Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees listed are subject to change without notice.

The college is sponsored by the nine school districts in Lehigh County and four of the five school districts in Carbon County: Allentown, Catasauqua, East Penn, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Parkland, Salisbury, Southern Lehigh, Whitehall-Coplay, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Palmerton, and Panther Valley. Tuition and certain fees are based on school district and Pennsylvania residency.

Through the application process to LCCC, students provide the College with residency information.  Each school district is responsible for determining residency in the district and subsequent sponsorship for resident tuition. Residency requirements vary among the sponsoring school districts. Students should be familiar with the residency requirements of their school district.

For information concerning residency requirements, contact the Business Office at 610-799-1157.

Tuition and Basic Fees

Tuition and fees are charged as follows: Students who register for 12 to18 credits will be charged a block rate for tuition and fees. Students registering from 1 to 11.99 credits will be charged the per credit charge for tuition. Please refer to the tuition and fees chart below.

Tuition - Spring 2015

Sponsoring district of
LCCC

Other PA resident

Out-of-state
or foreign student

Residents of Schuylkill County

Full-time
(12-18 credits per semester)

$1,500.00

$3,000.00

$4,500.00

$2,250.00

Capital outlay fee

$135

$270

$135

Student services fee

$75

$75

$75

$75

Technology fee

$180

$180

$180

$180

Part-time
(1-11 credits per semester) and credits in excess of 18 per semester

$100 per credit

$200 per credit

$300 per credit

$150 per credit

Capital outlay fee*

$9

$18

$9

Student services fee*

$5

$5

$5

$5

Technology fee*

$22

$22

$22

$22

* Per credit fees

Course fees vary depending on the course.  Before the semester starts, full refunds of tuition and fees will be issued ONLY to students who have officially withdrawn through the Office of Registration and Student Records in writing or on the web before the first day of the semester.

Veterans are subject to sponsored, non-sponsored, and Schuylkill County rates.  No veteran shall be charged an Out-of-State/Foreign rate.

Refund Policy:

Tuition Refund Amount and Dates after the semester has begun:

[100% 1/16 - 1/22/15]  [50% 1/23 - 1/29/15]  [25% 1/30 - 2/5/15] 

All fees are nonrefundable beginning January 16, 2015.

REFUND AND WITHDRAWAL DATES FOR Spring 2015 

Beginning January 23, 2015, tuition will not be refunded to students who drop and still remain in the 12-18 credit block.  Tuition will be refunded to students who are taking less than 12 or more than 18 credits, based on the college's refund policies.

In the event the College must cancel a class for lack of sufficient enrollment, all tuition and fees are refunded.

Other Fees (Non-Refundable)

Application Fee (No Fee for Online Application)    $30

Bad Check Fee

   $25

Credit by Assessment Fee    $95

User fees for labs

   Varies by course

Collection Process

In an effort to keep the tuition cost down, Lehigh Carbon Community College utilizes a standard collection process including any collection costs and/or attorney fees for unpaid indebtedness to the college.

In addition, student transcripts are withheld and the college will deny registration and readmission to students who:

  • Are indebted to the college.
  • Have failed to return books or equipment loaned to them.

College Refund Policy

Detailed billing information is available on student bills and on our website. The college's refund policy allows for partial refunds of tuition during the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters. After the third week, there are no refunds. Actual refund dates are listed in the "Credit Schedule," which Lehigh Carbon Community College publishes twice yearly. The date of official withdrawal is the date when the properly completed forms are in the possession of the Registration/Student Records Office. 

Tuition Due Dates

  • Spring 2015 tuition is due December 3rd, 2014.  Any student who registers after payment due date must either pay in full or set up a payment plan at the time of registration.
  • Summer 2015 tuition is due April 1, 2015.

For specific refund periods for classes that start other than the first week of the semester, or classes that are not the full semester in duration, contact Registration/Student Records at 610‑799-1171. Refund checks for dropped courses are issued after the refund period has ended.