Tuition and Fees - Other Information

Fall 2017-Summer 2018 Costs

Tuition Per Contact Hour
SMC calculates tuition costs on the number of contact hours for each class you have enrolled in. Contact hours are the total amount of weekly instructional time you receive in a class, including lectures and labs.
In-district Student: $118.00
In-state Student: $154.00
Out-of-state Student: $168.00
Mandatory Fees Per Contact Hour
Registration: $20.50
Technology: $29.00
2017-18 Housing Costs
4-bedroom Suite: $3,175/semester* ($6,350/academic year)
2-bedroom Suite: $3,800/semester* ($7,600/academic year)
Application Fee: $75.00

* This amount is due in full by the payment due date.

If you live in on-campus housing, your tuition rate will be based on your permanent home address. The college will require verification of residency.

Bill and Payment Info

SMC offers monthly and bi-weekly payment plans so you can pay in smaller increments throughout the semester. Click here to learn more.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, gives students and their families an idea of what college costs would look like based on their individual circumstances, such as the size of their family and their family’s income. This information would go beyond a school’s “sticker price” to help students and families better estimate their actual costs to attend that institution, once grants and scholarship aid are taken into consideration.


An in-district student is one who lives in Cass County, Michigan or in Keeler or Hamilton townships in Van Buren County, Michigan.

Business Office
Contact Information

Susan Coulston
Vice President and Chief Business Officer
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1396

Financial Aid
Contact Information

David C. Briegel Building, Room 1004
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1316
Fax: 269-783-2114