Tuition & Fees

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At Lawson State, we strive to keep our costs as low as possible. In order to be transparent and upfront, here are each of the costs you will encounter as a Lawson State student.

Tuition & Fees

Review the costs applicable to all students.



In-State Tuition

$129 per semester hour for on-campus and online courses

Out-of-State Tuition

$258 per credit hour for on-campus and online courses

Facilities Renewal Fee

$9 per semester hour

Technology Fee

$9 per semester hour

Special Building Fee

$10 per semester hour

ACCS Enhancement Fee

$10 per semester hour

Bond Surety Fee

$1 per semester hour

Student Insurance

$10 per term

Room/Board/Meals (optional)

Fall/Spring Term: $2,380 per term

Summer Term: $1,190 per term

Online Course Testing Fee (only applicable if you take online and select virtual courses)

$50 per course


View the Tuition and Fees Schedule to see how these costs accumulate depending on how many credits you take and the total cost of attendance.


Payment Deadline

Tuition and fee payments are due before the first day of class for each semester or term. Failure to pay tuition by the required due date will result in a $25.00 late fee and/or removal from class. 

Payment for your tuition and fees can be made electronically in the MyLawson student account or at the Cashier's Office on either campus by cash, check debit/credit card, money order, scholarship, or your financial aid award.

How to Pay


Attached, please find the refund policy related to tutiion and fees. For more information, please view the Student Catalog.

Reduce Your Out-of-Pocket Costs & Apply for Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are the student's responsibility. The total amount you pay can be less depending on how much aid you receive.
Explore options for funding your college education.
Use our net price calculator to estimate your cost of attendance with financial aid.

Get in Touch with Financial Aid

If you have any questions or want to speak to someone, reach out to Financial Aid. Complete this form or contact us directly. We're here to help!


Bessemer Campus
Building A
Top Level
1100 Ninth Ave SW
Bessemer, AL 35022

Birmingham Campus
Academic Success Center
First Floor
3060 Wilson Road SW
Birmingham, AL 35221


8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Contact Information

Bessemer Campus Phone
(205) 929-3423

Birmingham Campus Phone
(205) 929-6393