Tuition and Fees

SouthArk offers a variety of Financial Aid programs, including scholarships, Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, Arkansas Student Assistance Grants, Work-Study programs, and Federal Family Educational Loan programs. Priority deadline to apply for financial aid is June 1st for Fall term, November 1st for Spring term, and April 1st for Summer terms. Students may still apply after the priority deadline but cannot be guaranteed the results of their aid by the first day of class.  

  • Payment deadline for Fall term is 8/12/2020 and 8/18/2020
  • Student statements will not be mailed. Please check your MyCampus account for your student account balance.

School year 20/21

  • In-District Tuition*..........................$84 per credit hour 
  • Out-of-District Tuition..................$97 per credit hour 
  • Out-of-State Tuition....................$172 per credit hour

Tuition costs as of April 1, 2018.
*In-District is Union County.

Out of State Tuition Waiver


Pass-Through Fees

Pass-Through fees may be increased or changed at any time. Pass-Through fees are defined as fees collected by the College from the student to pay for specific expenditures associated with program testing and background checks required by external third-party entities such as accrediting agencies or clinical/practicum sites. Vendors periodically increase their costs and this cost is passed on to the student.

Tuition, fees and other charges are under review and remain subject to change at any time.

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory Fees
Academic Support Fee $30 per semester 
Academic Enhancement Fee $4 per credit hour 
Technology $10 per credit hour 
Activity $1 per credit hour
Support $4 per credit hour 
Security $7 per credit hour 
Non-Mandatory Fees
Online/Hybrid $28 per credit hour

Nelnet/Enterprise Tuition Payment Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, South Arkansas Community College is pleased to offer Nelnet/Enterprise as a convenient budget plan. Nelnet/Enterprise is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low cost option of budgeting tuition expenses. The only cost to budget monthly payments through Nelnet/Enterprise is a $25.00 per semester nonrefundable fee. Enrolling online is simple and secure. To sign up for the Nelnet/Enterprise payment plan, log on to

  1. Select MyCampus.
  2. Enter student ID and Pin # (birth date and upper case initials – 01011985XX)
  3. Change demographic data if needed; if correct select no changes.
  4. Select Student on menu bar.
  5. Select the 'Nelnet My Account Info' in the activity center on the left side of the page.
  6. Select the term you are enrolled. Click on the link 'Pay using Nelnet'.
  7. This takes you to the Nelnet/Enterprise Tuition Management website. It should display amount to be paid. Click on arrange payments for current balance and follow the simple steps outlined by Nelnet/Enterprise.

Full payments can also be made to students' accounts by using Nelnet/Enterprise. All payments through Nelent/Enterprise are processed electronically by using a checking account, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver requirements.

Table of Tuition for 1-18 Credits

Table of Tuition for 1-18 Credits for Academic Year 1819

Hours In-District Out-of-District Out-of-State Waiver Amount
1 84 97 172 75
2 168 194 344 150
3 252 291 516 225
4 336 388 688 300
5 420 485 860 375
6 504 582 1032 450
7 588 679 1204 525
8 672 776 1376 600
9 756 873 1548 675
10 840 970 1720 750
11 924 1067 1892 825
12 1008 1164 2064 900
13 1092 1261 2236 975
14 1176 1358 2408 1050
15 1260 1455 2580 1125
16 1344 1552 2752 1200
17 1428 1649 2924 1275
18 plus 1512 1746 3096 1350


Institutional Refund Policy

Students desiring to withdraw from class should refer to the withdrawal section of the catalog or the master schedule. Upon the student’s official withdrawal from class, the college will refund tuition and qualifying fees according to the following schedules:

Regular Semester (16-Week Term)        Tuition  Fees
Classes in session 1-10 class days       100% 100%
Classes in session 11 class days       0% 0%
Long Summer (10-Week Term)          
Classes in session 1-4 class days       100% 100%
Classes in session 5 class day       0% 0%
First and Second Summer (Five-Week Term)          
Classes in session 1-4 class days       100% 100%
Classes in session 5 class days       0% 0%
Irregular Terms (mini-mesters)          
Classes in session 1-6 class days       100% 100%
Classes in session 7 class days       0% 0%

Administrative cancellation of a class will result in a 100% refund of tuition and fees for the class. The enrollment period for tuition purposes shall be defined as the first day of regularly scheduled classes until the last day of class or final examinations, excluding holidays. Refunds are calculated only on hours that reduce the student’s credit load below full-time, maximum-tuition status. Refunds are calculated based on the above refund tables regardless of non-attendance.