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Tuition Rates & Fees

Tuition Rates & Fees at Grand Rapids Community College

(Tuition Rates and Fees are subject to change)

Tuition Rates Effective Fall 2014:
(These new tuition rates were approved at the March 17, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting)

  • Resident: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $106.00 per contact hour
  • Non-resident: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . $228.00 per contact hour
  • Out of State: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . $338.00 per contact hour

MCCVLC Student Tuition Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . Click Here
(MCCVLC = Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative)

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

No student will be admitted to classes unless all tuition and fees have been paid. Exceptions will be made only when arrangements have been made with the Supervisor of the Cashier’s Office. All registered students will receive instructions about payment procedures. Any dropping and adding of credit hours after the initial payment which results in additional cost must be paid in the Cashier’s Office, Room 154, Main Building, as part of the drop/add procedure. Any student with an outstanding obligation to GRCC and would like to make a payment arrangement can do so by submitting a Payment Agreement Form to the Cashier’s Office.  The initial payment must be included with the submission of the payment agreement form.  If the payment agreement is not honored, the account 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 obligations to the College.

MasterCard/Visa/American Express/Discover

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.)


  • 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.  Please review "class notes" section of the class details.
  • 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 non-refundable technology fee of $5.50 per contact hour is charged each semester up to $82.50.
  • 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 Student Congress. The non-refundable 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 non-refundable fee is charged per semester based on the following scale:
    • 0.1 - 8.99 contact hours...........$60.00
    • 9.00 + contact hours................$100.00