Chapter Four: Student Services
Procedure Title: Tuition and Fees
Based On: Board Policies 2, 4, and 5
Procedure Number: 4.05
Date Adopted/Revised: June 25, 2001; November 21, 2006; May 15, 2007; May 17, 2010; April 13, 2015; November 30, 2015; July 21, 2016
The amount of tuition charged will be approved each year when the annual budget is approved or earlier if deemed advantageous by the Board of Trustees.
  1. The College charges three tuition rates for credit classes in accordance with the residency status of the student:

    1. In-District rate for residents of Union County;

    2. Out-of-District/In-State for residents of Arkansas counties other than Union County; and

    3. Out-of-State for residents of other states.

  2. Bona fide Arkansas income taxpayers and their dependents who reside in a county or parish recognized by the Department of Higher Education for reimbursement may enroll at South Arkansas Community College and receive an out-of-state tuition waiver. This waiver is defined as the difference between the costs of I.B. and I.C. above. To receive the lower tuition rate, students must provide proof of the following:

    1. Proof of residence in an eligible county or parish, and

    2. Documentation (W-2 form or copy of Arkansas Income Tax form as filed) of receipt of wages from an Arkansas employer of a minimum of $5,500 in the tax year preceding enrollment, or;

    3. Official verification from an Arkansas employer of current employment at a minimum current year salary of $5,500, or

    4. Documentation that the student is a dependent of a nonresident Arkansas income taxpayer who provides documentation satisfying the conditions of paragraphs (A) and either (B) or (C) above. The institution must keep the above documentation on file in the institution for enrollment audit purposes.

  3. Residents of Union, Claiborne, Webster, or Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, who are not eligible for the out-of-state tuition waiver according to the above guidelines will be granted a waiver equal to the difference between out-of-state and out-of-district tuition rates, given their close proximity to the College.

  4. Individuals who are

    1. in active military duty, or
    2. no more than three years past discharge from military services, or
    3. dependents (spouse and/or children) of either of the above

    are eligible for in-state tuition rate, regardless of their residency.

  5. In those cases in which an employer whose place of business is located in Union County pays his or her employee’s tuition, the person will be granted in-district tuition status.