Tuition & Costs
|Tuition Category||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|In-State Students||$182/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.
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.
+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 distance learning fee 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!