Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

College Costs


  Full-time & Part-time Students:  
  Spartanburg and Cherokee County Residents $204 per credit hour
  Union County Residents $233 per credit hour
  Out-of-County Residents $252 per credit hour
  Out-of-State Residents $415 per credit hour
  Out-of-Country or International Residents $415 per credit hour
  Nursing Program Additional Tuition $1,000 per semester

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens

South Carolina residents age 60 or over who are not employed full time are eligible for a tuition waiver. The student must meet applicable pre-requisites. Other fees, books, and supplies are the responsibility of the student. Procedures for senior citizens are available in the Registrar’s Office.

Student Fees


  • Student Activity Fee (excludes High School Dual students): $75 per semester

Includes costs associated with: Enrollment, orientation, course registration, student support services, student engagement programming, parking decals, and student liability insurance during any given term. This fee is non-refundable unless student withdraws during the 100% refund period.

  • Technology Fee: $100 per semester

Online D2L Access, Library Resources, Wi-Fi- Usage Fee, and ID Cards.

  • Lab Fee (assessed for each course with a lab):  $30-$125 per course with a required lab.
  • Late Fee (assessed for tuition paid after due date): $75 per semester
  • Distance Learning online/hybrid distance learning fee: $21 per course

Other Non-Academic Fees

  • Credit/Debit Card Convenience fee: A 2% service fee will be applied to all payments. The minimum service fee will be $0.25.
  • Payment Plan Administrative fee (non-refundable): $30
  • Payment Plan Late fee: $50 (per each late payment)
  • Returned checks fee: $25 (per incident plus bank fees)

Updated Listing of fees

The Spartanburg County Commission for Technical & Community Education may change tuition and fees without notice. For an updated listing of current SCC fees for full-time and part-time students, visit the SCC website Tuition and Fees page at www.sccsc.edu/financial-aid/tuition/index.php

Textbooks and Supplies

Students are responsible for all book and supply costs in addition to tuition and fees. Program specific fees may be required. Books and supplies are an additional fee.

Payment of Fees

Payment Due

All tuition and fees are payable before scheduled deletion dates, or if registration occurs after the deletion date, before the first day of classes. A student may not attend class until financial obligations are resolved. All equipment, library books, and other college-owned property must be returned when due. A student’s academic award (degree, diploma, or certificate) and transcript will not be released until all fees are paid and college-owned property has been returned.

Online Payment Instructions

Payments can be made online through My SCC portal or in one of SCC’s Business Offices. To see the amount owed, go into My SCC portal, under Colleague Applications, “Self-Service”, then click the “Student Finance” link, and then the “Make a Payment” tab.

Payment Methods

The College accepts cash, first-party checks, e-checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks for payment of all fees. Students may also charge fees to American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit or debit cards. Credit and debit card and e-check payments may be made online via WebAdvisor. A $15 convenience fee will be added to transactions over $125 for tuition payments paid by credit or by debit card. A $75 late registration fee will be assessed for registration done after scheduled deletion date.

Returned Checks

The College assesses a $25 service fee per occurrence on all checks returned by the bank for any reason. The service fee is in addition to any fee charged by the bank. Checks are not sent to the bank a second time. Dishonored checks are sent to the Magistrate for collection after fourteen days. Students will be placed on restriction from classes for non-payment. Checks will not be accepted from students who have written more than two non-sufficient checks.


Tuition may be billed to a sponsoring business. This sponsorship must be supported by a letter on the company letterhead or a company purchase order and is subject to verification by the College. Sponsorship documentation must be received in the business office for each academic term.

Tuition Payment Plan

Students may apply for a tuition-only payment plan. Students must not have an outstanding debt from a prior term. Spartanburg Community College’s tuition payment plan requires a $30 non-refundable handling fee in advance, along with the first payment before the scheduled deletion date or the start of class. The remaining balance is payable in two payments on dates determined according to the academic calendar and included in the agreement.

A $50 late fee will be applied for each payment not received by the due date listed on the payment plan agreement signed by the student. The amounts of the payments and due dates of the payments are pre-determined and are not negotiable.

Online Payment Plan Set-Up Instructions 

SCC payment plan is available for sign-up online through My SCC portal, under Colleague Applications choose “Self-Service”. Now choose “Student Finance”, “Make a Payment”, “Click the Box by Student Receivables”, “Create Payment Plan”, and then “Click on I Agree”.

Direct Deposit for Refunds 

To receive your refund faster we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit. Failure to sign up for a direct deposit will result in a paper check being issued and mailed. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their address is current with the Registrar’s Office.

Direct Deposit Instructions 

 Log in to the MySCC Student Portal via (https://www.sccsc.edu/portal/)

On the right side under COLLEAGUE APPLICATION FOR STUDENTS, select Self Service

Under Student Financial Information: Select Bank Information (U.S.)

Click “Add an Account” and then select the “Activate” button. Select Next. 

Enter your bank information in the requested fields. Please make sure that the bank information is correct otherwise the deposit will be rejected.

Please disregard the “verify account” button. Once your refund is successfully applied to your bank account the status will automatically change to “verified”.

Student must check the I Agree box and press SUBMIT.

****Please Note*****

When first signing up for direct deposit, please allow five (5) business days for the direct deposit to take effect.  Once you have signed up for direct deposit, any future credit balance will automatically be deposited into your bank account.  You do not need to sign up each semester.

