Tuition and Fees

At Sussex, you’ll receive a quality education without incurring a large debt. Full-time students can expect to pay $6,500 per year. Earning your first two years of college credit at Sussex costs less than one year at public or private four-year institutions. Saving money early in your higher education, allows more money for you to invest in future academic/career endeavors. Plus, more than 48% of students receive financial aid assistance including grants, loans and/or scholarships.


Tuition Per Credit Hour Tuition
Sussex County Residents $140 per credit
Out-of-County NJ Residents $210 per credit
Out-of-State Residents and International Students $280 per credit
Special Rate:
Monroe, Pike & Wayne Counties (PA) and Orange County (NY) $210 per credit
Veterans and Warren County (Blairstown, Columbia, Frelinghuysen,
Hardwick & Knowlton only)
$140 per credit
Senior Citizen over age 65 special tuition/fees rules apply
Programs for High School Students special tuition/fees rules apply


Fees Per Credit Hour Fee
General Fee $40 per credit
Student Services Fee $20 per credit
Technology Fee $25 per credit
Other Fees
Accuplacer (Placement) Test Fee $10 per test
Administrative Withdrawal Fee $50 per course
Application Fee Fee will be waived
Course Materials Fee $3 per course
Graduation Fee $50 First Degree or Certification[1]
Late Payment Fee $50
Online Fee $100 per course
Payment Plan Set-up Fee $35 Per Plan
Returned Check Fee $50
Student ID $5 for a replacement
Transcript Fee (first one is free) $5 per request

Lab and Course Fees

Course Credit Fee
3 credit course Lab Fee $140
4 credit course Lab Fee $186
5 credit course Lab Fee $232
Culinary Lab Fee $186
Passaic County Community College Fee
Nursing I, Nursing II, Nursing III and Nursing IV Lab $1980 each program
Nursing IV Seminar Lab Fee $265
Nursing Clinical Fee $1250
Explanation of Fees 2018
Auditing Classes

The cost of tuition for auditing a class is the same as registering for credit. Sussex County residents over 65 years old may audit a course tuition free (fees must be paid), pending available space.[2]


SCCC will provide a Chargeback authorization, in accordance with the policy, at a New Jersey community college for students interested in pursuing a program not available at SCCC or any of its contracting institutions. For Chargeback instructions and forms, click here.

Programs for High School Students

Sussex County Community College offers two methods for high-school students to receive college credit while still enrolled in high-school.

Concurrent Classes

Earn college credit in courses taken at your high-school.  Check with your high school guidance department for more information.

Sussex County and Out-of-County Residents: Fee
1 Credit Course $75
3 Credit Course $225
4 Credit Course $300
Jump Start Program

Earn college credit for courses taken on the SCCC campus while still enrolled in high school.  These courses are offered at a 50% discount. Check with your high school guidance department for more information.

Senior Citizen Policy – Tuition Waiver Requirements

Sussex County residents 65 years and older are entitled to free tuition and fees for eligible college-level courses.

These conditions apply: a) the class must be eligible for the senior citizen free tuition (some  labs or field experience courses will not be eligible); b) paid enrollment warrants the course being conducted; c) there must be sufficient space available in the class; and d) registration for the course must occur only during the final two business days before the start of the semester. Applicants who opt to register earlier are not eligible for free tuition. Applicants may take the course for college credit or may choose to audit the course.

Applicants must register in person during the specified registration time and present proof of eligibility.

Unemployed Person – Tuition Waiver Requirements
  • Students are required to file a “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA).
  • Student must register with One Stop Career Center prior to registration.
  • Present waiver to SCCC Financial Aid Office no more than two days prior to the start of classes.

All approved tuition waivers must be processed for space availability through the appropriate Registrar and Bursar’s Office at SCCC. UPP covers General Fee and Tuition. However, the student is responsible for remaining fees at time of registration.

** A student cannot register in advance (“save a seat”) and then submit the tuition waiver two days prior to the start of classes. The tuition waiver will not be applied retroactively.

For more information, please contact the Student Advising and Counseling Center.


An additional $10 fee applies for multiple and/or simultaneous degree and certificate applications.

All other fees apply. Must register 48 hours or less prior to the start of the class to receive reduced rate.