Update – March 4, 2019

on March 4, 2019 in Weekly Update

Good Evening San Jacinto College Community,

At tonight’s Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved a new simplified tuition model that will go into effect with the Fall 2019 semester. This new model eliminates registration and enrollment-related fees to provide a simpler tuition structure that will make it easier for students to calculate the cost of their classes without additional fees added during the registration process.

The simplified tuition model is based on a tuition rate per semester credit hour and is charged at registration based on the student residency classification, again, with no added fees.

The new tuition rates effective Fall 2019 are as follows:

  • $78 per Semester Credit Hour for in-district
  • $135 per Semester Credit Hour for out-of-district
  • $210 per Semester Credit Hour for out-of-state/international

The following fees have been eliminated from registration:

  • General Service Fee ($150 per student per semester)
  • Distance Learning Fee (varied $15 and $30 per course)
  • Technology Fee ($2 per semester credit hour)
  • Course Fees (varied $2 to $7 per semester credit hour)
  • Lab Fees (varied, not to exceed $24 per semester credit hour)
  • Incidental Fees (varied by program and course)

Students will continue to have the opportunity to opt into and register for courses designated as Open Books Plus.  These courses will incur an associated charge for digital course materials that will be available on the first day of the class at a lower cost.

Students will still be responsible for course materials, equipment, and other program specific requirements such as textbooks, uniforms, special supplies, background checks, etc.

The following charges (which are not associated with a credit-seeking student’s registration) will be billed to students when appropriate:

  • Installment Payment Plan, including charges for set up and late payments
  • Returned checks
  • Testing charge for repeat Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI tests), after the first test is administered at no charge
  • Delinquent accounts sent to collection agencies
  • Auditing course charge

The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees remains committed to enhancing the student experience, keeping tuition costs low, and providing an affordable and high-quality education to our community. The goal in moving to this model is to remove complexity and to create a tuition structure in which students will be able to calculate their tuition costs more easily, without any surprises when they pay their bill.

As always, if anyone is contacted by members of the media, please direct them to Amanda Fenwick at Amanda.Fenwick@sjcd.edu or call her at 281-998-6160 or Torrie.Hardcastle@sjcd.edu or call her at 281-998-6139.

For more information on this new tuition model, visit sanjac.edu/no-fees.

Best,

BH

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