2024-2025 General Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2024  
2024-2025 General Catalog

Tuition and Fees


   

General Information

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Admission to classes or laboratories is not permissible until tuition and fees are paid. Payment of tuition and fees may be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express are accepted. All students paying by check must ensure the check is received by each term’s payment deadline. Checks and cash cannot be used to enroll in a payment plan. All checks are subject to final payment by the bank. Standard course withdrawal procedures must be followed to obtain a tuition refund and to remove a student’s name from the official class records.

All tuition and fees are subject to change by the Texas State Legislature and the South Plains College Board of Regents.

Residency Classifications

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It is the responsibility of each student attending South Plains College to register under the proper residency classification and pay the correct tuition and fees. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Rule 21.38, requires that students sign an Oath of Residency and provide proper document verification at the time of application, which is part of the admission application.

The South Plains College Board recognizes the authority of the Coordinating Board to set residency policy as authorized by the Texas Legislature and South Plains College will follow the guidelines as set forth by the Coordinating Board.

The residency classification of a student is determined by the student’s LEGAL residence as defined by the statutes of the State of Texas. The following definitions explain and clarify questions concerning residence under the present law. Additional information, if needed, may be obtained from the Dean of Enrollment Services.

Texas Resident

An adult Texas resident (18 years of age and older) is defined as one who has resided continuously within the State of Texas for 12 months immediately prior to his/her original registration for purposes other than educational. The number of years in college cannot be used towards eligibility for establishing Texas residency. A minor Texas resident is defined as one whose parent(s) or legal guardian has claimed the dependent for federal income tax purposes both at the time of enrollment and for the tax year preceding enrollment. This classification is defined by the State Auditor’s Office and must be adhered to by this institution.

Resident Rate Requirements for Active Duty and Separated Members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Section 54.241 of the Texas Education Code:

The spouse or child of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who has been assigned to duty elsewhere immediately following assignment to duty in Texas is entitled to pay the tuition and fees or charges provided for Texas residents as long as the spouse or child resides continuously in Texas. 

An active duty member of the Armed Forces or a veteran that is eligible for benefits under any Federal educational benefits program and the spouse/child of the eligible service member are entitled to pay tuition and fees at the rates provided for Texas residents without regard to the length of time the person has resided in Texas.  The person must file a letter of intent to establish residence in Texas and must reside in Texas while enrolled in the institution.  The child must be 25 years of age or younger on the first day of the semester for which they are enrolling.  A copy of the letter of intent can be found on the SPC website.

Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act):

Schools must charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to a veteran who lives in the state where the school is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.  This applies to individuals using transferred benefits and individuals using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.

Public institutions of higher learning must offer in-state tuition and fees to all covered individuals with Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill® benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Non-Resident

A non-resident student is defined as one who does not qualify as a Texas resident (out-of-state, international). A non-resident classification is presumed to be correct so long as the student is in the state primarily for the purpose of attending school. To be reclassified as a resident, after one or more years of residency, the student must show proof of intent to establish Texas as his/her own residency.

In-District

Texas resident (must have lived in Texas 12 or more months) who physically resides within the geographic boundaries of the South Plains College District (Hockley County or Whiteface CISD), excluding student housing or residence halls. To qualify for in-district tuition, a student must be 1.) 18 years of age; 2.) have been classified as a Texas resident (12 or more months); and 3.) have been a resident of the South Plains College District for a period of six months, excluding enrollment periods, before first enrollment. A student may re-classify from out-of-district to in-district status, if eligibility requirements are met and appropriate documentation is provided, after physically residing in Hockley County or Whiteface CISD for six consecutive months, excluding enrollment periods, with the intent to make South Plains College District one’s permanent home and for purposes other than educational.

Out-of-District

Texas resident who does not physically reside within the geographic boundaries of the South Plains College District (Hockley County or Whiteface CISD). Aliens living in the United States under a VISA permitting residence must meet the same requirements for qualifying for resident status for tuition purposes, as do U.S. citizens. A permanent resident must meet the same length of residency requirements as a citizen.

Border County Tuition Waiver

Section 54.231 of the Texas Education states students from counties or parishes of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana adjacent to Texas may pay a lowered non-resident tuition when they attend any public institution in Texas, if the institution has a current reciprocal agreement with a similar institution in the student’s home state.

Based on this rule, South Plains College may waive New Mexico student’s out-of-state tuition if residency is based on themselves or a parent/legal guardian who live in one of the following New Mexico bordering counties:

  • Union
  • Quay
  • Curry
  • Roosevelt
  • Lea
  • Eddy
  • Otero
  • Dona Ana

This waiver is applied upon admission to the College when qualifying residency is verified. In order to maintain eligibility for this waiver, a student must meet South Plains College’s policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress, including a cumulative GPA of 2.0. If a student does not maintain satisfactory academic progress, the waiver will be removed, and the student will pay out-of-state tuition rates for subsequent semesters.

