93% of students who have need receive scholarships or grants.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Estimated Expenses

The following is an approximate nine-month, academic year cost projection for a full-time undergraduate, residential student.

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2016 – 2017 Cost of Attendance
Direct Costs
Tuition $30,321
Room & Board $12,332
SGA Student Body Fee $336
Outdoor Adventure Fee $168
Parking Fee $150
Tech Fee $325
Total Direct Costs to SNC $43,482
Estimated Additional Costs
Personal Expenses $1,000
Books & Supplies $1,600
Transportation $1000
Total Estimated Costs $3,600
TOTAL $47,082
Undergraduate Fees

Student Government Association Fee  | All full-time and part-time undergraduate students pay a Sierra Nevada College Student Government Association fee of $336.

Outdoor Adventure Fee | $168

Technology Fee | $325

Lab Fees | Certain courses require a lab fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

Returned Check Fee | $25. The College will accept only cash or certified funds after the second returned check.

Non-Credit Rate | $490/credit. The non-credit tuition rate is not available for private instruction, independent study classes, or certain other classes.

Health Insurance

All full-time students are required to carry a medical insurance policy covering expenses which could be incurred in the event of accident or illness. Details are available on the Student Health Insurance page. Students must provide evidence of coverage at the time of registration by submitting the Health Insurance Proof of Coverage form online.

Credit Load

Tuition includes enrollment in 12 – 19 credits per semester and an Incline Village General Improvement District Recreation Pass. Sophomore, Junior, or Senior students who elect to carry more than 19 credits must have a 3.25 GPA or must receive approval from the Dean of Faculty. If the student is a freshman and wishes to carry more than 19 credits, approval by the Dean of Faculty is required. Students enrolling in fewer than 12 credits (full-time) are charged the rate of $1,234* per credit. The tuition rates for subsequent academic years are published upon approval of the Board of Trustees.

*Tuition cost is for the 2015 – 2016 academic year