Accounting Services

Tuition and Fees


TMCC's Tuition and Fees are set by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents and are subject to change. Notwithstanding currently posted tuition and fees, all fees, tuition or other charges which students are required to pay each semester are subject to increase by action of the Board of Regents at any time before the commencement of classes (primarily due to budgetary shortfalls).

The amount you are charged at the time of registration is not a final bill and may be increased. You will receive a supplemental invoice for any additional amounts which the Board of Regents may impose. Fee changes put in place less than 30 days before commencement of classes will not be subject to late fee penalties.

See Also: Detailed Fee Information

Tuition and Fee Schedule

The following fees are in effect for the 2013-14 school year. Note: Auditors pay the same per-credit fees.

Books and supplies: plan on spending an additional $300-400.

Parking: at TMCC, parking is always free.

Spring/Summer/Fall 2014
All Students
Summer Registration Fee $87.50/credit
Summer Technology fee $5.50/credit
Application Fee (non-refundable) $10.00
Technology fee $5.50/credit
In-state Students
Fees (fall) $84.50/credit
Fees (spring) $84.50/credit
Western Undergraduate Education (WUE) Students
Tuition and Fees (fall) $126.75/credit
Tuition and Fees (spring) $126.75/credit
Out-of-State Students in fewer than 7 credits
Fees (fall) $177.50/credit
Fees (spring) $177.50/credit
Out-of-State students in 7 or more credits
Fees (fall) $84.50/credit plus tuition
Fees (spring) $84.50/credit plus tuition
Tuition (fall and spring) $3,322.50/semester
Out-of-State Distance Education Students
Fees (fall and spring) $126.75/credit
International Students
Fees (fall) $84.50/credit plus tuition
Fees (spring) $84.50/credit plus tuition
Tuition (fall and spring) $3,322.50/semester
Additional International Student fee $50.00/semester
Additional International Application Fee $25.00/at time applying

Detailed Fee Information Back to Top

Resident Fees

$84.50 per credit, plus a $5.50 per credit technology fee. Except for early and priority registration, fees are generally due two days after you register. Check the TMCC dates and deadlines calendar for the early and priority registration fee payment deadline. Students are responsible for either paying for, or dropping from, each class in which they are registered. If you have not paid for a class by the established deadline, your enrollment may be canceled. If you have not dropped a class you no longer want to take, you will still be responsible for the fees. Fees are assessed on a per-credit basis. Audited classes cost the same as credit classes. TMCC Workforce Development classes are self-supporting, so charges vary accordingly.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Pursuant to the passage of Senate Bill 32 (Chapter 374, Statutes of Nevada 2005), as of July 1, 2005, a financially independent student must be a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada for at least 12 months prior to matriculation to qualify for in-state tuition. Further, for a dependent student to qualify for in-state tuition, the student's family must be a Nevada resident. Please contact the Admissions and Records office for further details.

Application Fee

A $10 one-time, non-refundable fee is charged to first-time TMCC students only. This fee cannot be refunded, even if classes are full or you dropped or canceled your classes.

Excess Credit Fee

An Excess Credit Fee shall be charged to a student who has attempted credits equal to 150 percent of the credits required for the student’s program of study. The amount of this additional fee is equal to 50 percent of the per credit registration fee. Attempted credits include all graded courses on a student’s transcript, including but not limited to the grades of F and W (withdrawal) and repeated courses.

The fee will be charged, for example, after 90 credits have been attempted towards a 60-credit associate’s degree or 45 credits towards a 30-credit certificate program.

Exceptions may apply on a case-by-case basis. The fee will be charged in all terms after passing the threshold number of credits until a degree is awarded to the student. Appeal procedures and other exceptions to this fee are outlined in the TMCC College Catalog.

See Also: Excess Credit Fee Appeal form | TMCC College Catalog Appendix B: Tuition Charges, Definitions, Excess Credit Fee

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in many two-year and four-year college programs at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. To be eligible for WUE, students must be a resident of a WICHE State. Some colleges and universities have additional criteria. For further information about specific programs in WUE, contact the Admissions and Records office.

Out-of-State Tuition

Fees are calculated as follows: if you take fewer than seven credits, you'll be charged per credit; if you are taking seven or more credits, you'll pay the In-State Fee rate per credit and an additional $3,322.50 per semester.

Distance Education/Out-of-State Tuition

Students who physically reside outside the state of Nevada and who take online classes only may be eligible for a special distance education rate. To apply, please submit the Request for Distance Education Special Tuition Rate form to the Admissions and Records office.

Lab and Special Fees

Some classes have additional lab fees or costs for supplies; refer to the class schedule for details. These fees are added to the per-credit class fees.

Technology Fee

Fees printed in the class schedule include the $5.50 per credit technology fee approved by the NSHE Board of Regents.

TMCC Fitness Center

Students attending TMCC or other NSHE institutions may purchase a semester TMCC Fitness Center pass from Accounting Services for $45 for the spring/fall semester and $25 for the summer term. Day passes are also available for $3/day.

Refund policy: 100% during first week of purchase. After the first week, no refunds, no exceptions.

Payment Information

To find out how much you owe, log in to MyTMCC. During the early registration period, you must pay your fees by the published deadline. If you enroll after the early registration period you must pay your fees two days after you register. If you do not pay by the deadline, your enrollment may be canceled.

TMCC Payment Plan

TMCC offers a 4- or 5-part payment plan to any student who owes $200 or more of eligible charges on their student account (current semester charges). Students can select which plan is best for them. The plan divides the balance into four or five equal installments. Your enrollment may be canceled if any payment is not made on time. Please log in to MyTMCC to sign up. Payment plan is available during spring and fall semesters. It is not available for summer semester.

Unpaid Fees and Delinquent Accounts

All fees must be paid by the due date. If you do not pay, your enrollment may be canceled. Any balance due that is not covered by a payment plan or awaiting anticipated aid may be subject to a penalty fee of a minimum of $10 up to a maximum of $100 per semester. If you owe any money to any NSHE institution, you are ineligible to register or receive a transcript, diploma or certificate. Delinquent accounts may be forwarded to a collection agency.

Federal/State/Employer Paid Programs

You must submit the payment authorization from the paying party to the Cashier's office on or before the Friday of the week you register.

Ways to Pay

  1. Credit and Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) payments and e-check payments may be made online. Log in to MyTMCC and follow the instructions carefully. Declined credit card transactions are reversed from the student's account, leaving the balance due and payable immediately. Outstanding balances are subject to the unpaid fees and delinquent accounts policy and may result in your enrollment being canceled.
  2. Personal check payments (not made online) are accepted. Make the check payable to the Board of Regents and write the student's NSHE ID number on the check. TMCC assesses a $25 collection fee on returned checks.
  3. Pay by mail. Checks must be received by Accounting Services in time to be processed by the aforementioned due dates and times. Mail to:
    Accounting Services/Cashier's Office
    Truckee Meadows Community College
    7000 Dandini Blvd., RDMT 318
    Reno, NV 89512
  4. Bring your payment to Accounting Services/Cashier's Office, or the TMCC Cashier drop box to avoid lines. The drop box is located on the Dandini Campus, Red Mountain Building, room 318.

If you have any questions regarding student fees or tuition, please contact Accounting Services. To pay your fees online, please log in to MyTMCC.