Reclassification Appeals

South Plains College must have on file verification of residency. Students have the legal right to correct residency classification prior to the official census date of the semester or term for which they enroll. Appeals submitted after the official census date of a semester or term will be considered for the next semester of enrollment. Residency reclassification appeals may be made to the Dean of Enrollment Services. Appeals will not be considered without required documentation. Appeals will not be granted for previous semesters.

Tuition Rate

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Tuition rates at South Plains College are set by the Board of Regents of the college in accordance with the provisions of Texas statutes. Tuition rates are subject to change without notice by action of the State Legislature or the Board of Regents. Tuition will be charged according to the following schedule:

Fall and Spring Semesters

In-District Texas Resident: $29 per semester hour, with a minimum two-hour tuition charge of $58.

Out-of-District Texas Resident: $114 per semester hour, with a minimum two-hour tuition charge of $228.

Non-Resident: $130 per semester hour, with a minimum two-hour tuition charge of $260.

Five-Week Summer Sessions

In-District Texas Resident: $29 per semester hour, with a minimum two-hour tuition charge of $58 per summer session.

Out-of-District Texas Resident: $114 per semester hour, with a minimum two-hour tuition charge of $228 per summer session.

Non-Resident: $130 per semester hour, with a minimum two-hour tuition charge of $260 per summer session.

Levelland Campus Fees

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Students enrolling on the Levelland Campus are subject to the following fees. These fees are set by the Board of Regents of the college in accordance with the provisions of Texas statutes. Fees are subject to change without notice by action of the State Legislature or the South Plains College Board of Regents.

Instructional Support Fee $36 base fee,
  plus $58 per semester hour
Academic Services Support Fee $10
Student Accident Insurance  
   Regular Term (Required of all students enrolled
       in three (3) or more semester hours
)
$7
   Less than 10-Week Term (Required of all students) $5
   10-week Summer Term (Required of all students) $7

Student Health Services Fee
 
   Regular Term (Required of all students enrolled
        in six (6) or more semester hours
)
$30
   

SPC Reese Center, Lubbock Career & Technical Center, Lubbock Downtown Center,
Plainview Center Fees

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Students enrolling at the SPC Reese Center, Lubbock Career & Technical Center, Lubbock Downtown Center, and Plainview Center are subject to the following fees. These fees are set by the Board of Regents of the college in accordance with the provisions of Texas statutes. Fees are subject to change without notice by action of the State Legislature or the South Plains College Board of Regents.

Instructional Support Fee $41 base fee,
  plus $100 per semester hour
Academic Services Support Fee $10
Student Accident Insurance  
   Regular Term (Required of all students enrolled
       in three (3) or more semester hours
)
$7
   Less than 10-week Term (Required of all students) $5
   10-week Summer Term (Required of all students)  $7
   

Dual Credit Fees

 
Dual Credit- Instructional Support Fee $50 per semester hour
 

 

Payment of Tuition and Fees

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Payment of tuition and fees is due by established payment dates for students who pre-register for classes. Payment is due at the time of enrollment for students who register during periods of open registration. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express.

Payment by Early Registered Students

Payment for open registration is due by established due dates. Students registered during open registration must pay no later than August 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm to avoid the cancellation of the registration schedule. The payment deadline for the spring semester and summer terms will be posted on the website under the Business Office pages. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE PAYMENT REACHES THE BUSINESS OFFICE BY THE ESTABLISHED DUE DATE. ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR MAIL DELIVERY. STUDENTS WILL NOT RECEIVE A BILL OR STATEMENT IN THE MAIL.  Payment is due at the time of registration for any new enrollment that takes place after the August 22nd open registration deadline for Fall 2024. Failure to pay will result in cancellation of all classes.

Methods of Payment

Tuition and fees may be paid using one of the following options.

Option 1: Payment in full of all tuition and fees

Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express.

