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Tuition & Costs

2023-2024 Tuition Rates
Tuition Category Cost Per Credit Hour
Resident Students $186/credit hour
Dual Credit Students $93/credit hour
Nonresident Students $250/credit hour
Online-Only Courses+ (all students): $186/credit hour
Mandatory Fee* (all students): $8/credit hour
Distance Learner Fee** $20/credit hour


What's With the ***?

Great question!

The first * is the KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness fee. This fee does not apply to Dual Credit Students.

+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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Cost of Attendance 2023-2024


In-State Students
Category Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Estimated Direct Costs    
Estimated Tuition $4,464 $4,464
Estimated Fees $192 $192
Estimated Indirect Costs    
Estimated Books/Supplies $1,228 $1,228
Estimated Living Expenses (Food & Housing) $5,130 $8,540
Estimated Personal Expenses $980 $980 
Estimated Transportation $2,510 $2,510
Estimated Loan Fees $52 $52
Total $14,556 $17,966

Out-of-State Students
Category Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Estimated Direct Costs    
Estimated Tuition $6,000 $6,000
Estimated Fees $192 $192
Estimated Indirect Costs    
Estimated Books/Supplies $1,228 $1,228
Estimated Living Expenses (Food & Housing) $5,130 $8,540
Estimated Personal Expenses $980 $980 
Estimated Transportation $2,510 $2,510
Estimated Loan Fees $52 $52
Total $16,092 $19,502

(1) Estimated Indirect Costs are NOT amounts that will be charged to the student's account at the college, but are average amounts that a student could expect to incur during periods of enrollment.

(2) Cost of attendance estimates are based upon student's expected living arrangements and assume full-time enrollment (12 credit hours each semester).

These are estimated values used to calculate eligibility for financial aid funds and are updated annually.

Students enrolled in terms shorter than the standard 16 week semester may have a reduced budget that reflects the number of weeks of enrollment.