SFCC has students at all levels of family income, and 75 percent of our students who apply receive some form of financial aid. The average financial aid package last year was about $5,500. Many students also receive grants and scholarships.

2019-2020 Tuition

  • Per credit hour and effective fall semester 2019 through summer semester 2020
  • Rates are subject to change by the SFCC Board of Trustees; last approved 3/27/18
 Programs (Course Codes) In-district residents*Missouri residentsNon-Missouri residents
Dual creditAll$79
Dual credit onlineAll$94
Base tuitionAll, excluding courses in Tiers 1-4$115$170$230
Base onlineAll, excluding courses in Tiers 1-4$165$220$280
Tier 1
Engineering Design Technology (EDT-formerly CAD)
Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Construction Management (CNST)
Health Information Technology (HIT)
Web Development (WEB)
$135$190$250
Tier 1 online$185$240$300
Tier 2Industrial Technology (IEM, INDT)
Networking (NET)
Automotive (AUTO)
Precision Machining (MACH)
$175$230$290
Tier 2 online$225$280$340
Tier 3Welding Technology (WELD)
Radiologic Technology (RAD)
Excluding RAD 100
Nursing (NURS)
Excluding NURS 102 and 103
$215$270$330
Tier 3 online$265$320$380
Tier 4Dental Hygiene (DH)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
Excluding DMS 100
$315$370$430
Tier 4 online$365$420$480

*In-district tuition applies to residents of the following school districts:

Cole Camp R-1
Green Ridge R-VIII
La Monte R-IV
Lincoln R-II
Otterville R-VI
Pettis County R-12 at Dresden
Pettis County R-V at Hughesville/Houstonia
Sedalia 200
Smithton R-VI
Warsaw R-IX

Note: R in district name indicates reorganized.
Note: Internships are charged Base Tuition.

Active-duty military personnel, Reserve, National Guard members, and veterans and their dependents qualify for in-district tuition based on residency (must be in the primary “in-district” service area – Benton and Pettis County). Standard Missouri resident rates apply to active-duty military personnel outside the primary service area.

Section 301 of Public Law 115-251 amended in 38 U.S.C. 3679(c)

Section 301 of Public Law 115-251 is further amended in 38 U.S.C. 3679(c) to require that individuals using educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), also be charged the resident rate. Effective for courses, semesters, or terms beginning after March 1, 2019, a public institution of higher learning must charge the resident rate to chapter 31 participants, as well as the other categories of individuals described in title 38.

General Fee: Technology fee (per credit hour) is $20

Special Fees: Some programs and courses require additional fees: 2019-2020 Special Fees

Estimated base tuition and books for one year at SFCC calculated on taking 15 credit hours per semester:

  In-district residents Missouri residents
Tuition $3,450 $5,100
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total $4,450 $6,100

These estimates are based on attending fall and spring semesters and do not account for online or tiered course tuition or include room and board, living or travel expenses or any additional special or course fees. Costs will vary depending on program choice and class schedule.

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