Online Orientation - Paying for Education

In this section, you'll find information about the how much college will cost and your payment options.

College Expenses. What's Your Plan?

Paying for a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. The fact is, few of us have the resources to simply write a check for the full cost of tuition each semester. So how are you meeting your costs? What's your plan? Do you have one?

In addition, we encourage all US citizens and permanent residents to apply for federal financial aid at

You should work closely with the Financial Aid Office to help you make sure your financial aid, scholarships, and grants are in order by the start of the semester. However, there are certain things you must take care of before we can help. To make sure things run smoothly, have a plan of action in place well before the start of the new semester.

Don't wait until the last minute! There are certain processing periods (especially for processing and receiving financial aid) that we can't get around. That could mean big headaches for you. Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward graduation. Southeastern Community College accepts a number of payment methods.

In-person (WB campus only): Check, Cash, or Credit Card (all major credit cards accepted)
By mail: Check
Online through Self-Service: Pay in Full (credit card or e-check) OR
Payment Plan for Fall and Spring term (only available online via Nelnet)
International students only: Flywire (

How much is this going to cost?

SCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Iowa. A full-time resident student taking 12 credit hours pays just $2436 per semester. Compare that to other colleges and universities and you'll quickly see how affordable a quality education at SCC can be.

The table below is a tuition grid for the 2021-2022 academic year. *There may be additional fees attached to certain courses.

Tuition Statements and Payments

Please check your tuition balance and financial aid award through Self Service on your Hawknet account. Select "Student Finance" to access your information. You can make payments directly from this site. You will not receive a tuition bill or financial aid statement in the mail.

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