Central Texas College

College Costs

Tuition schedule for 2014-2015

NOTE: Students will be charged the non-resident tuition rate for any course, which contains the same content and level as previously enrolled in, if attempted by the student two or more times since fall 2002.

* All tuition and fees are subject to change as approved by the CTC Board of Trustees.

Semester Hours

Resident In-District* Resident Out-of-District* Nonresident & International*
1 $71 $93 $209
2 $142 $186 $418
3 $213 $279 $627
4 $284 $372 $836
5 $355 $465 $1,045
6 $426 $558 $1,254
7 $497 $651 $1,463
8 $568 $744 $1,672
9 $639 $837 $1,881
10 $710 $930 $2,090
11 $781 $1,023 $2,299
12 $852 $1,116 $2,508
13 $923 $1,209 $2,717
14 $994 $1,302 $2,926
15 $1,065 $1,395 $3,135
16 $1,136 $1,488 $3,344
17 $1,207 $1,581 $3,553
18 $1,278 $1,674 $3,762

 

Other fees *

In addition to tuition, the following fees are required or applicable. Except for Individualized Instruction, all fees are non-refundable. Flight fees are refundable based upon actual flight time used.

Return check Fee................................................................................................................................................................$30

Diploma Replacement.......................................................................................................................................................$25

Transcript and Records......................................................................................................................................... no charge

Course challenge ...............................................................................................................................................................$50

GED testing...........................................................................................................................................................................$60

ACCUPLACER, ASSET Test and TSI Assessment.......................................................................................................$20

FAA Knowledge Test..................................................................................................................................................$55-$125

Instructional materials (as required by contract, per credit hour)(non-refundable)........................................$30-$40

Nursing insurance, fees and testing.......................................................................................................................$20-$99

Student I.D., meal card replacement (per card)...............................................................................................................$5

Late payment (plus 18 percent annual interest on amounts remaining after final due date)...............................$25

Installment plan (non-refundable)....................................................................................................................................$20

Installment plan late payment (18 percent annual interest until tuition is paid in full, calculated........................$25

   from the date the second installment was due)

Individualized Instruction Aviation Science................................................................................................$1,725 - $6,000

Overflight fees (per hour)..........................................................................................................................$20 - $200

Music............................................................................................................................................................$40 - $500

MUAP Level I and II..............................................................................................................................................$260

MUAP Level III and IV...........................................................................................................................................$475

Physical Education....................................................................................................................................$35 - $250

Residence Hall Violation Fee.................................................................................................................................$5 - $100

Tuition and fees - Continuing Education

Tuition -  Non-credit courses (per contact hour)..........................................................................................$0.50

Fees - Vary depending on length of course, instructor costs, supplies required, number of students and/or other factors.

Tuition and fees for off-campus locations are determined by contracts and agreements. *All tuition and fees are subject to change as approved by the Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fee exemptions and waivers

The following tuition and fee exemptions and waivers are available to eligible CTCD students.

The following non-residents are eligible to receive waivers to allow non-residents to pay resident tuition rates; certain conditions apply:

  • U.S. military personnel assigned to duty in Texas, including their spouse and dependent children.
  • Spouse and dependents of non-resident members of the U.S. military who died while in service, who move to Texas within 60 days of the date of death.
  • Students whose families transferred to Texas as part of the state’s Economic Development and Diversification program.
  • Teachers or professors employed at least half-time on a regular monthly salary basis by public higher education institutions, including their spouse and children.
  • Research and teaching assistants employed at least half-time in a position related to their degree program by public higher education institutions, including their spouses and children.
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents and foreign students receiving competitive scholarships of at least $1,000, not to exceed 12 months.
  • Homeless individuals who do not have a permanent residence in Texas and have resided in Texas 12 months immediately preceding enrollment.
  • Beneficiaries of the Texas Tomorrow Fund, for tuition and fees covered by the prepaid contract.
  • Foreign individuals stationed in Texas as part of NATO, their spouses and children.

The above waivers are subject to change by the State of Texas. Additional waivers may be available.

