The Highlands College experience is provided through two all-inclusive expenses that simplify a family’s educational investment.

The Tuition and Student Experience Fee is $42,000 rates apply to those entering Highlands College in the Fall of 2023 or Spring of 2024.

Highlands College is committed to creating the opportunity for students to graduate debt-free.

The educational investment of our students and their families is shared by a community of supporters whose financial generosity reflects a passion for the next generation of leaders. The scholarships and financial programs they fund create the financial freedom for graduates to apply a first-class education to fulfilling their God-given purpose to reach the world. The average combined scholarship and financial program award for a student is $27,000 – $33,000 for those who met all application deadlines.

No, Highlands College does not accept federal funding. 

Scholarships are available by application process for incoming students of both programs. Once your student begins the admission application process, information on how to apply for scholarships will be provided. The scholarship committee will not review an applicant for a scholarship award until their Highlands College admission application is complete.

You can learn more about the specific scholarships offered by Highlands College here.

For both programs, tuition is due before the start of the semester. However, if you need to spread your tuition payments throughout the semester, both Highlands College and Southeastern University offer tuition payment plans.

The Highlands College Associate program payment option:

  •    $1100 due by the first day of class
  •    $550 due on Sept 1
  •    $550 due on Oct 1
  •    $550 due on Nov 1
  •    $550 due on Dec 1

The Evening Program payment plan allows you to make 2 payments toward your tuition/fees over the course of the semester. One payment at the beginning of the semester and one payment halfway through the semester.

Degree-seeking students, please consult with our SEU representative, Cass Bussey, on payment plan options. You can email her at

Yes. The HC Fit fee is $900.00 per semester. All students participate. The HC Fit fee is typically due at the start of each semester. However,  there is a payment plan option available if you would like to pay your fee in monthly installments over the course of the semester.

We believe that in order to have longevity and effectiveness in ministry, our students must be healthy body, soul, and spirit. As part of our holistic training, our students participate in the HC Fit Program. HC Fit is designed to give students the tools they need to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle while also using sports and activities to grow in their leadership abilities. The core components of HC Fit are as follows: a meal plan of 64 high-quality lunches Monday – Thursday, access to premier fitness facilities and trainers, intramural sports, and entry into Expedition and the Half-Marathon.

No. student housing is optional and therefore is not included in the cost of tuition.

Your student may choose a 3 bedroom apartment for $440 per month/ or a 2 bedroom apartment for $500 per month. These rental rates are based upon two students per bedroom. If your student would like a private room, we can absolutely accommodate that request. The rental rate will simply be double the standard rate for that apartment. Leases are for 10 months.

If your student is pursuing the SEU Associate Degree option, your tuition could be tax-deductible. Our team can send you information concerning this.

Depending on the program, Highlands College Associate Degree students could spend up to $300/semester. SEU Associate Degree students could spend up to $600/semester on books

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