Tennessee Promise


Non-Credit Courses

Non-credit courses include seminars, workshops, and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes. Fees for those non-credit courses are established individually for each class and are in addition to fees for credit classes. Fees for these classes are due at the time of registration. Students failing to pay will be removed from their classes.

Audited Course Fees

Students who audit regular credit courses pay the same fees as those enrolling for credit. Senior Citizens and Disabled students may audit regular credit classes at a reduced rate during the late registration period only. Senior Citizens and Disabled students registering before late registration must pay the regular per credit hour rate.

Fees and Charges

Fee/Charge Amount
ACT Residual Fee $35
Application Fee $10
Application/Processing Fee (International Students) $30
Campus Access Fee Faculty/Staff (Annual Fee) $45
Campus Access Fee Student (Per Term Fee) $15
Campus Child Care Fee  
CLEP Registration Fee $25
Correspondence Exam (Non Student) $15
COMPASS/ASSET (Retesting Fee) $20
Credit by Exam Fee $15
Deferred Payment Plan Late Charge $25
Deferred Payment Plan Service Fee $10
GED Test Fee $55
GED Per Part $11
GED Transcript $5
ID Replacement Fee $5
International Education Fee (Per Term) $15
Returned Check Charge $30
Student Activity Fee $15

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Laboratory Fees

Laboratory Fees
Fee/Charge Amount
Food Preparation $35
Foundations of Nursing $15
Adult Health Nursing I $15
Adult Health Nursing II $15
Quantity Cookery $40
Catering/Special Food Services $40
Late Registration Fee $10

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Music Fees

Music Fees For Individual 30-Minute Lessons
Fee/Charge Amount
One Per Week $45
Two Per Week (Same Medium) $55
Two Per Week (Different Medium) $60

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Nursing and Allied Health Program Fees

National League of Nursing Charges
Fee/Charge Amount
Program Fees $20 per credit hour
NLN Pre-Exam $70
NLN Achievement Exam $11
Malpractice Insurance Charge $14.50
EMT Malpractice Insurance Charge $14.50
Health Occupational Test Charge $25
HESI Comprehensive Exit Exam $19
HESI Adult Health Nursing I Customized Exam $20
MLT Malpractice Insurance $14.50
Paramedic Pre-Exam $25
Testing for Adult Education (TABE) $10

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Technology Access Fee

Technology Access Fees
Fee/Charge Amount
1 to 6 Credit Hours $18/Credit Hour
7 or More Credit Hours $112.50/Per Term

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Fee Descriptions

ACT Residual Fee

Individuals under 21 years of age needing to take the ACT for admissions to Southwest must pay a $35 fee in the Cashier’s Office and have a Southwest admission application on file with the College. The ACT fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Note: Southwest offers the Resident ACT and National ACT. Residual test scores are not transferable; therefore, only those individuals who will be enrolling in Southwest courses will be allowed to register for the Residual ACT at Southwest.

Application Fee

Each new student submitting an application for admission to the College must pay a one-time, non-refundable fee of $10. Be advised, the admission application will not be processed until the application fee is paid.

Application/Processing Fee (International Students)

International students submitting an application for admissions to the College must pay a one-time non-refundable fee of $30.

Campus Access Fee

Students registering for classes at any location are charged a campus access fee to help cover maintenance costs of facilities. Campus access fees are refundable only if the total maintenance fees are refunded at 100 percent.

Campus Child Care Fee

For information contact Campus Kids at 901-333-4500 or 901-333-5233.

CLEP Registration Fee

Equivalent college credit may be awarded to any bona fide Southwest student who has earned an acceptable score on either the general or subject examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit awarded through CLEP examinations by other institutions must meet the minimum standards set forth for Southwest students to be acceptable for transfer. For additional information contact the Admissions and Records Office.

Credit by Examination Fee

A $15 non-refundable fee is assessed in addition to regular per semester hour rate for each examination. However, the maintenance fee charges for any one term shall not exceed the full-time rate.

Deferred Payment Late Charge

A non-refundable $25 late charge will be assessed for each fee payment not received by the due date under the Deferred Payment Plan.

Deferred Payment Service Fee

A non-refundable service fee of $10 will be assessed each semester for students electing to participate in the Deferred Payment Plan.

GED Test Fee

Individuals desiring to register to take the GED test battery at Southwest will pay a $55 non-refundable fee in the Southwest Cashier's Office prior to the date of the test. A non-refundable fee of $11 will be charged for individuals repeating a part(s) of the test battery. If the entire test is being repeated, the $55 fee is in effect. GED fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

GED Transcript

A non-refundable $5 fee will be assessed to all students requesting a duplicate copy of GED test results.

ID Replacement Fee

Student identification cards are issued to all students. There is no charge for the initial card. However, the fee for replacing a lost card is $5. Information about obtaining or replacing an ID card is available in Student Activities. The $5 charge is non-refundable.

International Education Fee

This is assessed per term. It supports Southwest students in study abroad programs and other international educational programs. International educational fees are refundable only if the maintenance fee is refunded at 100 percent.

Laboratory Fee

Students who enroll for courses requiring special supplies are assessed a laboratory fee. Laboratory fees are refundable on the same basis as maintenance fees.

Late Registration Fee

All maintenance and tuition fees must be paid at registration. A non-refundable charge of $10 will be assessed to all students registering during late registration.

Music Fees

The fee for individual music lessons is $45 per term for one 30-minute lesson per week. Two 30-minute lessons per week in the same medium is $55 per term. Two 30-minute lessons per week in different media is $60 per term. Music fees are refundable on the same basis as maintenance fees.

Nursing and Allied Health Program Fees

HOAE, TABE and Paramedic test fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Nursing Fee

Nursing fees are refunded on the same basis as maintenance fees.

Returned Check Charge

If a check presented for registration is returned by the bank, a $30 penalty is assessed. The student will be withdrawn from school if the check is not redeemed and the $30 penalty fee paid (in cash) within 10 days. All other returned checks are also subject to a $30 penalty fee.

Student Activity Fee

A $15 non-refundable Student Activity Fee is collected each term from all students to fund broad-based student activities. This fee is refundable only when maintenance fees are refunded at 100 percent.

Technology Access Fee

The Technology Access Fee is $18 per credit hour for one through six hours and $112.50 for seven hours. The Technology Access Fee is refunded on the same basis as maintenance fees.

Fees and fines listed above are subject to change by policy of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

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