Tuition & Payments

Tuition Rates for 2023

Residency location Cost per credit hour
Within District 503 $164
Outside District 503 (Illinois resident) $265
Iowa student living in Clinton, Louisa, Muscatine or Scott counties, IA $180
All other out-of-state students $270
International students (F1 visa – subject to change)

These tuition rates include the following instructional methods:  In Person, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Hybrid, Hybrid, Internship and Practicum. 

Online learning courses

These tuition rates include the following instructional methods:  Online Blended and Online Completely.

Course fees Course Fees Fall 2023 through Spring 2024


View total tuition cost based on total credits enrolled (PDF).

Payment Options & Due Dates »

Fees: Additional lab or equipment fees may apply to specific classes. An administration fee may be assessed for students receiving a tuition waiver.

Administration fees for tuition-waivered students: Students who receive Achievement Awards from Black Hawk College will be assessed an administration fee of $30 per credit hour.

This administrative tuition waiver fee does not apply to outside awarded scholarships. The following Black Hawk College scholarships are assessed an administration fee:

  • Athletic scholarships
  • Departmental scholarships (music/art)
  • Equine scholarships
  • Presidential Scholars

Dual credit tuition rate: The dual credit tuition rate for courses taught by qualified high school faculty is $30/ credit hour.  The dual credit tuition for courses taught by Black Hawk College faculty is $164/ credit hour.

Residency requirements: Students may be required to furnish legal evidence of their residency. Please view the Documentation of Residency (PDF) for more information.

Tuition billing statement

All students are responsible for keeping their account current by paying all charges by their respective semester due dates, regardless of billing receipt. We will attempt to send out a billing statement prior to payment due dates. However, if registration occurs near or after the published due date, it may not be possible. Students participating in last-minute enrollment will not receive a bill since payment is due at the time of registration.

  • Bills are only sent electronically via your myBlackHawk email account.
  • No paper bills will be mailed with the exception of high school dual students, who will receive an initial paper bill. All further billing notices for dual students will be made electronically via the student’s myBlackHawk email.

Access to your balance due is available on your myBlackHawk account.

  • Select the Student Billing tab.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the middle column to view “My Account.”
  • Pay by clicking on the credit card icon when you have a balance due.