Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time by action of the College Board of Trustees.

Tuition and Fees Table 2017

Course Fees - variable based on course level Fall 2017 Spring 2018
includED® textbook fees- variable and only for "includED®" designated courses

* 7 County Indiana Area includes:  Vermillion, Parke, Fountain, Warren, Tippecanoe, Benton and Montgomery
** Includes Out of District, Out of State and International Residency

  1. Tuition: Credit Courses

    1. Tuition for in-district students under age 60 is $135.00 per semester hour.
    2. Tuition is waived for in-district students age 60 or older. The $15 credit hour technology/activity fee and course fees are not waived. (Offerings of the Corporate and Community Education are exempted from this provision as are all noncredit courses.)
    3. Tuition for out-of-district students with authorization for partial student support from their community college district local Board of Education; or their district Community College Administration $135.00 per semester hour. Tuition for out-of-district students without authorized partial student support $235.00 per semester hour.
    4. Out-of-district or out-of-state but employed 35 or more hours per week in-district $135.00 per semester hour.
    5. Tuition for out-of-state students $235.00 per semester hour.
    6. Tuition for out-of-state Indiana students residing within a specially designated 7 county area (counties include: Vermillion, Parke, Fountain, Warren, Tippecanoe, Benton and Montgomery) $202.50 per semester hour.
    7. Tuition for international students $235.00 per semester hour.
    8. Tuition rates applied to specific instructional programs:

      1. Radiologic Technology and Sonography Programs - $270.00 per semester credit hour for in-district students, $337.50 per semester credit hour for Indiana students residing in the 7 county area, and $370.00 per semester credit hour for out-of-district students. The Technology/Activity Fee of $15 per semester credit hour applies to all students.
      2. Tractor Trailer Driving Program for the 11 credit hour program - $305.00 per credit hour, $15 per hour Technology/Activity Fee (= $3,520.00 total). For the 16 credit hour program - $4,030.00 plus the $15 per hour Technology/Activity Fee (= $4,270.00 total).
  2. Tuition: Non-Credit Courses

    1. Fees for non-credit courses are based on the nature and length of the course. The tuition rate is not applicable to these courses.
    2. Out-of-district students pay the same fees as in-district students as these classes are self-supporting.
  3. Additional Fees

    1. All students, regardless of residency status, will be charged a $15.00 per credit hour Technology/Activity Fee.
    2. Many courses require a course fee in addition to tuition and other fees.  Course fees (Summer 2017, Fall 2017) vary.  They cover the cost of materials, lab equipment, special services and other costs.  Students will be billed for any breakage of laboratory equipment.  Payment for breakage must be made before term grades are released.
    3. Some courses are designated includED®.  This is a textbook fee for course materials that are accessed through Blackboard instead of purchasing from the bookstore.  includED® courses and textbook fees
    4. Official Transcript of Credits...Each copy $5.00 each.
    5. Auditing, plus applicable fees, per semester hour...$135.00. Proficiency examinations minimum of one credit hour of tuition. Graduation fee (cap and gown rental) . . . approximately $40.00. All fiscal obligations due the College must be cleared prior to registration for a subsequent term and prior to graduation.
  4. On-Line Credit Courses: Tuition and Fees
    Tuition:

    • In-district students will be charged $135.00 in tuition per semester credit hour; all other residency students will be charged $202.50 per credit hour.

    Fees:

    • All students will be charged a fee of $65.00 per course plus a $15.00 technology/activity fee per semester credit hour.

Payment and Access to Account Balance:
Tuition and fees are due and payable 10 days before classes start, unless the student has already signed up for DACC's payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS). Information about NBS can be found here.  Access to account activity and current balance is available on-line only by signing into the Student Services Jaguar Spot. Payments are accepted at the Cashier's Office via cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover. Students may also pay by signing into the Jaguar Spot for on-line payment options. A student's billing account is considered financially cleared and paid timely if financial aid has been awarded, scholarships accepted, or the payment plan has been initiated 10 days before classes start.

Financial Responsibility
By registering for classes at DACC, the student accepts full financial responsibility for payment of all amounts due by the applicable deadlines.  The student understands that failure to pay past-due debt may result in referral of the account and will result in restrictions on the student's ability to register for future classes, receive official transcripts and other College services.  DACC actively pursues outstanding balances and uses all means necessary as allowed by state and federal law to collect amounts due to the College.

Refunds

All refunds will be issued through the Business Office periodically throughout the semester.  No refund of tuition or fees is made when a student is expelled for disciplinary reasons.  Refunds for dropping individual courses will be made at the same rate as for withdrawal from school.  Refunds may be processed by check or posted to credit card.

