Tuition & Costs
|Tuition Category||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|In-State Students||$182/credit hour|
|Dual Credit Students||$91/credit hour|
|Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties*||$364/credit hour|
|Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students||$637/credit hour|
|Online-Only Courses+ (all students):||$182/credit hour|
|Mandatory Fee** (all students):||$8/credit hour|
|Distance Learner Fee***||$20/credit hour|
What's With the ***?
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.
+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.
To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.
Reciprocity students are from Claiborne and Campbell Counties in Tennessee.
Lee County, Virginia students pay $256 per credit hour.
$20 per credit hour fee for online classes
If you have questions about financial aid, feel free to reach out. We're happy to help!