Lawson State Community College--Tuition & Fees:

Lawson State offers affordable tuition for all programs of study

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In-State Tuition (Ground & Online Courses):

$132 per semester credit hour--ground courses
$132  per semester credit hour--online courses
*See specialized fees for Distance Education courses below.

Out-of-State Tuition (Ground & Online Courses):

$264 per semester credit hour--ground courses
$264  per semester credit hour--online courses 

*See specialized fees for Distance Education courses below.

Fees for Ground & Online Courses:

$ 9 per semester hour- Facilities Renewal Fee
$ 9 per semester hour- Technology Fee
$10 per semester hour- Special Building Fee
$10 per term for Student Insurance
NOTE:  $25 Late Registration fee for returning students who fail to take advantage of the pre-registration process.

Additional Fees for Online Courses

$50 Testing fee (for online students only) per online course taken--Covers both Blackboard and /or ProctorU Testing Fees
*Scroll down for more information on Distance Education fees and expected expenses if enrolled in these courses.


RefundsStudents who officially or unofficially withdraw from all classes before the first day of class will be refunded the total tuition and other institutional charges. The “first day of class” is the first day classes are offered within any term configuration, including but not limited to full terms, split terms, mini-terms, and weekend terms. A student who officially or unofficially withdraws completely on or after the first day of class but prior to the end of the third week of class will be refunded according to the withdrawal date, as follows
Withdrawal before or on the first day of class--100% refund of tuition and other institutional charges.
during the first week of class--75% of tuition and other institutional charges can be refunded to student.
Withdrawal during the second week of class--50%
of tuition and other institutional charges can be refunded to student.
Withdrawal during third week week of class--25% of tuition and other institutional charges can be refunded to student.
Withdrawal after the third week of class—NO REFUND

For calculating refunds during the fall and spring sixteen week terms, a “week” is defined as seven calendar days. Refunds of tuition for terms shorter that sixteen weeks, such as summer terms, mini terms, and weekend terms will reflect a prorated week based on the number of days in the term.  For more information on the Refund process at Lawson State, please refer to the Student Catalog and Handbook.

*Specialized Fees (for Online Courses Only): Lawson eCollege - Distance education opportunities at a top community college


 eCollege Students are charged a $50  online course testing fee  (per online course they take).  This fee is the same for online courses using ProctorU or Blackboard as their main testing vehicle.  All transferable courses require Proctor U testing for both the Mid-term and Final Exam, except ORI101 (which uses Blackboard).    Late fees apply if using ProctorU.  Students must schedule their Mid-term and Final with ProctorU at least 72 hours prior to testing.  If not, a  LATE fee (paid to ProctorU by the student) between $5.00 and $8.75 will be assessed.  In such cases, the student will have to pay this late fee (out of pocket) at the time of test scheduling.  The $50 online testing fee DOES not include late fees.  Fees are collected at the time of registration.

*Specialized fees assessed for online courses are subject to change and are non-negotiable and non-refundable if a student remains registered in an online course.

Online Equipment Requirements (Fees Vary):

Students taking online courses will also encounter equipment expenses.  All online students need to purchase or must have the following:

Computer (not an iPad). Available in bookstore or other major retailers.
24/7 Internet Access (cable or Wifi, dial up systems are discouraged)
Mountable Webcam (Need for ProctorU testing).  Available in bookstore or from other major retailers).
Audio w/microphone headset. Available in bookstore or from other major retailers.
Workout watch band (for PE Classes)
*Software (in some select classes)

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Residence Hall Fees:  Room / Board / Meals

$2,380 per term - Fall / Spring Semester
$1,190 - Summer Semester
*Tuition and Fees are subject to change.   Fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.