This database shows, where available, the cost of a course per semester.
Why does it matter? Policymakers need to know if the costs and fiscal impact of virtual school programs are sustainable.
|Cost per course/semester?|
|Alabama||No cost to students or districts - state covers all costs.|
|California||$325 per student/per semester|
|Colorado||$200 per student/course/semester|
|Florida||Free to state students, but $750 per one-credit regular and honors course for nonresident students.|
|Hawaii||During the regular school year, there is no charge to the student. Summer school sessions are $80 per half credit.|
|Idaho||$50 per semester.|
|Illinois||$225 per course for semester courses, and $450 per course for full-year courses.|
|Iowa||No cost to student for courses developed by Iowa Learning Online. Districts determine the cost of courses that have been developed by districts.|
|Kentucky||$300 per course|
|Maryland||Range from $15 to $375 per student/course/semester|
|Michigan||$250 to $395 per student/semester; AP courses are $350 a semester.|
|Missouri||Not yet determined|
|New Mexico||No information available|
|North Carolina||No information available|
|North Dakota||$106 per course, plus books and materials|
|South Carolina||No cost|
|South Dakota||$200-$350 per 1/2-credit course|
|Texas||$325-350 per course/semester|
|Utah||$100 per course per semester|
|Virginia||No cost to Early College Scholars; however, other students may have to pay tuition fees. AP courses cost between $75-$350; private school and home school students pay $375 per course; and out of state students pay $450 per course. World language and certain non-AP electives are free to all Virginia public school students.|
|West Virginia||$400-$750 per semester|
|Wisconsin||$325 per course/semester|
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