|Tuition Category||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|In-State Students||$174/credit hour|
|Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties*||$348/credit hour|
|Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students||$609/credit hour|
|Mandatory Fee** (all students):||$8/credit hour|
*Contiguous counties are those which border Kentucky. Students from Contiguous Counties pay a special tuition rate. Students from Reciprocity Counties pay in-state tuition.
** KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness fee. A full break down of 2019-20 charges is available.
Tuition and fees for the regular 16-week session and the first 7-week bi-term session (for classes that start on August 19th) must be paid in full, or payment arrangements must be in place prior to midnight on August 18, 2019.
Tuition and fees for the second 8-week bi-term session (for classes that start on October 14th) must be paid in full, or payment arrangements must be in place prior to midnight on October 13, 2019.
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.
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.