Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)

HFC's tuition rates and fees are among the lowest in the state. Find out how much money you could save by attending HFC.

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 (2017-2018)

Tuition Per Credit Hour Level 100 & 200 Level 300 & 400
In District $96 $200
Out of District $166 $265
Out of State $240 $350
International Students $240 $350


Fees Amount
Registration Fee (non-refundable) Per Semester $46
Infrastructure Fee Per Semester $45
Service Fee Per Credit Hour $16
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.

For the 2017-2018 academic year Excess Contact Hour Fees are charged at the rate of $93 per excess contact hour, with a maximum of five excess contact hours charged per course.

For an explanation of all of our fees, see HFC fee definitions and explanations.

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.

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 semester. Tuition and fees for the new semester 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.

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.