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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Charter Oak State College building

Tuition and Fees - Affordable Degree Completion

Calculate the cost of completing your degree at Charter Oak State College

Use our Net Cost Calculator to estimate the total cost of attending Charter Oak State College. (Cost of attendance is based upon Fall 2014 tuition and fees.)

Since every student comes to us with a unique set of circumstances, the cost of completing a degree varies for each individual.

To assist you in managing costs, a Payment Plan may be utilized for a tuition and fees balance in excess of $500 (not including admissions or testing fees). You may also apply for other forms of Financial Aid.

Fees below applicable as of July 1, 2014

Application Fee

The application includes an evaluation of how your credits may fit into a degree plan. More information on the application fee and process can be found in FAQs and How to Apply.

  • Application fee = $75

Student Services Fee

Associate and Bachelor's Degree
Connecticut Resident $184
Nonresident $245


The College Fee was replaced by the Student Services Fee on 07/01/2014. The Student Services fee supports advising staff resources along with computer software and maintenance to deliver the institution's personal and technologically supported services. The fee is charged once per semester with course enrollment and students are automatically billed the fee each semester after becoming degree seeking. (3 times/year)

Technology Fee

The Technology Fee is only assessed to course taking students and covers all of the expenses related to the automated registration process and supporting maintenance of the system. The fee also supports data security processes and staff assigned to this function.

  • Technology fee = $50

Graduation Fee

The graduation fee covers faculty evaluation and validation of your academic record. Degrees are awarded three times per year.

  • Graduation fee = $205

Tuition & Fees - Credit Earning

The following fees are not required of every student; however, depending on your needs, may apply.

Online Course Fees
Connecticut resident Student Services Fee per semester $184
Nonresident Student Services Fee per semester $245
Technology Fee per semester with course registration $50


Online Course Tuition
Connecticut resident per credit $263
Nonresident per credit $346

If you or your spouse is a military service member, please visit the Military Tuition and Fees page.

Credit Course Refund Schedule

Refunds apply to tuition charges only. Fees are non-refundable. Charter Oak has a 100% and 50% refund policy for each 15 week, 8 week and 5 week terms. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the dates of the refund period for each term.

For information and the current rates of our Non-Credit course offerings, please visit:

College-level Testing

Testing Administration Fees
Charter Oak Exams $75
DANTES $50
CLEP $50


Please see the Test Administration Schedule page for more information on standardized testing.

Charter Oak Portfolio Assessment

Course IDS102 (Prior Learning Portfolio Development)
Connecticut Resident (3 credit tuition) $789
Nonresident (3 credit tuition) $1,038
After Completing IDS102 Course
Enrolled Student per single course portfolio $320
Unenrolled Student per single course portfolio $400


Please visit Portfolio Overview for additional information.


NOTE: You may also choose to complete courses at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. In that case, you will pay tuition directly to the institution where the credit is earned.

The above information represents the majority of fees, but may not include every program or service offered. Please view the Official Catalog for a complete listing.