Tuition, Fees & Payment

Tuition, Fees & Payment

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. Anyone auditing courses will be charged all tuition and fee rates.

Finney County Residency Status

Kansas In-State Residency Status

Through Summer 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $61.00 per credit hour
  • Student Fees: $53.00 per credit hour

Starting Fall 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $61.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $55.00 per credit hour

Through Summer 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $62.00 per credit hour
  • Student Fees:  $53.00 per credit hour

Starting Fall 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $63.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $55.00 per credit hour
 

Out-Of-State Residency Status 

 

Border State Tuition

 (CO, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX) 

Through Summer 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $81.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $53.00 per credit hour

Starting Fall 2022

  • Tuition: $82.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $55.00 per credit hour

Through Summer 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $76.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $53.00

Starting Fall 2022

  • Tuition: $77.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $55.00
 

International Status

Online

Through Summer 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $99.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $53.00

Starting Fall 2022 Term

  • Tuition: $100.00 per credit hour
  • Credit Hour Fees: $55.00 per credit hour
Tuition: $150.00 per credit hour

 

Special Fees

Certain courses, classes or programs have various additional laboratories, class material and/or equipment that require additional course fees. Additional course fees are attached to the course on the website.

Tuition and Fee Payments

All tuition and fees must be paid in full or students must be signed up and current on a payment plan through self service before any future enrollment can be processed.  As soon as a student enrolls in classes, they can view their student account through self service.  One week before classes start students are able to make payments or set up payment plans on their student account. Students can always make payments directly to the business office during regular office hours by calling 620-276-9576, or 620-276-9619.

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.
  • 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.
  • Drop/No-Show Fee
    Students who do not attend Face-to-Face or Hybrid classes within the first two (2) scheduled class meetings will be dropped as a No-Show (for non-attendance) and are subject to a $50 per course drop fee. Students must login and complete an assignment prior to the course certification date for Online classes. Students who do not login and complete an assignment will be dropped as a No-Show (for non-attendance) and are subject to a $50 per course drop fee.

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.
  • 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 opeal tuition and fee charges 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
  • Ruling on the appeal will be determined by a committee consisting of representatives from the Business Office, Registrar, and Student 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 services. 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 and additional information. Residential Life web page.

Textbook Costs

Textbooks are part of student fees that each student pays on a per credit hour basis. The college has partnered with Cengage and most courses have adopted e-textbooks or digital courseware. If your course uses Cengage e-textbooks or digital courseware, you will access those resources through your Canvas course link: you do not need to purchase a textbook or access code from the bookstore. Students taking online courses will have their e-textbooks embedded into the course and may access them through the Canvas course link.

Students can identify which texts will be used by searching for courses at the Broncbuster Bookstore website.  If the text publisher on the website is listed as "Cengage" and/or the text purchase is listed as "Optional," the e-book will be provided for you in your Canvas course with no additional purchase needed.  Students who are taking classes which do not use Cengage resources will still need to purchase their textbooks.

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 Payment Policy

If a payment 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 in full.  The student will be charged a $20.00 returned payment fee for each returned payment.