College Costs

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. 

The bottom line is that at CCC you can invest less money in your college education without compromising the quality of your education.

Net Price Calculator

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

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.  

2019-20 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit)   


Nebraska Resident








2019-20 Room and Board Rates

OccupancyMeal PlanCost
Double/Triple 14 meals a week $3,359 a semester
Double/Triple 19 meals a week $3,657 a semester
Single  14 meals a week $4,987 a semester
Single 19 meals a week $5,285 a semester

Tuition and Fees Refund

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

Scheduled Session LengthCollege Instructional DaysRefund
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 Registrar’s Office and Student Accounts Office. Students who have credit balances will receive a refund within 60 days. 


Nebraska Residents

A student qualifies 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 parent or legal guardian has 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 believe 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 

Additional Program Expenses

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


Student Accounts