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    Edison State Community College encourages all individuals to further their education regardless of their financial, personal, or professional circumstances, and makes every effort to maintain tuition and fees at the lowest possible level. Click here to view information regarding the estimated cost of full- and part-time attendance.


    Instructional and General Fees
    Fees are per credit hour, unless otherwise noted.

    Fees Per Semester (Ohio Residents)
    Instructional Fee $120.32
    General Fee $14.30
    Technology Fee $5.00
    Activity Fee $1.00
    Total $140.62
    Fees Per Semester (Non-Ohio Residents)
    Out-Of-State Instructional Fee $240.64
    General Fee  $14.30
    Technology Fee  $5.00
    Activity Fee  $1.00
    Total $260.94

    Other Fees and Charges
    Fees are per credit hour, unless otherwise noted.

    Commencement Fee (for Graduation Attendees) 
    $15.00
    Security Fee (annually)  
    $15.00
    Transcript Fee* $5.00
    Edison Proficiency Exams $30.00
    Portfolio Evaluation $30.00
    Online Course Fee $13.00
    WebFlex Course Fee $13.00

    * Transcript fee includes standard processing time of 2–3 days plus standard mail delivery of 2–3 days. Same-day transcript processing is available before 3:00 p.m. for $10. (After 3:00 p.m. same-day processing will be handled the next day.)

    NOTE  Individual courses may have additional lab fees. Please see course descriptions in the academic catalog for more information. Online or other distance learning courses may also have additional fees. All fees and charges are subject to change without notice.

  • Ohio Resident | Tuition Rate Chart
    Effective 2014-2015 Fall Semester*

     InstructionalGeneralTechnicalActivityTotal
    HoursFeesFeesFeesFees Fees
    1120.3214.305.001.00140.62
    2240.6428.6010.002.00281.24
    3360.9642.9015.003.00421.86
    4481.2857.2020.004.00562.48
    5601.6071.5025.005.00703.10
    6721.9285.8030.006.00843.72
    7842.24100.1035.007.00984.34
    8962.56114.4040.008.001124.96
    91082.88128.7045.009.001265.58
    101203.20143.0050.0010.001406.20
    111323.52157.3055.0011.001546.82
    121443.84171.6060.0012.001687.44
    131564.16185.9065.0013.001828.06
    141684.48200.2070.0014.001968.68
    151804.80214.5075.0015.002109.30
    161925.12228.8080.0016.002249.92
    172045.44243.1085.0017.002390.54
    182165.76257.4090.0018.002531.16
    192286.08271.7095.0019.002671.78
    202406.40286.00100.0020.002812.40
    212526.72300.30105.0021.002953.02
    222647.04314.60110.0022.003093.64

    * Subject to change by the Edison State Community College Board of Trustees.

    Non-Ohio Resident | Tuition Rate Chart
    Effective 2014-2015 Fall Semester*

     InstructionalGeneralTechnicalActivityTotal
    HoursFeesFeesFeesFees Fees
    1240.6414.305.001.00260.94
    2481.2828.6010.002.00521.88
    3721.9242.9015.003.00782.82
    4962.5657.2020.004.001043.76
    51203.2071.5025.005.001304.70
    61443.8485.8030.006.001565.64
    71684.48100.1035.007.001826.58
    81925.12114.4040.008.002087.52
    92165.76128.7045.009.002348.46
    102406.40143.0050.0010.002609.40
    112647.04157.3055.0011.002870.34
    122887.68171.6060.0012.003131.28
    133128.32185.9065.0013.003392.22
    143368.96200.2070.0014.003653.16
    153609.60214.5075.0015.003914.10
    163850.24228.8080.0016.004175.04
    174090.88243.1085.0017.004435.98
    184331.52257.4090.0018.004696.92
    194572.16271.7095.0019.004957.86
    204812.80286.00100.0020.005218.80
    215053.44300.30105.0021.005479.74
    225294.08314.60110.0022.005740.68

    * Subject to change by the Edison State Community College Board of Trustees.

    Yes, there are many ways to receive college credit! The following information outlines the conditions by which you can earn college credit for non-collegiate learning.

    You may have an opportunity to earn college credit for non-collegiate learning that you have garnered prior to enrolling at Edison State Community College. Make arrangements to apply for prior learning credit as soon as possible after admission.

    You may receive credit for an Edison State Community College course by using one of the methods listed below to demonstrate successful completion of appropriate prior academic and or/work experience. Credit awards must be equivalent to a particular course. Elective credit is not awarded for prior learning. Up to 30 credit hours may be earned via prior learning.

    Students should be aware that prior learning credit awarded by Edison State Community College may not be applicable to degrees at other colleges or universities. A student who intends to transfer to another college or university should consult with a transfer advisor at that institution concerning the transferability of Edison State prior-learning credit.

    The following are methods by which prior learning credit may be awarded.

    Tech Prep Agreements   College Tech Prep is a program of study that begins in a student's junior year of high school or career center and continues at Edison State Community College. College Tech Prep allows students to earn credits toward their college degree while they are attending high school. Edison State participates in the Northwest Regional Center for Ohio College Tech Prep.