Option 2: Installment Payment Plan

Students may request the option of paying tuition and fees in prescribed installments as provided by state law (Texas Education Code, Section 54.007a). A $30 non-refundable installment fee will be assessed. To enroll in the installment contract, log into MySPC from SPC’s main website (www.southplainscollege.edu) and go to Texan Connect from the main menu.  Select “Student Bill/Refund Choice”, “Make a Payment,” and then “Connect to Payment Center.”  Payment due dates will be included on the contract. Payment will automatically be drafted on the predetermined due dates to the credit or debit card provided. A $30 late fee will be assessed for each missed payment.  All plans will require a 50% down payment (or option of 25% down for early contracts) based on the remaining balance of the student bill after any accepted aid, scholarships, exemptions, or partial payments.   Fall 2024 payment plans will open June 7, 2024 (25% down available through August 22nd).  Spring 2025 payment plans will open November 29, 2024 (25% down available through January 9th).  Please contact the Business Office for pay plan information on summer terms.  

Payment in Person

Payment may be made in person at the Levelland Campus Business Office in the Administration Building, the Lubbock Career & Technology Center, Lubbock Downtown Center, or at the Plainview Extension Center.

Payment by Mail

Payment for classes may be mailed to the following address: South Plains College, Attn: Business Office, 1401 S. College Avenue, Levelland TX 79336. Do not mail cash. South Plains College does not accept responsibility for cash sent through the mail. Please include the check holder’s driver’s license, phone number, student’s name, and student ID number if available.

Telephone Credit Card Payments

MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express credit card payments are accepted over the phone by calling (806) 716-2400, (806) 716-4676, or (806) 716-4880.

Texan Connect Payments

Credit card payments may be made through Texan Connect.  The student may pay in full by credit or debit card, or may enter into a payment plan to make partial payment. To pay in full or establish a payment plan, follow the Installment Payment Plan instructions in the section above to access the payment center.

Payment at Open Registration

Payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of enrollment during periods of late registration.  Students may pay for tuition and fees in full during open registration or may pay using a payment plan as explained in the previous section.  Failure to make payment will result in the cancellation of all classes.

 

Estimated Tuition and Fees

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These tuition and fee tables are provided to assist students in estimating the cost of enrolling at South Plains College. The tables provide cost totals for each SPC campus location for in-district resident students, out-of-district resident students, and non-resident students. In-district students are those whose legal residence is within the boundaries of the South Plains College District (Hockley County and the Whiteface Independent School District). Students whose legal residence (not school address) is outside the college district are required to pay out-of-district tuition. Students who are not legal residents of the State of Texas are required to pay non-resident tuition. The cost figures presented in this table include tuition and applicable fees, including instructional support fees, student accident insurance, proctoring, and student health services fee. The table does not include special course, test, equipment, internet fees charged for specific classes, books and supplies, or room and meals. Tables include tuition and fee estimates for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters only.

Levelland Campus Tuition & Fees

       
Semester In-District Out-of-District Non-Resident
Hours Resident Resident  
1 $162 $332 $364
2 $220 $390 $422
3 $314 $569 $617
4 $401 $741 $805
5 $488 $913 $993
6 $605 $1,115 $1,211
7 $692 $1,287 $1,399
8 $779 $1,459 $1,587
9 $866 $1,631 $1,775
10 $953 $1,803 $1,963
11 $1,040 $1,975 $2,151
12 $1,127 $2,147 $2,339
13 $1,214 $2,319 $2,527
14 $1,301 $2,491 $2,715
15 $1,388 $2,663 $2,903
16 $1,475 $2,835 $3,091
17 $1,562 $3,007 $3,279
18 $1,649 $3,179 $3,467
       

SPC Reese Center, Lubbock Career & Technical Center, Lubbock Downtown Center, and Plainview Center Tuition & Fees

       
Semester In-District Out-of-District  
Hours Resident Resident Non-Resident
1 $209 $379 $411
2 $309 $479 $511
3 $445 $700 $748
4 $574 $914 $978
5 $703 $1,128 $1,208
6 $832 $1,342 $1,438
7 $961 $1,556 $1,668
8 $1,090 $1,770 $1,898
9 $1,219 $1,984 $2,128
10 $1,348 $2,198 $2,358
11 $1,477 $2,412 $2,588
12 $1,606 $2,626 $2,818
13 $1,735 $2,840 $3,048
14 $1,864 $3,054 $3,278
15 $1,993 $3,268 $3,508
16 $2,122 $3,482 $3,738
17 $2,251 $3,696 $3,968
18 $2,380 $3,910 $4,198
       
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by the South Plains College Board of Regents and/or the State of Texas.

 

     

Special Course Fees

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All Campuses

Additional fees for specific courses will be charged according to the schedule shown below.

