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Semester Costs

College credit and audit course costs Students are charged maintenance fees, a campus access fee, a student activity fee, a Student Recreation Center fee, an international education fee and a technology fee each semester. They also are charged a sustainable campus fee fall and spring semesters. In addition, if the student is not a resident of Tennessee, the student is charged out-of-state tuition.

All fees are subject to change at any time by action of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Visit the Cashier’s Office Web page at www.pstcc.edu/departments/business_finance/cashier or call (865) 694-6605 to confirm current rates.

A $20 nonrefundable late fee is charged to all students who enroll after the registration period or after classes begin.

Regents Online Degree Programs costs

Fees for Regents Online Degree Programs courses are charged separately, and charges are in addition to fees for other courses. Maintenance and online degree fees are charged for RODP courses. Out-of-state tuition charges also may apply.

Out-of-state tuition

Students are classified as resident or nonresident by Enrollment Services for the purpose of assessing tuition charges. The definition of residency as determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents will apply. A student once classified as an out-of-state student will continue to be thus classified unless a change of legal residence is established by evidence other than presence as a student. The burden of proof of all conditions pertaining to residence is placed upon the student, including the responsibility for submission of documentation required by Pellissippi State. If there is any question as to in-state residency at the time of registration, the student will be classified as out-of-state and will be charged out-of-state tuition. The out-of-state tuition for that semester will be refunded only if the student submits the required documentation within six weeks after registration.

Information about residency classification may be obtained from Enrollment Services. Students have the right to appeal the assignment of residency status to the assistant vice president of Enrollment Services.

Registration and enrollment fees

Application fee. This fee must accompany the initial application form submitted to Pellissippi State prior to a student’s acceptance. This is a one-time fee and is not refundable even though the student does not enter Pellissippi State. Student medical insurance. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all international students under F1 status.

Tuition. This maintenance fee is charged to all students enrolled in credit, audit or Regents Online Degree Programs courses. It is calculated based on the number of hours for which the student is enrolled.

Out-of-state tuition. This is an additional fee charged to students classified as nonresidents of Tennessee who are enrolled in courses for credit, audit or RODP. It is calculated based on the number of hours for which the student is enrolled.

Campus access fee. This nonrefundable fee is for access to the campus and its facilities. This fee is charged to all students enrolled in courses for credit or audit. This fee is also charged to all faculty and staff.

Student activity fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students enrolled in courses for credit or audit. This fee was adopted by the Student Government Association to provide funds for a variety of student activities.

International education fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students enrolled in courses for credit or audit. This fee supports international education. Student Recreation Center fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students enrolled in courses for credit or audit. The charge will be $8 per semester for fewer than 6 hours or $15 per semester for 6 or more hours.

Technology fee. This fee is charged to all students enrolled in courses for credit or audit. The funds are used to maintain and upgrade student lab equipment, library automation, and other instructional technology.

Sustainable campus fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students enrolled in courses for credit or audit during the fall and spring semesters. This fee was approved by the students to fund green and recycling projects on campus.

Online degree fee. This fee is charged to all students enrolled in Regents Online Degree Programs courses. It is calculated based on the number of credit hours for regents courses only.

Course fees

Activity fees:

Music fee. This fee is charged to all students who receive individual instruction. The charge is $55 per credit hour.

Bowling fee. This fee, charged to all students enrolled in a bowling course, covers the charge to Pellissippi State from the bowling facility.

Golf fee. This fee, charged to all students enrolled in a golf course, covers the charge to Pellissippi State from the golf facility.

Swimming fee. This fee, charged to all student enrolled in a swimming course, covers the charge to Pellissippi State from the swimming facility.

Nursing fee. This fee, charged to all students enrolled in a nursing course, offsets the cost for course supplies.

Culinary arts fee. This fee, charged to all students enrolled in culinary arts courses, covers the cost for lab usage.

Test fees:

Confirmation test fee. There is currently no fee to take the College’s placement exam.

ACT test fee. This fee is charged to everyone who takes the ACT test. The fee is paid at the Cashier’s Office when the ACT packet is received by the student.

GED test fee. This fee is charged to everyone who takes the GED test. The fee covers all five parts of the test and must be paid in full before sitting for the test. Please call the Testing Center at (865) 694-6752 for testing dates or additional information.

GED retest fee. This fee is charged to anyone who wishes to retake sections of the GED test because of low scores.

OPAC test fee. This fee is charged to all non-Pellissippi State students who take the Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification test. The fee must be paid before taking the test.

CLEP test fee. This fee is charged to anyone taking the College Level Examination Program test. The fee must be paid before taking the test.

DANTES test fee. This fee is charged to anyone taking the DANTES test. The fee must be paid before taking the test.

CIW test fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students enrolled in a Certified Internet Web Professional course. It covers the charge to Pellissippi State for the test and scoring services.

Miscellaneous fees and fines

Traffic fines. Students and employees parked illegally, speeding, or not properly displaying a Pellissippi State parking permit will receive a parking violation ticket. All fines must be paid within 14 calendar days from date of ticket. A late penalty of $5 is added to the cost of the ticket after the 14 calendar days have passed. For specific information concerning parking regulations, brochures are available from the Safety and Security Office.

Late payment fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students who enroll in courses for credit, audit or Regents Online Degree Programs after the registration period or after classes begin.

Deferred payment service charge. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students electing the payment plan for fee payment.

Deferred payment late fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to each payment that is received by the College after the due date established by the payment plan.

Returned check fee. This nonrefundable fee is charged to all students who write checks that are later returned to Pellissippi State from a financial institution because payment has been refused.

Collection cost. This fee is added to accounts submitted to an outside agency for collection. The fee is 23-40 percent of the delinquent account amount.

Identification card replacement charge. The first student identification card is issued to all entering students at no charge. There is a replacement charge of $10 for lost or damaged cards.

Library fine. This fee is for the replacement cost of library materials lost or deemed lost due to an overdue status. The fee consists of the replacement cost of the books, periodicals or other items, plus a $15 nonrefundable per item processing fee.

Library repair fine. This nonrefundable fee is for the actual cost of repair (rebinding) of books and materials. An additional $5 is charged to offset overhead costs to repair the items.

Telecourse fines

Audiovisual equipment. This fine is the replacement cost of lost audiovisual equipment plus a $5 nonrefundable processing fee.

Telecourse materials. This fine is the replacement cost of telecourse materials plus a $5 nonrefundable processing fee.

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