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Tuition & Costs

2020-2021 Tuition Rates
Tuition Category Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State Students $179/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties* $358/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students $627/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.

Then *** is the distance learner fee. You'll pay this fee if you have classes with online portions, like Learn on Demand or Learn by term. Don't worry, 'hybrid' classes don't pay this fee.


View our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank.

*The OCTC Reciprocity Counties in Indiana are Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.

Fee Payment Deadlines

Summer Intersession 2020 (Classes beginning May 18 and ending June 8)

May 15: Last day to pay tuition & fees to avoid cancellation of registration and late fees (students registering after this date must pay tuition the same day they register)

May 18: Classes begin

May 19: Last day to drop classes and receive 100% tuition refund

May 22: Last day to withdraw from classes and receive 50% tuition refund 

Summer Eight Week Session 2020 (Classes beginning June 10 and ending August 4)

May 25: Last day to arrange a tuition and fee payment plan

June 10: Last day to pay tuition & fees to avoid cancellation of registration and late fees (students registering after this date must pay tuition the same day they register)

June 10: Classes begin

June 12: Last day to drop classes and receive 100% tuition refund

June 24: Last day to withdraw from classes and receive 50% tuition refund

Fall 2020

Aug 12: Last day to arrange a tuition and fee payment plan

Aug 12: Last day to pay tuition & fees to avoid cancellation of registration and late fees (students registering after this date must pay tuition the same day they register)

Aug 17: Classes begin

Aug 21: Last day to drop classes and receive 100% tuition refund

Sept 15: Last day to withdraw from classes and receive 50% tuition refund

Additional Fee Information

  • An $11 charge per term will be collected from those students enrolled in programs that require Professional Liability insurance.
  • A $50 charge will be assessed for each check returned due to insufficient funds. Delinquent accounts are subject to referral to the Kentucky Department of Revenue, which will charge additional fees.
  • A $75 charge will be assessed for reinstatement of classes for students who do not pay by the payment deadline.

Priority Dates

Financial Aid Priority Processing Deadline Dates

In order for your financial aid to be ready when your classes begin, please submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. Financial aid Priority Filing Dates for OCTC are listed below:

  • Submit FAFSA before July 15 for the Fall semester
  • Submit FAFSA before December 1 for Spring semester
  • Submit FAFSA before April 1 for the Summer term

If you submit your FAFSA by the priority date and promptly reply to all subsequent financial aid office requests, your financial aid should be ready for you when the semester begins.

The Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee the arrival or disbursement of funds. The dates below represent the earliest date funds can be applied to your account. All dates are tentative and subject to change. 

Important reminder: Course attendance must be confirmed before a disbursement of financial aid will occur. Students enrolled with multiple start dates may have a delay in the processing of funds until all coursework has been confirmed.