Tuition Rates


A student's tuition is based on two things; the total number of semester hours (see note below) for which a student is enrolled, and a student's permanent legal place of residence (hometown). The per-hour tuition rates for each of the four basic residency categories are as follows.

Spring & Summer 2019

Tuition rates for the the Spring and Summer 2019 Semesters based on student residency.
Residency Tuition General Use Fee Out-of-District Total per Semester Hour
In-District $57.00 $34.00 N/A $91.00
In-District Branch Campus
(Graham ISD)
$57.00 $34.00 $10.00 $101.00
In-State $115.00 $34.00 $22.00 $171.00
Out-of-State $206.00 $34.00 $36.00 $276.00

Fall 2019, Spring & Summer 2020

Dual Credit student tuition rates for the the Fall 2019, Spring and Summer 2020 Semesters based on student residency.
Residency Tuition General Use Fee Out-of-District Total per Semester Hour
In-District $57.00 $43.00 N/A $100.00
In-District Branch Campus
(Graham ISD)
$57.00 $43.00 $20.00 $120.00
In-State $115.00 $43.00 $32.00 $190.00
Out-of-State $206.00 $43.00 $46.00 $295.00

Dual Credit Fall 2019, Spring 2020 & Summer 2020

High School Students attending a High School in NCTC’s Service Area and taking Dual Credit courses will pay the discounted rates below.

Tuition rates for the the Fall 2019, Spring and Summer 2020 Semesters based on student residency.
Residency Tuition General Use Fee Out-of-District Total per Semester Hour
In-District $0.00 $43.00 N/A $43.00
In-District Branch Campus
(Graham ISD)
$0.00 $43.00 $20.00 $63.00
In-State $57.00 $43.00 $32.00 $132.00
Out-of-State $136.00 $43.00 $46.00 $225.00

Credit Hours

Students need to understand clearly what is meant by the term "credit hours." When a student registers for a course, that course will be worth a certain number of hours of college credit for a semester.

Most courses at NCTC are worth three (3) hours of credit. However, there are courses that are worth from one (1) credit all the way up to six (6) or more hours of credit for a semester. Students can tell how many hours of credit a particular course is worth by looking at the course identification number. The second digit in this four-digit number gives the semester-credit-hour value of the course.

For example, the English course ENGL 1301 is worth three (3) hours of credit, and the French course FREN 1411 is worth four (4) hours of credit. So, if a student registers for four three-hour courses and one four-hour course, this student is enrolled for a total of sixteen (16) semester credit hours.