Catalog 2015-2016 
    Jul 12, 2024  
Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees


Tuition is based upon student classification. Tuition for non-credit classes varies. Non-credit classes and their corresponding fees are published in the class schedule each term.

Upon registering for a class, students incur a financial responsibility to the college. Class tuition and fees are due before the first meeting of the course. Because tuition rates, fees and refunds are subject to change, current information is published in the class schedule each term. Tuition for auditing a course is the same as regular credit class enrollment. Tuition and fees are established by the KCC Board of Education and are subject to change without notice.

Type of Tuition (Price per Credit)

In-State $89.50
plus applicable fees

An American citizen, legal immigrant, or permanent resident who has established and maintained residency in Oregon at least 90 days prior to the first day of class. Residents of California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington are included in the in-state tuition rate.

Out-of-State $167.50
plus applicable fees

An American citizen, immigrant, or permanent resident who has not established residency in Oregon 90 days prior to the first day of class, or is not a resident of the states included in the in-state tuition category.

International $197.50
plus applicable fees

A citizen of another country legally residing in the United States on other than an immigrant visa.

Senior Citizens

Oregon residents 65 years of age and older are eligible for a tuition waiver for Klamath Community College credit classes based on the following conditions:

  • The student must have a current term application on file in order to register. The admissions application deadline is the Wednesday before the term begins. (Under certain circumstances, Klamath Community College may close admission prior to this deadline. Students are encouraged to apply early.)
  • The student must be 65 years old or older at the time of registration. Verification of age is required.
  • Space is available in the course(s). Students may only add courses under this policy during the first week of the term; instructor permission is required.
  • Tuition waiver does not apply to Workforce Education or Community Education courses.
  • The tuition waiver is valid for eight or fewer credits per term.
  • Course(s) cannot be taken for credit. The student must audit the course(s).
  • Federal Financial Aid is not available for audited courses.
  • The student is responsible for all fees (application fee, student fees, course fees, lab fees, etc.)
  • Tuition waiver forms will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of class.

Students requesting a tuition waiver must register in person and complete a tuition waiver form (available in Student Services). At the time of tuition waiver form submission, students must show photo identification that includes date of birth. All fees must be paid in full by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of the applicable term in order to avoid late payment fees.

High School Students

Call KCC for details: 541-882-3521.


Type of fee

Student I.D. (per term) $5.00

Covers the costs of issuing student identification. This is a non-refundable fee and is charged each academic term.

Technology (per credit) $4.00

The technology fee helps in providing the most up-to-date technology services for students.

Facility use (per credit) $6.00

This facility use fee helps offset the cost of new campus construction.

ASKCC Student Government (per credit) $2.50

Assessed to students in credit courses to pay for events, activities, scholarships, etc.

Matriculation $40.00

A one-time fee assessed to all new degree-seeking KCC students.

Distance Education (per credit) $16.50

Assessed to students who are taking online classes.

Lake County (per credit) $14.00
Assessed to students residing in Lake County


Additional Fees

Late fee $25.00

A late fee will be assessed on student accounts which are past due. This fee may be assessed up to three times during the term.

Installment plan $10.00

Assessed to students who participate in the installment plan.

Returned check fee $25.00

Assessed on all checks returned to the college for insufficient funds or any other reason. This fee is subject to change on an annual basis.

Test charges

Testing is done by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 541-880-2334. Other State of Oregon licensing tests are offered. Please call for details.

If an individual takes a specific test through KCC, charges are as follows:

College Level Examination
Program (CLEP) $20.00


Distance Education Test $20.00

Various Vocational Test** $20.00

* Students taking the test for another college or university must pay a fee.

** Additional fees may apply according to the third-party agency or vendor associated with the given test.


It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that payment is made by the required date, regardless of the financial source.

KCC accepts most traditional forms of payment including cash (U.S. dollars only), checks, money orders, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and debit cards. Payments can be made in person to our cashier, online at, or by sending a check by mail to: Attn: Cashier, 7390 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97603.