Tuition-only exemptions (available to Texas residents only)*  Covered charges:

Valedictorians of each accredited Texas High School: tuition only (two semesters)

Senior citizens (65 or older): tuition only, six hours per term

Early high school graduates: tuition varies

Texas National Guard: tuition only (subject to limitations)

Children of professional nursing faculty (CTC only): tuition only

Children of active-duty military deployed to a combat zone outside the U.S.: tuition only

Tuition and fee exemptions (available to Texas residents only)*  Covered charges:

U.S. military veterans who were Texans when they entered the service (the Hazlewood Act): tuition and fees (subject to limitations)

Orphans of Texas veterans who were killed in action or died while in service: tuition and fees (subject to limitations)

Children of deceased or disabled firefighters and police officers: tuition and fees (subject to limitations)

Peace officers disabled in the line of duty: tuition and required fees

Blind or deaf students: tuition and fees

Persons employed or volunteering as firefighters (fire science courses only): tuition and lab fees

Peace officers enrolled in a law wnforement or criminal justice course (subject to limitations)

Children of POWs/MIAs: tuition and fees

Students in foster care: tuition and fees (subject to limitations)

Students graduating in the top 10 percent of their high school class: tuition and fees (subject to limitations)

Students on TANF during senior year of high school: tuition and fees - one year

Certified educational aides: tuition and mandatory fees, except class or lab

Children/spouse of certain public servants killed in the line of duty on or after 9/1/2001: tuition and fees, room and board, books (up to 200 hours or award of bachelor’s degree)

  • Students must be considered Texas residents as defined in the section "Determining Residence Status" to be eligible for exemptions.
  • Students who are children of active-duty military deployed to a combat zone outside the U.S. must be considered Texas residents or be eligible to pay in-state rates in order to be eligible for this exemption.
  • Students enrolled in continuing education courses which receive no formula funding are not eligible for any of the listed exemption and waiver programs unless eligible under the Hazlewood Act.
  • Individualized Instruction fees are considered to be "extraordinary costs" associated with those programs and are not eligible for funding under the Hazlewood Act.
  • For more information on exemptions and waivers, go to www.collegefortexans.com.

NOTE: Students are responsible for any additional amounts due CTC resulting from post-enrollment audits and corrections including all fees and waivers; e.g., registration assessing errors, dropping or adding classes, invalid employment or third-party waivers. CTC will accept tuition assistance (sponsor) agreements in lieu of payments at the time of registration, but students will be responsible for all amounts owed if sponsoring agency does not remit payment in full.
 
Rent, Rrom and board and deposits*

  • Room and board must be paid in full upon moving into the Residence Hall
  • Week of spring break is not included in cost of room and board.

Residence Hall deposit,non-refundable...................................................................................................................$100

Married Student Housing (apartments) deposit.......................................................................................................$200

Married Student Housing (There is an additional fee for electricity billed monthly.)

One-bedroom apartment, monthly rental.....................................................................................................$570

Two-bedroom apartment, monthly rental.....................................................................................................$660

Student Residence Hall room and board plan per semester

Rent and five-day meal plan, including tax 15 meals, Monday through Friday, fall and spring semesters, 16 weeks, double occupancy.........................................................................................................................................................$2,195

Summer semester, 11 weeks, double occupancy..................................................................................................$1,500

Daily occupancy rate without board (three day maximum).........................................................................................$15

Skills Center students only, room and board plan per month - five-day meal plan, including tax (15 meals per week, Monday through Friday)....................................................................................................................................................$525

Current residents only - Semester breaks, excluding break between fall and spring (board plan not available)......$150

* Rent, room and board charges are subject to change as approved by the Board of Trustees.

Installment payment plan

CTC now accepts installment payments from Texas-based students for 16-week fall and spring classes.

