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Tuition and Charges

Tuition Rates (per credit hour)

2022-2023 Tuition Rates
Tuition Category Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State Students $182/credit hour
Dual Credit Students $91/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties* $364/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students $637/credit hour
Online-Only Courses+ (all students): $182/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.

+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.

To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.

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.

Security Charge: $40 per on-campus student per semester (link shows student groups exempted from the charge)

Tuition/charges are subject to change without prior notice and must be paid seven (7) days prior to the beginning of the semester or at time of registration. Schedule changes that result in additional tuition and charges after the first day of the semester must be paid upon change.

Dual Credit Tuition Rate

Tuition for Dual Credit (DC) students is $91 (50% of the normal in-state tuition).

DC students will receive a bill for the dual credit courses taken that are not covered by a scholarship.

In an effort to make sure that your bill accounts for scholarship funding, your bill for dual credit classes is sent mid-October (for the fall semester) and mid-March (for the spring semester). However, if information is not received about your scholarship by the established deadlines, a bill will be generated.

You are responsible for classroom costs that are not covered by tuition or by your high school or school district, such as textbooks and online material.


Residents of the following Ohio counties will be assessed tuition at the In-State Student rate: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren

Residents of the following Indiana counties will be assessed tuition at the In-State Student rate: Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland

Scholarships are available for Ohio and Indiana residents.

In-state tuition rate does not apply to Ohio students enrolled in Gateway’s Associate Degree Nursing program.

For questions regarding residency status and guidelines, please contact Admissions

Paying Tuition

Tuition may be paid in person at the Edgewood Campus. Alternatively, tuition may be paid online via Student Self Service.

Consult the academic calendar for refund schedules. Students are responsible for reading and understanding the current drop/refund policy of the College.

Additional tuition and charge information is available in the Student Handbook.

Request and completion of registration constitutes a contractual financial obligation to pay tuition and charges. Any financial assistance received will be applied against billed charges. Students are responsible for all outstanding debts and contracts with the College. Any past due accounts may be referred to an outside collection agency which could result in collection costs.