Tuition & Fees

Student Fees–Credit Courses

South Georgia Technical College is a tax-supported state institution. Therefore, the cost of attendance is minimal. All fees are payable at registration for each term/course except as noted.

Most credit cards are accepted.

Fee Information

Diploma & Degree Program Tuition: $100 per credit hour, up to a maximum
of 15 credit hours plus fees (except for specified certificates listed below).
Law Enforcement Academy Tuition: $105 per credit hour plus fees
Commercial Truck Driving Certificate Program Tuition: $132 per credit hour plus fees
Fuel Surcharge Fee: $185 per student per term  (Applies to Commercial Truck Driving Students only.)

Drug Test Fee: $70 per student per term  (Applies to Commercial Truck Driving Students only.)

Instructional Fee: $55 per student per term
Activity Fee: $50 per student per term
Accident Insurance Fee: $6 per student per term
Registration Fee: $55 per student per term
Technology Fee: $105 per student per term
Athletic Fee: $35 per student per term
Campus Safety Fee: $25 per student per term

Room and Board Fee (If applicable): The cost of a semi-private dorm room is $2,700 per bed per term for James Hall and Martin Hall. This includes meals at the SGTC cafeteria.

Important Notes Regarding Fees

  1. Fees listed above are for legal residents of Georgia. They include tuition, registration, activity, accident insurance, dormitory, instructional/ technology fee, athletic fee, special instructional fee, campus safety fee and cafeteria fees. The tuition for out-of-state students is twice the tuition rate ($200) per credit hour paid by legal Georgia residents. International students pay four times the tuition ($400) per credit hour required for legal Georgia residents. This applies to non-immigrant aliens, those on I-20 Foreign Student Visas, and foreign residents to include diplomatic, consular, mission, and other non-immigrant personnel. Foreign immigrants who are permanent residents shall pay the same tuition as citizens of Georgia**.
    **Legal resident of Georgia for last twelve months.
  2. Liability Insurance is required for all Practical Nursing, EMT, Early Childhood Care and Education, Barbering, Medical Assisting, Cosmetology and related health occupation students. The annual fee for this insurance is determined by the SGTC insurance carrier’s policy in effect.
  3. Any student who wants to take more than 25 credit hours per term MUST have prior authorization from the Dean for Academic Affairs or from the Vice President for Academic Affairs. This approval must be obtained during the advisement process.

Other Fees

Application Fee: An individual’s first application for admission must be accompanied by a nonrefundable $25 application fee. Former SGTC students are not required to pay a second application fee.
Graduation Fee: The graduation fee is a $40 non-refundable fee.
Testing Fee: An admissions retest fee of $15 per test is charged for retesting any of the admissions entrance tests.
FAA Testing Fee: FAA Testing Fee for each part is $200 for a total of $600 for the three tests.
Diploma and Certificate Replacement Fee: A diploma replacement fee of $25 is charged for replacement of each diploma.
Late Registration Fee: A late registration fee of $45 is charged for late registration of classes once the term’s classes have begun.
Transcript Fee: A transcript fee of $7.50 is charged for each official transcript from SGTC.
Books, Tools, and Uniforms: Every student is required to have books, tools, uniforms, and other equipment appropriate for his or her program of study. Some programs require students to purchase tools which are also useful in the student’s employment following graduation. All books required may be purchased from the College’s Bookstores.
Senior Citizens: Residents of Georgia who are 62 years of age or older may request a waiver of tuition. If tuition is waived under this policy, admission will be granted only on a space available basis. Proof of age must be presented at registration to receive a waiver. This policy applies to regular and institutional credit courses only. It does not apply to continuing education courses, non-credit courses, or seminars. Fees will still be due at time of registration.

Delinquency in Payment

A student who is delinquent in the payment of any financial obligation(s) may be withdrawn from his or her course(s) and/or the dormitory at the College and will not be allowed to register for another term until the delinquency is removed. The student will not be issued any grades, transcripts, diplomas, or other student records until all financial obligations are paid.

Personal Checks

Check writing is a privilege extended for payment of fees. Abuse of this privilege will result in fees being paid by cash, money order, or cashier’s check. Proper identification is required.

Charges for Returned Checks

A charge of $30 will be assessed for any check returned to SGTC for insufficient funds, accounts closed, or stop-payment on the account. This charge must be paid in cash when the check is picked up at the Business Office.

Refund Policies

Refunds, when due, are made within 45 days (1) of the last day of attendance if written notification has been provided to SGTC by the student, or (2) from the date SGTC terminates the student or determines withdrawal by the student.

Refund of Tuition and Fees

Students withdrawing from a course before the end of the third instructional day of the term shall receive a 100% tuition refund of the applicable tuition (hours below the 15-hour tuition cap) and applicable refundable fees, excluding the application fee. Exceptions may be allowed for customized courses that do not follow the college’s standard academic calendar.

Students who withdraw from a course after the third instructional day of the term shall receive no refund.

For those students receiving federal financial aid, the College shall make available consumer information that may be found at Although there will be no refund of tuition and fees after the third instructional day, withdrawing students receiving Federal Pell Grant will have awards adjusted in compliance with the Return to Title IV process (R2T4) outlined in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.

Refunds of Books and Supplies

No refunds shall be made for used supplies and equipment such as cosmetology kits, diskettes, tools, and uniforms.

Refunds shall be made for books that are returned in new condition and accompanied by a receipt in accordance with the College’s book refund policy. The book refund policy is prominently posted in the college bookstores.

Room and Board

Room and board charges for students who properly check out of the dorm before the close of the term are calculated on a weekly basis with Sunday as the first day of the week. Refunds will be mailed to the student’s address on file or distributed within 45 days after withdrawal.