  • One half of tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration and before the start of the semester. A promissory note must be executed for the balance with equal payments due before October 5 and November 5 for the fall semester or March 5 and April 5 for the spring semester.
  • All financial aid will be applied to the amount due before the multiple payment plan is offered.
  • A non-refundable fee of $20 will be assessed each semester for use of the plan.
  • A late fee of $25 will be assessed on any payment not made before the due date.
  • Finance charges of 18 percent annually will be assessed on any account balance remaining after the final payment due date.
  • A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees including any incidental fees by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make payment before the end of the semester will be denied credit for the work done that semester until full payment is made.
  • In the event of default on the installment plan, CTC has the right to employ a collection agency and/or any other legal means to collect this debt. The student will be required to reimburse CTC the fees of any collection agency which may be based upon a percentage at a maximum of 33% of the debt plus all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees that CTC may incur in such collection efforts.
  • The installment plan is not available to a student who registers during late registration.

Refunds

Room and board and deposits

Room and board - non-refundable.

Campus apartment deposit - refunded after deduction for repairs, cleaning, etc.

Residence Hall deposit - non-refundable.

Refunds of tuition and fees

No tuition refunds will be made except in the case of cancellation or official withdrawal from Central Texas College or from a course. Refunds for tuition will be computed from the date the Application for Withdrawal is filed with the Records Office (not from the date of last attendance) or processed through the GoArmyEd portal for Army tuition assistance students. Special conditions apply to financial aid and VA students. Students must submit a completed Application for Refund to the Business Office for a refund to be issued.

  • Students who officially withdraw from the Institution shall have their tuition and mandatory fees refunded according to the following schedule:

- A 100 percent refund is to be made for courses dropped before the first day of the term or semester.

- During the fall or spring semester or comparable 16-week trimester:

  • During the first 15 days, 70 percent.
  • During days16 - 20, 25 percent.
  • After day 20, none.

- Six-week summer semester:

  • During the first five days, 70 percent.
  • During days six and seven, 25 percent.
  • After day seven, none.
  • For flex-entry and non-semester-length courses with a census date other than the 12th class day (fourth class day for a six-week summer semester):

- Before the first day, 100 percent.

- After the term or semester begins, see table.

 

Length of class term in weeks

Last day for 70 percent refund Last day for 25 percent refund
2 or less 2 N/A
3 3 4
4 4 5
5 5 6
6 5 7
7 7 9
8 8 10
9 9 11
10 9 12
11 10 14
12 12 15
13 13 16
14 13 17
15 14 19
16 or longer 15 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Students who attend classes under a contract such as GoArmyEd will be refunded in accordance with the terms of the contract.
  • Class day count begins with the first calendar day of the term (not necessarily the first day of an individucal class); and includes all weekdays, Monday through Friday, which are not designated official Central Texas College holidays.
  • Any refund applicable for dropped courses will first be applied to any outstanding balance remaining on the student’s account before any check will be issued.
  • Central Texas College will allow hours to be dropped and re-added without penalty to the student if the following conditions are met:

- The transaction must be completed prior to the census date of the dropped hours.

- The start date of the added hours must be prior to the census date of the dropped hours.

- The exchange must be an equal one.

- The exchange must occur simultaneously as a single transaction.

When the charges for hours are dropped without concurrently added hours, they will be refunded in accordance with the refund policy outlined previously. Charges for hours added at a later time will be applied based on the current approved tuition and fee schedule and will not offset charges from prior drops.

  • Tuition and fees paid directly to the Institution by the Veterans Administration, Title IV (Financial Aid Programs), a sponsor, donor or scholarship shall be refunded to the source rather than directly to the student.
  • Emergency withdrawal will be considered to be filed as of the date of the emergency. Students must submit written proof of emergency such as military emergency leave orders or medical certification of family emergency. Refunds under emergency conditions will follow the tuition refund schedule listed above.
  • Special consideration is available under the following conditions:

- Any student suffering a catastrophic illness or accident or death in the immediate family.

- Active-duty military students who receive PCS or deployment orders and dependent family members of active duty military who receive PCS after the start of classes which require the service member to depart before the class is completed.

A student must present a copy of deployment orders, medical certification, death certificate or published obituary along with the refund request to be eligible for special consideration. Refunds under these conditions will follow the tuition refund schedule listed below.

