Cost of College

Tuition and Required Fees

Heartland Community College tuition for credit courses is based on residency in district 540. Some courses also carry a course-specific fee. Tuition and required fee rates are as follows*:

Tuition

Tuition rates as of the Fall 2017 term:

  • In-district tuition - $137 per semester hour
  • Out-of-district tuition - $274 per semester hour
  • Out-of-state/Out-of-country tuition - $411 per semester hour

Fees

  • Program Development and Facilities Enhancement Fee (required for all students) - $2 per semester hour
    • This fee helps fund costs associated with developing and updating academic programs and enhancing facilities including buildings and equipment
  • Universal LMS Fee (required for all students) - $2 per semester hour 
    This fee helps fund costs associated with online services and learning.
  • Student Life Fee (required for all students) - $7 per semester hour
    This fee helps fund activities that enhance student life such as:
    • student groups
    • activities and organizations
    • student athletic teams
    • mass transit/bus transportation
    • the Fitness and Recreation Center
    • the Child Development Lab
    • food service operations
    • the College bookstore
  • Continuing Education and Customized Training Fees - Set on a per-course basis. Please consult their respective web sites or schedule books for more information.
  • Course Specific Fees - Some courses require special materials, supplies or services. Course specific fees are generally charged to classes with a lab or those that require other specialized facilities or equipment.

*Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Student Estimated Expenses (2017-2018 academic year)

Student Living with Parent(s)

Expense Cost**
Tuition and Fees
(12 credit hours per semester x 2 semesters )
$3,552
Books and Supplies $900
Miscellaneous Expenses
(including transportation and personal)
$1,790
Living Expenses
(including rent, utilities and food)
$4300
Total Estimated Expenses $10,542

Student Living Away from Home

Expense Cost**
Tuition and Fees
(12 credit hours per semester x 2 semesters )
$3,552
Books and Supplies $900
Miscellaneous Expenses
(including transportation and personal)
$1,790
Living Expenses
(including rent, utilities and food)
$8,750
Total Estimated Expenses $14,992

**All expenses are estimates, based on full-time enrollment (12 credit hours per semester) for both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.