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.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is created by the Office of Financial Aid.  It gives the average costs that a student may accrue during the academic year while attending CCC.


The Cost of Attendance is broken down into direct and indirect cost.  Direct costs are items that will appear on a student’s CCC bill, such as tuition, fees, and room and meal plan (if student lives on campus). Some e-books will be considered direct cost as they are included with the registration of a specific class.  Indirect costs will not appear on a student’s bill but are estimated costs associated with going to college and should be included in budgeting.

2023-2024 COA




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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.

Tuition, Fees, Room, and Meals Breakdown

The approved tuition and fees cost per credit along with the per semester room and meal plan rates are listed below.


2023-24 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit)   

  Tuition Fees Total

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2023-24 Room and Meal Plan Rates

Occupancy Meal Plan Cost
Double/Triple 14 meals a week $3,758 a semester
Double/Triple 19 meals a week $4,116 a semester
Single  14 meals a week $5,435 a semester
Single 19 meals a week $5,793 a semester


Tuition and Fees Refund

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

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.

2022-23 Specific Program Expenses

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology

Required Tools: $3,306
Safety Eyewear: $50
TOTAL: $3,356

Auto Body Technology          

Required Tools: $5,000
Uniform Shirts (4): $140
Nib Sander: $10
Polishing Cloth: $20
Total: $5,170

Automotive Technology

Required Tools & Toolbox: $4,500
Uniform Shirts (4): $140
Required Shoes: $100
Safety Eyewear: $20
609 Certificate (HVAC Certificate): $20
Jumper Wire Kit: $15
Terminal Kit: $80
Total: $$4,875


Required Tools: $338

Dental Assisting

Uniforms: $200
Required Shoes: $100
Safety Eyewear: $20
Practicum Insurance: $12
Total: $332

Dental Hygiene - 1st Year          

Instrument Kit: $8,700
Uniforms: $280
Required Shoes: $100
Safety Eyewear (Loupes): $2,500
Practicum Insurance: $12
SADHA Association Fees: $65
Gloves, Masks, cost to rotation sites: $250
Total: $11,907

Diesel Technology     

Required Tools & Toolbox $6,000
Uniform Shirts (4): $180
Required Shoes: $100
Safety Eyewear: $10
Total: $6,250

Electrical Technology

Required Tools $600

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
- Culinary Specialization

Uniforms: $200

Nursing – 1st Year

Required Instruments: $100
Uniforms: $250
Practicum Insurance: $12
ATI Fees - NURS*1100: $1,425
Nursing Programd Fees 1st Year: $40
Total: $1,827

Nursing – 2nd Year

Practicum Insurance: $12
ATI Fee - NURS*2300 - 2nd year: $1,175
Nursing Program Fees - 2nd year: $55
Total: $1,242


Required Tools: $661

Resident Classification

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:

  • Legal Age Resident or Emancipated Minor
  • Dependent Minor (less than 19 years of age)
  • Legal Age Dependent (19-24 years of age)
  • Married to a Nebraska Resident
  • Permanent Resident, Asylee or Refugee
  • University / State College / NE Community College
    Employee or Dependent / Spouse
  • Active Duty Military / NE National Guard
    Dependent or Spouse
  • Nebraksa High School Graduate / Nebraska Dream Act
  • Native American
  • Recruited or Transferred Employee or Dependent / Spouse
  • Nebraska High School Graduate Veteran
  • Military Veteran or Dependent / Spouse
  • Midwest Student Exchange

If you qualify in one of these categories, send the completed application to:


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 


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