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Tuition and Fees


The total amount of tuition and general fees is determined each semester by the student's residency status, and the number of hours in which the student enrolls. Regular tuition and fees will be charged for audited courses.

Kansas In-State Residency Status

Tuition: $55.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $30.00 per credit hour

Border State Tuition

(CO, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX)

Tuition: $69.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $30.00 per credit hour

Out-Of-State Residency Status

Tuition: $74.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $30.00 per credit hour

International Status

Tuition: $95.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $30.00 per credit hour

For more information please contact Director of Admissions | (620) 276-9608

Special Fees

Certain courses, classes or programs have various additional laboratories, class materials or other fees. These additional costs are approved annually by the Board of Trustees. A complete listing is available in the Business Office and on the college website.

Various Credit by Examination programs require a processing fee for the credits to be placed on the student’s transcript. Students will be notified of this charge at the time of award.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Fee Payment

If students are enrolled prior to the start of the semester, they will be billed by the Business Office. If the fee portion is not paid or otherwise accounted for on or before August 1 for the fall semester and before January 1 for the spring semester, the registration will be canceled and the student will need to repeat the enrollment process. Students enrolling after August 1 for fall and after January 1 for spring will need to submit the fee portion at the time of enrollment or make payment arrangements with the Business Office. Students whose financial aid applications are complete and accurate in the Financial Aid Office by July 1 or December 1 will have their aid eligibility determined by August 1 or January 1.

Tuition And Fees Refund Policy

  • Students may be eligible for refunds upon filing a “Change of Schedule” form in the Registrar’s Office within the refund periods outlined below.
  • Students who enroll during the early enrollment period and fail to make the required (fee) payment by the publicized date will be dropped from their class(es).
  • Refunds are calculated based on the day the official withdrawal is filed in the Registrar’s Office (in person, by fax or by postmark date), not when the student stopped attending class. (Failure to attend or ceasing to attend a class does not constitute an official withdrawal.)
  • If the college cancels a class, enrolled students will receive a full refund of tuition and fees for that class regardless of date.
  • If a student withdraws from a class after the refund period and simultaneously adds a class, including section and/or level changes, no refund will be given for the withdrawn (dropped) class. Full tuition and fees will be charged for the added class.
  • If an enrolled student is called to active military duty, full tuition will be refunded. Fees are not refundable if the activated date is beyond the published refund date.
  • Students receiving Federal Financial Aid who completely withdraw from Garden City Community College are also subject to a Pro-rata or Federal refund calculation as applicable. All applicable refund/repayment calculations will be figured and students will receive the largest refund possible. Examples of each refund are available upon request form the Financial Aid Office.

100% Refund Periods
(also applies to Evening and Outreach classes):

  • 12-16 Week Classes
    Students who officially withdraw are entitled to a full refund of tuition and fees through the second Friday after the start of class. No refund on tuition and/or fees is given after this date and the student is responsible for the total tuition and fees incurred.
  • 8 -11 Week Classes
    The 100% refund period for 8-week classes is the second Friday after the start of class.
  • 6 - 7 Week Classes
    The 100% refund period for a 6-7 week class is prior to the fifth calendar day after the start of the class.
  • 2 - 5 Week Classes
    The 100% refund period for a 2-5 week class is prior to the third calendar day after the start of the class.
  • 1 Week Classes
    The 100% refund period for a 1 week class is prior to the start of the class.
  • EduKan Classes
    For 100% refund period for EduKan classes, please refer to www.edukan.org for exact dates.
  • Workshops and Seminar Refunds
    For Business and Industry Institute (B&I), Continuing Education and Community services (CECS) classes and American Management Association Extension Institute (AMA) classes, refer to brochures for refund policy and time periods.

Refund Appeal Procedure

  • Students wishing to appeal their refund must complete a "Refund Appeal Request" form and return it with appropriate documentation to the Business Office within one week of the official withdrawal being filed in the Registrar's Office (in person, by fax or by postmark date).
  • Ruling on the appeal will be determined by a committee consisting of representatives from the Business Office, Student Services and Learning Services.
  • The Business Office will notify the student, in writing, of the committee's decision.

In addition to GCCC's refund policy, all students receiving Federal (Title IV) Financial Aid are subject to a "Return of Title IV Funds" calculation. This calculation is required for students who completely withdraw on or before the 60% point of the semester. The "Return of Title IV Funds" calculation involves only the Federal Financial Aid portion of funds received by the student. It determines the amount of federal funds the student and GCCC are entitled to keep, based on how long the student was enrolled during the semester. It is possible that GCCC and/or the student will owe federal funds back to the Department of Education regardless of the outcome of the GCCC institutional refund policy.

Payment Of Obligations

Students are expected to make prompt payment of all college financial obligations such as tuition and fees, housing, food, special fees, library fines and loans. MasterCard and VISA cards are accepted for payments.

• All existing financial obligations must be paid before enrollment will be allowed for the subsequent semester or summer session.

• If a student leaves the college with unpaid accounts, his/her academic records will be placed on hold and no academic transcripts will be issued until the account is cleared.

• Graduating students must clear all outstanding accounts before their diplomas will be issued.

• Holds will be placed on records of students who have defaulted on Federal Student Loans received while attending GCCC. No academic transcripts will be issued until the default status is resolved.

• To avoid registration delays a student, relying on financial aid to pay college costs, is responsible for contacting the Financial Aid Office and having all necessary forms and documentation completed before registration.

Residence Hall Costs

The Residence Hall Contract is a room and board contract. The cost includes actual room rent and food service for two different meal plans (15 or 19 meals per week). This amount is subject to change. Students interested in living in the Residence Halls should telephone the Residential Life Office at (620) 276-9516 for current costs, contracts, payment plans available, and additional information. Residential Life web page.

Textbook Costs

Full-time students can expect to pay at least $500 per semester for textbooks. Textbooks may be purchased at the Broncbuster Bookstore, located in the Beth Tedrow Student Center. Students with financial aid in place at the beginning of each semester may purchase books with a book voucher issued by the Business Office.

Transcript Fees

Students will be charged $5 for each official transcript requested or $5 for each faxed transcript. Transcripts will not be issued until payment is received. Transcripts will be sent by Federal Express only if an authorized account is provided, or if payment is made in advance to cover each transcript fee and actual express costs.

Returned Check Policy

If a check made payable to the college is returned by a bank for any reason, the student’s records will be placed on hold until the financial obligations are paid. The student will be charged a returned check fee for each returned check.

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