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Tuition & Fees

Tuition Rates (per credit hour)

In-State Students $147
KCTCS Out-Of-State On-Line Students $147
Out-of-State Reciprocity Students $147
Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties* $294
Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students $515
Mandatory Fee** (all students): $8 per credit hour

*Contiguous counties are those which border Kentucky. Tuition is charged for each credit hour enrolled.
** KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness fee.

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.

Tuition Deadline

The tuition deadline is four weeks prior to the first day of classes for each semester.  Tuition is assessed as soon as you register for classes, so as soon as you are registered, you have an obligation to pay tuition to Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC).  Students who do not pay tuition on time or make payment arrangements (payment plan, financial aid, etc.) may be assessed a late fee and/or may be canceled from class allowing other students who are ready to pay the opportunity to register.  If you are canceled, you may not be able to reenroll in your class!

Tuition is charged per credit hour, so any changes to your schedule (drop a class, add a class, etc.) will result in recalculation of your tuition charge.  Late fees and/or cancellation of classes apply even if you make initial payment but add a class later and do not pay for it.

The Tuition Office is responsible for collecting tuition--not the Financial Aid Office--so if you have questions about your billing statement or making payment, contact the Tuition Office.  A payment plan is available.

Your only billing statement will be emailed to your student email account indicating the tuition amount due as well as anticipated aid.  Anticipated aid includes expected financial aid (grants, accepted loans, some scholarships and KEES).

Compare your actual financial aid (from Student Self-Service) to your tuition balance.  If your actual aid is more than enough to cover your tuition balance, you do not need to make a tuition payment. Your tuition will be paid automatically from your financial aid. If your actual aid is not enough to cover the tuition balance, the difference must be paid by the tuition deadline.  The Tuition Office will help you determine the proper amount to pay.

If your tuition will be paid from financial aid funds, your tuition balance will not change until after the semester begins, enrollment is confirmed, and aid is disbursed to your account.  At that time, your account balance will change to reflect the aid applied and any funds left over will be refunded to you.

Additional Fee Information

A $11 charge per semester will be collected from those students enrolled in programs that require Professional Liability insurance.

A $50 charge will be assessed for each check returned due to insufficient funds. Delinquent accounts are subject to referral to the Kentucky Department of Revenue, which will charge additional fees.

A $75 charge will be assessed for reinstatement of classes for students who do not pay by the payment deadline.