Tuition and Fees

Surry Community College offers educational opportunities at minimal cost to students. Charges are set by the North Carolina State Legislature and are subject to change.

The following are tuition rates for curriculum courses only (Note: Self-supporting classes may exceed the standard state-established tuition rate).

In order for out-of-state students to qualify for the in-state tuition rates, Surry Community College must have either a company check made out to Surry Community College or an official authorization from the employer giving us permission to bill them for the entire in-state tuition balance. If paying by a company check, you must have a letter on official company letterhead stating that you are an employee for that industry or business.

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Student Type Cost Per Credit Hour Total Tuition
Residents $76 $1,216.00 (maximum tuition charge)
Non-Residents* $268 $4,288.00 (maximum tuition charge)

In addition to tuition, curriculum fees also apply. While SCC attempts to keep student costs as low as possible, some fees are necessary to maintain adequate services. These fees can be refunded only in cases of class cancellation.

Type Cost Basis Amount
Accident Insurance Semester $3
Distance Education Course $10/DE course
Graduation** Program $20
Official Transcript* Upon request $3/copy
CAPS Fee Semester $5
Placement Test Each retest $10
Student Activity Semester $7/credit hour (maximum $35)
Technology Semester $1/credit hour (maximum $16)
* Non-refundable
** Applicable if a diploma is ordered. Non-refundable

Program Specific Fees

These fees can be refunded only in cases of class cancellation.

Type Cost Basis Amount
Clinical Preparation Courses: NAS 101 and NAS 102 $69/course
Course Fee Course: VEN 132 $100/course
Criminal background and drug screen Programs: Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing $45 - $100/clinical assignment
Developmental Reading/English Textbook Class $100
Developmental Math Textbook Class $200
Lab Fee Courses: MED 140, MED 150, and MED 230 $42/course
Lab Fee All WLD courses except WLD 141 $15/course
Malpractice Insurance Programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Cosmetology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing $16/year/student
National Cert. Exam Program: Medical Assisting $125
NCLEX Readiness Courses: NUR 111, NUR, 112, NUR 113, NUR 114, NUR 211, NUR 212, and NUR 213 $105/course

Non-Curriculum Tuition and Fees

The following tuition and fees only apply to Certification (CEU) programs, Personal Enrichment, and Job Training classes. Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, English Language Acquisitions, Compensatory Education and Family Literacy classes are offered tuition free. The technology fee is also waived for students in College and Career Readiness, Human Resource Development, and Emergency Services Training courses.

Course Hours Tuition Technology Fee
1-24 hours $70 $1
25-50 hours $125 $2
51+ hours $180 $3

Registration and tuition fees are set by the North Carolina General Assembly and may change. Anyone repeating an occupational course for the third time will be charged an additional fee. A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must contact the Corporate and Continuing Education office prior to the 10% point of the scheduled hours of the class to be eligible for a refund. A 75% refund will be given if the student requests the refund in a timely manner.

The Project Skill-up grant is available to Surry and Yadkin county residents. Interested individuals must meet the federal TRIO income guidelines, and attend a Project Skill-Up advising session.

Learn more about Surry Community College's payment plan options


For questions, please contact the SCC Business Office at (336) 386-3208.