KCTCS Catalog 2005-06
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Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees vary based on whether a student is a Kentucky resident, non-resident, or resident of a contiguous county of a contiguous state. Tuition and fees are on a per credit hour rate, including courses that are audited. For questions regarding residency status and guidelines, please see the KCTCS website: www.kctcs.edu/student/catalog/appendices.pdf. All tuition and fees are payable in full prior to the beginning of classes for each session of the term unless prior arrangement has been made with the college's business office. Please consult your local college business office for college-specific required payment dates. Please see the Payment Plan Option section for provisions for partial or deferred payment.
Tuition and fees are assessed at the time of registration and based on a per credit hour rate for all KCTCS colleges regardless of whether the courses are taken during the day, evening, and/or on weekends and regardless of whether the course is taken for credit or audit purposes. Lexington Community College tuition is capped at 12 credit hours (i.e., a student taking 14 credit hours will be assessed tuition and fees for only 12 credit hours). All other KCTCS colleges are not subject to the 12 credit hour cap for tuition. Fractional credit hour tuition and fees are assessed for fractional credit offerings (i.e. a student taking ? credit hour course would be assessed ? rate of student with same residency taking a 1 credit hour course). Tuition and fees are refundable as per the "Refunds" section below. Charges for services are non-refundable unless specifically stated as refundable. Lexington Community College students are also subject to University of Kentucky mandatory fees. Please consult with your college's business office for specifics.
Resident Tuition & Fees Per Term
2 Lees Campus - Hazard Community and Technical College
3 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
4 Lexington Community College - $325 for 12 or more credit hours and $15.55 per credit hour for less than 12 credit hours.
Charges for Customized Course Offerings
Customized course offerings created specifically upon request (credit or non-credit) may have additional charges. The additional charge, depending on the requirements of developing and producing the customized course or program, will vary depending on the length and content of the course or program offerings. All tuition and fees for customized courses are payable upon registration unless prior arrangements, including third party contracts, have been made with the offering college. Please contact your local college business office for specifics.
Charges for Services
Some charges for services may exist, including some individual program and/or special testing charges. General examples of these charges include, but are not limited to, the following: GED and ACT Testing, Music, KET Course charges, Returned Check Charge and Lost Library Book/Video Replacement Charge. Charges will vary by service and are non-refundable. Please contact your college's business office for specifics.
Charges for Special Examination
KCTCS colleges offer students institutionally developed special examinations to demonstrate mastery of course content and receive credit toward program requirements. Special examinations are course specific and charges are separate from to regular tuition charges. A $20 non-refundable per course charge is required for a written assessment exam and a $40 non-refundable per course charge for a practical assessment exam. Special exam charges are payable in full at the time the exam is scheduled.
Students who are enrolled in courses from which they elect to take a special examination in lieu of completing the course must officially withdraw from the course. The withdrawal date determines the status of the student's assessment, refund, and grade for the enrollment period. All special examination credit is awarded using the test credit process. In such instances, a grade will not be awarded on the current term grade report. Please contact your college's office of student affairs for application requirements.
Cancellation of Registration for Non-Payment of Fees
Students who have not paid their tuition and fees or arranged for a payment plan on or before the college's required payment date are subject to having their registration cancelled for non-payment. Please consult your local college business office for college-specific required payment dates.
Payment Plan Option
In addition to the payment options of cash, check, or credit card, students may choose to participate in the KCTCS flexible tuition and fee payment plan (an option for students not planning to pay in full or having made an arrangement to pay in full) prior to the college's required payment date. To enroll in a payment plan a student will need to contact their local college business office. There is a $25.00 per term non-refundable service charge for using the payment plan. Students have the option, depending on registration date, to enroll in one of three payment plan options listed below.
Total payment of the balance of tuition and fees must be made by the required date. Please contact your local college business office for specifics.
Last Day to Enter an Organized Class
The last day to enter (add) an organized class (including Saturdays and Sundays, but excluding KCTCS recognized holidays) is as follows:
Please check your local college course schedule and/or with your local college registrar for specific questions concerning the last day to enter (add) an organized class and session specific Add/Drop dates.
Students cancelled for non-payment after the last day to enter an organized class may not be reinstated for that session. If in an acute extenuating circumstance a student cancelled for non-payment is re-enrolled, a late payment charge per the Schedule of Allowable Charges must be assessed for that session. All tuition and fees and the late payment charge must be satisfied at the time of re-instatement.
In order to receive a tuition refund a student must officially withdraw within the refund period specified within this policy. Refunds for sessions different from those listed below are prorated according to the session in proportion to the traditional 16-week session. A session is defined as an enrollment period within an academic term. An academic term (fall, spring, or summer) may have a number of sessions running concurrently - 16, 8, or 4 week.
Timeframe for Tuition Refunds*
16-weekWithin 7th day8th -29th daysAfter 29th day
8-weekWithin 4th day5th -15 th daysAfter 15th day
6-weekWithin 3rd day4th -11th daysAfter 11th day
4-weekWithin 1st day2nd -7th daysAfter 7th day
*Calendar days of the session, including all Saturdays and Sundays, but excluding KCTCS recognized holidays.
Any student, who is delinquent in financial obligations to a college, or any division or organization of a college, shall not be allowed to register for future terms, receive transcripts, transfer credits to another institution, or graduate. Delinquent accounts are subject to KCTCS Business Procedure 7.4 Collection of Accounts Receivable and may be referred to an outside collection agency. Note: referred accounts are subject to collection fees in addition to the amount owed the college and are the responsibility of the delinquent party. The delinquency, if referred to a collection agency, is also subject to being listed with credit reporting agencies. Specific questions may be directed to your college's business office.
Professional Liability Insurance
Students who enroll in any course requiring patient/client contact must show evidence they have professional liability insurance or may purchase insurance through the college. Programs with courses requiring professional liability insurance include, but are not limited to:, Clinical Laboratory Technology, Culinary Arts, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Information Technology, Human Services, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Massage Therapy, Medicaid Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Training, Medical Assisting, Medical Information Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technology, Radiography, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology. Professional liability insurance is assessed on a per course basis and may be purchased at the rate of $20.00 for the term. This charge is non-refundable and is subject to change without notice. Please contact your local college business office for specifics.