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TUITION, FEES and OTHER COSTS

2014 -2015
A college education is one of the most important investments a student will make.  State Technical College of Missouri is committed to providing access to everyone who can benefit from a program of higher education.  The cost of attending State Technical College of Missouri varies depending on in-state residency; whether or not one lives on campus; or the instructional program of study one pursues and other services needed.  The following Student Financial Aid section defines the types of financial assistance available.  This assistance can help provide students with the financial support needed for tuition, housing, books and other educational items, but is not intended to completely fund their education.

Costs are incurred on the date of registration.  Failure to complete appropriate paperwork for withdrawals during the first week of classes will result in a financial obligation to the college.

The following information covers general costs the student may expect by attending State Technical College of Missouri.

TUITION
Tuition is determined by the student’s residency classification and the number of semester hours of enrollment.  College fees, miscellaneous fees and costs are subject to change without notice by action of the State Technical College of Missouri Board of Regents.

In-State Resident $ 158.00 per Credit Hour
Non-Resident $ 316.00 per Credit Hour
Heavy Equipment Operations In-State Resident $ 278.00 per Credit Hour
Heavy Equipment Operations Non-Resident $ 556.00 per Credit Hour
Web-based Courses $ 209.00 per Credit Hour
Non-Resident Web-based Course $ 418.00 per Credit Hour
Physical Therapist Assistant In-State Resident $ 209.00 per Credit Hour
Physical Therapist Assistant Non-Resident $ 418.00 per Credit Hour
Welding Technology In State Resident $ 278.00 per Credit Hour
Welding Technology Non-Resident $ 556.00 per Credit Hour

FEES
The number of credit hours for which students are enrolled each semester determines the amount of student fees they are assessed.

Funds from student fees support student activities, intramural sports, student publications, graduation, and other student support services.

Some programs require uniforms. Call the Financial Services Coordinator at (573) 897-5121 for current uniform costs.

Course/laboratory fees are assessed for specific courses to cover the cost of course-specific equipment and consumable supplies.

Drug screening fees are charged to students who are newly classified as degree or certificate seeking and degree or certificate seeking students returning after one or more semesters of non-enrollment at the State Technical College of Missouri campus or any State Technical College of Missouri location. The program is currently on hold due to an injunction issued by the federal courts. Future and/or enrolled students will be notified of any change made by the courts and/or State Technical College of Missouri.

Certification/licensure fees are assessed for specific majors to cover the cost of program specific certifications/licensures. Call the Financial Services Coordinator at (573) 897-5121 for current certification/licensure fees.

Book, supply, and tool costs vary by program.  Contact the State Technical College of Missouri Bookstore at (573) 897-5124 for current costs.

Advanced Technology Fee $   5.00 per Credit Hour
Course/Laboratory Fee $ 15.00 per Credit Hour
Math Fee (Math 115 and above) $100.00
Parking Fee $   2.00 per Credit Hour
Self-paced Math (SPM) class Fee $ 90.00 per SPM class*
*This is a non-credit preparatory math class fee.
Student Activity Fee $  13.00 per Credit Hour
Student Government Association Fee $   1.00 per Credit Hour
Drug Screen Fees
$ 50.00 first semester

Drug Screen Fees applies to all first time student at STC and returning students who have been gone for one or more semesters



CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE FEES

Automotive Collision Technology $ 21.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Automotive Technology

$ 21.00 Fall/Spring Semesters

Aviation Maintenance $130.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Business Systems Specialist $ 7.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Business Systems Specialist 1 Option $ 7.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Computer Programming $ 13.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Commercial Turf Grounds $ 14.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Dental Assisting Technology  
  • Dosimeter Fee
$ 90.00 Fall Semester Only
Design Drafting Technology $ 30.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Electrical Distribution Systems $ 7.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Electronics Engineering Technology $ 21.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Biomedical Engineering Technology $ 21.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Electric Power Generation $ 78.00 Summer Semester
Heavy Equipment Operations $ 13.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Heavy Equipment Technology $ 19.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Heavy Equipment Technology-CAT Option $ 6.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning $ 41.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Industrial Electricity $ 7.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Medium/Heavy Truck Technology $ 37.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Medium/Heavy Truck Technology-Heartland International Option $ 37.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Machine Tool Technology $ 39.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Medical Radiologic Technology  
  • Curriculum Review Costs
$ 80.00 Fall Semester Only
  • Clinic Prep Fee
$111.00 Fall Semester Only
  • Dosimeter Fee
$90.00 Fall Semester Only
Networking Systems Technology $ 53.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Telecommunications Technology $ 16.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Powersports Technology $ 14.00 Fall/Spring Semesters
Pratical Nursing Technology  
  • Curriculum Review Costs
$130.00 Fall Semester Only
  • Clinic Prep Fee
$ 50.00 Fall Semester Only
Welding Technology $ 61.00 Fall/Spring Semesters

