Tuition and 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.


  • There are 12 counties in Indiana with reciprocity: 
    • Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington.
  • Students in these Ohio counties pay in-state rates: 
    • Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren
    • Students in the Associate Degree Nursing program are excluded and must pay contiguous or out of state rate.
  • The contiguous counties border the reciprocity counties.


  • Summer Tuition due first day of class


  • If you enrolled between March 1 – August 14, your payment is due August 14
  • If you enrolled between August 15 – 16, your payment is due August 16
  • If you enrolled during Drop/Add/Reinstatement, your payment is due August 23


  • Mandatory Fee** of $4.00 per credit hour is assessed to all students, and is $8.00 starting Fall 2015.
  • Security Charge of $40 is assessed to all JCTC students every term, regardless of number of hours enrolled. The fee is used to offset the costs of security in all college facilities, including security personnel, equipment, and lighting.
    • Late Payment Charge of $75.00 is assessed to all accounts not paid by the published payment deadline.
    • Reinstatement Charge of $75.00 will be assessed to any student who requests reinstatement if removed from classes due to non-payment. 
    • Facility Usage Charge of $25.00 per course is assessed to all students who enroll in a KHP course to help pay the cost of access to the YMCA or other facility.
    • ALL Fees/Charges are non–refundable 


    • Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester, students will see a new fee per credit hour.
    • This fee, which will be $4 per credit hour in 2014-15 and $8 per credit hour after that, will help support development of new facilities on KCTCS campuses.
    • These facilities will be funded using privately raised dollars and the proceeds from the student fee.
    • At Jefferson, the first project supported this way is a new campus in Carrollton that will support students from throughout the region.
    • The fee was created under a new initiative called “BuildSmart: Investment in Kentucky Competitiveness.”
    • Read more about BuildSmart. 


    • Once you enroll you become financially obligated.  If you do not plan to attend class, you must officially withdraw.  The official refund schedule is published in the academic calendar.
      • Activate and check your KCTCS student email account.  All college correspondence, including bills, will be sent to your student email account.
        • Parking permits are valid for one academic year and are available in the bursar’s office.  You will be issued one per academic year.  Replacement cost if lost is $10.
          • Update your address information in the Student Information Center or online at your student self serve.