Student name and student identification number must be clearly identified on all payments. This information will assist the college in properly crediting payments.

Third party payment arrangements are made as a courtesy of the Business Office. Third-party payment authorizations maybe available through agencies or companies, financial aid, scholarships, and veterans educational benefits. To avoid a late fee, third party authorizations must be on file by the add/drop deadline.

Failure to make timely payments, or to make satisfactory payment arrangements by the due date, may result in late fees and/or administrative withdrawal from classes. Prior term unpaid balances must be paid in full before registering for another term. Other college services such as grades, transcripts, diplomas, registration privileges, or any combination thereof may be withheld if students do not make satisfactory arrangements to meet their financial obligation to the college. KCC and OIT provide concurrent notification to one another of student holds.

Payment Responsibility

Students who have returned a signed financial aid award letter (which is also accepted electronically), have obtained written payment confirmation from a third party, or who have appropriate documentation on file in the business office, may register for classes without making payment by the first day of class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the college has received written agency authorization. Please be aware that students are legally responsible for payment if third party payment or other aid payments are not received by the college for any reason. It is important that students keep track of any balances not covered by financial aid or third party payments, and pay them in a timely manner. If these uncovered balances are not paid by the due date, late fees will be applied and administrative withdrawal from classes may occur. If students are receiving financial assistance from sources outside the college, they must work closely with those sources to meet KCC’s registration deadlines.

Installment Plan

Two installment plans are available at the cashier’s desk for students, depending on the account balance. If the account balance is $275-$549, an arrangement for two equal payments is available. If the account balance is $550 or more, an arrangement for three equal payments is available. Installment agreements must be initiated by the add/drop deadline. There is a fee of $10 for an installment plan. Students who fail to meet the terms of the agreement will be assessed late fees and administrative withdrawal from classes may occur. Balances from prior terms must be paid in full before registering for another term. may be withdrawn from classes. Balances must be paid in full prior to registering for another term.

Veterans Payment Plan

There is a no charge, two payment plan option available to U.S. veterans attending college on the GI Bill. Payment due dates are timed to match the estimated dates that veterans receive their benefit checks. Forms are available from the KCC Cashier, and must be received by the Business Office by the first day of class. Failure to comply with this agreement may result in late fees and/or administrative withdrawal from classes.

Active Duty Military using Tuition Assistance (TA) funds: KCC will return unused TA funds to the issuing facility, on a proportional basis for up to 60 percent of the period that the funds were approved. Any amount owed beyond that limit will be the responsibility of the service member.

In accordance with the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, 38 U.S.C. 3679(c). Veterans shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees purposes if any of the following circumstances are met:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/1 G.L Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the State of Oregon while attending a school located in the State of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the State of Oregon while attending a school located in the State of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311 (b) (9)) who lives in the State of Oregon while attending a school located in the State of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more. Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge, release, or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.



An add/drop form must be completed by the student and processed by Student Affairs in order for the Business Office to process refunds. No refunds will be provided for withdrawals made after the drop deadlines (shown below). Credit balances resulting from payments made after a course is dropped by third party sponsors, financial aid, or scholarships will be returned to the provider.

If the college cancels a class, enrollees are entitled to a full refund of tuition and applicable fees for that class. Students dropping a class will be issued a refund based upon the following criteria:

Class Refund Length Drop Deadline Amount
8-12 weeks By 1st Friday of the term 100%
2-7 weeks By end of 1st day of classes 100%
Less than 2 weeks Prior to 1st class meeting 100%

Gift Certificates

An individual or business may purchase a gift certificate to be used toward credit or non-credit class tuition and/or fees associated with class attendance. The certificate may be issued in any dollar amount, but it must be used within one year from the date of purchase. Please contact the Business Office at 541-882-3521 for further information regarding certificate purchases and redemptions.