Tuition and Fees
Tuition Rates (per credit hour)
|Tuition Category||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|In-State Students||$182/credit hour|
|Dual Credit Students||$91/credit hour|
|Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties*||$364/credit hour|
|Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students||$637/credit hour|
|Online-Only Courses+ (all students):||$182/credit hour|
|Mandatory Fee** (all students):||$8/credit hour|
|Distance Learner Fee***||$20/credit hour|
What's With the ***?
The first * is for contiguous counties. Contiguous counties are those which border Kentucky. Students from these counties pay a special tuition rate. Students from Reciprocity Counties pay in-state tuition.
Next, the ** is the KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness fee.
+For students who are enrolled in online-only courses, the tuition is the same regardless of your residency. Other fees, such as the mandatory fee and a distance learning course fee of $20/credit hour still apply.
A full list of charges and fees is available.
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Tuition and charges are determined by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents. For payment deadlines, refer to the college academic calendar.
The amount you will pay as a KCTCS student depends on whether you're a resident of Kentucky and how many classes you take. Tuition is generally due before you begin classes, but our payment plan gives you the option of making payments over time.
Additional charges for customized courses and services may apply.
Payment of tuition is due the day prior to classes beginning. If you are not eligible to receive financial aid or you do not receive enough aid to cover your tuition balance, you can pay tuition fees at the Business Office window at your local campus or online by logging into your Student Self Service.