Tuition and Fees

KC is the best educational value for your hard-earned money.

Information below is for 2017-2018 school year:

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Kilgore College has one of the lowest costs per credit hour of any college or university in Texas.

Tuition and fees average about a quarter of the cost of a public university and less than 10 percent of the costs of a private university. A full year (24 credit hours) costs in-district students $1,752 and all other Texas residents just $3,504. And with the state Core Curriculum, courses successfully completed at Kilgore College are guaranteed to transfer to Texas public universities.

In-District student tuition rates (per semester):

  • Tuition: $42 per semester hour
  • General Education Fee: $31 per semester hour
  • TOTAL: $73 per semester hour

Out-of-District student tuition rates (per semester):

  • Tuition: $42 per semester hour
  • Out-of-District Fee: $72 per semester hour
  • General Education Fee: $31 per semester hour
  • TOTAL: $146 per semester hour

Non-Resident (out-of-state and international) student tuition rates per semester:

  • Tuition: $92 per semester hour (minimum tuition charge of $200 per long semester, $100 minimum per summer term)
  • Out-of-District Fee: $73 per semester hour
  • General Education Fee: $31 per semester hour
  • TOTAL: $196 per semester hour

Simplified Chart for Tuition & Fees (2017-2018):

Semester
Hours

In
District

Out of
District

Non-Resident
Semester

Non-Resident
Summer

1

$73.00

$146.00

$304.00

$204.00

2

$146.00

$292.00

$408.00

$392.00

3

$219.00

$438.00

$588.00

$588.00

4

$292.00

$584.00

$784.00

$784.00

5

$365.00

$730.00

$980.00

$980.00

6

$438.00

$876.00

$1,176.00

$1,176.00

7

$511.00

$1,022.00

$1,372.00

$1,372.00

8

$584.00

$1,168.00

$1,568.00

$1,568.00

9

$657.00

$1,314.00

$1,764.00

$1,764.00

10

$730.00

$1,460.00

$1,960.00

$1,960.00

11

$803.00

$1,606.00

$2,156.00

$2,156.00

12

$876.00

$1,752.00

$2,352.00

$2,352.00

13

$949.00

$1,898.00

$2,548.00

$2,548.00

14

$1,022.00

$2,044.00

$2,744.00

$2,744.00

15

$1,095.00

$2,190.00

$2,940.00

$2,940.00

16

$1,168.00

$2,336.00

$3,136.00

$3,136.00

17

$1,241.00

$2,482.00

$3,332.00

$3,332.00

18

$1,314.00

$2,628.00

$3,528.00

$3,528.00

19

$1,387.00

$2,774.00

$3,724.00

$3,724.00

20

$1,460.00

$2,920.00

$3,920.00

$3,920.00

21

$1,533.00

$3,066.00

$4,116.00

$4,116.00

22

$1,606.00

$3,212.00

$4,312.00

$4,312.00

23

$1,679.00

$3,358.00

$4,508.00

$4,508.00

  • Fees are subject to change. Chart does not include certain special course fees. See Course Descriptions.
  • Information on this page is current as of March 2017.
  • View the current Registration Guide for any updates or revisions.
  • Dual Credit tuition per credit hour is $40 for in-district and $85 for out-of-district students.
  • Course-related fees may apply.

Additional American Honors and American Success Fees:

American Honors

In District

Out of District

Non-Resident

Differential Fee

$30 per hour

$35 per hour

$45 per hour

Program Fee

$695 Per Long semester

$695 Per Long semester

$2,500 Per Long semester

 

American Success

In District

Out of District

Non-Resident

Differential Fee

$30 per hour

$35 per hour

$45 per hour

Program Fee

$695 Per Long semester

$695 Per Long semester

$2,000 Per Long s


Dual Credit Tuition Charges:

  • In-District: $44/credit hour
  • Out-of-District: $88/credit hour

Special Fees:

ACCUPLACER ESL

  $40

ADN Computer Software Fee (per semester)

  $125

Auditing a Course

  (tuition and fees same as if enrolled)

Cengage Computer Competency Test   

  $35

Checks, Returned

  $30

Cisco Local Area Network Testing Fee

  $31.25/per course

Convenience Fee

  $2

Credit by Exam; for Experience or Departmental Exam (Advanced Placement)

