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Tuition, Costs & Fees

We know that cost plays a big role in whether you decide to go to a college or not. We think this will help you make your decision! 

Delta student.

Keep in mind, the costs listed here do not include your meals, housing, transportation or other personal expenses you may have while attending college. Also, these rates are subject to change by the Delta College Board of Trustees.  

2018-2019 Tuition Costs


Residency status Cost 
In-district $112 per credit hour
Out-district $192 per credit hour
Out-of-state $361 per credit hour

If you are a resident of the Delta College district, 60 years of age or older, you may register for courses at 50% of the current tuition rate (excludes fees). Contact the Registrar's office at 989-686-9305 or for more information.


Type of fee Cost
Registration fee (Non-refundable) $40 / semester
 Technology/excess hours fees Course specific 
 Online course fee  $33 / credit hour

Estimated costs for 12 credits per semester  

Fee In-District Out-District Out-State-Foreign
Tuition $1,344 $2,304 $4,332
Registration fee $40 $40 $40
Course fees (estimated) $228 $228 $228
Total $1,612 $2,572 $4,600

Estimated costs for 6 credits per semester 

Fee In-District Out-District Out-State-Foreign
Tuition $672 $1,152 $2,166
Registration fee $40 $40 $40
Course fees (estimated) $114 $114 $114
Total $826 $1,306 $2,320

cost definitions

Contact Hour Fee

This fee is based on additional class contact hours which exceed credit hours, as well as your residency status. Art, science, and health and wellness classes are a few examples.

Registration Fee

A non-refundable, per semester fee charge upon registration. No refund, unless all courses are cancelled by the College.


The money you pay the college for instruction and services. A dollar amount is assigned to each credit. Tuition is determined by multiplying the dollar amount by the number of credits for which you are registering. In-District, Out-of-District, and Out-of-State tuition rates are different.

Technology Fee

This fee is based on class credit hours and supports increased use of technology in classrooms, labs, library and Teaching/Learning Center.

Additional course-specific fees, such as online, nursing or course content fees are charged to cover additional service relative to those courses.

Log in to Portal to see specific course fees (PDF) for the 2018-19 academic year.

Books & Supplies

The costs for books and supplies varies greatly depending on the class. So, we can't really estimate that. But, we guarantee it's as low as we can get away with, and still give you the best education possible. That's what we do here at Delta.

Visit the Delta Bookstore to see your required list of books and supplies.

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Half the cost

Less than half the cost of a public university, with the same quality education.

Interest Free Plan

An interest-free tuition plan that spreads out your payments.


Half of Delta students receive some form of assistance.

Sam Rechsteiner

“Not only am I saving money on tuition, I’m saving money on housing. I’m saving even more money because I’m taking classes that I would take at a university for an incredibly lower price.”

Sam Rechsteiner
Pursuing an Associates in Science
Transferring to U of M to study Actuary Mathematics