$6 (Type 1)
  CSME 1434, 1435, 2414, 2449
  ELPT 1341, 1351, 2339
  ELTN 1343
  ENGR 1201, 2301, 2302, 2305, 2332
  LNWK 1241, 1301, 2324
  MATH 0314, 0315, 0320, 0324, 0337, 1314, 1324, 1325, 1414, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415
  MUEN  1127, 1129, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1141, 1151, 2127, 2129, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2141, 2151
  MUSI 1181, 1182, 1183, 2181, 2182
$12 (Type 2)
  ARTS 1311, 1312, 1316, 1317, 1325, 2289, 2316, 2317, 2323, 2342, 2346, 2347, 2348, 2356, 2357, 2366, 2367
  BUSI 2305
  CJLE 1135, 1137
  COMM  1238, 1307, 2305, 2324, 2325, 2326
  DRAM 1120, 1121, 1241, 1330, 1341, 2120, 2121, 2331
  KINE 1106, 1107, 1116, 1120, 1121, 1304, 1308, 1336, 1346, 2356
  LGLA 2307
  POFT 1127
  PSYC 2317
$15 (Type 3)
  CJLE 1119, 1171
  COMM 2315
  DRAM 1351, 1352
  MATH 0305
$18 (Type 4)
 

AGRI  1231, 1307, 1319, 1325, 1329, 1415, 1419, 2317, 2321

  ASTR 1403, 1404
  CDEC 1166, 1167, 1311, 1313, 1358, 1359, 2166, 2167, 2315, 2326, 2328
  CHEM 1406, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425
  CJLE 1136, 1138
  COMM  1316, 1317, 1318, 1336, 1337, 2303, 2331, 2339
  COSC 1301, 1420, 1436, 1437, 2436
  EDUC 1300
  ENGR 2105
  ESOL 0303
  GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404
  HECO 1322, 1410
  KINE 1101, 1105, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1114, 1117, 1118, 1306, 2103, 2117, 2124, 2125
  MATH 2305
  NCBR 0100
  PHYS 1401, 1402, 1410, 2425, 2426
  READ 0301, 0420
  SPAN 2311, 2312
  TECA 1303, 1311, 1318
$22 (Type 5)
  ACNT 1311
  AGRI 1309, 1311, 2374
  BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 1414, 2289, 2306, 2389, 2401, 2402, 2420
  KINE 1127
  PSYT 1429
  RSPT 2239
$24 (Type 6)
  ARTS 2341, 2342
  CJLE 1512
  COMM 2311, 2366
  ELPT 2305
  INEW 2334
  ITNW 1313
  ITSC 2339
  ITSE 1302, 1311, 1329, 2302, 2309, 2321
  ITSW 1304, 2334
  ITSY  2341
  LNWK 1277
  MUSB 1341
  MUSP 1200, 1251
  POFI 2301, 2340
  POFT 1309, 1328, 1329, 1349, 2331
  PTHA 1191
  SPAN 1411, 1412
$35 (Type 7)  
  ACNT 2302  
  BARB 1442, 2441  
  BCIS 1305  
  CETT 1325, 1329  
  CPMT 1305  
  CSME 1405, 1410, 1443, 1447, 1453, 2401, 2439, 2441  
  ELPT 2319  
  INMT 1370, 2370  
  ITSC 1309  
  KINE 1100  
  MATH 0000 (section 001 only)  
  MUAP 1160, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 2160, 2162, 2163,2165, 2167, 2169  
  MUSP 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1110, 1111, 1115, 1117, 1123, 1128, 1212, 1213, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2135, 2137, 2143, 2147, 2149, 2202  
  RADR 1260, 1266, 2366, 2367  
$50 (Type 8)  
  AERM 2233  
  HART 1301, 1307, 1341, 1345, 1356,  2331, 2336, 2338, 2342,2349, 2434, 2441, 2457  
  INMT 1345  
  KINE 1104, 1126, 2126  
  MCHN 1308, 1332, 1338, 2341, 2347  
  MUSB 2345  
  MUSC 2101  
  PTRT 1324  
  RADR 1213, 2309, 2401  
  RNSG 1160, 2360, 2460, 2461, 2462  
  RSPT 1240, 1311, 2210, 2247, 2325, 2353, 2414, 2453  
  VNSG 1160, 1460, 2461  
  WIND 1300, 2310  
$60 (Type 9)  
  CETT 1302, 1304  
  CHEF 1313   
  DEMR 1306, 1310, 1313, 1317, 1330, 1342, 1349, 2334, 2345  
  EMSP 1338, 1355, 1356, 1401, 2205, 2206, 2243, 2330, 2434, 2444  
  ENER 2325  
  HAMG 1321  
  HPRS 1370, 1470, 1471  
  HYDR 1305  
  INRW 0300  
  ITNW 1308, 1354  
  ITSC 1316, 1325  
  ITSY 1342  
  LNWK 1211, 1231, 1273, 1275, 2322  
  MUAP 1260, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265, 1266, 1267, 1268, 1269, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2266, 2267, 2268  
  MUSB 2301  
  MUSC 1371, 1400, 1405, 2459  
  MUSP 1127, 1201, 1203, 1206, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1215, 1217, 1221, 1223, 1227, 1228, 1240, 1246, 1250, 1253, 2130, 2230, 2231, 2232, 2235, 2243, 2247, 2249, 2252  
  RBTC 1305  
  RSPT 1201  
  RSTO 1325  
  SRGT 1405, 1409, 1442, 1541  
  WIND 2355  
$94 (Type 10)
  ARTC 1302, 1310, 1321, 1349, 2305, 2317, 2333, 2335, 2349
  ARTV 1303, 1345, 2341
  AUMT 1201,1306, 1316, 1345, 1410, 1419, 2302, 2313, 2317, 2325, 2328, 2334, 2421
  CJLE 1506
  DEMR 1301, 1305, 1316, 1323, 1335, 2332, 2335, 2339, 2344
  FIRS 1301, 1313, 1319, 1323, 1329, 1407, 1433
  FLMC 1304, 1331, 2331, 2444
  GAME 1334, 2309
  IMED 2315
  MUSC 2447, 2448
  MUSP 1202, 1204, 1205, 1270, 2233, 2237 
  PHTC 1345, 2345
  PSTR 1301
  PTHA 1309, 2260, 2461, 2462
  RADR 1411
  RSTO 1301
  RTVB 1325, 2335, 2337
$75 (Type 11)
  ARCE 1352, 2352
  DFTG 1302, 1305, 1309, 1317, 1345, 2300, 2302, 2319, 2321, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2338, 2340
  ENGR 1304
  FIRS 2334, 2450
  FLMC 2310, 2330, 2333
  INMT 1311, 1343
  KINE 1112, 1146, 1147, 2112, 2146, 2147
  MATH 0000
  MUSB 2450
 