All tuition and course fee refunds are based upon total monies due the College. If a student officially withdraws from a course during the registration period or before classes officially begin, he/she shall be entitled to receive a refund of 100% of tuition and course fees paid or payable. It is the student's responsibility to drop classes.

A soldier ordered into service by the Governor is eligible for a full refund or credit if he/she is unable to attend college for a period of 7 days or more.

Classes Meeting Twelve Weeks or Longer Including Corporate and Community Education Classes.

If the withdrawal occurs during the first 10 business days, tuition and course fees paid or payable will be refunded.

There is no refund of tuition or fees for withdrawal after the refund period.

Classes Meeting Less Than 12 Weeks Including Corporate and Community Education Classes

If the withdrawal occurs during the first 5 business days, tuition and course fees paid or payable will be refunded.

There is no refund of tuition or fees for withdrawal after the refund period.

The exception to this policy is when the Department of Education's Federal Refund Policy must be applied to those students whose costs are paid by student financial aid funding.

State and/or Accrediting Agency Refund Rule

The State of Illinois has not established a mandated refunding rule for community colleges. The North Central Association as an accrediting agency has not established a refund rule.

Federal Refund Rule (Return of Title IV Funds)

The Department of Education mandates that unearned federal financial aid funds are returned to the specific programs if a student withdraws from a semester. The amount of the refund is determined by the days of the semester that the student was in attendance verses the remaining days (after withdrawal) until the semester ends.

Students are notified by mail of their debt to the Department of Education. This debt must be paid in a timely manner in order for the student to receive future financial aid.

Proficiency Examinations

A student who has acquired knowledge and competency applicable to an educational goal through informal means may earn credit and/or exemption from certain course requirements through proficiency examinations. Proficiency examinations are offered at the discretion of the Dean of the Division responsible for the course based on: (1) the degree to which competency or ability in a given area can be adequately evaluated by a proficiency examination, and (2) judgment of the prior experience of the applicant in terms of the objectives of the course and the adequacy of their preparation to pass the examination.

Course proficiency examinations and proficiency credit are subject to the following:

  1. Proficiency credit may not duplicate credit earned at DACC or in transfer or received through CLEP, USAFI or similar programs.
  2. A course proficiency examination may not be taken (for credit) in a lower level course by students who have received credit in the subject area beyond the course in which the examination is requested.
  3. A student currently enrolled in a course but desiring to earn proficiency credit must petition for approval and complete the examination by the end of the fourth week of classes.
  4. A student cannot receive proficiency credit and subsequently enroll in the course and earn a grade.
  5. A course proficiency examination may not be attempted more than twice in a given course.
  6. Course credit earned by proficiency examination shall be recorded as "Credit by Proficiency". No transcript record is entered unless the examination is completed successfully. No grade is recorded, nor can a prior grade be changed or removed by proficiency credit. Credit earned by proficiency examination is not included in the computation of a student's grade point average (GPA).
  7. A maximum of 30 semester hours earned through course proficiency examinations will be credited toward an associate degree.
  8. The fee to take a proficiency examination shall be a minimum of one credit hour tuition or one-half the current tuition of the college for that course, whichever is greater.
  9. A copy of the report of the results of the course proficiency examination and of the examination shall be filed with the Vice President for Instruction within ten days of the administration of a course proficiency examination.
  10. A person seeking proficiency credit must have previously completed courses in which credits have been earned at Danville Area Community College.

Proficiency Exam Procedures

The following procedures will be applied to students wishing to take a proficiency exam for a class in which he/she is currently enrolled:

  1. If the student pays the exam fee, successfully completes the proficiency exam, and withdraws from the class within the first two weeks of the semester, he/she will be reimbursed the tuition paid for the class.
  2. If the student pays the exam fee, successfully completes the proficiency exam and withdraws from the class the third week of the semester or later, he/she will not be reimbursed the tuition paid for the class.
  3. If the student pays the exam fee but does not successfully complete the proficiency exam, he/she will still be enrolled in the class but will not be reimbursed the fee paid for the exam.

Grade Reports

The final semester grades are determined by the instructors, according to the grades the student earns in all phases of class work: class discussions, tests, daily work, laboratory work, reports, term papers, and the semester examinations. Final grades should reflect consistent improvement as well as averaged grades.

If you have any questions about your grades, please call the Records Office at 443-8797 within 30 days of the graded semester. Grade changes will only be considered during the 30 day time period after the semester ends.

A student may file notice and repeat any course, and the higher grade earned will be used to compute the cumulative grade point average. See "Repeating a Class."

