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Tuition and Fees

Indian River State College is widely recognized for its affordability. The College is identified by the United States Department of Education as the most affordable college in Florida and the third-most affordable college in the country.

Refer to the fees section of the current IRSC Catalog for detailed fee and tuition information. These fees should be considered approximate costs. All fees listed are subject to change at any point during the Catalog year. Many financial aid and scholarship programs are available to eligible students to assist with the financing of their college education at IRSC.

  • $103.83* per Advanced and Professional Lower-level college credit, Florida Resident
  • $390.49* per Advanced and Professional Lower-level college credit, Non-Florida Resident
  • $117.10* per Advanced and Professional Baccalaureate-level college credit, Florida Resident
  • $536.04* per Advanced and Professional Baccalaureate-level college credit, Non-Florida Resident

Lab fees are extra. There is a technology fee for online classes.  Additional fees may be required depending on program selected.

Important Notice: As required by state regulations effective July 1, 2011, there is a tuition charge for IRSC Adult Education. This includes GED® and ESL. The $30 cost will cover all classes during a semester.

In accordance with state law, the third time students register for a developmental-education class or for a college-credit class, they will be assessed the full instructional cost.

*Fees are subject to change, pending Board of Trustees approval.

Florida Resident Tuition

Students seeking Florida residency for tuition purposes are required to submit documentation to IRSC that proves their residency. For prospective students new to Florida, it is important to know that you cannot establish Florida residency just by virtue of 12-month enrollment in a college.

Refer to the Indian River State College Procedure for Florida Resident for Tuition Purposes. Additional information may be found in the Florida Department of Education Guidelines for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes.

International Student Tuition

F-1 Visa students are not eligible for Florida resident tuition fees regardless of time living in the United States. The non-Florida resident tuition fees apply throughout the entire time as an F-1 Visa student. Students attending IRSC through one of the Florida Linkages Institutes may qualify for an out-of-state tuition exemption.

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

Out-of-state tuition waiver programs can dramatically reduce the costs for veterans, eligible Florida high school graduates and eligible international students. For more information on these waivers visit any campus, or contact the Office of Student Records at 772-462-7460.

The C. W. Bill 1365 Young Veteran Tuition Waiver program grants an out-of-state tuition waiver to honorably discharged veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces, United States Reserve Forces or National Guard, and who physically reside in this state while enrolled at IRSC. The student veteran must provide their DD-214 and one legal tie to the state of Florida from the Florida Statute 1009.21(3)(c)1 list. 

Florida Statute 1009.26(12)(a) grants an out-of-state fee waiver for students, including, but not limited to, students who are undocumented for federal immigration purposes, who meet the following conditions: (1) attended a Florida secondary school for three consecutive years immediately before graduating from high school; (2) applied for enrollment within 24 months after Florida high school graduation; and (3) submitted an official Florida high school transcript as evidence of attendance and graduation. The waiver applies to 110% of the number of required credit hours of the degree, certificate or PSAV program. Students receiving an out-of-state tuition waiver are not eligible for any state financial aid.

DACA (Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia)

Un estudiante que cualifica para DACA (Acción Diferida par los llegados en la Infancia) puede solicitar una exención en cual la porción de matrícula fuera de estado es eliminada de su matrícula. Una “Exención de Matricula fuera de Estado” por selectos graduados de escuela secundaria de la Florida se hizo efectivo para ciertos estudiantes elegibles que no califican como residentes de la Florida para los propósitos de matrícula. Para ser elegible para esta exención, el estudiante debe cumplir con los siguientes requisitos:

  • Asistió una escuela secundaria de la Florida en cual estuvo durante los últimos tres años consecutivos, inmediatamente antes de graduación.
  • Presentar una aplicación de admisión a Indian River State College dentro de 24 meses de graduación de la escuela secundaria.
  • Presentar su transcripción oficial de estudios secundarios a Indian River State College.

Debe llenar el Formulario de Exención fuera de Estado por completo con toda la información correspondiente antes del primer día de clases para cada semestre en cual solicita la exención. Puede conseguir el Formulario de Exención de su consejero académico o la oficina de Admisiones. Consulte el Calendario de IRSC para determinar el primer día de clases para los próximos semestres.

Esta exención de matrícula fuera de Estado no constituye clasificación como residente de la Florida para los propósitos de matrícula. Los estudiantes que reciben esta exención se clasifican como no residentes en la Florida para propósitos de matrícula.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con Alexandra Añez 772-462-7784 / canez@irsc.edu o la Oficina de Admisiones 772-462-7460 / admissions-info@irsc.edu para obtener más información y asistencia.

Florida Linkage Institutes Out-of-State Tuition Exemption

Linkage Institutes were created by the Florida Legislature to assist in the development of stronger economic and social ties between Florida and strategic foreign countries. International students who are citizens of one of the countries or regions eligible for exemption—Brazil, Canada, The Caribbean, People's Republic of China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico and West Africa—may be eligible for an out-of-state tuition exemption.

To apply for the out-of-state tuition exemption, a student must contact the Linkage Institute director for his/her country of origin. Each institute sets criteria for the selection of students. A very important condition that students need to meet is that they are required to return home after graduation.

For more information, search “Florida linkage institutes” online and contact the Linkage Institute director for your country of origin.

Excess Credit Hour Surcharge

Section 1009.286, Florida Statutes, establishes an “excess hour” surcharge for students seeking Baccalaureate degrees at state universities. It is critical that students, including those entering Florida College System institutions, are aware of the potential for additional course fees. "Excess hours” are defined as hours that go beyond 110% of the hours required for a Baccalaureate Degree program. For example, if the length of the program is 120 credit hours, the student may be subject to an excess hour surcharge for any credits attempted beyond 132 credit hours (110% x 120).

All students whose educational plan may include earning a Baccalaureate Degree should make every effort to enroll in and successfully complete those courses that are required for their intended major on their first attempt. Florida college students intending to transfer to state universities should identify a major or “transfer program” early and, by the time the student earns 30 semester hours of college credit, be advised of admission requirements for that program, including the approved common prerequisites. Course withdrawals and/or repeats, as well as enrollment in courses nonessential to the intended major, may contribute to a potential excess hours surcharge.

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