MUSC 1325, 1331, 1450, 2402, 2433, 2451, 2455
  MUSP 1113
$195 (Type 12)
  CHEF 1301, 1305
  CJLE 1211, 1518, 2237
  ITCC 1314, 1344, 2320
  ITNW 1309, 1336, 1358, 2327
  MUSC 1327, 2427, 2457
  VNSG 1402
  WLDG 1453, 2406, 2435, 2447, 2451, 2453, 2535
$125 (Type 13)
  HART 1303
  KINE  1113, 1119, 2113
  MUSC 1423, 2403, 2453
  RTVB 1305
$150 (Type 14)
  ABDR 1301, 1307, 1315, 1331, 1419, 1449, 2357, 2451
  AIRP 1108
  AUMT 1407
  CHEF 1302, 1340, 1345, 2301, 2331
  CJLE 1524
  ELPT 1329, 1345, 1357
  IFWA 1319
  IMED 1316
  PSTR 1302, 2331
  PTHA 2435, 1405, 1413, 1431, 2409
  WLDG 1307
$225 (Type 15)
     VNSG 1323, 1327
     RNSG 1205, 1144
$175 (Type 16)
     WLDG 1412, 1417, 1428, 1430, 1434, 1457
 

 

Student Test Fee

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In certain technical programs, students complete capstone experience requirements by taking an industry-standard exam. A student test fee is assessed in the following courses for this purpose.

 
$55       (Type 1) (Technical Ed.)
      FIRS 1204, 1433, 2344, 2450
      FIRT 1440, 1442, 1443, 1450, 2111, 2112, 2305, 2307, 2359, 2456, 2457
$130     (Type 2) (Technical Ed.)
      INMT 2370
$250     (Type 3)  (Allied Health)
              EDUC 1200
$220     (Type 4) (Allied Health)
             RSPT 2231
$360     (Type 5) (Allied Health)
  SRGT 1291, 2130
$100     (Type 6) (Technical Ed.)
  ABDR 1331
  FLMC 2444
  ITSW 1304, 2334
  POFI 1104, 2340
$120 (Type 7) (Technical Ed.)
  ACNT 1311
  BUSG 1315
  CJLE 1329
$65 (Type 8) (Technical Ed.)
  DFTG 2319
  WIND 1300
$25       (Type 9) (Technica Ed.)
  ARTC 2335
  HART 1356
  WLDG 1428, 2451
$20       (Type 10) (Technical Ed.)
  HART 2338, 2457
$35       (Type 11) (Technical Ed.)
   
$50       (Type 12) (Technical Ed.)
  ABDR 1419
  AUMT 1410, 2317
  DEMR 1317

$60       (Type 13) (Technical Ed.)

