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Tuition and Fees

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All tuition and fees must be paid in full, or payment arrangements must be in place, prior to midnight on JANUARY 10, 2016. Students who have registered for spring classes but have not met one of the tuition payment options listed below by the due date will have their registration canceled. See payment plans. If cancellation occurs, and student requests reinstatement of classes, a $75 reinstatement charge will be applied to the student account.

  • Pay in full through Student Self Service,

  • Sign up for an automatic payment plan through Student Self Service,
    (NOTE: The payment plan is available for the fall and spring semesters only and NOT available for bi-term courses or summer sessions.)

  • Defer tuition/fees to financial aid, if Somerset Community College has verified your eligibility for federal student financial aid

  • Submit a Third Party Billing Authorization to the Third Party Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office, or 

  • Submit a verification of an outside scholarship to cover tuition and fees to the Scholarship Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office.

NOTE: If students decide not to attend their classes, it is their responsibility to drop them. Students are responsible for the payment of tuition and fees for all courses not dropped during the 100% refund period of any term (refer to the academic calendar), regardless of whether or not the student chooses to attend the class. If you decide not to attend, please do not rely on the "registration cancellation for non-payment" process as a way to drop your classes.

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): $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.

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.