Tuition is payable in full on the first day of class. Students may pay by cash, personal check, American Express, Mastercard, or Visa. Payment plans are available and are described in the Financial Assistance section.

    $158.00 per credit hour for AFL-CIO affiliated union members

    $210.00 per credit hour for non AFL-CIO affiliated union members

    $210.00 per credit hour for members of Working America and union member families entering the BTPS program only

    $1031.00 per credit hour for non-union members*


    $ 50.00 Application fee
    $ 10.00 Technology fee for fully online courses (per credit)
    $  5.00 Technology fee for partially online courses (per credit)
    $ 10.00 Materials fee (per course)
    $200.00 Portfolio assessment
    $150.00 Specialty portfolio assessment
    $ 50.00 Partnership/Joint enrollment fee (per credit)
    $ 25.00 Work in progress (continuation course each semester for senior project and capstone courses)
    $250.00 Graduation fee
    $ 10.00 Transcript fee

    The National Labor College reserves the right to change prices as necessary and without notice.

Books and Materials

The cost of books and materials varies depending on the course, but averages about $60.00 - $125.00 per course.


Students are permitted to drop, with full refund, through the Friday of the second week of class.  After that time, a “W” (withdrawn) appears on the transcript and there is no refund. Students must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing if they intend to drop a class.

*The AFL-CIO provides a substantial subsidy to the College.  Students who are not active (dues paying) members of AFL-CIO affiliated unions are required to pay differential tuition to account for the subsidy.