Academic Fees


Academic Course Fees

Selected courses may require an additional fee to cover the real cost of materials and services used. These fees are listed in the course schedule. Some computer license fees are non-refundable after the official semester start date.

Audited Courses

Students choosing to audit a course pay the same costs associated with taking a course for credit. The Records Office should be notified that the course is being audited.

Challenge Exams

Fee for challenge exams (to receive academic credit by examination) is 50% of the in-county tuition rate (tuition only - no fees), regardless of the student's residency. If the student passes the exam, they will receive academic credit for the course; if the student fails the exam, they will receive a refund equal to 50% of the exam fee paid.

Senior Citizens Waiver

Northampton county residents who are 65 years of age or older qualify for a tuition and fee waiver for credit courses (noncredit does not qualify for a waiver). The waiver must be requested by the student at the time of registration. A valid PA Photo ID or PA Driver's License is also required.

Note: Waiver is provided for tuition, comprehensive fee, technology fee and capital fee only. Academic course fees, textbooks and other expenses that may be required for course completion are not included and are the responsibility of the student. Tuition and Fee Waiver plus other forms of financial aid awards and/or third-party payments received on behalf of the student cannot exceed tuition and eligible fee charges and if so, will reduce the Tuition and Fee Waiver accordingly.