Tuition & Costs

The amount you will pay as a KCTCS 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 our payment plan gives you the option of making payments over time. Additional charges for customized courses and services may apply. Contact your local KCTCS college for a complete listing.  

2020-2021 Tuition Rates
Tuition Category Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State Students $179/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties* $358/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students $627/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.

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