Tuition and Fees – Columbia Main Campus

Southeastern Institute wishes to eliminate possible areas of misunderstanding before students begin class. This allows the School to devote future efforts to support our student’s education. At Southeastern Institute, tuition and fees are charged to the student by the semester/*payment period. Each semester is 16 weeks in duration for credit hour programs. Each pay period is 450 hours in duration for clock hour programs. Southeastern Institute students are not charged by the course or by credit hours. Southeastern Institute student tuition and fees are subject to annual review and modification.

Initial Fees
Application Fee (one-time charge) $50.00
Registration Fee (one-time charge) $50.00
Transcript Fee $5.00
Background Check (Allied Health Students) $75.00
Drug Screening $60.00

Tuition Charge Per Semester/*Pay Period (Tuition is charged and payable on the first day of the class in the semester/*pay period)

Tuition for Students attending Full Time: $8, 744.00 per semester/*pay period

Programs       Semesters/*Pay Periods
Medical Assisting 2
Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist 2
Pharmacy Technology 2.5
*Professional Clinical Massage Therapy 2**

Tuition for students less than full time: tuition is charged based on a pro-rata calculation at the beginning of the semester/*pay period.

Education Fee per Semester/*Pay Period $400

Tuition Charge per Semester/*Pay Period for Life Experience Credit
Tuition for life experience course is 25% of normal tuition for a semester/*pay period.

Estimated Program Costs
Medical Assisting Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Pharmacy Technology *Professional Clinical Massage Therapy
Total Tuition $17,488 $17,488 $21,860 $17,488
Total Education Fees $800 $800 $1,000 $800
Estimated Textbook Cost per Semester/*Pay Period $600 $850 $675 $400
Total Estimated Textbook Costs $1,200 $1,700 $1,350 $800
Licensure/Certification Fees (estimated)
MBLEx $195.00
Massage Prep Test $47.00
SC State Massage License Application and Fees $150.00
Medical Assisting RMA $120.00
Medical Assisting Supplemental Optional NHA Exams and Prep Material $580.00
Medical Assisting AMT Student Membership RMA Mock Exams $25.00
Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certifications $295.00
Pharmacy Technician National Certification Exam (PTCB) $129.00
SC Pharmacy Technician State Licensure Fee $40.00
Other Fees
Withdrawal Fee $100.00
Re-entry Fee $100.00
Returned Check Fee $25.00
Total Estimated Program Costs
Electronic Medical Billing
and Coding Specialist
*Professional Clinical
Massage Therapy
$20,213 $20,283 $24,379 $19,480
  • Programs with Majors with certification/licensure that require a student kit will be assessed a fee accordingly.
  • Textbook prices are available on the student portal by course.
  • Textbooks purchased from Follett will have shipping charges assessed to them.
  • For students who have Cash Payments, the late fee charge is $10 per month for each month past due.

Southeastern Institute reserves the right to make any change in curriculum or any phase of its program where it is the opinion of the administration that the students or the School will benefit. Such changes may be made without further notice. Tuition is charged by the semester/*pay period as stated above. An academic transcript will not be released if the student has a balance with the institution for any reason.

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*Denotes Clock Hour Program
**Retake fee for Clock Hour Programs: Retake fee for Clock Hours attempted in excess of the program’s total clock hours will be charged based on a pro-rata calculation of the additional Clock Hours scheduled.