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Tuition, Fees and Refund

About Tuition and Fees Costs

All tuition and fees at KCKCC are subject to approval and/or change by the Board of Trustees. Tuition at the College conforms with regulations established by the Kansas State Department of Education, authorized under the 1965 Community College Act and its amendments.


Money generated from fees is used to finance the Jewell Student Center, student activities on campus, scholarships, broadband access on campus, computer lab access and upgrades, transcripts, and excess graduation costs

Tuition and fees are determined by course load and legal residence of students. All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. The College reserves and extends its right to withhold copies of academic transcripts, refuse enrollment, and/or administratively withdraw students who have not satisfied all financial obligations at KCKCC.

Tuition Cost

  • In-State Kansas Resident: $78 per credit hour (plus $15 per credit hour student fee)
  • TEC In-State Students: $78 per credit hour (plus $15 per credit hour course fee, plus $75 student fee for most courses)
  • Out-of-State Students: $222 per credit hour (plus $15 per credit hour student fee)
  • TEC Out-of-State Students: $222 per credit hour (plus $15 per credit hour student fee, plus $75 course fee for most courses)

Kansas City Missouri Metro Tuition Rate

KCKCC has a special tuition rate for residents of Jackson, Johnson, Platte, Clay and Cass Counties in Missouri.

$103 per credit hour (plus $15 per credit hour student fee,  plus $75 course fee for most TEC courses).

Additional Fees

In addition to the standard course fees, there are additional fees for certain types of classes and programs.

  • On-Line Access Fee: $30 per course
  • Blended Learning Fee: $30 per course
  • Telecourse Fee: $30 per course
  • Web-Enhanced Course Fee: $30 per course

Special Class Fees

In addition to the normal credit hour costs, several programs and classes have additional fees. Click here for the listing.

Payment of Financial Obligations

Students are expected to make prompt payment of financial obligations, such as parking fines, library fines, graduation fees, special fees, and loans at the College. Students with unpaid accounts will have a hold placed on their records and are not allowed to enroll, cannot receive academic transcripts or diplomas, or have academic information released from the College until their outstanding accounts have been paid.

Refund of Tuition and Fees

To obtain a refund for tuition and fees, students must officially drop their class (es) in the Admissions and Records Office within the time frames listed below. Exact dates for refunds are published in the Class Schedule each semester. Refunds are not allowed after the published dates. In case of a course cancellation or a class schedule revision made by the College, a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees is issued. Refunds are processed by the Business Office in approximately two weeks.

  • 100% refund for tuition and fees if classes are dropped and processed in the Admissions and Records Office before - but not on - the first day of the semester, session, or class. This includes semester, summer, 4 to 8 week, late starting, and mini-courses.

  • 90% refund for tuition and fees if classes are dropped and processed in the Admissions and Records Office within the first week of classes (five working days) for semester courses, summer courses, 4 to 8 week courses, and late starting courses.

  • 50% refund for tuition and fees if classes are dropped and processed by the Admissions and Records Office within the second week of classes (10 working days) for semester courses only.

  • 100% refund for courses less than four (4) weeks in length if students withdraw (drop) prior to the start of the first class period. No refund will be issued after the class begins. Refunds are calculated based on the day the student officially drops a class in the Admissions and Records Office, not when the student stops attending class.

If the student has received federal Title IV student financial aid during the term (Federal PELL , ACG or SEOG grants, Federal Stafford Loan, or a PLUS Loan), the student may be entitled to a pro rata or federal refund. Students who do not receive federal Title IV aid are not entitled to these refunds. Further information is available in the Financial Aid Office and Business Office.

Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

KCKCC is committed to helping you achieve your academic goals; however, we realize that sometimes circumstances may arise that prevent you from successfully completing your coursework as planned. Dropping and/or withdrawing from a course can have financial and academic implications that should be taken into consideration when making this decision.

Recent changes in financial aid rules and veterans education benefits have further complicated the course withdrawal process; only trained representatives have the knowledge to help students make the best decision(s)—financially and academically.

Before dropping or withdrawing from a course, we suggest you review the answers to the following most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is withdrawing the best option?

This decision can potentially impact your academic and financial aid standing and should only be done if it is your only option. The first thing you can do before withdrawing from a class is talk with your instructor.

Your instructor can inform you about your progress in a specific course based on the grading criteria stated in the syllabus and your participation and grades earned to date.  Your instructor may also be able to explore opportunities that may allow you to successfully complete the course in accordance with KCKCC guidelines and policies.

You should also visit the Academic Resource Center to find out more about the free academic resources and services available to you.

What is the difference between a drop and a withdrawal?

Drop:  An academic drop occurs when you remove yourself from a course before or during KCKCC’s tuition, fees and refund period.  There are no academic consequences from this action, but there may be financial aid repercussions for this drop if you no longer meet aid qualifications. The course will show on your registration history as dropped but will not post on any unofficial or official transcripts and does not count as attempted credit.

Withdrawal: An academic withdrawal from a course occurs when you remove yourself from a course after the drop period has passed. You are financially responsible for the tuition and fees for the course. The academic consequences from this action include receiving the grade of "W" for the course, which will appear on any unofficial or official transcripts.  A grade of "W" will not impact your GPA nor count as completed credit toward your degree.

How to withdraw:
1. Submit this withdrawal form.  It will be submitted electronically and processed within (2) working days.

2. Submit a withdrawal form in the Admissions and Records Office on Main Campus, Leavenworth Center, or the Technical Education Center.
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