Tuition

Tuition

Attend a great college and save money too. Tuition at HFC is listed below:

Current Tuition Information Level 100 & 200 Level 300 & 400
Registration Fee (Non-refundable Effective Fall 2016) $46 $46
Infrastructure Fee $45 $45
Employer onsite course fee $268
Tuition Per Credit Hour
Dearborn Public Schools District $93 $194
Out of District $161 $258
Out of State $230 $345
International Students $230 $345
Service Fee Per Credit Hour $15 $15
Technology Investment Fee Per Credit Hour $2 $2
Course/Lab Fees (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall)
Excess Contact Hours (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall)
HFC fee definitions and explanations

Remember, HFC offers a four-year tuition freeze guarantee, which assures that today's tuition rates will be frozen for students who graduate from HFC within four years. All students have to do is apply and any tuition increases will be refunded upon graduation. More on Tuition Freeze Guarantee.

Payment Terms

Payment must be made by the due date listed in the Enrollment Services calendar in order to ensure the student's enrollment in registered classes. HFC accepts cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover for tuition and fee payments. Company vouchers are required for Sponsor Billing. Please bring these vouchers to the Office of Student Accounts. Checks returned to HFC will result in a charge of $25 for each check returned and may result in the student being dropped from classes.

Tuition and fees are subject to change, without notice, by action of the Board of Trustees.

HFC assesses an excess contact hour fee called Laboratory Tuition for any course in which the contact hours exceed the standard contact hour. Effective Fall 2016 this is assessed at the rate of $89 per excess contact hour. The winter, spring, summer, and fall course fee documents include the current courses with this particular fee. Please know that HFC does reserve the right to make changes at any time.

Payment Policies

Previous balances must be paid in full before registering for the new term. Tuition and fees for the new term are due by the dates listed in the Enrollment Services Calendar.

Students have three payment options:

  1. Sign up for the EZ Pay Program via WebAdvisor's "EZ Pay" tab. This program requires a down payment on tuition with the balance paid in monthly installments. The sooner a student applies, the smaller the down payment.
  2. Pay by cash, check or credit card at the Student Accounts Office in the Welcome Center (Building WC on the main campus).
  3. Pay by credit card through WebAdvisor "View Account and Make a Payment."

Past Due Account Balances

Past Due Account Balances are subject to collection fee charges and credit bureau reporting. Collection fee charges are 20 percent of the past due account balance. These charges are used to pay the collection agency who will collect the debt. In addition, students with past due account balances will not be eligible for future registration.

Residency Regulations

Residency regulations outline the requirements for qualifying as a Dearborn Public Schools District student for tuition purposes. Residency must be validated each term. Learn more about Residency Regulations.

Dearborn Senior Citizen Students

Residents of the Dearborn Public Schools District who meet course pre-requisites and who are age 60 and older are eligible to take credit courses at HFC tuition-free. Senior citizens must pay uniform fees and specified course fees.

Interested individuals should visit the Welcome Center or call 313-845-6403 to express their interest in the program. They will be required to bring in official documentation that validates that they are a resident of the Dearborn Public Schools District (use the Residency Regulation link in the paragraph above to validate residency), and validate proof of age with a valid driver’s license or birth certificate.