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Tuition & Costs

2021-2022 Tuition Rates
Tuition Category Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State Students $179/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties* $358/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students $627/credit hour
Online-Only Courses+ (all students): $179/credit hour
Mandatory Fee** (all students): $8/credit hour
Distance Learner Fee*** $20/credit hour

What's With the ***?

Great question!

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.

Then *** is the distance learner fee. You'll pay this fee if you have classes with online portions, like Learn on Demand or Learn by term. Don't worry, 'hybrid' classes don't pay this 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 distance learning fee still apply.
A full list of charges and fees is available.

To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.

Online course fees:

Tuition:     $179/credit hour
BuildSmart fee:     $8/credit hour
Online Course fee:     $20/credit hour
Total tuition and fees for online courses:     $207/credit hour
Total tuition and fees for on-campus/traditional courses:     $187/credit hour

iN-STATE tuition rate for Indiana residents!

Residents of the following Indiana counties will be assessed tuition at the Kentucky resident rate: Dubois, Pike, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Gibson, and Warrick.

For questions regarding residency status and guidelines, please contact Admissions and Records. Students who want to appeal their residency status must submit a completed residency application no later than 30 days after the start of the semester. A completed application means all supporting documentation is included.

For questions regarding due dates check the College Academic Calendar, specifically the detailed calendar for the semester you are enrolling in.

Payment Options

There are several payment options to fit your needs and tuition payments can be made in person or online. Academic Calendars contains the specific payment deadlines for each semester.

Once you ENROLL, you become FINANCIALLY OBLIGATED even if you never attend.

You must officially withdraw by the 100% refund date listed for each session in the Academic Calendar to receive a full refund. Please contact the Business Office at 270-831-9622 if you have any questions.


Professional Liability Insurance: $11.00 Students who enroll in any course requiring patient/client contact must show evidence they have professional liability insurance. Professional liability insurance is assessed on a per course basis and must be purchased each semester. This charge is non-refundable and is subject to change without notice.

Reinstatement/Late Charge: $75.00 A student who is dropped for non-payment or paying after published deadlines will be charged the reinstatement fee.