Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees

Fall 2017, Winter 2018 & Summer 2018

  • In-District            $100/contact hour*

  • Non-District         $160/contact hour*

  • Non-Michigan      $220/contact hour*

Tuition charges are waived for residents of the college district who are age 60 and above. They must, however, pay costs listed as fees. Tuition and fees as well as bookstore and other purchases may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

Board Policy 6060

Veterans Tuition Rate                       

In recognition of their service to our country, any individual using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Program), Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill), of title 38, United States Code, and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311 (b)(9)) who lives in the State of Michigan while attending West Shore Community College will be charged the current in-state tuition rate regardless of his/her formal state of residence.

*Contact hours are calculated on the number of hours per week of instruction for a course, to include laboratory and/or studio hours.

Student Fees, Per Semester

*Current fees (effective July 1, 2017)

Registration Fee  (non-refundable)      


Student Service Fee:

    1 to 5 contact hours   


    6 to 11 contact hours  


    12 contact hours or more


Student Activity Fee per contact hour, 0-13


14 or more contact hours


Technology Fee 

$7.00 per contact hour

14 or more contact hours   



Laboratory Fees

Some courses require the payment of an additional fee to defray costs of supplies and materials.