Grade reports are available for students to view through the Jaguar Spot Online Student Services.  They are no longer being mailed.

Repeating a Class

Danville Area Community College students may repeat a class taken at DACC under one of the four following provisions:

  1. Preapproved Repeatable Courses--Due to the instructional content, some courses are frequently updated and are, therefore, State approved to be taken more than once. Pre-approved "repeatable" courses are noted in the individual course descriptions.
  2. Repeating an Unsuccessfully Completed Course--An unsuccessfully completed course which constitutes a grade of D, F, U, or W may be repeated one additional time. Students must fill out a "Request to Repeat a Course" form before the course can be enrolled in for a third time. The third attempt, and any attempt thereafter, may be subject to a course repeat fee.** DACC will use the highest grade earned to calculate the student's grade point average. When students transfer from DACC, other colleges may chose to average the grades and recalculate the student's grade point average.
  3. Repeating a Successfully Completed Course--A successfully completed course which constitutes a grade of A, B, C, or S may be repeated if the student feels he/she has not adequately mastered the content of the course. In this situation, the student must seek approval by filing a "Request to Repeat a Course" form. Please note, for the purpose of determining Summa Cum Laude status, the grade earned the first time the course was completed will be used to calculate the student's grade point average. Be advised that successfully completed coursework cannot be counted towards eligible credits when determining a student's financial aid package.
  4. Course Completed Four or More Years Ago--If a course was completed four or more years ago, whether the course was completed successfully or unsuccessfully, the state approves of repeating the course to enable the student to upgrade his/her skills in that area.

The following information indicates how DACC determines the tuition rate, grade point average calculation, credit hour calculation, and financial aid credit hour calculation for each of the provisions under which a course may be repeated.

 

Pre-Approved Repeatable Course

Unsuccessfully Completed, for 1st and 2nd Enrollment (1st Grade = D, F, U, and/or W)

Successfully Completed (Grade = A, B, C, S) Note: Requires student to fill out the Request to Repeat a Course form.

Course Completed 4 or More Years Ago

"After" the number of approved repeats has been completed. Note: Requires student to fill out the Request to Repeat a Course form.
Tuition Rate Tuition Based on Residency Tuition Based on Residency Tuition Based on Residency Tuition Based on Residency Tuition based on residency + a course repeat fee** equal to the state apportionment for the course, rounded up to the nearest dollar, per credit hour.
G.P.A. Calculation Both Grades Earned Highest Grade Earned Highest Grade Earned Note: Honors are based on the 1st grade earned. Highest Grade Earned Highest Grade Earned Note: Honors are based on the 1st grade earned.
Credit Hour Calculation Credits earned for all approved courses Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only
Financial Aid Credit Hour Calculation Credit for all courses Credit for both courses Credit for both courses Credit for both courses Credit earned for all courses

** Note: The course repeat fee is not an allowable fee for student financial aid. However, the fee can be deducted from any refund a student may be getting.

Procedure to Register for a Course When the Student has Exceeded the limit of Illinois Community College Board approved repeat enrollments in a course:

A student will be permitted to register for a course above and beyond ICCB's approved repeat limit if the following has been completed:

  1. Complete the "Request to Repeat a Course" form.
  2. Request to Repeat must be turned in to student's counselor/advisor for review and discussion.
  3. If the request is approved by the counselor/advisor, it will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office for further review.
  4. Registrar's Office will determine if a course repeat fee will be assessed.

Request for Grade Exclusion

After a minimum of two years and evidence of substantial grade improvement, a student may request that previously earned low grades be disregarded in the calculation of their DACC cumulative grade point average. The student may apply through their Academic Advisor, Counselor, or Division Dean to the Vice President for Instruction for the Grade Exclusion.

Grade Exclusion Guidelines

  • Grade Exclusion shall mean that all grades and credits earned in one or more selected semesters shall not be used in calculating the student's cumulative grade point average or be used in meeting certificate or degree requirements.
  • Prior to requesting a Grade Exclusion, the student must have earned a minimum of twelve semester credit hours with a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher.
  • Selected semesters for Grade Exclusion consideration must have been completed a minimum of two years prior to the semester or semesters of substantial grade improvement.
  • Only those semesters resulting in a majority of "D" and "F" grades will be considered for Grade Exclusion.
  • Any grade and/or credit excluded through the Grade Exclusion procedure will remain on the student's official DACC Transcript and will be used by most four year universities or colleges in recalculating the student's GPA for admission or degree completion purposes.
  • Be advised that this Grade Exclusion procedure is not relevant to the financial aid requirement that must count all credit hours attempted at DACC for aid eligibility purposes in determining the time of completion maximum for the student's program of study.

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