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Bursar’s Office - Payment Information

If you are experiencing issues making online payments, please try the following:

  • Log out of your student account
  • Using Firefox, open a new window
  • Log back into your student account using this link: https://kctcs.mycmsc.com. Then select STUDENT ADMIN PRD
  • Follow the same steps as you normally would to complete your payment

Make sure you are using Firefox and logging in with that link, not MyPath.


We can be reached at jf-bursaroffice-main@kctcs.edu  

Parking Information

Parking permits are available starting August 2nd. Please monitor your KCTCS email for notification regarding parking permit availability.

Instructions on purchasing a parking permit and to know where to pick up a permit are available on the parking information web page.


Summer 2022

  • Tuition is due the Friday before your classes start.

For tuition rates, visit our Tuition and Fees page.


2022-2023 Tuition Rates
Tuition Category Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State Students $182/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: From Contiguous Counties* $364/credit hour
Out-of-State Students: Other Out-of-State Students $637/credit hour
Online-Only Courses+ (all students): $182/credit hour
Mandatory Fee** (all students): $8/credit hour
Distance Learner Fee*** $20/credit hour

What's With the ***?

Great question!

The first * is for contiguous counties. Contiguous counties are those which border Kentucky. Students from these counties pay a special tuition rate. Students from Reciprocity Counties pay in-state tuition.

Next, the ** is the KCTCS BuildSmart Investment for Kentucky Competitiveness fee.

Then *** is the distance learner fee. You'll pay this fee if you have classes with online portions, like Learn on Demand or Learn by term. Don't worry, 'hybrid' classes don't pay this fee.

+For students who are enrolled in online-only courses, the tuition is the same regardless of your residency. Other fees, such as the mandatory fee and distance learning fee still apply.
A full list of charges and fees is available.

To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.

Tuition can be paid by the following methods:

  • Online (Credit Card or Check):
  • Cash Payments:
    • * Accepted ONLY in person at Bursar’s office on the Downtown and Southwest Campuses
    • * Cashier services not available at Bullitt, Carrollton, Shelby, or Technical Campuses
  • Check or Money Order:
    • Payments must include student ID number and daytime phone number.
    • Mailed payments must be postmarked ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DEADLINE and addressed to:
      • Jefferson Community and Technical College
      • Bursar’s Office
      • 109 E. Broadway
      • Louisville KY 40202
  • Third Party/Financial Aid/Scholarship:
    • If your aid is not going to cover your full balance, make sure to pay the difference by the Friday before classes start.
    • Financial Aid recipients must verify, through the most recent Student Self-service message center EBILL, if there is sufficient anticipated aid to cover all tuition and charges by the payment deadline.
    • Most financial aid is prorated based on hours enrolled. Loans, CAP, and KEES require a minimum of 6 credit hours enrollment. (CAP, KEES, AND WORK READY not available during the Summer term.)
    • If a third party (such as a scholarship, voc rehab, or employer) is paying for your tuition, you must submit all necessary documentation to the Bursar’s Office by the Friday before classes start. Metro students must sign their agreement by the Friday before classes start. Charges not covered by your third party must be paid by the Friday before classes start.

Payment Plan:


Fall 2022

Payment plan available on July 1, 2022

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
August 5 0% 4 August - November 
August 27 25% 3 September - November
October 7 50% 2 October & November 

Spring 2023

Payment plan available on October 1, 2022.

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
January 6 none 4 January - April 
January 23 25% 3 February - April 
March 6 50% 2 March & April 

Summer 2023

Payment plan available on March 1, 2023.

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
May 5 25% 3 May - July
May 26 50% 2 June & July 

It’s Easy to Enroll:

  1. Disable pop-up blockers!

  2. Login to Student Self Service

  3. Click the Account Balance tile

  4. Click on Make a Payment

  5. Select Setup Official Payment Plan from the drop-down menu then click Confirm

  6. From this point, the student will Create an Account with NBS. The payment plan is not complete until the student reads and accepts the Terms & Conditions, clicks the Authorize button, and receives confirmation.
  • Find out more information about the Auto-payment plan
  • * The cost to participate in the plan is $25.
  • * The payment agreement and down payment (if required) must be completed and submitted online through the Student Self-service by the payment deadline.
  • * The number of payments and the down payment amount vary depending on when the payment agreement is submitted.
  • * Payments are automatically deducted from a bank account or charged to a credit card.


