Dec 03, 2020  
College Catalog (2020-2021) 
  
College Catalog (2020-2021)

Tuition and Fees



Payment of tuition and fees entitles the student to admission to classes, copies of transcripts, a subscription to the college newspaper, use of the Student Center facilities, campus health services, and the use of the recreational facilities for students taking eight hours or more. The college reserves the right to change tuition and fees in keeping with the acts of the Texas Legislature and the KC Board of Trustees.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Registration is not completed until payment of tuition and fees is made. A student may make payment in person by cash, check or money order payable to Kilgore College. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card payments are acceptable upon presentation of the credit card. The student must provide positive identification for any payment to the college. Two-party checks, payroll checks, or postdated checks are not acceptable. Payments are also available by credit card on the Kilgore College website at www.kilgore.edu.

Installment Plan

Payment options, including Installment Plans, are available on the Kilgore College website at www.kilgore.edu. A credit card or bank account number is required for payments made via the web. Installment plans are only available on the website and may not be set up in person.

Collection Fee

Kilgore College reserves the right to send unpaid accounts to a collection agency. The student will be responsible for any collections and/or attorney’s fees.

Returned Checks

The college will assess a $30.00 service charge for each returned check, including “stop payment” orders. Excessive returned checks will result in suspension of check writing privileges.

Holds

All monetary holds on student accounts must be paid by cash, money order, or credit card. CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Tuition and Fees by Residency Classification

Residency Classification

Texas Education Code Section 54.052 outlines the guidelines for determining Texas residency classification. Guidelines for determining in-district and out-of-district classification are based on the Kilgore College Tax District and policies of the Kilgore College Board of Trustees, and are detailed below. Tuition is based on residency status and the number of semester hours in which a student enrolls. The following define the types of residency status:

  1. An in-district student is a resident of the State of Texas domiciled within the Kilgore College District composed of the school districts of Kilgore, Sabine, Gladewater, White Oak, Leverett’s Chapel, Overton, and West Rusk County Consolidated. Kilgore College taxes must be assessed on the residential property where the student is domiciled and provided to the Office of Admissions and Registrar when requested.
  2. An out-of-district student is a resident of the State of Texas domiciled outside the Kilgore College District.
  3. A non-resident student is a resident outside the state of Texas, including international students.

Reclassification of Residency Status

The college will require the student to sign an oath of residency as part of the admission application process. It is the student’s responsibility to use the proper residence classification. If there is any question as to right of classification as a resident of Texas or the Kilgore College District, it is the student’s obligation, prior to or at the time of registration, to raise the question with the Office of Admissions and Registrar.

The student should report any change in residency status to the Office of Admissions and Registrar before registration. Likewise, a student classified as a non-resident will remain in that status until such time as the student has requested reclassification and the Office of Admissions and Registrar has officially approved the request. If inaccurate or fraudulent information is provided by the student to document residency status, the student will be held liable for repayment of any tuition/fees that were under-charged as a result of that information. Reclassification requests must be initiated by the student. Residency status changes are not made automatically.

For reclassification to be effective for a specific semester, the request for reclassification and any documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Registrar on or before the official reporting date (ORD) of the semester. The ORD may be found in the college academic calendar or by calling the Office of Admissions and Registrar. The student should direct all questions concerning residency status to the Office of Admissions and Registrar, located in the Devall Student Center. Phone (903) 983-8606.

Documentation of Basis for Texas Residency Status

Classification as a Texas resident requires that the student substantiate residence in Texas for the immediate twelve months preceding registration. Factors other than time in the state may affect residency classification. For example, the legal home address of a student who is dependent for income tax purposes is considered to be the address of the parent(s) claiming the student. Also, students who come to Texas for the purpose of education are ineligible to claim Texas residency for tuition purposes as long as they remain in school. A complete evaluation of individual circumstances is provided at the time of application for admission. Additional information is available from the Office of Admissions and Registrar (903) 983-8202. In addition to the core residency questionnaire, documents acceptable for this purpose may include, but are not limited to, an official Texas high school transcript, the employer’s statement of date of employment, lease agreement, a permanent Texas driver’s license (at least one year old), and a Texas voter registration.