  DEMR 2344
$295 (Type 14) (Technical Ed.)
   
$555 (Type 15) (Allied Health)
  RSPT 1410, 2130
$100 (Type 16) (EMS)
  EMSP 1161, 1167
$180 (Type 17) (Technical Ed.)
  AIRP 1108
  ITNW 1358
$224 (Type 18) (Technical Ed.)
  ITSC 2339
$30

(Type 19) (Technical Ed.)

  CJLE 1524
$190 (Type 20) (Technical Ed.)
  INMT 1370
$615 (Type 21) (Allied Health)
  VNSG 1400, 1409, 2410
  RNSG 1327, 1343, 1413, 1441, 1443, 2130
$250 (Type 22) (EMS)
  EMSP 2268
$225 (Type 23) (EMS)
  EMSP 2434
  RADR 2335
$220 (Type 24) (EMS)
  EMSP 1160, 1260
$485 (Type 25) (Physical Therapy)
  PTHA 2339
$185 (Type 26) (Allied Health)
  HPRS 1471
$300 (Type 27) (Allied Health)
   

 

Student Accident Insurance Fee

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Eligibility

All students of South Plains College enrolled in at least three (3) semester hours for the fall or spring semester are required to participate in an accident insurance plan. Students enrolled in one (1) or more hours in the summer session are required to participate in an accident insurance plan. No coverage is provided for any insured while participating in practice or play of Intercollegiate Sports or Skiing. This plan provides 24-hour coverage on and off campus for medical expenses up to $5,000 resulting from an accidental injury. This policy also provides a $5,000 Accidental Death Benefit if death occurs as the result of an accident. There are named exclusions which may apply to any Accidental Injury or Death Claim. (Dual credit students are not eligible for this policy.)

Primary Excess Benefits

This is an accident policy, not a health or major medical insurance policy. The policy will pay the first $250 of covered accident medical expenses without regard to any other health care plan benefits payable to you. The plan will then pay expenses: 1) after you satisfy any deductible, and 2) only when they are in excess of any amounts payable by any other health care plan. There are named exclusions which may apply to any Accidental Injury or Death Claim.

Fees

Students will be charged $7 per semester or $5 per term that is less than 10 weeks in length. For additional information regarding this Accidental Insurance Plan contact: Macha Insurance Agency, Inc., 813 8th St., Levelland, TX, (806) 894-6194.

Program Liability Insurance Fee

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Students who enroll in the following programs and/or courses on either a full-time or part-time basis will be subject to a $20 program liability insurance fee per term.

BARB 1442, 2441  
CDEC 1166, 1167, 2166, 2167  
CSME 1310, 1405, 1410, 1435, 1443, 1447, 1451, 1453, 2337, 2343, 2401, 2414, 2415, 2439, 2441, 2444, 2449  
EDUC 1301, 2301
EMSP 1160, 1161, 1167, 1260, 2165, 2260, 2268  
HPRS 1663  
PTHA 1405, 2260, 2461, 2462, 2409, 2435  
PSYT 1164, 1165  
RADR 1266, 1260, 2366, 2367  
RNSG 1260, 2460, 2461, 2462  
RSPT 1160, 1167, 1266, 2266, 2267  
SRGT 1560, 2661  
VNSG 1160, 1460, 2461
 

Student Health Services Fee

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All students enrolled in six (6) or more semester hours for the fall or spring semester on the Levelland Campus participate in the Student Health Services program. The fee is not assessed during summer sessions.

Online Course Support Fee

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Students enrolled in online classes will be charged an additional $40 per credit hour.

Repeat Course Fee

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Students who are enrolling in a class for the third or more time, will be charged an additional $75 per credit hour for that class. This fee is the result of the state legislature’s decision to no longer fund public colleges and universities for classes repeated three or more times. Some courses may be exempt from this new rule. Please check with your advisor for additional information.

Science Building Use Fee

Students enrolled in a science class located on the Levelland campus will be charged a $100 building use fee.

Academic Services Support Fee

All enrolled students will be assessed a fee of $10 for services related to student academic support.

Late Registration Fee

Students who enroll for the first time on the first class day or later will be assessed a late registration fee of $50.

TexBook

The TexBook program at South Plains College is part of a national Inclusive Access model in which publishers and higher education institutions provide digital course materials to students at the lowest possible price on the first day of class. All students in a TexBook class pay for and receive digital content, which lowers costs for everyone. Students are billed an electronic course materials fee along with their usual tuition and course fees when they register for classes. For detailed information, please visit the new SPC TexBook information page at  https://www.southplainscollege.edu/texbook.php.

