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Current Tuition Cost and Fee Schedule

Tuition and Fees (Effective Spring 2024 Term)

Distinct tuition hourly rates per residency type
Per Credit Hour Fee Montgomery County Residents Other Ohio Residents Out-of-State and International Students
Tuition & Fees  $141.03 $141.03 $141.03
Out-of-County Surcharge ------ $47.25 ------
Out-of-State Surcharge ------ ------ $203.37
Total Cost Per Credit Hour $141.03 $188.28 $344.40
  • Tuition and fees of $141.03 per credit hour includes an Instructional Fee of $119.78, General and Technology Fee of $14.25, and Career Services Fee of $7.00.

  • Sinclair is one of the very few community colleges in Ohio that has the distinction of being funded by a local county levy. The Montgomery County tax levy provides tuition discounts for students who live inside Montgomery County. Per State law, only Montgomery County students are eligible for this lower rate.

Additional Fees

Other additional assorted fees

Tuition amounts are set by the college. However, Financial Aid offers vary depending on source and student's Cost of Attendance (COA). To learn more about Sinclair's COA, including details about FInancial Aid and what they cover, Please visit COA page 

Fee Names Fee Amount
Course, lab, and program fees Varies, dependent on individual course or program to help defray costs in selected courses that are expensive to offer or have pass-through costs paid to a third-party provider.
Registration Fee for first-time registrants $20.00
Auxiliary Services Fee (per semester) $85.00
Online (WWW) Course Fee $7.50 per credit hour (extra fee beyond tuition)
Transcripts (Each) $5.00
Returned Check Fee $25.00
The college reserves the right to change without notice statements concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses or other matters.

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Making the Cost Comparison

We know the cost of tuition and paying for college is important to you. Check out the chart below to see how Sinclair's tuition compares.

Based on 30 Credit Hours Per Year:

Average Published Tuition Costs for Full-Time Undergraduates, 2020-2021
PRIVATE (4-year Nonprofit) $37,650. FOR-PROFIT $26,820. PUBLIC (4-year In-state) $10,560. SINCLAIR (Ohio Resident) $5,348. SINCLAIR (Montgomery County Resident) $3,931.
NOTE: These amounts do NOT include room and board fees incurred at typical four-year schools.
*SOURCE: The College Board. 2020-2021 Annual Survey of Colleges
** Sinclair Community College Pricing, 2020-2021