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Tuition & Costs

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2020-2021 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
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.


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Fall 2020 Tuition Payment Deadlines:   

Tuition and fees for the regular 16-week session and the first 8-week bi-term session (classes that start on August 17th) must be paid in full or payment arrangements must be on file prior to midnight on AUGUST 16, 2020.

Tuition and fees for the 12-week session (classes that start on September 14th) must be paid in full or payment arrangements must be on file prior to midnight on SEPTEMBER 13, 2020.

Tuition and fees for the second 8-week bi-term session (classes that start on October 12th) must be paid in full or payment arrangements must be on file prior to midnight on OCTOBER 11, 2020.

Students who have registered for classes, but have not met one of the tuition payment options by the due dates listed above, will have their registration cancelled. Check out our Payment Options below. If cancellation occurs, and student requests reinstatement of classes, a $75 reinstatement charge will be applied to the student account.

Payment Options

  • Pay in full through Student Self Service, https://students.kctcs.edu
  • Sign up for an automatic payment plan through Student Self Service,
  • Defer tuition/fees to financial aid, if Somerset Community College has verified your eligibility for federal student financial aid
  • Submit a Third Party Billing Authorization to the Third Party Coordinator, or 
  • Submit verification of an outside scholarship to cover tuition and fees to the Scholarship Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office.

NOTE: If students decide not to attend their classes, it is their responsibility to drop them. Students are responsible for the payment of tuition and fees for all courses not dropped during the first 100% refund period (See Academic Calendar), regardless of whether or not the student chooses to attend the class. If you decide not to attend, please do not rely on the "registration cancellation for non-payment" process as a way to drop your classes.