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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): $4 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.

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Spring 2015 – 16 Week Session

** Spring 12 week and 8 week deadlines may be found on the College Academic Calendar.

Tuition Payment Deadlines

Jan. 9, 2015 Last Day to pay charges for students who registered for Spring 2015 courses between October 1, 2014 and January 9, 2015.
Jan. 9, 2015 Last Day to sign up for a NBS Payment Plan for Spring 2015 semester.
Jan. 12, 2015 Class Work Begins.
Jan. 16, 2015 Last Day to reduce course load or cancel registration and receive a 100% refund of charges.
Feb. 10, 2015 Last Day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund of charges.


Fall 2014 Session

Tuition Payment Deadlines

July 11, 2014 Last day to pay tuition charges for students who registered prior to July 1, 2014.
Aug. 15, 2014 Last day to pay tuition charges for students who registered between July 1, and August 15, 2014.
Aug. 15, 2014 Last day to sign up for the NBS Tuition Plan for 2014 Fall Semester.
Aug. 18, 2014 Class Work Begins.
Aug. 22, 2014 Last day to reduce course load or cancel registration and receive a 100% refund.
Sept. 16, 2014 Last day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund.

 *Note: BCTC offers a Tuition Payment Plan during the 2014 Fall Session.


Additional Charges Information

  • A Mandatory Fee of $4.00 per credit hour will be assessed to all students. This fee is part of the Build Smart program to fund new facilities or renovate existing buildings. Please check out this site: to learn more about your college’s campus projects.
  • A $40.00 security charge will be assessed per semester.
  • A $25.00 international application charge will be assessed to student accounts.
  • A $75.00 late payment charge will be assessed for when tuition is paid after the deadlines.
  • A $75.00 charge will be assessed for reinstatement of classes for students who were canceled for non-payment.
  • A $11.00 charge per term will be collected from those students enrolled in programs that require professional liability insurance (Human Services and Early Childhood Development Programs).
  • A $50.00 charge will be assessed for each check returned due to insufficient funds.
  • Delinquent accounts will be sent to the Kentucky Department of Revenue, which will charge additional charges.

UK Housing Information:

Effective Immediately!  Charges for UK Housing, Dining and Mandatory Fees are no longer assessed through BCTC Student Self Service.  For information regarding UK Housing, please visit

Payment Options

For payment options, please see Student Billing - Method of Payment.

Regulations for Tuition and Other Charges

Students who have not fully paid financial obligations to BCTC or to any division or organization of BCTC will not be permitted to register for future credit or non-credit offerings, receive transcripts, transfer credits to another institution, or graduate.

BCTC will pursue collection of all outstanding accounts pursuant to its business procedures.

Accounts that remain delinquent may be referred to outside agencies for collection and are subject to additional fees and costs.

BCTC makes every effort to include relevant, timely, and accurate information in its publications. However, BCTC reserves the right to make changes in its calendar, admissions policies, expenses, programs, curricula, course descriptions, or any other matters addressed or not addressed in this publication. Prospective students and enrolled students should check with the college's Offices of Admissions, Registrar, and/or Student Billing to learn of any such changes. 

All delinquencies must be paid by money order, cashier's check, or cash in the Student Billing Office.

Refund Policy

For refund policy information, please see Student Billing - Refund Policy.