  • In-state:  $179.00 per credit hour
  • Contiguous Counties:  $358.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State:  $627.00 per credit hour


  • Mandatory Student Fee
    • $8 per credit hour assessed to all students in support of the KCTCS Build Smart Investment Initiative.
  • Online Course Charge
    • $20.00 per credit hour (based on class instruction mode)
  • Security Charge
    • $40 offsets the costs of security in all college facilities, including security personnel, equipment, and lighting.
  • Late Payment Charge
    • $75 will be assessed to all accounts not paid by the published payment deadline.
  • Reinstatement Charge 
    • $75 will be assessed to any student who requests re-enrollment if removed from classes due to non-payment.
  • Facility Usage Charge
    • $25 assessed per course to students who enroll in a KHP course to help pay the cost of access to the YMCA or other facility.
  • Parking Charge
    • $25 per term assessed to students who request a parking permit.
  • ALL Fees/Charges are non-refundable.


Activate and check your KCTCS student email account. All college correspondence, including bills, will be sent to your student email account.

If your plans have changed, and you’re not going to attend class, you’ll need to officially withdraw. Check the academic calendar of the delivery college (in KCTCS) to see the official withdraw schedule.

Update your address information in the Student Information Center or online through your Student Self-service.

1098-T FAQs

The 1098-T form contains information to assist a student in filing the education tax benefits/tax credit deductions, such as the American Opportunity Credit (a modification of the Hope Credit) and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits. For more information on these tax credits please visit the IRS web site www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ar01.

Kentucky Community & Technical College System mails the 1098-T forms via U.S. Mail by January 31st.

As an eligible educational institution Kentucky Community & Technical College System is required to send a 1098-T form to any student enrolled and had qualified tuition expenses paid "out-of-pocket" during the previous calendar year. 


1098-T may not be issued for several reasons. IRS exceptions for not furnishing a 1098-T are:

  • Courses for which no academic credit is earned and/or offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program
  • Nonresident alien students, unless requested by the student
  • Students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid entirely with scholarships or grants (PELL, CAP, SEOG are examples)
  • Students who had all of their qualified tuition and related expenses paid by the student's employer or governmental entity
  • You did not provide your Social Security Number (SSN). If you provide your SSN to your local Student Records Office and do not fall into the other exceptions we can produce and send a 1098-T form to you.
  • Your 1098-T form was sent to an incorrect or old address. If you provide a current address to your local Student Records Office we can produce and send a 1098-T form to you.

The IRS classifies qualified tuition and related expenses as charges a student must pay "out-of-pocket" to be enrolled at or attend Kentucky Community & Technical College System.

The following are not qualified tuition and related expenses:

  • Amounts paid for any course or other education involving sports, games, or hobbies, unless the course or other education is part of the student's degree program or is taken to acquire or improve job skills.
  • Charges and fees for room, board, insurance, medical expenses (including student health fees), transportation, and similar personal, living or family expenses.
Yes, if you were eligible to receive a 1098-T from a previous year you may contact your local college Business Office or contact the 1098-T voice mail number 855-465-2827 (please leave your name, student ID, last for digits of your Social Security Number, current address, tax year request and brief message.) 
Charges and fees for room and board are not qualified as tuition and related expenses by the IRS.
The 1098-T form is based on a calendar year (January 1 December 31). If your total financial aid for a calendar year was equal to or greater than your qualified tuition and related expenses in a calendar year, you will not receive a 1098-T.
The IRS classifies academic credit as credit awarded by an eligible educational institution for the completion of course work leading to a postsecondary degree, certificate, or other recognized postsecondary educational credential. 
CARES Act funds received by students are not taxable income.
CARES Act funds received by students are not reported on Form 1098-T.


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