Tuition & Fees

Check Residency
In-District Resident $97.00/Billable Contact Hour
Out-of-District Resident* $188.00/Billable Contact Hour

*International students & non-Michigan residents will pay Out-of-District rates

Fees (All Students)
Student Support Fee (non-refundable after the start of the term.) $100.00

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken times the cost per contact hour and differs for in-county and out-of-county residents. In addition to tuition and fees, each student is expected to purchase their textbooks and supplies. The College provides financial aid and numerous scholarship options for eligible students.

Payment Terms

Payment is accepted in the form of:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Online: Electronic Check (ACH)
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express

You may pay immediately following your registration at MyOCC using your credit card or electronic check. Advantages of electroinc check payment vs. credit card:

  • Electronic check payments are less likely to have account numbers compromised.
  • No address or card verification required when using routing and account number for payment.
  • Students can receive refunds to the same account used for payment, if they enter the information into their student financial profile. Refunds for credit card payments are returned to the card used for payment.
  • Payments made by electronic check saves money on credit card interest for balances not paid in full every month. 

Senior Citizen Tuition Discount

  • Seniors receive a 20% discounted tuition rate. It applies to tuition only. Students are responsible
    for 100% of the student support fee.  
  • You must provide proof that you are 60 years of age on or before the first day of classes of the semester for which the discount begins.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the State of Michigan to be eligible for the Tuition Discount Program.
  • Tuition discounts are NOT retroactive. Discounts applied for after the first day of classes begin the next semester. 

Cost of Attendance (COA) for 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the total amount it will cost you to attend OCC for an academic year determined using rules established by congress. The COA is calculated using tuition, fees, housing, food, transportation, books, and supplies, personal expenses, and other costs, depending on your circumstances and program of study.

Cost of Attendance Chart for In-District Tuition


Enrollment Status Full time ( 12+ credits) 3/4 time (9-11 credits) 1/2 time (6-8 credits) LHT (less than half-time 1-5  credits
Tuition and Fees (Actual) 2660 2090 1530 960
Books and Supplies 1450 1090 730 350
Transportation 1370 1040 740 370
Miscellaneous Expenses 1040 800 520 0
 Loan Fees 60 60  60   
Room and Board 5320 5320 5320 0
TOTAL 11900 10400 8900 1680


Enrollment Status Full time ( 12+ credits) 3/4 time (9-11 credits) 1/2 time (6-8 credits) LHT (less than half-time  1-5  credits
Tuition and Fees (Actual) 2660 2090 1530 960
Books and Supplies 1450 1090 730 350
Transportation 1370 1040 740 370
Miscellaneous Expenses 1040 800 520 0
 Loan Fees 60 60 60  
Room and Board 7420 7420 7420 0
TOTAL 14000 12500 11000 1680

If you are dependent, your Room and Board figures are less because they are provided by your parents. Generally, these students are considered dependent unless they meet the independent student criteria.

In order to be considered as an independent student  for financial aid purposes, you must meet one of the following:

  • at least 24 years old at the beginning of this calendar year.
  • a graduate or professional student beyond a Bachelor's degree
  • a married student
  • a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • an orphan or ward of the court
  • have a legal dependent(s) other than a spouse.

You are considered to be a dependent student if you do not meet any of the criteria used to determine an independent student.

If you are a dependent student, you must provide financial information for yourself and your parents.

A federal formula determined by  Congress is used to calculate an amount, called your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which determines how much your family can contribute to help pay for school. Factors such as taxable and nontaxable income, assets, and benefits are all considered in this calculation. Please note that your EFC is not an amount you must pay to the college in order to receive financial aid. It is the amount your family is expected to contribute to the cost of your education. Some financial aid programs can replace your EFC.

A family/student demonstrates financial need when Cost of Attendance (COA) minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is greater than zero.

Need Equation
     Cost of Attendance

   -Expected Family Contribution

= Financial Need/Eligibility For Aid


Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Road
Room B-227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Room M-207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Southfield Campus
22322 Rutland Drive
Room A-203
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Woodland Hall 260
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Room  B-104
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250