Tuition and Fees

Location: Accounting Services, Red Mountain Building 318
Phone: 775-673-7155

Fees, Tuition and Other Charges Subject to Change Without Further Notice

Fees and tuition 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 that 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 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.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

The following fees are in effect for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  Note:  Auditors pay the same per-unit fees.

All Students
Summer Registration Fee $98.00/unit
Student Association Fee $1.00/unit
Application fee (non-refundable) $20.00
Technology Fee $6.50/unit
In-state Students
Registration Fee - Lower Division (Fall and Spring) $95.00/unit
Registration Fee - Upper Division (Fall and Spring) $155.50/unit
Western Undergraduate Education (WUE) Students
Registration and Tuition - Lower Division (Fall and Spring) $142.50/unit
Registration and Tuition - Upper Division (Fall and Spring) $233.25/unit
Out-of-State Students in fewer than 7 Units
Registration Fee and Tuition - Lower Division (Fall and Spring) $199.50/unit
Registration Fee and Tuition - Upper Division (Fall and Spring) $326.50/unit
Out-of-State Students in 7 or more Units
Registration Fee - Lower Division (Fall and Spring) $95.00/unit plus tuition
Registration Fee - Upper Division (Fall and Spring) $155.50/unit plus tuition
Tuition (Fall and Spring) $3,389.00/semester
Out-of-State Distance Education Students
Registration Fee - Lower Division (Fall and Spring) $142.50/credit
Registration Fee - Upper Division (Fall and Spring) $233.25/unit
International Students
Additional International Student Fee $120.00/semester
Additional International Application Fee $25.00 at time applying

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

Parking: at TMCC, parking is free.

Detailed Fee Information

Resident Fees

$95.00 per credit, plus a $6.50 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 a student has not paid for a class by the established deadline, that student's enrollment may be canceled. If a student has not dropped a class they no longer want to take, they 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.

Nonresident Tuition

Students classified as nonresident students taking seven or more units shall pay nonresident tuition ($3,389.00/semester) plus per unit registration fees. Registration in Workforce Development and Community Education (WDCE) and Summer courses, which are not state-funded, shall not cause tuition to be assessed, nor shall enrollment in WDCE courses be included in date of matriculation for evaluation of residency. Students who plan to register for courses with TMCC as Nevada residents must provide proof of residency according to the regulations of the Nevada System of Higher Education. This is in conformity with Sections 10.020 and 396.540, Nevada Revised Statutes. Residency requirements can be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office. The regulations for determining residency and tuition charges are described in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 3 printed in Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges of this College Catalog.

Application Fee

A $20 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: NSHE Excess Credit Fee Appeal form | Policies and Procedures: 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 students take fewer than seven units, they will be charged per unit.  If students are taking seven or more credits, they will pay the In-State Fee rate per unit and an additional $3,389.00 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, students should 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 $6.50 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 $50 for the Spring/Fall Semester and $30 for the summer term. Day passes are also available for $5/day.

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

UNR Lombardi Recreation Center Fees

TMCC students enrolled in seven or more units may purchase a semester pass to the Lombardi Fitness Center at UNR.  Please call the Lombardi Center at 775-784-1225 for more information.

Workforce Development and Community Education (WDCE) Course Fees

Registration fees for WDCE courses are variable to cover the cost of the instructor’s salary, supplies, equipment and overhead. Fees are payable in full at the time of registration.  Please see TMCC's Workforce Development and Community Education program for more information.