  (equal to in-district tuition/fees as if enrolled)

Distance Learning Fee (Web or Hybrid courses)

  $25/per course

Excess Developmental

  $70/per semester hour

FAX

  $5

Health & Science Majors Registration Fee

  $125

Hepatitis B Vaccination (health occupations students if needed)

  $150

HESI A2 (Nursing Entrance Test)

  $65

Insurance (EMT per year)

  $70

Insurance (Health Occupations per year)

  $30

Insurance (Early Childhood Professions per year)

  $25

Late Registration (Prior to 6th day of semester)

  $20

Late Registration (After 5th day of semester)

  $50

Matriculation Fee

  $15

Posting AP Credit to transcript

  $25/per course

Proctoring Fee

  $30/test

Reinstatement Fee **

  $25

Repeat Three

  $70/per semester hour

Score Report/Transcript

  $5

Specialist Test in PowerPoint (POFI 1341)

  $89

Specialist Test for Word (POFI 2340)

  $89

Surgical Tech Assessment test (Spring Semester)

  $255

TEAS (Nursing Entrance Test)

  $85

TSI Assessment - Full Test

  $40

Partial Test (2 sections)

  $20

Unfunded Exception Fee

  $$70/per semester hour

VCT (Virtual College Texas) Reservation Fee

  $15/per course

Note: 
Fees are subject to change. *Special fees are non-refundable.
** Applies to classes added back after each non-payment drop after late registration.

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Tuition and Fees

How to determine residency classification

Texas Education Code Section 54.052 outlines the guidelines for determining Texas residency classification.  Guidelines for determining in-district and out-of-district classification are based on the Kilgore College Tax District and policies of the Kilgore College Board of Trustees, and are detailed below.  Tuition is based on residency status and the number of semester hours in which a student enrolls. The following define the types of residency status:

  • An in-district student is a resident of the State of Texas domiciled within the Kilgore College District composed of the school districts of Kilgore, Sabine, Gladewater, White Oak, Leverett's Chapel, Overton, and West Rusk County Consolidated. Kilgore College taxes must be assessed on the residential property where the student is domiciled and provided to the Office of Admissions and Registrar when requested.
  • An out-of-district student is a resident of the State of Texas domiciled outside the Kilgore College District.
  • non-resident student is a resident outside the state of Texas, including international students.

Reclassification of Residency Status:

The college will require the student to sign an oath of residency as part of the admission process. It is the student's responsibility to use the proper residence classification. If there is any question as to right of classification as a resident of Texas or the Kilgore College District, it is the student's obligation, prior to or at the time of registration, to raise the question with the Office of Admissions and Registrar.

The student should report any change in residency status to the Office of Admissions and Registrar before registration. Likewise, a student classified as a non-resident will remain in that status until such time as the student has requested reclassification and the Office of Admissions and Registrar has officially approved the request. If inaccurate or fraudulent information is provided by the student to document residency status, the student will be held liable for repayment of any tuition/fees that were under-charged as a result of that information. Reclassification requests must be initiated by the student. Residency status changes are not made automatically.

For reclassification to be effective for a specific semester, the request for reclassification and any documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Registrar on or before the official reporting date (ORD) of the semester. The ORD may be found in the college academic calendar or by calling the Office of Admissions and Registrar. The student should direct all questions concerning residency status to the Office of Admissions and Registrar, located in the Devall Student Center. Phone (903) 983-8606.

Documentation of Basis for Texas Residency Status:

Classification as a Texas resident requires that the student substantiate residence in Texas for the immediate twelve months preceding registration. Factors other than time in the state may affect residency classification. For example, the legal home address of a student who is dependent for income tax purposes is considered to be the address of the parent(s) claiming the student. Also, students who come to Texas for the purpose of education are ineligible to claim Texas residency for tuition purposes as long as they remain in school. A complete evaluation of individual circumstances is provided at the time of application for admission. Additional information is available from the Office of Admissions and Registrar (903) 983-8202. In addition to the core residency questionnaire, documents acceptable for this purpose may include, but are not limited to, an official Texas high school transcript, the employer's statement of date of employment, lease agreement, a permanent Texas driver's license (at least one year old), and a Texas voter registration.

