Costs & Requirements


Tuition and Fees

SFCC is waiving its online distance learning fees for the summer and fall semesters – a savings of up to $75.

The cost per credit hour for enrollment in courses in the College For Working Adults program is the same as the cost for enrollment in courses offered at Santa Fe Community College main campus. A cost breakdown for a typical 9 credit hour CWA block is set forth below. These costs are for in-state and in-district residents. Costs are subject to change without notice.

Description of Cost: Unit Cost: Estimated Cost:
Tuition (includes rate
per credit hour +
service fee+SGA fee)
$49* x 9 credit hours
$1**x 9 credit hours
$441 and


Books (Cost per block) Approx. $250.00
Total cost per 9 credit block $700.00 (estimate)

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be applied to the CWA program. Students must apply for financial aid using the FAFSA process. Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information, please contact the SFCC Financial Aid Office website or call 428-1268.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the College for Working Adults requires a high school diploma or GED and admission to Santa Fe Community College. SFCC has an open admission policy. Applicants should either take the Course Placement Evaluation (the Accuplacer Exam) or bring transcripts of any prior college credit and must meet with the CWA advisor prior to enrolling.

Remember, rates are subject to change without notice. Always consult the current SFCC Schedule of Credit Classes for exact tuition and fees.

* – In-State & In-District Resident
** –
In-State/Out-of-District: rate is $61 per credit hour + Service Fee + SGA Fee.
Out-of-State rates less than 6 hours are the same as out-of-district.
Out-of-State rates greater than 6 hours are $144 + Service Fees + SGA Fee.