Other Fees

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South Plains College maintains these additional fees. These fees are set by the Board of Regents of the college in accordance with the provisions of Texas statutes. Fees are subject to change without notice by action of the South Plains College Board of Regents.

 

ATI TEAS for RN, LVN, PTA, EMS, and Surgical Tech $75
CLEP ($23 to SPC + $89 to CLEP) $112
Departmental Exam Fee $60
Distance Education Test $23
TSIA2 Assessment Fee (All parts) $33
TSIA2 Assessment Fee (1 part only) $23
TCLEDDS/TCLOSE $33
TCEQ $35
LVN Capstone $48
Audit Fee Same cost as credit course
Diploma Replacement Fee $25
Late Payment Fee $30
Missed Payment-Installment Contract $30
Returned Check/ Credit Card Chargeback Fee $30
Tuition and Fee Installment Fee $30

Complete Withdrawals- Tuition & Fee Charges

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The tuition and fee refund policy of South Plains College is based on the understanding that student tuition and fees provide only a fraction of the cost of providing educational opportunities. When a student enrolls in a class, he or she reserves a place which cannot be made available to another student until he or she officially drops the class. Also, a student’s original enrollment represents a sizeable cost to the college whether the student continues in that class. Therefore, the policy below will be followed without exception, regardless of the reason for withdrawal (the only exception is students called to active military service during the semester). All withdrawals or dropped courses after the late registration period must be initiated in person through the Admissions and Records Office at the appropriate campus location. Students who OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW from the college shall have their tuition and mandatory fees credited according to these schedules.

Please note, a student’s bill directly reflects the official date of withdrawal, which is maintained in the Admissions and Records Office.  To appeal an official date of withdrawal, please email registrar@southplainscollege.edu with full details, including any documentation relevant to your request.

Fall and Spring Semesters- (16 week)

Prior to the first class day 100%
During the first 15 class days 70%
During the 16th-20th class days 25%
After the 20th class day NONE

The above schedule reflects a percentage reduction in applicable tuition and fee charges, not a percentage of payments received.

The last day to completely withdraw and have 100% of your registration charges removed for the 2024 Fall semester is August 25, 2024. The last day to completely withdraw and receive a 100% refund for the 2025 Spring semester is January 12, 2025.  (Please see Academic Calendar on our website for other fall and spring terms.)

 

Summer Sessions - (5 week)

Prior to the first class day 100%
During the first 5 class days 70%
The 6th class day 25%
After the 6th class day NONE

The above schedule reflects a percentage reduction in applicable tuition and fee charges, not a percentage of payments received.

The last day to completely withdraw and have 100% of your registration charges removed is June 1, 2025, for the first summer session (5 week) and July 6, 2025 for the second summer session (5 week).  (Please see Academic Calendar on our website for all other summer terms.)

Dropped Courses- Tuition & Fee Charges

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Students who REDUCE their semester credit hour load by officially dropping a course or courses and remain enrolled at the college will be credited applicable tuition and fee charges according to the following schedule.  The amounts below reflect a percentage reduction in applicable tuition and fee charges.

Fall and Spring Semesters (16 week)

During the first 12 class days 100%
The 13th-15th class days 70%
The 16th-20th class days 25%
After the 20th class day NONE

The above schedule reflects a percentage reduction in applicable tuition and fee charges, not a percentage of payments received.

 

 

Summer Sessions - (5 week)

During the first 4 class days 100%
The 5th class day 70%
The 6th class day 25%
After the 6th class day NONE

The above schedule reflects a percentage reduction in applicable tuition and fee charges, not a percentage of payments received.

 

Refund Disbursements

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South Plains College reserves the right to use any credits on the student account towards unpaid charges that he or she owes to South Plains College. 

All refunds, including payments made by credit card, are directly deposited to the designated account entered through the Student Refund choice option.  To update or change your direct deposit information, log into MySPC from our main website (www.southplainscollege.edu) and go to Texan Connect from the main menu.  Select “Student Bill/Refund Choice” and “Direct Deposit Refund Account.”

Book Buybacks & Refunds

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South Plains College contracts with Texas Book Company to provide bookstore services on its campus locations.

Textbook buyback:

The Bookstore buys back all textbooks from students all year round that are in sellable condition. During the 2 weeks prior to the end of each semester, the bookstore will purchase back at half of the used retail price any textbook that is adopted for the next semester that they have need for. Otherwise, students are offered the market rate for the textbook.

