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2024-2025 Tuition and Fees - New Tiered Tuition Model!

Fall 2024 - Summer 2025
Jefferson College tuition and fees remain among the lowest in the State of Missouri.
*Rates are subject to change without notice.* 

Beginning in the fall 2024 semester, Jefferson College is implementing a tiered tuition model. This makes calculating the cost of attendance easier due to the elimination of course fees. Common fees that will be eliminated include technology, activity, lab, online and hybrid fees. The textbook fee will not be incorporated into the tiered tuition, because students have the choice to opt out of the Viking Ready program. Although the Viking Ready Book Bundle provides course materials at a reduced rate, students still have the option to purchase materials from other sources instead.

Click here for a detailed breakdown of the tiered tuition according to subject area. 


Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees

Fall 2023 - Summer 2024
Jefferson College tuition and fees remain among the lowest in the State of Missouri.
*Rates are subject to change without notice.* Some courses may have additional lab fees.

Type of Resident

  General Credit Hour Costs 

In-District (Jefferson County) $120.00 per credit hour
Out-of-District/In-State $180.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State $240.00 per credit hour
See fee descriptions below. See fee descriptions below.
Activity Fee $5.00 per credit hour
Book Rental Fee $24.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee $25.00 per credit hour
Online Course Lab Fee  $46.00 per 3 credit hours
Hybrid Course Lab Fee $19.00

Description of Fees

Book Rental Fee: $24 per credit hour. Covers the rental cost of required course materials (books, lab manuals, access codes required for courses) making materials available to students on the first day of class. Note: Any returnable books will need to be returned the bookstore by the end of the semester published return dates or when a student drops or withdrawals from a class. 

Technology Fees: $25 per credit hour. Supports the ongoing operation of technology, such as hardware, software licensing, maintenance, and infrastructure.

Activity Fees: $5 per credit hour. Supports the cost of materials and resources for instruction and organized activities that provide academic support to students, such as the Academic Success Center, peer tutoring, professional tutoring, and academic databases.

Lab Fees: Fees are course specific and offset direct costs, such as supplies, certification exams, instructional software, and student organizational membership fees. Lab fees also apply to hybrid and online courses to subsidize the additional technical support required of online courses.

Special Fees*

  • $30 Application processing fee for programs with selective admissions
  • $50 Per fall & spring semester, $25 summer semester fee for Health Occupations programs
  • $45 Graduation fee
  • $25 Second diploma
  • $8.00 Official transcript 
  • $7 Student ID replacement
  • $10 Parking fee per academic year (summer to spring)

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Nursing Program 2023 - 2024

Nursing Tuition for Fall 2023 - Summer 2024


  • Nursing Level I In-District (excluding general education)
    • Fall semester = $3937
    • Spring semester = $3937
    • Summer term = $2358
  • Nursing Level I Out-of-District/In-State (excluding general education)
    • Fall semester = $5703
    • Spring semester = $5703
    • Summer term = $3416
  • Nursing Level I Out-of-State (excluding general education)
    • Fall semester = $7579
    • Spring semester = $7579
    • Summer term = $4539
  • Evening/Weekend Nursing In-District (excluding general education)
    • Fall semester (2) = $1968
    • Spring semester (2) = $1968
    • Summer term (2) = $1864
  • Evening/Weekend Nursing Out-of-District/In-State (excluding general education)
    • Fall semester (2) = $2851
    • Spring semester (2) = $2851
    • Summer term (2) = $2702
  • Evening/Weekend Nursing Out-of-State (excluding general education)
    • Fall semester (2) = $3788
    • Spring semester (2) = $3788
    • Summer term (2) = $3590


Nursing Program 2023-2024
For DOD/VA Purposes Only
Per Credit Hour Tuition for PN Credit


  • Nursing Level I In-District (excluding general education)
    • $246.00
  • Nursing Level I Out-of-District/In-State (excluding general education)
    • $351.00
  • Nursing Level I Out-of-State (excluding general education)
    • $474.00

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