Academic Catalog

Tuition and Fees

The following represents the tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year. For future years, these amounts are subject to change based on the recommendations of the College’s Board of Trustees. The College reserves the right to change, without notice, the tuition and fees herein stated. Tuition and fees do not include the cost of textbooks.

Enrollment Central

Marple - 610-359-5118
Founders Hall, 3565

Downingtown - 484-237-6281
Room 242

Exton Center - 610-450-6857


Tuition Per Credit Hour
Residents of sponsoring school districts $125
Pennsylvanians residing in an area that does not sponsor a community college $250
Non-Pennsylvania residents $375


Fees per Credit Hour PA - Sponsoring District1 PA State Resident Out-of-State Other
Enrollment Services Fee - For costs associated with the admissions application process, placement testing, enrollment and payment verification process, commencement cost and credentials for both degrees and certificates of competency and, where applicable, the evaluation of transfer credits. (First 10 Credits - $40 max) $4 $4 $4
Instructional Support Fee - For technology and/or the cost of unusual staffing, supply or facility costs associated with the course. (Fees vary by course.) Online courses are charged an additional instructional support fee of $10 per credit. $61, $66, $71
Plant Fee - Charged to all students who do not reside in a school district that sponsors Delaware County Community College. $0 $3 $6
Student Activity Fee $2 $2 $2
International Fee - Charged to students who are citizens of a country other than the United States and who enter on nonimmigrant visas. This fee is used to support services for international students at the College. $0 $0 $0 $35

Sponsoring School Districts: Chester-Upland, Garnett Valley (Bethel residents only), Haverford, Interboro, Radnor, Ridley, Rose Tree Media, Southeast Delco, Springfield, Upper Darby, Wallingford-Swarthmore (Swarthmore and Rutledge residents only), and William Penn.

Service Fees

Service Fees Charge
Late Registration Fee - Charged to all students who register for courses after the announced registration dates or during the designated late registration period. $30
Check Service Fee - Charged each time a check is returned by the bank. $25
Payment Plan/Partial Payment - Charged for deferring payment of tuition and fees through the College’s Payment Plan. The Payment Plan is limited to credit courses. Payments and due dates vary by term. $30
Convenience Fee (Domestic) - Payments made online with a credit or debit card 2.75%
Convenience Fee (International) - Payments made online with a credit or debit card 4.25%

Payment Policy

All tuition and fees are payable at time of registration unless the student participates in the College’s Tuition Payment Plan (see below). The College accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, cash, money orders and personal checks at Enrollment Central on the Marple Campus. In-person payment services are also available at the Downingtown Campus, Exton Center and Southeast Center. Online payments can be made through delaGATE with a credit card or electronic check (student ID and password required).

Tuition Bills

Tuition bills and schedules are sent via the College’s student email system. Students can access their student email through delaGATE. The College does not mail bills and schedules.

Tuition Payment Plan

Students in credit courses may take advantage of the tuition payment plan. This plan divides tuition into two, three, or four (depending on the date of enrollment) payments rather than requiring one lump sum. A $30 non-refundable enrollment fee is charged for this plan. Information about the plan is available from Enrollment Central or by calling 610-359-5118.

Online Payment Options

For your convenience, you can make payments online through delaGATE and "My Student Records," where you can also access all of your past and current student records.

Tuition and Fee Refund

To be eligible for any refund, the student must officially withdraw from the course or courses. Contact Enrollment Central for details. A refund will not be issued that is greater than 100% of tuition and refundable fees minus any non-refundable fees and required deposits. Students who receive federal financial aid and withdraw before completing 60% of the semester will have all or a portion of that aid returned to the federal fund before any refund is issued (see financial aid section of this catalog). Refund of eligible payments will be made according to the following schedule:

Time of Refund % Rate of Refund
Before the state of classes (0% of class time 1) 100%
Before end of one week of classes (7% of class time 1) 80%
Before end of two weeks of classes (15% of class time 1) 60%
Before end of three weeks of classes (20% of class time 1) 40%

Refund for summer sessions, special sessions and all irregularly scheduled sessions and courses is determined by the percentage of class time elapsed. Students who must officially withdraw from the College within the first three weeks of classes (or 20% of class time) because of a call to active duty in the armed services (appropriately certified) or because of a disabling injury or serious illness (either must be certified by a physician) will receive a refund according to the schedule above. In addition, that student will be given a credit for the balance of tuition paid to be applied to future tuition charges. Federal “return of funds” policies still apply to all federal financial aid (see financial aid section of this catalog).

The College recognizes that students may have to officially withdraw from class(es) because of a call to active military duty (appropriately certified), a disabling injury or serious illness (must be certified by a physician), a life-changing event over which they have no control (must be documented by an appropriate third party), or an administrative reason (must have a staff member provide written explanation to support the request). Upon receipt of the withdrawal form and documentation, the request will be reviewed and may take 4-6 weeks for a decision. The request may be made within the term or no later than 30 days following the term.