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  • Tuition at CCC is among the most competitive in the state, and we offer a number of financial aid programs to qualified students to help lower costs even more. 

    Bottom line: At CCC, you can invest less money in your college education without compromising the quality of your education. And that means that you can graduate from college with fewer debts and a stronger financial footing when you begin your post-college career.

    Net Price Calculator

    This Net Price Calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal aid eligibility, to help families gauge what aid the student may be awarded and to make arrangements to cover the cost of attendance.

    2017-18 College Costs

    In addition to tuition, fees, room and board listed below, students should expect other costs for books, tools, supplies, uniforms, travel, and other items. Costs will vary depending on the requirements of the program and the needs of the student.  Average cost of books for full-time students is approximately $1,500 per academic year. Note: actual costs vary by program of study and source of purchase. CCC does not require students to purchase books from specific sources.  

    2017-18 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit)   




    Nebraska Resident $88 $12  $100 
    Non Resident $132  $12  $144 

    2017-18 Room and Board Rates      

    Double/Triple Occupancy      

    14 meals a week $3,264 a semester     
    19 meals a week $3,545 a semester     

    Single Occupancy       

    14 meals a week $4,892 a semester     
    19 meals a week $5,173 a semester     

    Tuition and Fees Refund

    All students who drop credits within the time periods listed below, according to the course's scheduled session length, will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. Thereafter, no refund is available. Contact the Student Accounts Office for assistance.

    Scheduled Session Length           College Instructional Days           Refund               
    17 weeks or greater 0-10 Days 100%
    After 10 Days No Refund
    16-13 weeks 0-10 Days 100%
    After 10 Days No Refund
    12-9 weeks 0-7 Days 100%
    After 7 Days No Refund
    8-5 weeks 0-5 Days 100%
    After 5 Days No Refund
    4-1 weeks 0-2 Days 100%
    After 2 Days No Refund
    1-0 weeks Prior to First Class 100%
    After First Class No Refund

    One- and two-day seminars and workshops are excluded from refunds after the activity begins.

    In order to receive a refund, a student must notify the Record's Office and Student Accounts Office. Students who have credit balances will receive a refund within 60 days. 


    Nebraska Residents

    A student qualifies to register for resident tuition rates at Central Community College if he or she is not an international student or dependent with an F status and meets one of the following criteria:

    • Has a Nebraska mailing address (PO Box not acceptable).
    • Is a minor whose parents or legal guardian have a Nebraska mailing address (PO Box not acceptable).
    • Is married to a spouse who has a Nebraska mailing address (PO Box not acceptable).
    • Has attended or graduated from a Nebraska secondary school during the school year immediately prior to registration at CCC.

    Non-Nebraska Residents

    An individual who does not qualify for the resident tuition rate is considered a non-resident.

    If you feel you should be considered a Nebraska resident and receive in-state tuition, please contact the Admissions Office of your choice.

    CCC Admissions
    Columbus Campus: 402-562-1257
    Grand Island Campus: 308-398-7420
    Hastings Campus: 402-461-2428 

  • Some programs have other course materials or additional program expenses. You can view the estimates below. Contact the program advisor for questions.

    2017-18 Specific Program Expenses 

    Advanced Manufacturing Design      

    Tools: $1,500

    Auto Body Technology          

    Tools: $5,000

    Automotive Technology

    Tools: $4,500

    Associate Degree Nursing     

    Uniform: $250
    Stethoscope, Scissors, etc.: $100
    Laptop (estimate): $650
    Practicum Insurance: $24
    Licensing & NCLEX-RN: $323
    Program Supplies: $77
    ATI Testing Fees (estimate): $1,646
    Drug Testing: $50
    Background Check: $45
    TOTAL $3165

    Dental Hygiene          

    Instrument Key: $7,626
    Loups (Glasses): $1,500
    Uniforms: $250
    Total: $9,376

    Diesel Technology     

    Tools: $5,000

    Licensed Practical Nursing    

    Uniform: $250
    Stethoscope, Scissors, etc.: $100
    Laptop (estimate): $650
    Practicum Insurance: $24
    Licensing & NCLEX-RN: $323
    Program Supplies: $40
    ATI Testing Fees (estimate): $675
    Drug Testing: $50
    Background Check: $45
    Total: $2,157 

    Occupational Therapy Assistant       

    Background Check: $45
    Practicum Insurance: $24
    Drug Testing: $50
    Professional Membership: $75
    NBCOT Exam (estimate): $540
    OT Knowledge Exam Fee: $25
    PAMS Certification: $200
    Total: $959


    Practicum Insurance: $24
    Background Check: $45
    FISDAP Testing: $215
    ACLS Fee: $20
    PALS Certification: $20
    PHTLS Certification: $20
    AMLS Certification: $20
    Drug Testing: $50
    Total: $414


    Tools: $1,750