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Tuition & Fees

Tuition Rates (per credit hour)


 In-State Students


 KCTCS Out-Of-State Online Students


 Out-of-State Reciprocity Students


 Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties*


 Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students


 Mandatory Fee** (all students):

 $8/credit hour

*Contiguous counties are those which border Kentucky. Tuition is charged for each credit hour enrolled.
** KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness fee. A full break down of charges is available.
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Tuition and charges are determined by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents. For payment deadlines, refer to the college academic calendar.

The amount you pay as a ECTC student depends on whether you're a resident of Kentucky and how many classes you take. Tuition is generally due before you begin classes, but the NelNet payment plan gives you the option of making payments over time. Additional charges for customized courses and services may apply.

Paying tuition

You can pay your tuition online, (e-check and credit card only), by mail, or in person at the Business Affairs Office located on main campus. The Fort Knox, Springfield, and Leitchfield Centers also accept tuition payments for your convenience.

Tuition payment plan forms are available online through your Student Self-Service account. (Fall and Spring semesters only)

Third party authorization/letters for tuition/fees must be turned in by the listed payment deadline dates to the Business Affairs Office. If the authorized amount does not cover your full tuition/fees, you must pay what is not covered or your classes will be cancelled.

Please note: If you don't pay or make arrangements to pay tuition and fees by the payment deadline listed in the academic calendar, your classes will be cancelled.

Distance Learning Courses

Distance learning courses are assessed at the in-state rate unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid recipients

If you do not have enough financial aid to cover tuition/fees, you must pay what is not covered by the payment deadline posted in the academic calendar or your classes will be cancelled. Please check your Student Self-Service account under anticipated aid. Anticipated aid assumes you're taking at least 12 credit hours. If you're taking fewer than 12 credit hours, anticipated aid will be less than shown.

Delinquent accounts

KCTCS policy prohibits releasing any transcript, permitting future enrollment, or withdrawal if a student account is delinquent. Delinquent accounts will be subject to to referral to the Kentucky State Department of Revenue, which will charge additional fees.


You are responsible for dropping classes in accordance with the dates posted in the academic calendar to avoid any debt. You can drop classes online, at the Records Office or at the Fort Knox, Springfield, or Leitchfield Centers. Please refer to the academic calendar for refund and penalty dates.