NEW COURSE CHARGE FOR ONLINE COURSES
KCTCS and HCC are committed to accessible and successful education for our students. To ensure that KCTCS and HCC can continue to provide the extra technological and support services necessary for students to be successful in their online classes, a new charge of $20 per credit hour for ONLINE courses only is beginning in the fall term of 2017 (classes that begin in August 2017 or later). Federal financial aid (including Pell grants) will pay for this charge. This is not a mandatory charge-you can avoid the online course fee by taking the class on campus in the classroom setting. **Please note this new charge supersedes any currently printed information regarding tuition and fees.
The distance learning course charge applies to those courses that have the majority of the learning activity done online with minimal need for in-person campus visits. Most colleges and universities have some type of charge for online courses to help cover the additional costs of technology and support. While KCTCS and HCC have avoided this type of charge for many years, the charge is now needed to ensure students are supported. In keeping with our mission, this charge is considerably lower than what most four-year institutions in the state charge for distance learning courses. Online courses provide ease of access and help students juggle work, family and college - this charge helps KCTCS and HCC ensure support of your success.