Documentation of Basis for In-District Residency Status

All Texas residents are classified as out-of-district until sufficient information is on file to verify in-district residency. The legal home address of a student who is dependent for income tax purposes is the address of the parent/guardian claiming the student. Therefore, the residency status of a dependent student is based upon the residence of the parent/guardian. EXCEPTION: If a parent/guardian who does not claim the student for income tax purposes lives in-district, the student may be granted in-district residency (proof of parental status/guardianship and in-district residence are required). Students who are independent for income tax purposes must establish their own residence in the district. Students who are under age 24 must provide proof of independence. Documents acceptable for verifying in-district residency may include, but are not limited to, a permanent Texas driver’s license, a property tax receipt, a lease agreement, and a utility bill. Additional information is available from the Office of Admissions and Registrar (903) 983-8202.

Waiver for Property Ownership

The KC Board of Trustees has waived the difference between out-of-district resident rates and in-district rates for a person and his or her dependents who own residential real estate in the Kilgore College District. Additional information for required documentation is available from the Office of Admissions and Registrar (903) 983-8202.

Rates for Tuition and Fees (2020 - 2021)

In-District Student (per semester)

Tuition $53 per semester hour
General Education Fee $37 per semester hour
TOTAL $90 per semester hour

Out-of-District Student (per semester)

Tuition $53 per semester hour
Out-of-District Fee $79 per semester hour
General Education Fee $37 per semester hour
TOTAL $169 per semester hour

Non-Resident (Out-of-State and International) Student (per semester)

Tuition $103 per semester hour
Out-of-District Fee $79 per semester hour
General Education Fee $37 per semester hour
TOTAL $219 per semester hour

Simplified Chart for Tuition & Fees (2020 - 2021)

Semester Hours In District Out of District Non-Resident Semester
1 $90.00 $169.00 $219.00
2 $180.00 $338.00 $438.00
3 $270.00 $507.00 $657.00
4 $360.00 $676.00 $876.00
5 $450.00 $845.00 $1,095.00
6 $540.00 $1,014.00 $1,314.00
7 $630.00 $1,183.00 $1,533.00
8 $720.00 $1,352.00 $1,752.00
9 $810.00 $1,521.00 $1,971.00
10 $900.00 $1,690.00 $2,190.00
11 $990.00 $1,859.00 $2,409.00
12 $1,080.00 $2,028.00 $2,628.00
13 $1,170.00 $2,197.00 $2,847.00
14 $1,260.00 $2,366.00 $3,066.00
15 $1,350.00 $2,535.00 $3,285.00
16 $1,440.00 $2,704.00 $3,504.00
17 $1,530.00 $2,873.00 $3,723.00
18 $1,620.00 $3,042.00 $3,942.00
19 $1,710.00 $3,211.00 $4,161.00
20 $1,800.00 $3,380.00 $4,380.00
21 $1,890.00 $3,549.00 $4,599.00
22 $1,980.00 $3,718.00 $4,818.00
23 $2,070.00 $3,887.00 $5,037.00

Dual Credit Tuition Charges

In-District Student (per semester) Out-of-District Student (per semester)
Tuition, $49 per semester hour
General Education Fee $2 per semester hour
TOTAL: $51 per semester hour
Tuition, $96 per semester hour
General Education Fee, $2 per semester hour
TOTAL: $98 per semester hour

Note: Fees are subject to change. Chart does not include certain special course fees. See Course Descriptions.

Information on this page is current as of March 2019. View the current Registration Guide for any updates or revisions. Dual Credit tuition per credit hour is $51 for in-district and $98 for out-of-district students.

Course-related fees may apply.

