an immediate family member, involuntary call to active military duty, or other emergency or extraordinary situations. To receive a refund for such a condition, students must file petitions for refunds and furnish proper documentation of the emergencies. Petition for Refund forms are available in campus counseling offices.

No refunds will be made to students who:

  • are administratively withdrawn for disciplinary reasons;
  • are administratively withdrawn (WN) for non-attendance;
  • withdraw from class after the designated drop and add refund deadline.