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KCTCS Board votes to freeze tuition rate for 2021-22

Bill Stephens

June 14th, 2021

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Henderson, KY – Students and parents can breathe a little easier this fall because the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), including Henderson Community College (HCC), will not be raising tuition.

At $179 per credit hour, KCTCS colleges already have the lowest tuition in the state, which saves families thousands of dollars. Out-of-state students from counties contiguous to Kentucky will continue to pay $358 per credit hour. All other out-of-state students will continue to pay $627 per credit hour.

“The pandemic has taken a toll on our students who’ve been affected in numerous ways, including job loss,” KCTCS Board Chair Gail Henson said. “The board wanted to help students, and we felt keeping our tuition at the same rate would help thousands of families.”

Many prospective students decided not to attend college during the pandemic and HCC welcomes them to campus along with our current students. For students who prefer online learning or hybrid classes, those will be available as well.

Whether students are seeking an associate degree or a short-term credential that can be earned in a few weeks, HCC offers a wide variety of programs. Employers also are encouraged to learn about affordable customized training programs for incumbent employees. These are offered through the Workforce Solutions team.

Of the tuition freeze, Dr. Jason Warren, President/CEO of HCC, said “The tuition rate freeze allows us to continue as a high-quality, affordable option for individuals of all ages. We also want to remind citizens that our staff are available to assist them find ways to cover the cost of their educational aspirations. Numerous resources are available via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (workreadykentucky.com), apprenticeship-style “work and learn” programs like HCCFAME, and private scholarships.”

For more information on programs, financial aid or how to enroll, visit www.henderson.kctcs.edu.

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