Tuition & Fees


2024 - 2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025

*Subject to change. Final rates approved by the Board of Trustees by June 30, 2024.
Additional fees may apply for lab courses.

Residents of Butler County*

  • Tuition: $135/credit
  • Comprehensive Fee: $62/credit
  • Total: $197/credit
  • Online/Hybrid/ITV: $222/credit

Out-of-State / International*

  • Tuition: $338/credit
  • Comprehensive Fee: $62/credit
  • Total: $400/credit
  • Online/Hybrid/ITV: $425/credit

All Other PA Residents*

  • Tuition: $238/credit
  • Comprehensive Fee: $62/credit
  • Total: $300/credit
  • Online/Hybrid/ITV: $325/credit

Other Fees*

  • Internet Fee: $25/credit
  • Books & Supplies (est.): $650/semester
  • Lab Fees (labs only): $35/course

The Dean of Admissions and College Registrar can determine county, state and participating district residency at the time of registration. In addition to the costs listed above, students should allow for commuting costs, clothing, food and other personal expenses.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees. Fees for other services (such as testing, transcripts, graduation and noncredit courses) will continue to be set by the administration. Contact the Admissions Office for up-to-date costs.

Additional costs for online and hybrid courses may be incurred separately from the College’s standard tuition and fees, for items such as course-specific materials and supplies, web-based services, online access codes, software, at-home lab kits, etc. Notification of potential additional costs will be provided to students at the time of registration. Specific items required will be listed on the course syllabus. Costs may vary.

Testing & Identity Verification

In compliance with federal regulations (34 CFR 602.17(g)), online instructors shall require students who participate in such classes and/or take exams to verify their identity by using a secure login, a pass code, a webcam, and a microphone; or to take proctored exams.

Students may be required to have photo identification for proctored examinations, which may include video and audio recording with consent of the student. In addition, new or other technologies and practices to assist in verifying student identity may be utilized.

Additional costs for proctoring services or use of other technologies and practices may apply and notice of such costs will be provided to students at the time of registration. Costs may vary.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Budgets are based on full-time, full year enrollment for the current academic year.

Summer Budget

Summer budgets are based on two months of Cost of Attendance.

BC3 EZ Pay

The BC3 EZ-PAY Payment Plan program is designed to make the College's quality education even more accessible and affordable to our students. Find out how to enroll in a payment plan that meets your financial needs.

BC3 EZ Refund

Have your refund direct deposited to your checking or savings account through the BC3 EZ Refund.

Net Price Calculator

BC3 offers this financial aid calculator for estimating costs and aid. There are many factors that determine your financial aid and this calculator is merely for estimating purposes.

This is a financial aid estimate only and not a guarantee of financial aid to be received. The actual financial aid awards may vary after students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at