Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Our mission

The mission of Alpena Community College is to meet lifelong learning needs by providing educational opportunities through effective stewardship of resources.

Tuition at Alpena Community College is based upon residence and is computed on contact hours. The total contact hours are those hours actually spent in lecture, laboratory, or recitation instruction.For example, a student who registers for BIO 114 4(3-2) is taking a 4 credit hour course which has 5 contact hours, 3 lecture and 2 lab.


2016-17 Tuition Costs
(Rates are subject to change)



Out of District

Tuition Rate

$125 per contact hr*

$197 per contact hr.*

Student Services Fee



Facilities Maintenance Fee $6 $6

Technology Fee



Registration Fee $30 $30 
Online Course Fee $30 $30
*The maximum number of contact hours per semester for which a student will be charged during the regular semester enrollment period is 23 contact hours. The maximum number of contact hours per summer session for which a student will be charged during the regular summer session enrollment period is 16 contact hours.


Payment is by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or financial aid at the time of registration.  On-line credit card payments are now accepted through WebAdvisor.

Cash is accepted at the Alpena Campus; however, no cash payments are accepted at the Huron Shores Campus. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Tuition Refund Policy

Full refund (100%) of all tuition paid will be issued if a Drop/Add Form is processed and given to the Registrar's Office (Van Lare Hall 108) in Alpena or the Huron Shores Campus Office at Oscoda by the proper date. Enrollment and refund dates vary for courses that end before or extend past the regularly scheduled periods. Contact the Registrar's Office (108 VLH) or the Huron Shores Campus Office for enrollment and refund deadlines.

Residency Policy

It is the intent of Alpena Community College to make every reasonable effort to correctly classify students according to their residence. In this spirit, the following regulations approved by the Board of Trustees will determine a student's residence status in one of the two categories: in-district (graduate of Alpena High School; a resident six months in the Alpena Public Schools District), or out-of-district. Tuition will be paid according to residency status. (If a question arises regarding a student's residence, it is his or her responsibility to discuss it with the Dean of Student Affairs.)


  1. No one shall be deemed a resident of the Alpena Public Schools District for the purpose of admission to Alpena Community College unless he or she has resided in this district for six months immediately preceding his or her first enrollment.
  2. No one deemed a non-resident may gain resident status for tuition purposes without first obtaining approval by the Residency Committee or its designate.
  3. The residence of minors shall follow that of their legal guardian except where guardianship has been established in the district obviously to evade non-resident tuition.
  4. Aliens who have secured the Declaration of Intent papers and have otherwise met the requirements for residence shall be considered residents.
  5. The residence of any person, other than a parent or legal guardian who may furnish funds for payment of college tuition, shall in no way affect the residence of the student.
  6. Discretion to adjust individual cases within the spirit of these regulations is vested in an officer appointed by the President of Alpena Community College who is responsible and accountable for the administration of the residency policy.

Proof of Residency 
The responsibility of proving qualified residence rests with the student. All students are subject to a check of residency status at each registration. The following documents are acceptable to the college as legitimate proof for determining residency:

  1. A valid driver's license
  2. Property tax receipts
  3. A voter's registration card
  4. A visa. (Visa presentation is required of all students classified "foreign.")

Senior Citizens Waiver

A waiver of all tuition charges will be granted to college district residents 65 years of age or older. These students will be expected to pay all other fees associated with their enrollment. The Tuition Waiver is available only to individuals residing in the college district. The waiver is available on the first day of classes each semester.