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Tuition and Fees

Tuition Rates (per credit hour)

In-State Students $156
KCTCS Out-Of-State On-Line Students $156
Out-of-State Reciprocity Students $156
Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties* $312
Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students $546
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.

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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.

Effective Fall 15, the Mandatory fee is increasing to $8 per hour. All other rates are the same.


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Tuition Payment Deadlines

Spring 16 – 16 Week Session

Jan. 8, 2016 Last day to pay tuition.
Jan. 11, 2016 Class work begins.
Jan. 16, 2016 Last day to reduce course load or cancel registration for a full refund of charges.
Feb. 9, 2016 Last day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund of charges.

Spring 2016 – 12 Week Session

Feb. 5, 2016 Last Day to pay charges for students who registered for Spring 2016 12-week courses prior to February 5, 2016.
Feb. 6, 2016 Class Work Begins.
Feb. 12, 2016 Last day to reduce course load or cancel registration for a full refund of charges.
March 1, 2016 Last Day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund of charges.

Spring 2016 – Second 8 Week Session

March 4, 2016 Last Day to pay charges for students who registered for Spring 2016 2nd 8 Week courses prior to March 4, 2016.
March 7, 2016 Class Work Begins.
March 10, 2016 Last day to reduce course load or cancel registration for a full refund of charges.
March 21, 2016 Last Day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund of charges.

Fall 2016 – 12 Week Session

July 15, 2016 Last day to pay tuition if registered prior to July 1st.
July 15, 2016 Priority deadline for Financial Aid.
Aug. 12, 2016 Last day to pay tuition if registered July 1 to August 12.
Aug. 15, 2016 Class work begins.
Aug. 19, 2016 Last day to reduce course load or cancel registration for a full refund of charges.
Sept. 13, 2016 Last day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund of charges.

*Note: BCTC offers a Tuition Payment Plan during the 16 Week Sessions Only

Fall 2016 – 12 Week Session

Sept. 9, 2016 Last Day to pay charges for students who registered for Fall 2016 12-week courses prior to September 9th.
Sept. 12, 2016 Class Work Begins.
Sept. 16, 2016 Last day to reduce course load or cancel registration for a full refund of charges.
Oct. 3, 2016 Last Day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund of charges.

Fall 2016 – Second 8 Week Session

Oct. 11, 2016 Last Day to pay charges for students who registered for Fall 2016 2nd 8 Week courses prior to October 11, 2016.
Oct. 12, 2016 Class Work Begins.
Oct. 14, 2016 Last day to reduce course load or cancel registration for a full refund of charges.
Oct. 26, 2016 Last Day to reduce course load and receive a 50% refund of charges.

Summer 2015

FIRST 4 WEEK  Summer SESSION - If registered "AFTER" May 14th:

  • Tuition is due in full by May 18th.
  • 100% Tuition Refund is May 18th.
  • 50% Tuition Refund is May 22nd.

FIRST 6 WEEK  Summer SESSION - If registered "AFTER" May 14th:

  • Tuition is due in full by May 20th.
  • 100% Tuition Refund is May 20th.
  • 50% Tuition Refund is May 28th.

FIRST 8 WEEK  Summer SESSION - If registered "AFTER" May 14th:

  • Tuition is due in full by May 20th.
  • 100% Tuition Refund is May 20th.
  • 50% Tuition Refund is June 2nd.

If you register for the SECOND Summer Session on or before JUNE 25th, the Tuition is DUE JUNE 25th, otherwise the date are listed below.

SECOND 4 WEEK Summer SESSION - If registered “After” June 25th

  • Tuition is due in full by June 29th.
  • 100% Tuition Refund is June 29th.
  • 50% Tuition Refund is July 6th.

SECOND 6 WEEK  Summer SESSION - If registered “After” June 25th

  • Tuition is due in full by June 30th.
  • 100% Tuition Refund is June 30th.
  • 50% Tuition Refund is July 10th.

Additional Charges Information

  • A Mandatory Fee of $8 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: http://buildsmartky.com 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 http://www.uky.edu/Housing/


Payment Options

For payment options, please see Bursar's Office - 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 Bursar's Office to learn of any such changes. 

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


Refund Policy

For refund policy information, please see Bursar's Office - Refund Policy.