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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees listed are subject to change without notice.

The college is sponsored by the nine school districts in Lehigh County and four of the five school districts in Carbon County: Allentown, Catasauqua, East Penn, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Parkland, Salisbury, Southern Lehigh, Whitehall-Coplay, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Palmerton, and Panther Valley. Tuition and certain fees are based on school district and Pennsylvania residency.

Through the application process to LCCC, students provide the College with residency information.  Each school district is responsible for determining residency in the district and subsequent sponsorship for resident tuition. Residency requirements vary among the sponsoring school districts. Students should be familiar with the residency requirements of their school district.

For information concerning residency requirements, contact the Business Office at 610-799-1157.

Tuition and Basic Fees

Tuition and fees are charged as follows: Students who register for 12 to 18 credits will be charged a block rate for tuition and fees. Students registering from 1 to 11.99 credits will be charged the per credit charge for tuition. Please refer to the tuition and fees chart below.

Tuition - Spring 2017 Sponsoring district of LCCC Other PA resident Out-of-state or foreign student Residents of Schuylkill County
Full-time Tuition
(12-18 credits per semester)
$1,500 $3,000 $4,500 $2,250
Capital outlay fee $135 $270 $135
Comprehensive fee $270 $270 $270 $270
Technology fee $180 $180 $180 $180
Total Full-Time Tuition and Fees $1,950 $3,585 $5,220 $2,835
Part-time Tuition
(1-11 credits per semester) and credits in excess of 18 per semester
$100 per credit $200 per credit                 $300 per credit $150 per credit
Capital outlay fee* $9 $18 $9
Comprehensive fee* $18 $18 $18 $18
Technology fee* $22 $22 $22 $22
Total Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour $140 $249 $358 $199

* Per credit fees

Other Fees (Non-Refundable)

Bad Check Fee    $30
Cougar Payment Plan Fee    $25/$30
Cougar Payment Plan Late Fee    $25
Late Registration Fee    $5
Prior Learning Assessment Fee    $125
Proctored Test Fee    Varies
TEAS Test (Nursing Program)    $75

-Please note, additional course fees in varying amounts will apply to Art, Aviation, Nursing, PTA and other courses if applicable.

-Please refer to the Credit Catalog for a full list of course fees and other fees.

-Veterans are subject to sponsored, non-sponsored, and Schuylkill County rates.  No veteran shall be charged an Out-of-State/Foreign rate.

Senior Citizen Tuition Policy

Senior citizens over the age of sixty years residing in the College Sponsor School Districts are eligible to register for enrollment tuition free in a credit course on a space available basis as of the day the course begins.  All course fees or costs such as laboratory fees and out of pocket course costs incurred and paid for by the College such as for third party services provided, including, but not limited to, truck driving certifications and courses offered by the Baum School of Art shall be paid for by the senior citizen student.

College Refund Policy

Detailed billing information is available on student bills and on our website. The college's refund policy allows for partial refunds of tuition during the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters. After the third week, there are no refunds. Actual refund dates are listed in the "Credit Schedule," which Lehigh Carbon Community College publishes twice yearly. The date of official withdrawal is the date when the properly completed forms are in the possession of the Registration/Student Records Office.

Before the semester starts, full refunds of tuition and fees will be issued ONLY to students who have officially withdrawn through the Office of Registration and Student Records in writing or on the web before the first day of the semester.

Tuition Refunds:

  • Before and during the first week of regularly scheduled classes - 100% refundable
  • Within two weeks of start of regularly scheduled classes - 50% refundable
  • Within three weeks of start of regularly scheduled classes - 25% refundable
  • After third week of regularly scheduled classes - No Refund

Fee Refunds:

  • Before the start of the semester - 100% refundable (please refer to academic calendar)
  • After the start of the semester - No Refund (please refer to academic calendar)
  • Tuition Refund Amount and Dates after the semester has begun (fall term):
    • [100% 8/20 - 8/26]  [50% 8/27 - 9/2]  [25% 9/3 - 9/12]  

All fees are nonrefundable beginning August 20, 2016.


Beginning August 27, 2016, fall term tuition will not be refunded to students who drop and still remain in the 12-18 credit block.  Tuition will be refunded to students who are taking less than 12 or more than 18 credits, based on the college's refund policies.

In the event the College must cancel a class for lack of sufficient enrollment, all tuition and fees are refunded.

Collection Process

In an effort to keep the tuition cost down, Lehigh Carbon Community College utilizes a standard collection process including any collection costs and/or attorney fees for unpaid indebtedness to the college.

In addition, student transcripts are withheld and the college will deny registration and readmission to students who:

  • Are indebted to the college.
  • Have failed to return books or equipment loaned to them.

Tuition Due Dates

  • Spring 2017 tuition payment is due December 7th, 2016. 
  • Summer 2017 tuition payment is due April 5th, 2017.

For specific refund periods for classes that start other than the first week of the semester, or classes that are not the full semester in duration, contact Registration/Student Records at 610‑799-1171. Refund checks for dropped courses are issued after the refund period has ended.