  • If withdrawing before the 20th class day for semester-length courses (before the last day for 25 percent refund for non-semester-length courses), 100 percent refund.
  • If withdrawing between the 21st day for semester-length courses (or the day after the 25 percent refund period for non-semester-length courses) and the midpoint of the course, 50 percent refund.
  • After the midpoint of the course, no refund will be given. Please note NTC rotations and field exercises are NOT considered deployments under this policy.

Non-credit courses

CTC will not refund tuition except in the case of course cancellation or official withdrawal from a course. The refund policy for non-credit courses offered by Central Texas College is as follows:

  • CTC will process all refunds on the basis of the date withdrawal form is filed with the Records office.
  • For courses that meet for more than one class session, refunds of 100 percent of tuition and fees will be processed for students withdrawing prior to the second class meeting.
  • For courses that meet for only one class session, refunds of 100 percent will be made only if the application for refund withdrawal is filed with the Records office before the beginning of the class.
  • Emergency withdrawal will be considered to be filed as of the date of emergency. Students must submit written proof of emergency, such as military emergency leave orders or medical certification of family emergency. Refunds under emergency conditions will follow the schedule above.

Determining residence status

The Central Texas College Admissions office is responsible for determining residency status of students for tuition purposes. The office is directed by state statutes and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules and Regulations: Determining Residence Status. All rules and regulations are subject to change. Under state statutes and regulations, a prospective student is classified as a resident, non-resident or foreign student. Although state requirements for establishing residency are complex and prospective students should refer to their particular circumstance, most individuals must meet one of the following residency requirements before they can be considered residents for tuition purposes.

  1. A person who graduated from a public or accredited private high school in Texas or, as an alternative to high school graduation, received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Texas, including the successful completion of a nontraditional secondary education, and maintained a residence continuously in this state for: (1) the 36 months immediately preceding the date of graduation or receipt of the diploma equivalent, as applicable; and (2) the 12 months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution.
  2. A person who established a domicile in Texas not less than 12 months before the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution; and maintained a domicile continuously in the state for the 12 months immediately preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution.
  3. A dependent whose parent established a domicile in this state not less than 12 months before the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution; and maintained a domicile continuously in the state for 12 months immediately preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution. (A dependent is a person who is less than 18 years of age and has not been emancipated by marriage or court order; or is eligible to be claimed as a dependent of a parent of the person for purposes of determining the parent’s income tax liability under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.)

NOTE: If a person who qualifies for residency under item 1 is not a U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident of the U.S., the person shall, in addition to the other requirements of this section, provide the institution with a signed affidavit stating that he or she will apply to become a Permanent Resident of the U.S. as soon as the person becomes eligible to apply.

Non-U.S. Citizens

The following non-U.S. citizens are eligible to establish and maintain a domicile in Texas for the purposes of Item 2 or 3 under Determining Residence Status in this section.

  • A Permanent Resident.
  • A person who is eligible for permanent resident status and has filed an I-485 application for permanent residency and has been issued a fee/filing receipt or notice of action by USCIS showing that his or her I-485 has been reviewed and has not been rejected.
  • An eligible nonimmigrant who has been issued one of the types of visas, posted on the Coordinating Board’s website, which is issued by the USCIS that allows him or her to establish a domicile in the United States.

Residency Documentation

New students or returning students who have not attended CTC for at least 12 months are required to complete the CTC Admissions Application. Individuals may be required to provide supporting documentation to support information provided in the residency section of the application or to support the answers to the residency section.

An individual who was enrolled during the prior fall or spring semester in a Texas public institution for any part of the previous state fiscal year and who was classified as a resident of the state is considered a Texas resident as of the start of the following fall semester. However, a person who has not attended a Texas public institution for two or more consecutive regular semesters prior to enrollment at CTC will be required to complete the CTC Admissions Application. The CTC Admission Application is available on the CTC website.

Documents to Support Domicile and Residence

The documents under Proof of Domicile and Proof of Residence may be used to support that the (1) the person or the dependent’s parent established domicile in Texas, and (2) the person or the dependent’s parent has maintained a domicile (physically residing) in Texas continuously for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls.