Special Fees:

ACCUPLACER ESL $40
ADN Computer Software Fee $150 per semester
Auditing a Course (tuition & fees same as if enrolled)
Computer Competency Test $35
Checks, Returned $30
Credit by Exam; for Experience or Departmental Exam (Advanced Placement) (equal to in-district tuition/fees as if enrolled
Credit Card Convenience Fee $2 per transaction
Distance Learning Fee (Web or Hybrid courses) $40 per course
Excess Developmental $70 per semester hour
FAX $5
HESI A2 (Nursing Entrance Test) $65
High Cost Workforce Development Course Fee $35 per semester hour
Insurance (EMT) $70 per year
Insurance (Health Occupations) $30 per year
Insurance (EDUC 1301  and EDUC 2301  - per year) $30 per year
Matriculation Fee $15
Posting AP Credit to transcript $25 per course
Proctoring Fee $30 per test
Reinstatement Fee * $25
Repeat Three $70 per semester hour
TCOLE State Exam ETPA Proctoring Fee $30 per test
Texas Commission on Fire Protection Proctoring Fee $30 per test
TSI Assessment - Full Test $40
TSI Assessment - Partial Test (2 sections) $20
VCT (Virtual College Texas) Reservation Fee $15 per course

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some fees are non-refundable.

*Applies to classes added back after each non-payment drop after late registration.

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Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund of tuition and fees, a student must officially drop or withdraw through the Office of Admissions and Registrar. The student is personally responsible for dropping a class and/or withdrawing from enrollment. The college will refund tuition and fees for courses dropped or for withdrawal from school within the timetable published in the online Registration Guide. Refunds will be issued in the same semester as the withdrawal. If a scheduled course fails to materialize, the college will return 100% of tuition and fees, with the exception of late fees, matriculation fees, and reinstatement fees. A matriculation fee will be charged for students who enroll in courses and then completely withdraw from those courses for a particular semester. The college will not issue a refund to a student who does not have a clear financial record with the college.

See the current online Registration Guide for actual dates of check disbursements.

Note: Class day is defined as the day the semester or session is designated to begin and each school day thereafter. The timetable shown in the online Registration Guide applies to all refunds, including refunds to early-registered students who withdraw before classes start. No refunds will be made earlier than this schedule.

Room and Board Fees

For current room and board charges, please visit: https://www.kilgore.edu/future-students/student-services/housing.

Note: Those students involved in certain programs or athletic teams that require early arrival in the fall semester will have an extended meal plan at a higher rate. For information on these extended plans, please contact the Office of Residential Life at (903) 983-8191.

Fees are subject to change based on increased services made available to residents. Housing fees include room rent, meal plan, and mailbox rental fee. All residents must purchase the meal plan and the mail box rental. Private rooms are based on availability with priority given to sophomore residents. Room and board fees for summer housing will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester. Please refer to the Residential Life Handbook for the refund policy for housing. Full payment in person by cash, check or money order payable to Kilgore College. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card payments are acceptable upon presentation of the credit card. The student must provide positive identification for any payment to the college. The college will accept checks for the amount of transaction only. Two-party checks, payroll checks, or postdated checks are not acceptable.

Full payments are also available on the Kilgore College website at www.kilgore.edu. Installment payments are available through The College Green Payment Plan via the Kilgore College website only. A credit card or bank account number is required for payments made via the web.

REFUND OF HOUSING COST- Assuming the resident has paid for all fees for housing, the following refund policy applies:

  1. Before residency is established, all housing money will be refunded.
  2. After residency is established, no room rent nor mail box rental will be refunded if the resident vacates housing for any reason, including disciplinary matters.
  3. After residency is established, the meal service for the 19-meal or 14-meal plan for the fall or spring semester will be refunded as follows if the resident vacates housing:
Before the 1st official day of move in 100% Day 29 to day 35 5th week 40%
Day 1 to day 7 1st week 80% Day 36 to day 42 6th week 30%
Day 8 to day 14 2nd week 70% Day 43 to day 49 7th week 20%
Day 15 to day 21 3rd week 60% Day 50 to day 56 8th week 10%
Day 22 to day 28 4th week 50% Day 57 or after 8th week   No refund
  1. Summer meal plan refund information will be announced prior to the summer session.

Any resident not fully paid on room and board after any refund is credited to their account is still financially obligated to make payment of the balance due.