Tuition & Fees

Spring 2024

The following information shows tuition and fees charged at Southern State for the Spring 2024 semester. Southern State reserves the right to change fees.

Hours In-State Out-of-State
1 197 376
2 392 747
3 588 1125
4 785 1498
5 981 1872
6 1175 2245
7 1373 2621
8 1567 2997
9 1764 3372
10 1958 3742
11 2157 4120
12 2513 4785
13 2555 4863
14 2597 4939
15 2641 5019
16 2641 5019
17 2641 5019
18 2641 5019
19 3426 6518
20 3621 6888
21 3816 7264
22 4011 7636
23 4208 8010
24 4402 8387
25 4599 8762

Career Services Fee

All classes will have a $10 per credit hour Career Services Fee.

Online/Hybrid Course Fees

All online classes will have a $25 per credit hour fee.

Facility Fee

All classes held on campus will have a $6 per credit hour fee.

Course Materials Fees

Some classes offer a digital book at lower or no cost. The fee for the book is charged to the student's tuition and fee bill when the class is registered and a discount may be applied, depending on the content. Students are emailed instructions on how to opt out from this book option and, if they choose to opt out, the fee will be removed from their tuition and fee account by the 4th week of the semester.

Cost of Attendance

Below is a Cost of Attendance (COA) breakdown of the estimated costs a student may expect per semester based on the number of hours they are enrolled, their academic program as well as their dependency status. When planning your college budget, remember to include both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are the estimated tuition, books, course materials, supplies, and equipment as well as fees paid directly to the college. Indirect costs are incurred during the academic year but are not necessarily charged to the student, such as transportation and living expenses.

Dependent* Student Independent* Student
Tuition and Fees $5,290 $5,290
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment $1,632 $1,632
Food and housing $2,008 $6,928
Transportation $2,184 $2,184
Miscellaneous Expenses $2,592 $2,592

*Dependency status is based on information provided on the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


  • Chart assumes Fall and Spring semester enrolment, 12 credit hour enrollment per semester with in--state tuition, Career Services Fee, and Facility Fee.
  • Students studying career and technical programs may have other expenses for admission, uniforms, tools, and supplies. Check individual program web pages for details.
  • Federal student loan origination fees will be added to individual student financial aid offers before loan disbursement each semester. Loan origination fees are deducted by the U.S. Department of Education prior to the disbursement of funds to the college. These fees are not payable to the College.
  • Students enrolled in academic programs that may lead to professional licensure or credential may incur related fees during enrollment. These fees are not reflected in the above table; information on these fees can be obtained from the academic program office.

Tuition Comparison

The below chart shows undergraduate annual tuition for university main campuses. The source of this information is from the Fall 2023 Survey of Student Charges from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

SSCC Tuition Comparison

Estimate Your Cost

This tool allows prospective students to calculate an estimated net price at Southern State using the basic formula of price of attendance minus grant aid. Based on the information entered by the student, an average net price of attendance is generated based on what similar students paid the previous year.