Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and fees must be paid in full or payment arrangements must be made through the business office upon registration for registrations to be processed. Atlantic Cape accepts cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, checks or money orders (payable to Atlantic Cape Community College or Atlantic Cape). Payments may also be made via Web-Advisor/Student Self-Service by MasterCard, Visa, Visa/Debit, Discover, American Express, or E-check.  Vouchers and purchase orders also are accepted by a person or agency providing a form or letter authorizing Atlantic Cape to bill for tuition and fees. Learn more about our payment plan.

Typical tuition and fees

The typical full-time student taking 12 credits can expect to pay about $1,845.90, plus any additional required lab fees per semester. A student taking one three-credit on-site course can expect to pay $480.60 plus any additional required lab and insurance fees. An Atlantic or Cape May county student or other N.J. resident with a chargeback majoring in culinary arts taking 12 credits can expect to pay about $8,749.50.

Following is a summary of the basic college expenses per semester. Find out more about required insurance, tuition refunds, and payment plans. Note that the tuition and fees listed are subject to change without notice.

College Expenses

Application Fee (payable once) all students: $35

Application Fee - International students: $100

Tuition - General education, per credit: (See below for Academy of Culinary Arts tuition)

Atlantic and Cape May county residents $124.00 per credit
Out of county, New Jersey residents with chargebacks* $124.00 per credit
Out of county, New Jersey residents without chargebacks $182.00 per credit
Out of state and out of country $234.00 per credit
Online courses $154.00 per credit

View the tuition & fees comparison chart for student taking 30 credits.

*Non-residents of Atlantic or Cape May counties are required to file a chargeback form every semester when they register or pay out-of-county rates. A chargeback authorizes Atlantic Cape to bill the student's home county in New Jersey for the out-of-county portion of the tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to verify eligibility for a chargeback with the home county. Forms are available from the local county treasurer's office or community college. Complete information is available from the enrollment services office.

Tuition - Culinary Arts program courses, per credit:

Atlantic County residents $700.00 per credit, which includes $362.00 per credit tuition, $338.00 program fee plus additional mandatory fees
Out of county, New Jersey residents with chargebacks* $700.00 per credit, which includes $362.00 per credit tuition, $338.00 program fee plus additional mandatory fees
Out-of-county New Jersey residents without chargebacks $725.00 per credit, which includes $387.00 per credit tuition, $338.00 program fee plus additional mandatory fees
Out-of-state and out-of-country $763.00 per credit, which includes $425.00 per credit tuition, $338.00 program fee, plus additional mandatory fees

Mandatory Fees - all students, per credit:

General fee payable each semester, per credit, (excluding Online) $22.80
Student activity fee, fall and spring semester, per credit (excluding Online) $1.20
Facilities fee, per credit, (excluding Online)


Information Services Fee (Online only) $6.90

Mandatory Fee - all students, per semester:

Student accident insurance, fall and spring semester $5.50 (Summer $3.50)

Campus Safety Fee, Summer, Fall and Winter/Spring, per Semester



Special Fees:

Health insurance Currently not being offered, please refer to the College web site for future updates
Professional liability insurance fee, all clinical courses $5.00
Lab fee, Developmental Studies, per course $42.50
Lab fee, English as a Second Language, per course $42.50
Lab fee, light technology courses, per credit $22.80
Studio Arts Course fee, per credit $22.80
Site Visits fee (Fieldwork, Internships, Practicums) per credit $22.80
Lab fee, heavy technology courses, per credit $33.60
Culinary arts credit-by-examination, per exam, non- refundable $260.00
Nursing Clinical fee, per credit $304.00
Nursing Supplies/Test fee, Nursing IV $40.00
Certification fee (ALHT 130, CDCC120) $20.00

Air Traffic Control Terminal Program fee, per credit


Aviation program fee $372.00
Simulated Flight Course Fee (AVIT 103) $650.00
Experimental Flight course fee (AVIT101) $2,269.00
Aeronautical Skills course fee (AVIT200) $3,399.00
Instrument Pilot course fee (AVIT 240) $10,929.00
Instrument Pilot Helicopter (AVIT255)