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM SPECIFIC COSTS 

Books, Supplies, Tools Costs Varies depending on current costs-contact STC Bookstore for current costs
Automotive Collision Technology $ 165.00 per semester for uniform rental
Automotive Technology $ 165.00 per semester for uniform rental
Automotive Technology Ford MLR Service Training Seminar Fee $ 200.00

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Fee

$ 500.00 per CDL course
Commercial Turf and Grounds Management Spanish Seminar Fee   $ 170.00
Electronics Engineering Technology $ 750.00 first year basic computer kit
Heavy Equipment Technology and Medium/Heavy Truck Technology $ 165.00 per semester for uniform rental
Machine Tool Technology $ 165.00 per semester for uniform rental
Powersports Technology $ 165.00 per semester for uniform rental
Welding Technology $ 165.00 per semester for uniform rental
**Some programs require a uniform fee.

***Additional fees may apply to web-based courses and/or other methods of delivery - please contact Business Office for details.


BOOKSTORE
Textbooks are required for most State Technical College of Missouri classes. The State Technical College of Missouri Bookstore, located in the lower level of the Information Technology Center, is a full-service bookstore that sells required textbooks, tools, supplies, clothing, novelties and sundries. The cost of textbooks and tools varies by class and instructional program.

If your financial aid exceeds your institutional charges, or you are funded by a third party agency that will be paying for your bookstore charges, you may obtain a bookstore voucher from the Financial Services Coordinator to purchase books and supplies at the Bookstore. The Financial Services Coordinator issues bookstore vouchers during the first two weeks of each semester. Students must have all financial aid paperwork completed to be eligible for a voucher.

A 10% non-refundable deposit is required on all tool orders. Tools that are not picked up by the end of the spring semester will be re-sold and the deposit will be forfeited.

The Bookstore is open from 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call (573) 897-5124 or click here.

OTHER FEES/FINES
Linn State Technical College also assesses fees to cover costs incurred by students for the following:

  • Library fine of $1.00 per day per DVD title
  • Traffic fines minimum $25.00 per violation

Note:  Some programs may have additional fees and/or costs not listed with general tuition cost information.

The application for housing may be found at www.statetechmo.edu/housing/index.php.

HOUSING
On-campus student housing is available for students enrolled at State Technical College of Missouri. Rooms are available as single- or double-occupancy. Students with required internships may contact the Resident Manager for a housing rate adjustment. Call the Resident Manager at (573) 897-5165 for current cost information.

On-campus Housing Costs

Single Room

$ 3,200.00 per semester
Double Room $ 1,600.00 per semester

MEAL PLANS
Meal plans are required for all residential students.  Commuter students may purchase a meal plan during the first four weeks of each semester.  Meal plans can be used at the Main Stream Café or Orbit Lounge during operating hours.  Meal plans offer a convenience by allowing use of the student ID card to utilize the meal plan. 

Commuter students contact the Financial Services Coordinator in the Nilges Technology Center to sign-up for or change a meal plan.

Meal plans are non-refundable after the start of each semester.  For more information about meal plans, please contact the Foodservice Director at (573) 897-5106.

Meal Plan Options
14 Meal Plan - $990.00-requred for Resident Hall and optional for commuter students.
5 Meal Plan - $395.00-optional for commuter students.

(Last update 8-16-2013)

Payment of Tuition and Fees
Payment of tuition and fees is due by the first day of the semester. Payment may be made by Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express, personal check, Financial Services Coordinator’s check, US Money Order or cash. No credit card charges under five ($5.00) dollars will be processed. Students may choose 100% payment or a payment plan offered through the college. The student will be responsible for all charges incurred. A finance charge of 2% will be applied to all past due accounts. Incomplete financial aid will not be calculated in the balance due. Finance charges will apply to all accounts with a balance due. Delinquent accounts will be turned over to a collection agency. A collection fee may be added to the balance.

Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option.
State Technical College of Missouri understands that education expenses are easier to pay when spread over predictable, interest-free monthly payments. Our Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan Option is an alternative to large annual or term payments and helps limit borrowing. To enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan Option, please contact the Financial Services Coordinator located in the Nilges Technology Center. Only-tuition, fees, room and board are eligible expenses for the payment plan. Payments are due the first day of each month. A late fee of 2% will be assessed if payments are not received by the 15th of each month.

Third-Party Billing

Third-party billing is a payment agreement among the student, college and a student sponsor.  The sponsor is an outside source that takes responsibility for all or partial payment of tuition, fees, books, etc.  A third-party sponsor is not an individual, i.e. parent, grandparent, etc., but a company or agency such as Military, Vocational Rehabilitation, Training Rehabilitation Act (TRA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), or other state agencies.  The college will not bill third party agencies for class re-takes unless the student contacts the agency for payment approval.

The Office of Financial Aid must receive written approval from the sponsor for each semester the student attends State Technical College of Missouri. An invoice will be sent to the sponsor after the add/drop period is over. If the sponsor fails to respond to the bill by the given due date, the student will be responsible for the charges. The sponsor will receive the refund or credit for any reduction of fees that were originally billed.

Personal Check Policy
Anyone who presents a personal check that is returned by the bank to Linn State Technical College unpaid will be charged a $40 fee.  Students not redeeming the check promptly after notification of its return may be subject to dismissal from the college.  Returned checks that are not redeemed promptly will be sent to the local prosecuting attorney for collection.  The college reserves the right to refuse to accept any check deemed questionable.

REFUNDS

Class Refund
To receive a refund when dropping a class or classes, an Add/Drop Form must be completed and submitted to the Academic Records Office.  This form is available on MySTC at https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ics on the Student Information tab and at the Academic Records Office.  The date of receipt of the form in the Academic Records Office is used to determine eligibility for refunds and/or final approval of the classes dropped.  Students who never attend, or cease to attend, any class in which they have enrolled may be administratively withdrawn.  A student also may be withdrawn from a class by administrative action as a result of disciplinary procedures.  The student may be financially responsible for charges incurred. 

If State Tech Technical College of Missouri cancels a class for any reason, students will receive a full refund for that class.

All refund percentages are based on 100% payment.  Students who drop class(es) will receive100% refunds during the first week of a 16 week class. There will be no refund after the first week of class.

  • Any class not on a 16-week schedule will be prorated.
  • Students may change sections of the same class with the approval of the instructor(s).  There is no cost for changing from one section to another section that is scheduled during the same period of the semester.  However, students who receive approval to change from a classroom to a web-based section of a class will be required to pay the additional cost per credit for web-based classes.
  • Refunds on sales paid by check will not be processed until 20 days from date of sale.

Fees that are not refundable include:

  • Advanced Technology Fee
  • Certification/Licensure Fee
  • Drug Screening Fee
  • Math Fee
  • Meal Plans
  • Parking Fees
  • Self-paced Math (SPM) Course Fees
  • Seminar Fees
  • Uniform Fees

Student Housing Refunds
Please consult the current housing agreement for the policy regarding housing refunds.  A copy of this agreement may be obtained from the Resident Manager.

Credit Balance Refunds

No refund will be made until 20 days have elapsed for any payment made by check. Third party billing refunds will not be processed until the third party has paid the balance on the account or until funds are secured.  The billing process will begin after the second week of each term.

Bookstore Refunds

The State Tech Technical College Bookstore textbook return policy requires students to keep sales receipts for full refunds.  During the first week of purchase or prior to the semester starts,the student may receive a 100% refund of purchase price only if the book is in original condition and with the sales receipt.  During the second week of purchase the student may receive a 90% refund of purchase price for books in original condition and with a sales receipt.  Sales paid for by check will be issued a check 20 days after original date of sale.

Military Deployment Refund.  
Students who are called to active military duty have the option of withdrawing from classes and receiving a 100% refund or taking incomplete grades and re-enrolling within six months after being released from military duty.

Student Financial Refund Appeal
A student who believes he or she is entitled to a refund greater than the amount calculated or would like to dispute a charge my complete a Student Financial Appeals Petition, attach the required documentation, and submit the petition to the Financial Services Coordinator's Office in the Nilges Technology Center. The petition must be completed during he semester of the occurrence in question.

