Tuition Rates & Fees

Tuition Rates & Fees at Grand Rapids Community College

(Tuition Rates and Fees are subject to change)

Tuition Rates Effective Fall 2016:

(These new tuition rates were approved at the March 21, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting)

2016 - 2017 Tuition Rates
Basic Rates
Resident $111.00 per contact hour
Non-resident $238.00 per contact hour
Out of State $353.00 per contact hour
Tier I Differential Tuition: Culinary Arts & Dental Programs
Resident $144.00 per contact hour
Non-resident $309.00 per contact hour
Out of State $459.00 per contact hour
Tier II Differential Tuition: Nursing Program
Resident $183.00 per contact hour
Non-resident $394.00 per contact hour
Out of State $584.00 per contact hour

Nursing, Dental and Culinary Arts currently enrolled as of March 17, 2015, please review the Differential Tuition Exception Guidelines to the right.

MCO (Michigan Colleges Online) Student Tuition Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . Click Here
(Formally known as MCCVLC)

For more information on how GRCC's tuition rates are calculated and what "Contact Hours" are, Click Here.

Students will not be permitted to attend classes unless all tuition/fees have been paid.  Exception to this will be made only when arrangements have been made with the Cashier's Office Director.

Any changes to your class schedule that result in additional tuition and fees, must be paid in full by logging on to your Online Student Center and click My eBill or contact the Cashier's Office via phone or in person to make payment. 

Students with an outstanding balance with GRCC who would like to make a payment arrangement can do so by submitting a Payment Agreement Form along with the required initial payment to the Cashier’s Office.  If the payment agreement is not honored, the account balance will be turned over to a collection agency at an additional cost to the student. 

Grades, records, transcripts, and diplomas will not be distributed to students who have unpaid balance to the College.

MasterCard / Visa / American Express / Discover Card

These cards are accepted for payment of tuition and fees. (Credit and debit cards will be accepted online via your student center or over the phone by calling (616) 234-4020.)

Fees

  • Additional Tuition
    Applied Music fees for private instruction.
  • Computer Permit Fee (Non-students only)
    A $10 semester permit fee is charged to all non-students for computer use on campus. This fee needs to be paid at the ATC computer lab.
  • Course Fees
    Some courses require additional fees because of unusual costs encountered in their operation.  Those fees will be listed with the course description, on the course offerings web page for each program - and on your tuition bill.
  • Online Courses Fees
    Students will be charged a course fee of $16 per contact hour for online courses. Questions about this course fee should be directed to the office of the Dean of Instructional Design and Learning Technologies at (616) 234-4226.
  • Student Records Fee
    This fee covers all student record related services, including but not limited to registration, drops and adds, grade reporting, graduation audits, transcripts, and diploma printing. The non-refundable fee is charged per semester based on the following scale:
    • 0.1 - 8.99 contact hours...........$26.50
    • 9.00 + contact hours................$37.00
  • Technology Fee
    A technology fee of $5.50 per contact hour is charged each semester up to $82.50.  This fee is charged to cover the expenses associated with maintaining the following technology related opporunities on campus that are a benefit to being a GRCC student: Computer Labs and Access to Internet.  In addition, the fee is charged to cover the expenses accociated with instructional computer labs and the use of mediated technology in the classroom to enhance student learning.
  • Campus Activities Fee
    These funds are distributed to recognized Grand Rapids Community College student organizations, and other initiatives and efforts that enhance the student experience at GRCC. These funds are governed and managed by the Student Alliance. The fee is charged per semester based on the following scale:
    • 0.1 - 8.99 contact hours...........$5.00
    • 9.00 + contact hours................$10.00
  • Facilities Maintenance Fee (Applicable to FALL and WINTER semesters only)
    These funds are designated specifically for maintaining and upgrading the College's learning environment.  This includes, but is not limited to, renovating, refurnishing and re-equipping existing College facilities, acquiring and installing enhanced technology and technology infrastructure, and purchasing and/or expanding building and other facilities exclusively for College purposes.  The fee is charged per semester based on the following scale:
    • 0.1 - 8.99 contact hours...........$60.00
    • 9.00 + contact hours................$100.00