General Tuition Information
Tuition is the dollar amount a student pays for his or her academic instruction. It is based on credit
hours and place of legal residence. Tuition rates are subject to change, without notice, by DCCCD's board
of trustees and by the State of Texas.
Category of Tuition
- Dallas County Residents - $52 per credit hour with a $52 minimum
- Other Texas Residents - $97 per credit hour with a $97 minimum
- Out-of-State/Out-of-Country - $153 per credit hour with a $200 minimum
Distance Learning Students
Most distance learning students who reside outside of Texas and have not maintained Texas as their residency
of record, a distance learning tuition of $55 per credit hour (a minimum of $165 for 3 credit hours or less)
shall be charged in addition to out-of-state or out-of-country tuition. This charge may be adjusted for
third party payers who have established a distance learning partnership with the District and provide
contracted services in lieu of payment of all or a portion of the distance learning tuition.
Ad Valorem Taxation
Texas residents, who own property subject to ad valorem taxation by the DCCCD, or dependents of such persons,
may pay tuition at the rate of residents of Dallas County. If a senior citizen (person 65 years or older) who
resides in or owns property subject to ad valorem taxation in Dallas County enrolls in credit courses, DCCCD
colleges will waive a maximum of six hours tuition each semester or summer session if space is available.
Living in Texas for less than 12 months
An individual who has moved to Texas and enrolled before having resided here for 12 months immediately
preceding registration, and his or her dependents, may be entitled to pay the tuition required of Texas
residents. Such an individual 1) must be an employee of a business or organization that is part of Texas'
economic development and diversification program, and 2) must file with the college a letter of intent to
establish residency in Texas.
Effective for Fall Semester 2005, the Dallas County Community Colleges charges a higher tuition rate to
students registering the third or subsequent time for a course. All third and subsequent attempts of the
majority of credit and Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses will result in higher tuition to be
charged. Developmental Studies and some other courses will not be charged a higher tuition rate. Third
attempts include courses taken at any of the Dallas County Community Colleges since the Fall 2002 semester.
The additional tuition charge is $50 per credit hour for classes taken a third or more times. See the
Third Attempt Web site for additional information.