Southern Careers Institute Tuition By Course

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One of the most important things to know before you enroll in a course is how much you can expect to pay. A good place to start is by checking out the Southern Careers Institute tuition prices. Bear in mind that these costs may be significantly less when you account for financial aid. Keep reading below for more information on how to cut costs.

Costs by Program

  • Administrative Assistant: $13,350
  • Medical Assistant: $16,800*
  • Medical Office Specialist: $15,450
  • HVAC: $19,925
  • Nurse Aide: $1200*
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator (CMVO): $3980*
  • Business Accounting Specialist: $15,950
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist: $16,450
  • Pharmacy Technician: $16,550
  • Computer Support Specialist: $13,000
  • Welding (total including $250 toolkit): $13,250
  • Full-stack JavaScript and .Net Seminar: $12,000*
  • Cosmetology: $18,450**
  • Software Developer: $13,200***

Southern Careers Institute tuition costs include textbooks two sets of uniforms, one certification exam, and one official transcript.

Taken from the 2017 SCI Course Catalog

Please note that there MAY be additional expenses depending on your program or campus.

Ways to Cut Costs

Here are a few examples of financial aid that may allow you to reduce your tuition costs.

Federal Pell Grant The amount students are able to receive from the Federal Pell Grant changes every year. This year, the maximum is $5,920.*

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) By demonstrating financial need, you can gain between $100 and $300* to pay for your tuition with an FSEOG.

Sponsor’s Grant If you receive a grant from another organization, we will match the sponsor’s contribution with an additional grant.

Southern Careers Institute Military Grant We offer members of the military and their spouses and dependents grants of up to $2,000.

Debt Forgiveness Grant If you withdrew from class in the last 365 days and you meet Standard Academic Progress requirements, we will forgive balances of up to $3,000*.

Scholarships There is no limit for how much financial aid you may receive through scholarships outside of SCI. By applying for as many as possible that are applicable to you, you can potentially cover all your education expenses. At SCI, we offer a High School  Scholarship and a High School Best Scholarship.

Veterans’ Benefits Under the GI Bill, as a veteran, spouse, or dependent, you can receive funds to use toward your education. With the Post 9/11 Bill, the amount you receive will depend on the months you served in active duty and the number of credits you are pursuing. Your benefits may be able to pay for your entire tuition costs. With the Montgomery GI Bill, benefits depend on several factors, including credit load. Full-time students can receive up to $1,717 and half-time students up to $858.50.

Federal Direct Loan You can receive between $5,500 and $9,500* in Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Unlike the above, you will need to pay back the full amount at a low interest rate. To gain a better picture of how much you can expect to pay in tuition fees, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and talk to one of our financial aid officers. We will analyze your individual situation to determine what type of aid you qualify for and to help you find scholarships from external organizations to cover some of the remaining costs. *Updated or added since 2/2016 on 5/2017.

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What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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