Catalog 2016-2017


Books and Supplies

These costs of books and supplies depend entirely upon the specific courses a student takes. Book/materials costs vary widely from course to course; some are relatively inexpensive and some are not. Nursing students, for example, will pay higher prices for their highly technical books and related supplies (such as clinical uniforms) than a student taking mostly academic transfer courses such as English and History.  Students needing an accurate estimate of book costs, based on the specific courses they will take, should contact the Bookstore on their campus.

NOTE: NCTC bookstores are operated by Follett Higher Education Group. All campuses (Gainesville, Corinth, Flower Mound, Bowie and Graham) are serviced online by the virtual store site. On-site bookstores are located on the Gainesville, Corinth and Flower Mound campuses. Please check the NCTC website at and for hours of operation and other pertinent information.


"A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer." Texas Education Code Sec.51.9705