Proof of Domicile

The following documents can be submitted, which may support the establishment of a domicile in Texas and maintenance of a domicile in Texas.

Significant Gainful Employment

  1. An employer’s statement of dates of employment in Texas (beginning and current or ending dates) that encompass at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls.
  2. Other documents that show the person or the dependent’s parent, for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls:
    1. Has been engaged in employment intended to provide an income to the person or allow the person to avoid the expense of paying another to perform tasks (as in child care) that is sufficient to provide at least one-half of the individual’s tuition and living expenses or represents an average of at least 20 hours per week; or
    2. Is self-employed in Texas or is living off his/her earnings; or
    3. Is primarily supported by public assistance in Texas.
  3. For a homeless person, written statements from the office of one or more social service agencies located in Texas that attest to the provision of services to the homeless person for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls.

Sole or Joint Marital Ownership of Residential Real Property

Title to residential real property in Texas with documentation to verify 12 consecutive months of ownership immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls, such as a Warranty Deed, with the person or the dependent’s parent having established and maintained domicile at that residence.

Marriage to a Person Who Has Established and Maintained Domicile in Texas

Marriage Certificate or Declaration of Registration of Informal Marriage with documentation to support that spouse has established and maintained domicile in Texas for the 12 consecutive months preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls.

Ownership of a Business Entity

Documents that evidence the organization of the business in Texas that reflect the ownership interest of the person or dependent’s parent, and the customary management of the business by the person or dependent’s parent without the intention of liquidation for the foreseeable future.

NOTE: A person whose initial purpose for moving to Texas is to attend an institution of higher education as a full-time student will be presumed not to have the required intent to make Texas his or her domicile. A person shall not ordinarily be able to establish domicile by performing acts which are directly related to fulfilling educational objectives or which are required or routinely performed by temporary residents of the State.

Proof of Residence in Texas

The following documents may be required to support residence in Texas for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls. These documents do not show the establishment of a domicile.

  1. Utility bills for the 12 consecutive months preceding the census date.
  2. A Texas high school transcript for full senior year immediately preceding the census date.
  3. A transcript from a Texas institution showing presence in the state for the 12 consecutive months preceding the census date.
  4.  A Texas driver’s license or Texas ID card that has not expired and, if it reflects an origination date, shows an origination date at least 12 months prior to the census date.
  5. Cancelled checks that reflect a Texas residence for the 12 consecutive months preceding the census date.
  6. A current credit report that documents the length and place of residence of the person or the dependent’s parent to be in Texas and the length of residence to be at least 12 consecutive months preceding the census date.
  7. Texas voter registration card that was issued at least 12 months prior to the census date.
  8. Pay stubs for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date, reflecting significantly gainful employment in Texas.
  9. Bank statements reflecting a Texas address for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date.
  10. Written statements from the office of one or more social service agencies, attesting to the provision of services for at least the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date.
  11. Lease or rental of residential real property in the name of the person or the dependent’s parent for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date.

Other Documents that May be Used to Lend Support To or Clarify Person’s Claim of Domicile or Residence

  1. Tax return of the student or parent(s).
  2. Visa, passport, or other pertinent immigration documents.
  3. Leave and Earning Statements (LES).
  4. Documents or statements to clarify answers to Core Residency Questions.
  5. A Texas high school transcript to verify 36 months presence in the state and graduation from a Texas high school.
  6. State or local licenses to conduct a business or practice a profession in this state.

Temporary Absences from State

Residents who move out of state should be classified as nonresidents upon leaving the state. However, certain temporary absences from the State of Texas with the intention to return, generally less than five years, can occur without loss of Texas Residency. Documentation of the reason for the temporary absence must be submitted by the person or the dependent’s parent.

  1. A person or the dependent’s parent who is temporarily absent from the state for the purpose of service in the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Defense, or U.S. Department of State.
  2. A person or the dependent’s parent whose company temporarily assigns him or her to work elsewhere.
  3. A person or the dependent’s parent who is temporarily absent from the state for educational purposes.

