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TUITION

We may be the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Texas, but our tuition rates are some of the lowest around – especially considering the quality of education you’re getting.

The amount of tuition you pay is based on where you live and the number of credit hours you take in a given semester. Dallas County residents pay $135 per three-hour class — that’s $45 per credit hour, or less than $550 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours. If you live outside Dallas County, tuition rates are still comparatively low. Get more information on residency. If you need help figuring your tuition, use our handy tuition calculators.

  • $83 per credit hour for Texas residents outside of Dallas County
  • $132 per credit hour for out-of-state and out-of-country residents, with a $200 minimum
    Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere!
Tuition - All Semesters
 
In-County
Out-of-District
**Out-of-State or Out-of-Country
Semester
Credit Hours
Tuition
Tuition
Tuition
Distance Learning Tuition
(if applicable)
Total Tuition
1
$45
$83
$200
$165
$365
2
$90
$166
$264
$165
$429
3
$135
$249
$396
$165
$561
4
$180
$332
$528
$220
$748
5
$225
$415
$660
$275
$935
6
$270
$498
$792
$330
$1,122
7
$315
$581
$924
$385
$1,309
8
$360
$664
$1056
$440
$1,496
9
$405
$747
$1,188
$495
$1,683
10
$450
$830
$1,320
$550
$1,870
11
$495
$913
$1,452
$605
$2,057
12
$540
$996
$1,584
$660
$2,244
13
$585
$1,079
$1,716
$715
$2,431
14
$630
$1,162
$1,848
$770
$2,618
15
$675
$1,245
$1,980
$825
$2,805
16
$720
$1,328
$2,112
$880
$2,992
17
$765
$1,411
$2,244
$935
$3,179
18
$810
$1,494
$2,376
$990
$3,366
19
$855
$1,577
$2,508
$1,045
$3,553
20
$900
$1,660
$2,640
$1,100
$3,740

If you are a senior adult 65 or older, who lives in or owns property in Dallas County, you can enroll in up to six hours of credit courses each semester or summer session at no cost, classroom space permitting.

**For distance learning students who reside outside of Texas and have not maintained Texas as their residency of record a distance learning charge 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 charge.

Financial Aid

We believe that the cost of education should never be an obstacle to starting or completing your college degree.

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources – including grants, veterans’ aid and loans – to help you pay for college.

All Financial Aid for Dallas Colleges Online will be handled through your Dallas County Community Colleges' home college.