If a student paid tuition with a debit or credit card, that portion of the refund will go back to the debit or credit card and the remaining balance will be processed via the selected refund method.

If the bank rejects the deposit due to incorrect bank information, the bank will notify SCC who will contact the student notifying them. The student will need to make their own corrections in Self-Service or request a paper check be issued which would be done within 5 to 7 business days.

If you fail to update your direct deposit information and the refund is sent to a closed account that is in bad debt status with the financial institution, SCC is not responsible for the intercepted refund. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their address is kept current with the Registrar’s Office. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their direct deposit information is correct in Self Service.

Financial Aid

Students may use their financial aid award(s) (excluding Federal Work Study, FWS) to pay tuition and fees and to make purchases in the Book Inn. Important dates will be printed in the SCC Student Planner & Handbook and the SCC Enrollment & Registration Guide. Students may verify that financial aid will pay tuition and fees by going to Self Service in MySCC Portal to view their account under “Student Financial Information.” Students should check their account balance each semester prior to the fee payment deadline. In the event there is not enough financial aid to cover tuition and fees, the student must pay the balance by the due date.

If a student has a credit balance remaining after tuition, fees, book and/or supply expenses have been paid, a check will be mailed to him or her. Address information should be updated in the SCC Registrar’s Office. For convenience, quick access and safety, sign up for direct deposit. Go through MySCC Portal to WebAdvisor, select Student Financial Information then select Bank Information.

Student Refund / Term Withdrawal / Federal Return of Funds

It is the policy of Spartanburg Community College that students or sponsoring agencies/programs receive a fair and equitable refund of tuition charges if a student withdraws from a term or a full-time student reduces the number of credit hours to below 12 credit hours. Federal financial aid recipients are defined as those students who receive Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Direct Loans. Institutional costs include tuition, fees and charges made in the Book Inn using federal financial aid

I. Official Withdrawal

Official term withdrawal is defined as a student’s formal notification of his or her intent to withdraw from all courses for a term. A student’s withdrawal date is defined as the actual date the student submits information to Registrar’s Office to drop a course or courses. To officially withdraw from a course or courses, a student must provide official notice to Registrar’s Office electronically or in person.

A federal financial aid recipient who does not officially withdraw from a term is considered to be withdrawn if he or she does not complete all days he or she is scheduled to complete within a payment period or abandons all courses. The last day of academic attendance or attendance at an academically-related activity will be used for calculating the amount of aid to be returned to the federal government based on Section III, and the student will not be eligible for a refund based on the College’s refund policy as outlined in Section II.

A student is not considered to be withdrawn from a term if at the time the student drops the last class in a term he or she submits written confirmation stating he or she will attend a later start term in the same payment period (semester).

II. College Refund Policy

To receive a refund of tuition and eligible fee charges, a student must officially withdraw from the term as outlined in Section I or a full-time student must reduce the number of credit hours to below 12 credit hours during the refund period or a part-time student must reduce the number of credit hours during the refund period.

The refund percent is based on the date the Registrar’s Office receives notification from the student. Tuition and eligible fee charges for a term will be refunded at the following rate:

Fall Term and Spring Terms  
Refund Percent Withdrawal or Net Reduction of Credit Hours
100% 1st - 8th calendar day of the term

The number of calendar days used to calculate refunds will be pro-rated for terms that vary in length from the traditional term, including Summer.

If the calculated refund dates fall on a day that the college is closed, the date will be moved forward to the next day the college is open.

A federal financial aid recipient who withdraws from a term and is eligible to receive a refund will have the refund amount applied toward the outstanding debt the student owes the College based on the return of fund procedure outlined in Section III.

Non-federal financial aid recipients who withdraw from a term will have the refund amount returned to the sponsoring agencies/programs in the following priority not to exceed the awarded amount:

  1. Private (alternative loans)
  2. Sponsorships
  3. Tuition Waivers
  4. SCC Scholarships
  5. Outside or Community Scholarships
  6. LIFE Scholarship
  7. S.C. Need Based Grant
  8. Other Aid or Assistance
  9. Lottery Tuition Assistance

Financial aid recipients who are eligible at the time of disbursement and later reduce the number of credit hours during the refund period will receive a tuition refund. A student’s satisfactory academic progress and future eligibility for financial aid programs will be based on the number of credit hours enrolled at the time of disbursement.

III. Return of Federal Financial Aid

A student’s federal financial aid eligibility must be recalculated for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60 percent of a term. A student enrolled in at least one class during the full term will have the recalculation for all classes based on the date for the full term.

The recalculation of eligibility is based on the percent of earned aid using the following formula:

Percent of aid earned =

Number of calendar days completed in the semester
Total number of calendar days in the semester

Federal financial aid must be returned to the federal government based on the percent of unearned aid using the following formula:

Aid to be returned = (100% - percent of aid earned) X the amount of federal financial aid disbursed

The amount of aid to be returned is the responsibility of the College and the student. However, the student will be responsible for repaying the College for the amount that the College was required to return on his or her behalf less any refund that the student is eligible for under Section II. Therefore, a student who does not complete at least 60 percent of a term will owe a repayment to the College and/or the federal government for the amount of unearned federal financial aid.

A student who owes the College may not be permitted to register for a subsequent term or obtain an official academic transcript until the debt is paid. Payment should be made to the business office. A student who owes the federal government may be reported to the U.S. Department of Education and be required to provide documentation of a satisfactory payment arrangement before federal or state financial aid eligibility is restored.