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Tuition & Costs

2022-2023 Tuition Rates
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 ***?

Great question!

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 Counties:

Reciprocity counties receive In–State tuition rate and will be adjusted by the WKCTC Business Office.
Illinois: Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Pope, Hardin, and Johnson

Online Courses

Online courses at WKCTC are $179 per credit hour for in-state and all out-of-state students. There is a $20 per credit hour fee for online courses as well as a mandatory fee for all students of $8 per credit hour.

Paying your Bill

Contact the WKCTC Business Office with payment information before classes begin to keep your classes from being unregistered.
Contact Information
Phone: (270) 534-3164
Anderson Technical Building, Room 127 (Orange door)

Tuition is due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes for each semester. If you do not pay tuition by due date or make payment arrangements (payment plan, financial aid, etc.) you may be assessed a late fee and/or unregistered from your classes.

Tuition is charged per credit hour, so any changes to your schedule (for instance, if you drop or add a class) 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.

Please pay your balance with one of the following payment options:

  1. Online at Student Self-Service at MyPath: Accepts credit card or e-check. Open 24/7.
  2. Business Office: Accepts cash, check, credit card, or money order. You may pay your bill In-person, over the phone, or by mailing payment. The office is open during regular college hours. Please check your student email for closure notices.

Payment plans are available, but must be arranged in advanced.