Tuition

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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.

Current Tuition Information

Tuition Per Credit Hour Level 100 & 200 Level 300 & 400
In District $108 $200
Out of District $188 $265
Out of State $273 $350
International Students $273 $350

Current Fee Information

Fees Amount
Registration Fee (non-refundable) Per Semester $50
Infrastructure Fee Per Semester $60
Service Fee Per Credit Hour $18
Technology Investment Fee Per Credit Hour $4
Student Activity Fee Per Credit Hour $2
Employer onsite course fee Per Course* $268

* This fee only applies to specific, off-site instructional arrangements through Corporate Training partnerships.

Course-Specific Fees

Some courses have course or lab fees or excess contact hour fees associated with that specific course. See the exact fee by looking up each specific course by semester: (Fall/Winter/Summer)

For the 2022-2023 academic year Excess Contact Hour Fees are charged at the rate of $108 per excess contact hour for in-district students and $188 per excess contact hour for students that are not in-district, with a maximum of five excess contact hours charged per course.

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

Please know that HFC does reserve the right to make changes at any time.

Fee Definitions and Explanations

Registration Fee: The Registration Fee supports general operations of the registration process. The Registration Fee is non-refundable.

Infrastructure Fee: The Infrastructure Fee supports the upkeep of HFC's capital assets, such as buildings, sidewalks, and parking lots.

Service Fee: The Service Fee supports general operations of HFC's student support services within the Division of Student Affairs and various other areas of HFC.

Technology Investment Fee: The Technology Investment Fee supports the College’s Technology Investment Fund (TIF),as well as other technology-based projects that increase or improve student access to technology.

Course Fee: The Course Fee supports costs that are unique to a specific course, which would be considered above and beyond the cost of instruction and basic instructional materials and equipment.

Excess Contact Hour Fee: When a course meets for more hours than those generally reflected by the credit hours associated with that course, “additional or excess contact” exists between the instructor and the student. In these situations, an Excess Contact Hour Fee is assessed to the course as a reflection of the additional (or excess) cost associated with providing this additional instructional time.

Student Activity Fee: The Student Activity Fee supports student government, student clubs, intramural athletic facilities/events, and various other student programming.

Dearborn Residents

Residency Regulations

Residency regulations outline the requirements for qualifying as a Dearborn Public Schools District student for tuition purposes. Residency must be validated each semester.

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 contact the Welcome Center 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 in accordance with our residency regulations, and validate proof of age with a valid driver’s license or birth certificate.