Catalog 2012-2013


Tuition and Fee Costs

Generally, the cost of enrolling at North Central Texas College for a regular long semester (Fall or Spring) will be the sum of four expense categories: (1) Tuition; (2) Fees; (3) Books & Supplies; and (4) Personal Living Expenses, including Transportation and Room/Board. No attempt is made to estimate this last category of expense because it varies so widely among individual students.

*Determination of a student’s legal residence for purposes of establishing the appropriate tuition rates is made at North Central Texas College according to guidelines pursuant to Title 3, Texas Education Code: RULES & REGULATIONS FOR DETERMINING RESIDENCE STATUS, Fall 1995. Students should be aware that these guidelines are subject to further revision. Copies of these guidelines, as published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, are available for inspection in the Office of the Director of Admissions/Registrar. Questions or disputes regarding interpretation of these guidelines should be directed to this office.

IMPORTANT: NCTC is a state-supported institution subject to state laws. Credit is extended for expenses owed to the college only under limited circumstances. All tuition, fees, dorm rent, and other elements of expense for attending NCTC are subject to change by the NCTC Board of Trustees.

CORRECTION OF ERRORS: Students are responsible for any additional amount due NCTC resulting from auditing and correction of records after registration fees have been paid — including all registration assessment errors, invalid third-party agreements, and failure to prove residence status.

PAYMENT REQUIREMENT: All tuition and fees are due the day you register and must be paid in full to complete the registration process. Any accounts unpaid may result in the cancellation of a student’s registration and a requirement that the student re-register for classes. A Reinstatement Fee is charged when a student re-enrolls. Payment for any additional tuition and fees resulting from schedule revisions or class adds/drops is due at the time a change is made. Students will NOT be allowed to register after the last day of the add/drop period or late registration.

No matter how they sign up for their classes, most NCTC students can pay their tuition/fees ONLINE. This means they can:

  • Avoid the possibility of long lines and delays;
  • Pay at their convenience even on weekends and after regular hours — and pay in INSTALLMENTS.
  • Pay with credit card or bank draft — save a trip to campus.

Just go to, click on “Campus Connect — Direct” (in list of links at left of page), then log in and follow the instructions to pay your tuition/fees online with your credit card or automatic bank draft. (Requires Student ID and Pin Number).