General Rules and Regulations

Federal Employees Other Than Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Public Health Service

The state has no special provisions for determining the residency of federal employees other than members of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. Public Health Service. Each person (including civilian employees of the U.S. Armed Forces) must meet the basic residency requirements for non-military personnel.

Distant Learners

A bona fide Texas resident located out-of-state or out-of-country and who is enrolled in an electronic course delivered from the Central Campus may be classified as a resident for tuition purposes. The student must provide substantiating documentation that he or she has a right to resident classification. For example, a spouse or dependent child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who was a Texas resident at the time he or she joined the service and has maintained Texas as his or her domicile may be eligible to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes. The spouse must have established Texas residency at least 12 months prior to enrollment. The spouse or dependent children of military Texas residents should submit a completed CTC Active Duty Military ID Card Verification form, their sponsor’s leave and earning statement (LES), and if applicable the sponsor’s DD 214 showing Texas as the home of record. The LES must be 12 months prior to the census date of the semester in which the student enrolls.

Reclassification

A student initially classified as a nonresident based upon information provided in the Core Residency Questions, may petition for reclassification by providing the CTC Admissions Office located at the Central Campus in Killeen, Texas, with supporting documentation. If a change is made based on supporting documents and information received prior to the census date of the current term, the change will apply to the current term. Otherwise, any change will apply to the first succeeding term in which the student enrolls.

Student Responsibilities

Students must prove to the satisfaction of the CTC Admissions Office that they are entitled to be classified as a resident of Texas. The student is responsible for registering under the proper residence classification. Questions concerning a student’s right to classification as a resident of Texas should be directed to the CTC Admissions Office located at the Central Campus in Killeen, Texas, prior to enrolling at CTC.

Waivers That Allow Nonresidents to Register While Paying the Resident Rate

Military Members Assigned to Duty in Texas

Members of the U. S. Armed Forces are presumed to maintain the same domicile that was in effect at the time of entering the service during their entire period of active service. They are presumed not to establish a domicile in other states in which they are assigned to duty because their presence is not voluntary but under U. S. military orders.

However, nonresident members of the U. S. Armed Forces, members of Texas units of the Army or Air National Guard; and Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserves; and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Services who are assigned to duty in Texas, and their spouse and/or dependent children, are entitled to a waiver that allows payment at the resident tuition rate. To qualify, the student must submit prior to the census date of his or her first term of enrollment, a statement from an appropriately authorized officer in the service certifying that the student, or parent, will be assigned to duty in Texas on the census date of the intended term of enrollment. A member of the National Guard or Reserves who will be in Texas only to attend training with Texas units is not eligible for a waiver to pay resident tuition rates.

Military family members and active duty soldiers may complete the CTC Military Verification form, which must be signed by the soldier’s commanding officer or personnel office designee or provide a copy of the military orders of the active duty member with permanent assignment duty in Texas. The form is available in the schedule bulletins, on the CTC website, at the CTC admissions and records offices located on the Central Campus and the Fort Hood Student Services office. Upon initial enrollment, the student should bring the signed form and a valid military ID card. If the military ID card expires, the student must present a renewed military ID card at the time of re-enrollment.

Continuous Enrollment

Nonresident active duty military and their spouse and/or dependent children are entitled to continue to pay the resident tuition rate as long as they reside continuously in Texas or remain continuously enrolled in the same degree or certificate program. The student is not required to enroll in the summer semester to remain continuously enrolled.

After Assignment to Duty in Texas

If nonresident members of the U.S. Armed Forces eligible for a nonresident waiver are assigned to duty elsewhere following assignment to duty in Texas, their spouses and dependent children are entitled to pay the resident tuition rate as long as the spouse or child resides continuously in Texas. A person is not required to enroll in a summer semester to remain continuously enrolled.

Out-of-State Military

A spouse and/or dependent child of nonresident members of the U.S. Armed Forces, or Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service stationed outside of Texas are entitled to pay resident tuition in Texas if the spouse and/or child moves to this state and files a statement of intent to establish residence in Texas with the public institution of higher education that he or she attends.