Documentation of Basis for In-District Residency Status:

All Texas residents are classified as out-of-district until sufficient information is on file to verify in-district residency. The legal home address of a student who is dependent for income tax purposes is the address of the parent/guardian claiming the student. Therefore, the residency status of a dependent student is based upon the residence of the parent/guardian. EXCEPTION: If a parent/guardian who does not claim the student for income tax purposes lives in-district, the student may be granted in-district residency (proof of parental status/guardianship and in-district residence are required). Students who are independent for income tax purposes must establish their own residence in the district. Students who are under age 24 must provide proof of independence. Documents acceptable for verifying in-district residency may include, but are not limited to, a permanent Texas driver's license, a property tax receipt, a lease agreement, and a utility bill. Additional information is available from the Office of Admissions and Registrar (903) 983-8202.

Waiver for Property Ownership:

The KC Board of Trustees has waived the difference between out-of-district resident rates and in-district rates for a person and his or her dependents who own residential real estate in the Kilgore College District. Additional information for required documentation is available from the Office of Admissions and Registrar (903) 983-8202.

Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund of tuition and fees, a student must officially drop or withdraw through the Office of Admissions and Registrar. The college will refund tuition and fees for courses dropped or for withdrawal from school within the timetable published in the online Registration Guide. Refunds will be issued in the same semester as the withdrawal. If a scheduled course fails to materialize, the college will return 100% of tuition and fees, with the exception of late and matriculation fees. A matriculation fee will be charged for students who enroll in courses and then completely withdraw from those courses for a particular semester. The college will not issue a refund to a student who does not have a clear financial record with the college.

See the current online Registration Guide for actual dates of check disbursements.

Note: Class day is defined as the day the semester or session is designated to begin and each school day thereafter. The above timetable applies to all refunds, including refunds to early-registered students who withdraw before classes start. No refunds will be made earlier than this schedule.

Costs to Live on Campus

Information below is for fall or spring semesters:

Nolen Hall:

  • Double Room: $1,030
  • Meal Plan: $1,475
  • Mailbox Rental: $15
  • Total for Semester: $2,520

Nolen Hall Premium:

  • Double Room: $1,340
  • Meal Plan: $1,475
  • Mailbox Rental: $15
  • Total for Semester: $2,830

The Quads:

  • Double Room: $1,135
  • Meal Plan: $1,475
  • Mailbox Rental: $15
  • Total for Semester: $2,625

Stark Hall:

  • Double Room: $930
  • Meal Plan: $1,475
  • Mailbox Rental: $15
  • Total for Semester: $2,420

Rangerette Residence:

  • Double Room: $1,630
  • Meal Plan: $1,475
  • Mailbox Rental: $15
  • Total for Semester: $3,120

Private Rooms:

  • For a Private Room in Nolen Hall or Stark Hall, add $500.
  • For a Private Room in Nolen Hall Premium or The Quads, add $750.

Summer Semesters:

  • Summer I Room and Meal Plan: $855
  • Summer II Room and Meal Plan: $930
  • Mini-Semesters: $200

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Fees are subject to change based on increased services made available to residents.
  • Housing fees include room rent, meal plan, and mailbox rental fee.
  • All residents must purchase the meal plan and the mail box rental.
  • Private rooms are based on availability with priority given to sophomore residents.
  • Room and board fees for summer housing will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester.
  • Please refer to the Student Handbook for the refund policy for housing.
  • Full payment in person by cash, check or money order payable to Kilgore College.
  • Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card payments are acceptable upon presentation of the credit card.
  • The student must provide positive identification for any payment to the college.
  • The college will accept checks for the amount of transaction only. Two-party checks, payroll checks, or postdated checks are not acceptable
  • One-time online payments or payment plans are also options. A credit card or bank account number is required for payments made via the web.
  • Students arriving early for specific program requirements may incur additional meal plan charges.

For more information on housing, email KCHousing@kilgore.edu.

For information about Tuition and Fees:

Office of Admissions and Registrar
General Questions or Information
Phone:
(903) 983-8606
Office:
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 2nd Floor
Fax:
(903) 983-8607