Virtual High Schools: Cost per Course/Semester?
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Virtual High Schools: Cost per Course/Semester?

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.
Arizona No cost
Arkansas No cost
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.
Georgia No cost
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
Louisiana No cost
Maryland Range from $15 to $375 per student/course/semester
Michigan $250 to $395 per student/semester; AP courses are $350 a semester. 
Mississippi No cost
Missouri Not yet determined
New Mexico No information available
North Carolina No information available
North Dakota $106 per course, plus books and materials
Oregon No cost
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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