Survivors

The spouse and/or dependent child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or of a Commissioned Officer of the Public Health Service who died while in service, shall pay resident tuition if the spouse and/or child move to Texas within 60 days of the date of death. To qualify, the person shall submit satisfactory evidence to the institution that establishes the date of death of the member and that the spouse and/or dependent child has established a domicile in Texas.

Spouse and Dependents who Previously Lived in Texas

A spouse and/or dependent child of a nonresident member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or Commissioned Officer of the Public Health Service who previously resided in Texas for at least six months may establish residency for tuition purposes if the member or commissioned officer, at least 12 months prior to the census date of the family member’s enrollment:

  1. Filed proper documentation with the military or Public Health Service to change his or her permanent residence to Texas and designated Texas as his or her place of legal residence for income tax purposes; and
  2. Registered to vote in Texas; and
  3. Satisfied one of the three requirements for the 12 months prior to the first day of the relevant term:
  • ownership of real estate in Texas with no delinquent property taxes;
  • registration of an automobile in Texas; or
  • execution of a currently-valid will deposited with a county clerk in Texas that indicates he or she is a resident of Texas.

Honorably Discharged Veterans, their Spouse and Dependents

A former member of the U.S. Armed Forces or Commissioned Officer of the Public Health Service and his or her spouse and/ or dependent child are entitled to pay resident tuition rate for any term beginning prior to the first anniversary of separation from the military or health service if the former member:

  1. Had, at least one year preceding the census date of the term, executed a document with the U.S. Armed Forces or Public Health Service that is in effect on the census date of the term and that changed his or her permanent residence to Texas and designated Texas as his or her place of legal residence for income tax purposes; and
  2. Had registered to vote in Texas for at least 12 months prior to the census date of the term in which he or she plans to enroll; and
  3. Provides documentation that the member has, not less than 12 months prior to the census date of the term in which he or she plans to enroll, taken one of the three following actions:
  • Purchased real estate in Texas with no delinquent property taxes,
  • Registered an automobile in Texas, or
  • Executed a currently-valid will that has been deposited with a county clerk in Texas, which indicates he or she is a resident of Texas.

Persons Eligible for Federal Education Benefits for Veterans, their Spouses, and Children

Persons eligible for benefits under the federal Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans are eligible to pay the resident tuition rate without regard to the length of time they have been in the state, as are their spouses and children (including stepchildren), if they meet the following conditions:

  • File a letter of intent with CTC to establish residency in Texas and provide acceptable proof of eligibility for VA education benefits such as a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Veterans Administration;
  • Reside in the state while enrolled in the institution; and
  • If qualifying as a child, be 25 years of age or younger on the first day of the term in which the person is registering unless meeting the hardship provisions specified in the legislation.

In-District and Out-of-District Students

Once you are classified as a Texas resident, you are either an in-district or an out-of-district student. You are considered an in-district student if you physically reside within the geographical boundaries of the Central Texas College District (CTCD). The college district is in the Killeen and Copperas Cove Independent School Districts. Property owners and their dependents living outside the CTCD tax district who paid ad valorem taxes to CTC are eligible for in-district tuition. A current property tax statement and completion of the CTC Ad Valorem statement are required for verification.

To establish in-district residency, you may be required to present one or more of the documents listed in the "Documenting Residence in Texas" section of this catalog. The documentation must show an in-district address for six months prior to enrollment. A post office box address is not acceptable for verification of in-district residency.

An out-of-district student is a Texas resident who does not physically reside within the geographic boundaries of the college’s district. If you are an out-of-district student, you pay the out-of-district tuition rate unless eligible to receive a waiver based upon state statutes or college policies. Residency in the Central Texas College Residence Hall or in Married Student Housing does not exempt a student from the out-of-district fee.

NOTE: A student initially classified out-of-district may petition for reclassification by providing the CTC Admissions Office located at the Central Campus in Killeen, Texas, with supporting documentation.