FINANCIAL AID IMPACTS OF CLASS WITHDRAWALS

Return of Title IV Funds

The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 Public Law 105-244 dictates the formula for calculating the amount of aid a student and school may retain when the student totally withdraws from all classes.  If students withdraw up through the 60% point in each payment period or period of enrollment, the school must determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal.  After the 60% point in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds.

The college encourages students to read this procedure carefully.  If the student is thinking about withdrawing from all classes PRIOR to completing 60% of the semester, he/she should contact Financial Aid to understand how withdrawing will affect financial aid.

This procedure shall apply to all students who withdraw from State Technical College of Missouri and receive financial aid from Title IV funds:

  1. The term “Title IV Funds” refers to the federal financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs:
    • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
    • Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
    • Direct PLUS Loan
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal SEOG
  2. A student’s withdrawal date is the student’s last date of attendance at a documented, academically-related activity. Attendance information is collected from faculty to verify financial aid eligibility. If the student is not attending classes, he/she is required to complete the official withdrawal process of the college.

Refunds on all institutional charges, including tuition and fees, will be calculated using the refund policy published in this catalog.

Title IV aid is earned in a prorated manner on a per diem basis up to and including the 60% point in the semester.  Title IV aid is viewed as 100% earned after that point in time.  For the Heavy Equipment Operations Program, actual clock hours completed are used to calculate the percentage of Title IV aid earned.

  1. The percentage of Title IV aid earned shall be calculated as follows:  Number of days completed by student ÷ total number of days in the term (not counting breaks that include more than five days) = the percentage of aid earned.
  2. The percentage of Title IV aid unearned (i.e., to be returned to the appropriate programs) shall be 100% minus the percentage earned.
  3. Unearned aid shall be returned first by State Technical College of Missouri from the student’s account calculated as follow:

    Total institutional charges times the percentage of unearned aid equals the amount to be returned to the program(s).

    Unearned Title IV aid shall be returned in the following order:
    1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
    2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
    3. Direct PLUS Loans
    4. Federal Pell Grant
    5. Federal SEOG
    6. Other assistance under Title IV for which a return of funds is required.

  4. When the total amount of unearned aid is greater than the amount returned by State Technical College of Missouri from the student’s account, the student is responsible for returning unearned aid to the appropriate program(s) as follows:
    1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan *
    2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan *
    3. Direct PLUS Loans
    4. Federal Pell Grant **
    5. Federal SEOG **
    6. Other Title IV Grant Students **

     * Loan amount is to be repaid in accordance with the terms of the promissory note.
    **Amounts to be returned by the student to federal grant programs will be 50% of the amount owed.

    Note:  State Technical College of Missouri will return any grant money owed by the student. The student will be responsible for reimbursing the college for any grant money returned.

Refunds and adjusted bills will be sent to the student’s accounts receivable address following withdrawal.  The student is responsible for any portion of his/her institutional charges that are left outstanding after Title IV (Financial Aid) funds are returned.  A student with a past due balance will have a business hold placed on his/her records.  If payment is not made, the student’s account may be turned over to a collection agency, which may affect his/her credit rating.

Institutional and student responsibilities in regard to the return of Title IV funds.

  1. State Tech Technical College of Missouri's responsibilities in regard to the return of Title IV funds include:
    • Providing each student with the information given in this policy.
    • Identifying students who are affected by this procedure and completing the Return of the Title IV Funds calculation for those students.
    • Returning any Title IV funds that are due to the Title IV programs
    • Determining the withdrawal dates for students who withdraw without notification.  If a student does not officially withdraw and fails to earn a passing grade in at least one class, for financial aid purposes, State Technical College of Missouri will assume the student has unofficially withdrawn. 
    • Notifying students of the result of withdrawal in regard to their financial aid.
       
  2. The student’s responsibilities in regard to the return of the Title IV funds include:
    • Becoming familiar with the Return of Title IV funds procedure.
    • Understanding the college’s official withdrawal process.
    • Repaying to the Title IV programs any funds that were disbursed directly to the student and which the student was determined to be ineligible based on the Return of Title IV Funds calculation.

State Tech Technical College will notify the student of the amount of any federal grant overpayment.  The student must repay the amount in full to State Technical College of Missouri.  The college will then repay the U.S. Department of Education.  The student must complete these arrangements within 45 days of notification of the overpayment status or risk losing eligibility for future Title IV assistance.






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