Refund policy:

The bookstore will gladly offer refunds on Textbooks and merchandise purchased from our store under the guidelines below;

  •          All refunds must be accompanied by the original receipt or invoice. Refunds will be issued back in the same tender the purchase was made.  
  •          Textbooks must be returned for refund within the first 5 business days of the semester for which it was purchased. A drop/change slip will need to be presented if return is made after 5 business days into the semester. 
  •          New books must be returned in the same condition as when purchased, with all included materials or inserts.  All shrink wrapped books must be returned in the original shrink wrap.  Any new books returned with markings or blemishes will be considered for a refund as if they were a used book.
  •          All general merchandise can be returned in like condition within 3 days of purchase accompanied by the original receipt.
  •          Unfortunately, Texas Book Company cannot refund software, study guides, class lab manuals, outlines, exam guides, photocopied materials, special orders, or clearance items.
  •          Textbooks or class related items purchased during the last 2 weeks of classes are not eligible for refunds.

Please visit the Texas Book Company website at https://www.sp-levbookstore.com/home.   

Tuition Rebates

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Texas law and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules provide eligible students with a rebate of tuition up to $1,000 (less if the student paid less in tuition to the institution granting the degree). Eligibility criteria include, but may not be limited to the following: enroll for the first time in the 1997 fall semester or later, request the rebate for the first baccalaureate degree received from a Texas public college, be a Texas resident, attempt all course work at a Texas public institution, have paid Texas resident tuition at all times, and attempt no more than three hours in excess of the minimum required for the degree. Additional information may be obtained from the THECB rules (Sec. 13.81-87) or the Business Office.

Debts Owed to the College

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In the event of nonpayment of debts owed to the college, one or more of the following actions may be taken: a.) financial hold on account preventing future registrations until paid in full, b.) withholding the student’s official transcript, c.) withholding of a degree to which the student would otherwise be entitled, d.) involuntary withdrawal of the student, and e.) account turned over to collection agency with possible legal action to follow.

South Plains College is not responsible for debts contracted by individual students or by student organizations. The college expects all students and student organizations to conduct themselves honorably in all commercial transactions. The college will not assume the role of a collection agency for organizations, firms and individuals to whom students owe bills, nor will the college adjudicate disputes between students and creditors over the existence or the amount of debts.

Repayment of Unearned Title IV Financial Aid Funds

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A student will be responsible for all unearned Title IV funds returned to the federal government, including the portion paid by South Plains College. (See Repayment of Unearned Aid under Financial Aid.) The student will have a “financial hold” placed on their records until payment is made in full. This hold will prevent the receipt of grades and transcripts, as well as future enrollment at the college. The account may be turned over to a collection agency after a 6 month grace period if payment is not received from the student.

Returned Checks

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It is the policy of South Plains College to accept checks given by students, personal or otherwise, in payment of tuition and fees, room and meals, and books. Any such check that is returned unpaid by the bank on which it is drawn will be viewed by the college as nonpayment of debts owed to the college. There will be a $30 charge for all checks returned unpaid.  In order for a returned check to be covered, payment must be made in the form of cash, credit card, money order or certified check. Unpaid checks will be turned over to the Hockley County Attorney’s Office for possible legal action. Additional fees will be charged for checks turned over to the County Attorney’s Office. Payment by check will not be accepted from students after two checks have been returned unpaid, or one check has been sent to the County Attorney’s Office.

Returned Checks for Tuition and Fees

A student who fails to pay a returned check may be dropped from semester classes for which the check was written and/or be denied credit for course work completed during the semester. Until the returned check and the $30 return check fee are paid, the student will be barred from receiving grade reports, having transcripts forwarded, and future enrollment at the college.

Returned Checks for Room and Meals

Any student who gives a check in payment of room and meals that is subsequently returned will be given a maximum of 10 business days to cover the check. If the returned check is not covered at the end of the grace period, the student will be required to vacate college housing and surrender any meal cards presently held.

Returned Checks for Other Purchases

Any student who gives a check in payment of any merchandise sold or services rendered by the college that is subsequently returned will have a “financial hold” placed on their records. Until the returned check is covered, the student will be barred from receiving grade reports, having transcripts forwarded, and future enrollment at the college.

Credit Card Chargebacks

It is the policy of South Plains College to accept credit cards and debit cards given by students, personal or otherwise, in payment of tuition and fees, room and meals, and books. If a payment is charged back to SPC by the credit card company on which it is drawn, it will be considered nonpayment of debts owed to the college. There will be a $30 charge for all credit card chargebacks.  In addition, if the credit card company charges any type of return fee this will be added to the balance. In order for a chargeback balance to be covered, payment must be made in the form of cash, money order, or a credit card other than the chargeback card account. Unpaid chargeback accounts will be turned over to Collections according to the SPC Business Office Collection agency policy.

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