Commercial Pilot Helicopter (AVIT265) $50,700.00
Airplane Flight Instructor course fee (AVIT278) $8,285.00

Commercial Pilot course fee (AVIT 280)


Flight Instruction (AVIT282)


Helicopter Add-on Course Fee (AVIT288)


Radiographic Procedures I Course Fee  (RADX102)


Principles of Imaging I Course Fee (RADX103)


Clinical Radiography Course Fee (RADX104)


Radiograpic Procedures II Course Fee (RADX105)


Principles of Imaging II Course Fee (RADX106)


Clinical Radiology II Course Fee (RADX109)


Clinical Radiology III Course Fee (RADX201)


Radiographic Procedures III Course Fee (RADX202)


Digital Imaging Course Fee (RADX203)


Radiation Biology & Protection Course Fee (RADX204)


Introduction to Advanced Modalities Course Fee (RADX205)


Clinical Radiography IV Course Fee (RADX206)


Clinical Radiography V Course Fee (RADX207)



Testing Fees:

Institutional Credit-by-Exam, upon successful completion, cost will be the current per-credit rate minus the $25.00 testing fee $25
Learning Disability Testing fee $300
Proctored External Testing, per exam


Accuplacer Retest fee $15
Allied Health/Nursing Program Entrance Exam $90
Portfolio Assessment Fee $125.

Graduation Fees:

All graduating students $30
Culinary Ceremony


Professional Series Audit Fee $30


Additional Fees:

Allied Health/Nursing Program Application fee $20.
Air Traffic Control Application fee $20
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Application fee $20
Transcript evaluation fee $25
Returned check service charge $35
Collection fee (delinquent accounts) $30
Deferred Payment Plan fee $25
Deferred Payment Plan Late fee $25
Student ID Card Replacement fee $5


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Accident Insurance

All students are covered by a mandatory group accident insurance policy. Students are covered during all school-sponsored functions, classes or activities for 12 months. The basic coverage costs $5.50 for spring or fall semesters and 3.50 for summer. For more information, contact (609) 343-5005.


If Atlantic Cape cancels a class, or changes the time, day or date of a scheduled course, students may transfer tuition and fees to another course or elect to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. An official drop must be in writing and postmarked or received by the refund deadlines. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances, which can be documented. Culinary refunds are pro-rated per block cycle. Tuition refunds for all students are calculated on a percentage basis according to the following schedule:

Dropping courses before the first day of the semester 100 percent
Dropping courses before the end of the second week of the semester 50 percent
Dropping courses after the second week of the semester NO REFUND

NOTE: Fees are nonrefundable except when a course is canceled by the college. Refund periods for sessions other than the normal 16-week semester (except culinary arts blocks) are proportionate to the length of the session. Contact Enrollment Services at (609) 343-5005, (609) 463-4774, ext. 5128, or e-mail for specific refund deadline dates of unusual length sessions.

Payment Plan

Atlantic Cape offers an interest-free tuition payment plan to all credit students for the Fall and Spring semesters only. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee. Any student in good financial standing is eligible to apply. Students can now enroll in the payment plan online or in person.

For more information, contact the Bursar's Office at (609) 625-1111, ext. 5278, or email

The payment schedule by semester is as follows:

Fall 2017 semester:

25 percent payment: July 11
25 percent payment: Aug. 14
25 percent payment: Sept. 11
25 percent payment Oct. 9

Spring 2018 semester:

25 percent payment: Dec. 4
25 percent payment: Jan. 4
25 percent payment: Feb. 4
25 percent payment Mar. 4

Culinary, Nursing and Aviation students:

Fall: 20 percent monthly payments June through October
Spring: 20 percent monthly payments November through March

How to Register

PERMISSION FORM:  Excess Title IV Funds