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Tuition & Costs

2023-2024 Tuition Rates
Tuition Category Cost Per Credit Hour
Resident Students $186/credit hour
Dual Credit Students $93/credit hour
Nonresident Students $250/credit hour
Online-Only Courses+ (all students): $186/credit hour
Mandatory Fee* (all students): $8/credit hour
Distance Learner Fee** $20/credit hour


What's With the ***?

Great question!

The first * is the KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness fee. This fee does not apply to Dual Credit Students.

+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.


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Cost of Attendance 2024-2025


In-State Students
Category Living with Parents1 Living Off-Campus Living on Military Base
Estimated Direct Costs
Estimated Tuition $4,536 $4,536 $4,536
Estimated Fees $192 $192 $192
Estimated Indirect Costs2
Estimated Books/Supplies $1,268 $1,268 $1,268
Estimated Living Expenses (Food & Housing) $5,294 $8,814 $3,526
Estimated Personal Expenses $1,012 $1,012 $1,012
Estimated Transportation $2,590 $2,590 $2,590
Estimated Loan Fees $54 $54 $54
Estimated Licensure Expense3 - - -
Total $14,946 $18,466 $13,178 

Out-of-State Students
Category Living with Parents Living Off-Campus Living on Military Base
Estimated Direct Costs
Estimated Tuition $6,240 $6,240 $6,240
Estimated Fees $192 $192 $192
Estimated Indirect Costs2
Estimated Books/Supplies $1,268 $1,268 $1,268
Estimated Living Expenses (Food & Housing) $5,294 $8,814 $3,526
Estimated Personal Expenses $1,012 $1,012 $1,012
Estimated Transportation $2,590 $2,590 $2,590
Estimated Loan Fees $54 $54 $54
Estimated Licensure Expense3 - - -
Total $16,650 $20,170 $14,882 

1 Cost of attendance estimates are based upon student's expected living arrangements and assume full-time enrollment (12 credit hours each semester).
2 Estimated Indirect Costs are NOT amounts that will be charged to the student's account at the college, but are average amounts that a student could expect to incur during periods of enrollment.
3 Some programs of study prepare students for work in a profession that requires licensure to be employed in your state. The cost of obtaining licensure varies by profession and by the state in which the license is obtained. You can find a list of academic programs leading to state licensure at Licensure Disclosures.

These are estimated values used to calculate eligibility for financial aid funds and are updated annually.

Reciprocity Counties

Students from Reciprocity Counties pay in-state tuition.

Reciprocity Counties Include- Cabell, Mingo, McDowell, and Wayne in West Virginia; Adams, Athens, Brown, Butler, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Scioto, and Vinton in Ohio.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

If your plans have changed, and you're not going to attend class, you'll need to officially withdraw. Check the academic calendar of the delivery college (in KCTCS) to see the official withdraw schedule. 

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

ACTC 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. 

ACTC makes every effort to include relevant, timely, and accurate information in its publications. However, ACTC 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. 

Self Service

If you have questions on your account balance, making payments, your payment plan, refund preference, or any other tuition account services go to MyPath and click on "Student Self-Service" (you will need your KCTCS email and password to log in). This will take you to your student portal where you can view and adjust account details. For additional questions you may call (855)246-2282.