    Military Experience and Training   Edison State may award credits to veterans for military training and experience. To be considered for credit, please order a copy of your Army/AARTS transcript, or Sailor/Marine/ARTS transcript or Air Force/CCAF transcript, and provide a copy of your DD214 to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records office. Credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as military credit. There is no charge for the posting of military credit.

    Advanced Placement (AP)   Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores (generally 3 or higher) on nationally-recognized Advanced Placement (AP) exams. To receive credit for Advanced Placement exams, submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office for evaluation. Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of Advanced Placement credit.

    Edison State Proficiency Exams   You may receive credit for some Edison State Community College courses by way of an internal proficiency or 'test out' procedure. Students register for a proficiency exam, pay the appropriate fee and are contacted by the proctor to arrange an appointment for the exam. Once a proficiency exam is successfully completed and passed, appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no refund for failed exams. For additional information about test out options, contact an advisor.

    • You may not earn credit by exam for a course you have already completed at Edison State. A course is defined as 'completed' if you received a grade of A, B, C, D, F, S, U, IP or W.
    • If you are enrolled in a course and you would like to 'test out,' you must drop the course before you may take the test. The course must be dropped no later than the seventh calendar day of the term. You will be required to pay the appropriate fee before attempting to the 'test out' of a course. 
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may not retake the exam for a period of one year.

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP)   Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores on the nationally-recognized CLEP exam. The College Board website provides study and review resources for CLEP exams. You are encouraged to visit this site for study tips, test samples and additional resources. To receive credit for CLEP, submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office. Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as a credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of credit by exam. To schedule a CLEP exam, email Alice Gurklies or phone 937.778.7952.

    DSST Subject Standardized Tests    Edison State will award credit for DSST exams. To receive credit, submit your DSST transcript to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office for evaluation. Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam.

    Professional Exams   You may be eligible for credit for the successful completion of nationally-recognized professional exams that support the mastery of skills or competencies related to your Edison State degree or certificate requirements. Students may be eligible to receive credit for an Edison State course or group of courses related to the skills or competencies tested on the exam. Credit awards are based on the American Council of Education recommendations. An advisor can recommend course equivalencies for professional exams.

    Portfolio Evaluation   You may be eligible for credit for the demonstrated mastery of skills or competencies though work experience. The Portfolio Evaluation Guide documents the portfolio development and subsequent evaluation method by which knowledge or expertise is converted into college credits. Credits may be awarded if learning corresponds directly to a course currently offered at Edison State. Specific documentation and verification of knowledge and applicability to the equivalent course(s) is required. This procedure measures your achievement of specific course objectives as evaluated by subject experts. You should discuss this program with an advisor and meet informally with a faculty member for each course, to clarify questions about portfolio components, requirements and procedures.

    Students seeking the CIT Network Computer Management A.A.B. degree can earn credit for the following professional certifications: A+, NET+, Security+, and CCNA. See the Academic Catalog for more information.

    Students seeking the CIT System Administrator A.A.B. degree can earn credit for the following professional certifications: A+, NET+, Security+, MCITP:SA, and CCNA. See the Academic Catalog for more information.

    Students seeking a Business Management A.A.B. degree or a Business Management, Human Resource Management Option, A.A.B. degree with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification, can earn up to 18 credit hours for their certification. 

    Effective July 1, 2011, colleges are required to report certain statistics related to certificates eligible for Title IV federal aid. The reporting is to help consumers make informed decisions about certificate programs, especially to understand the full cost of completing the certificate and the expected employment prospects from attaining the certificate.

    In the 2017–2018 academic year, Edison State has 23 certificates eligible for Title IV aid and four certificates pending. Click the name of the certificate to see the Estimated Cost Information report for that certificate. Each report contains a link to O*Net occupational profiles. O*Net profiles are national aggregates and do not guarantee local demand.

    Eligible Certificates

    Accounting Certificate
    Business | Human Resource Management Certificate
    Business Management Certificate
    Business Management | Entrepreneurship Certificate
    Business Management | General Business Certificate
    Business Management | Marketing Certificate
    Business | Real Estate Certificate
    Computer Information Technology Certificate
    Computer Information Technology | Business Systems Certificate
    Computer Information Technology | Computer Languages Certificate
    Computer Information Technology | Database Specialist Certificate
    Computer Information Technology | Network Computer Management Certificate
    Computer Information Technology | Systems Administrator Certificate
    Electronics Engineering Technology | Automation and Robotics Certificate
    Electronics Engineering Technology | Electro-Mechanical Certificate
    Electronics Engineering Technology | Electronics Networking Certificate
    Electronics Engineering Technology | Renewable Energy Technology Certificate
    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Certificate
    Industrial Management | Operations Technology Certificate
    Industrial Management | Supply Chain Management Certificate
    Medical Assistant Certificate
    Mechanical Engineering Technology | CAD/CAE Certificate
    Mechanical Engineering Technology | Advanced Manufacturing Systems Certificate
    Office Systems & Administration | Administrative Assistant Certificate
    Office Systems & Administration | Medical Coder Certificate
    Office Systems & Administration | Medical Office Support Certificate
    Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate