Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time by action of the College Board of Trustees.

Up-to-date rates can be found at https://www.dacc.edu/tuition-fees

  1. Tuition: Credit Courses

    1. Tuition for in-district students under age 60 is $145.00 per semester hour.
    2. Tuition is waived for in-district student age 60 or older. The $25 per credit hour technology/activity fee and course fees are not waived. (Offerings of the Corporate and Community Education division are exempted from this provision as are all noncredit courses.)
      * The College may designate some course offerings as a special course that will waive the tuition and fees for all students, regardless of their residency, who are registered for the course. Students can also audit the course and still have the tuition/fees waived.
    3. Tuition for out-of-district students with authorization for partial student support from their community college district local Board of Education; or their district Community College Administration $145.00 per semester hour.
      Tuition for out-of-district students without authorized partial student support $260.00 per semester hour.
    4. Out-of-district or out-of-state but employed 35 or more hours per week in-district $145.00 per semester hour for students and dependents.
    5. Tuition for out-of-state students $260.00 per semester hour.
    6. Tuition for out-of-state Indiana students residing within a specially designated 7 county area (counties include: Vermillion, Parke, Fountain, Warren, Tippecanoe, Benton and Montgomery) $217.50 per semester hour.
    7. Tuition for international students $260.00 per semester hour.
    8. Tuition rates applied to specific instructional programs:

      1. Radiologic Technology and Sonography Programs - $290.00 per semester credit hour for in-district students, $362.50 per semester credit hour for Indiana students residing in the 7 county area, and $405.00 per semester credit hour for out-of-district students. The Technology/Activity Fee of $25 per semester credit hour applies to all students.
      2. Tractor Trailer Driving Program - For the 11 credit hour program, $3,630.00. For the 16 hour credit hour program, $4,480.00.
  2. Tuition: Non-Credit Courses

    1. Fees for non-credit courses are based on the nature and length of the course. The tuition rate is not applicable to these courses.
    2. Out-of-district students pay the same fees as in-district students as these classes are self-supporting.
  3. Additional Fees

    1. All students, regardless of residency status, will be charged a $25.00 per credit hour technology/activity fee.
    2. Many courses require a course fee in addition to tuition and other fees. Course fees vary. They cover the cost of materials, lab equipment, special services and other costs. Students will be billed for any breakage of laboratory equipment. Payment for breakage must be made before term grades are released.
    3. Some courses are designated includED®. This is a textbook fee for course materials that are accessed through Blackboard instead of purchasing from the bookstore.
    4. Official Transcript of Credits...Each copy $5.00 each.
    5. Auditing, plus applicable fees, per semester hour...$145.00. Proficiency examinations minimum of one credit hour of tuition. Graduation fee (cap and gown rental) . . . approximately $40.00. All fiscal obligations due the College must be cleared prior to registration for a subsequent term and prior to graduation.
    6. Proficiency Exam Fee: The fee to take a profi ciency examination shall be a minimum of one credit hour tuition or one-half the current tuition of the college for that course, whichever is greater.
    7. Course Repeat Fee: If a student chooses to repeat a course "after" the number of approved repeats has been completed, a course repeat fee will be added to the residency-based tuition rate. The fee is equal to the State apportionment for the course, rounded up to the nearest dollar per credit hour. Students may consult the Director of Admissions & Records/Registrar for the exact amount and information on the number of times a course may be repeated. The course repeat fee is not an allowable fee for student financial aid. However, the fee can be deducted from any refund a student may be getting.
  4. On-Line Credit Courses: Tuition and Fees

    1. Tuition: In-district students will be charged $145.00 in tuition per semester credit hour; all other residency students will be charged $217.50 per credit hour.
    2. Fees: Students will be charged a fee of $65.00 per course plus a $25.00 technology/activity fee per semester credit hour (some exclusions apply).

Payment and Access to Account Balance

Tuition and fees are due and payable in full 10 days before classes start, unless the student has already signed up for DACC's payment plan Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS). Information about Nelnet can be found on DACC's home page. Access to account activity and current balance is available on-line only by signing into the myDACC/Self Service portal. Payments are accepted at the Cashier's office via cash, check, Master Card, Visa, Discover or American Express (service fees apply for credit card payments). Students may also pay by signing into the myDACC/Self Service portal to make a payment or sign up for the payment plan. Instructions can be found on the Current Students webpage under General Information. A student's billing account is considered financially cleared and paid timely if financial aid has been awarded, scholarships accepted, or the payment plan has been initiated by ten days before classes start.

We also offer a Past Due Payment Plan through Nelnet that allows a student to sign up for the payment plan and enroll in classes for the next semester even though they owe a past due balance. This is also accessed by signing into the Jaguar Spot/Self Service.

Financial Responsibility

By registering for classes at DACC, the student accepts full financial responsibility for payment of all amounts due by the applicable deadlines. The student understands that failure to pay past-due debt may result in referral of the account to a collection agency and will result in restrictions on the student's ability to register for future classes, receive official transcripts and other College services. DACC actively pursues all outstanding balances and will use any and all means necessary as allowed by state and federal law to collect all amounts due to the College.

In compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the College would also like you to know that your registration and providing your cell/home phone number(s) and any subsequent change in contact numbers or other-means of communication, including, but not limited to text messages or electronic mail at the address provided by you to DACC is a means for DACC or any debt collection agency hired by the College to contact you directly or through an automated or predictive dialing system or prerecorded messaging in an effort to contact you to recover any unpaid obligation incurred here under, or as otherwise determined in the event of default to any obligation identified.

Refunds

All refunds will be issued through the Business Office periodically throughout the semester. No refund of tuition or fees is made when a student is expelled for disciplinary reasons. Refunds for dropping individual courses will be made at the same rate as for withdrawal from school. Refunds may be processed by check or posted to credit card.

All tuition and course fee refunds are based upon total monies due the College. If a student officially withdraws from a course during the registration period or before classes officially begin, he/she shall be entitled to receive a refund of 100% of tuition and course fees paid or payable. It is the students' responsibility to drop classes.

A soldier ordered into service by the Governor is eligible for a full refund or credit if he/she is unable to attend college for a period of 7 days or more.

Classes Meeting Twelve Weeks or Longer—Including Corporate and Community Education Classes.

If the drop occurs during the fi rst 10 business days, tuition and course fees paid or payable will be refunded. There is no refund of tuition or fees for withdrawal after the refund period.

Classes Meeting Less Than 12 Weeks—Including Corporate and Community Education Classes

If the drop occurs during the first 5 business days, tuition and course fees paid or payable will be refunded.

There is no refund of tuition or fees for withdrawal after the refund period.

The exception to this policy is when the Department of Education's Federal Refund Policy must be applied to those students whose costs are paid by student financial aid funding.

State and/or Accrediting Agency Refund Rule

The State of Illinois has not established a mandated refunding rule for community colleges.

Federal Refund Rule (Return of Title IV Funds)

The Department of Education mandates that unearned federal financial aid funds are returned to the specific programs if a student withdraws from a semester. The amount of the refund is determined by the days of the semester that the student was in attendance verses the remaining days (after withdrawal) until the semester ends.

Students are notified by mail of their debt to the Department of Education. This debt must be paid in a timely manner in order for the student to receive future financial aid.