Tuition and Fees

Application Fee $25.00 one time, non-refundable
Credit Courses
Commercial Truck Driving

per credit hour
Registration Fee $50.00 per term
Instructional Technology Fee $105.00 per term
Accident Insurance $4.00 per term (no charge for online only)
Student Activity Fee $35.00 per term (no charge for online only)
Special Instructional Fee $55.00 per term
Campus Safety Fee $25.00  per term
Parking/Facilities/Decal Fee $15.00 per term
Late Registration Fee $45.00 per term
Academic Credit By Exam Fee 25% of tuition Cannot be paid by financial aid
ID Replacement Fee $5.00 each
Placement Exam Retest Fee $15.00 each
Graduation Participation Fee $40.00 per ceremony (non-refundable)
Diploma/Certificate Replacement Fee $25.00 each
Transcripts $5.00 each
Express Transcript Fee $15.00 each
Returned Check Fee $30.00 per occurrence
Specific Program Fees  
Malpractice Liability Insurance
(Health Occupations Programs, Nail Tech, Cosmetology, Culinary, Electronics Tech Biomedical Specialization Internship) 9.52 annually, while in clinical classes as identified by program advisors
(EMT, AEMT, EMS Pre-Hospital Operations, EMS Professions, Paramedicine) 39.76
(ECCE Internship) $9.52
Program Fees
(Emergency Medical Responder, EMT, AEMT, EMS Pre-Hospital Operations,EMS Professions, Paramedicine, Engineering Technology, Health Care Assistant, CNC Specialist, Machine Tool, Naval Maintenance Apprentice, Paralegal, Radiology Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology (diploma and degree), Welding and Joining, Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Gas Metal Arc Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc Welder, Metals Technician, Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Practical Nursing, Health Care Science, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, EMS Pre-Hospital Operations, Phlebotomy)
$45.00 per semester, while enrolled in occupational courses
Commercial Truck Driving
CDL Fuel Fee $185.00 per term
Air Conditioning Technology
HVAC Excellence Exam Fee $20.00 Students enrolled in AIRC 1030, AIRC 1080
Medical Assisting
Edmentum Subscription Fee $50.00 Students enrolled in MAST 1180
Surgical Technology
AST dues $45.00 Students enrolled in SURG 2240
Certification Exam Fee $190.00 Students enrolled in SURG 2240
Edmentum Subscription Fee $36.66 Students enrolled in SURG 1010
Dosimeter $30.00 Students enrolled in SURG 1120
Radiologic Technology
ARRT Application Fee $200.00 Students enrolled in RADT 2260
Dosimeter $30.00 Students enrolled in RADT 1320, RADT 1330, RADT 2340, RADT 2350, RADT 2360
Respiratory Care
Data Arc Fee $60.00 Students enrolled in RESP 2090
Edmentum Subscription Fee $55.55 Students enrolled in RESP 1120
SAE Respiratory Test Fee $120.00 Students enrolled in RESP 2170
State Board Licensure Fee $150.00 Students enrolled in RESP 2170
Practical Nursing
ATI Testing $211.33-$246.33 Semester 1=$246.33;
Semester 2 = $216.33;
Semester 3 = $211.33
Allied Health Programs
CPR Cards $8.00 Students enrolled in NAST 1100, ALHS 1040,PNSG 2030, RADT 1010
 MyClinicalExchange Fee $5.00  Students enrolled in PHLT 1050, NAST 1100, MAST 1170, SURG 2110, PNSG 2035, RESP 2090

Fees are subject to change without notice.

Some specialized programs have a different fee structure.

*Students enrolled only in online classes are not charged Student Activity or Accident Insurance fees.

Distance Education Fees

No additional fees are charged to students taking distance education courses.

Out of State Tuition and Fees

Out-of-state tuition is twice that of in-state tuition.

Non-Citizen Tuition and Fees

Non-citizen tuition is four times that of in-state tuition.

Instructional Technology Fee

The Instructional Technology fee is assessed each term to all credit students to assist in providing instructional resources and technology.

Student Activity Fee

A student activity fee is charged each term to each student taking credit courses at CPTC. Activity fees are used to promote the interests of college organizations and activities. Students taking courses entirely online are not required to pay this fee.

Student Liability Insurance Fee

Some allied health and service program students are required to obtain malpractice insurance for coverage in the internship and clinical education.

Senior Citizen Tuition Exemption

Exemption of Tuition

Upon request, Georgia residents over sixty-two (62) years of age may attend technical colleges, for credit courses only, without charge or payment of the standard tuition rate on a space available basis.

Textbooks, Supplies and Uniforms

Students may be required to have books, tools, uniforms, safety gear and other equipment appropriate to the program of study. All required books and many of the students’ other needs may be purchased at the CPTC College stores.

Program Fees

Students in certain programs or courses that have higher operational costs are subject to additional fees.

Late Registration Fee

Late registration will be allowed for students accepted prior to the beginning of the term who do not register and pay fees prior to the close of Open Registration on a space-available basis. An additional fee may be charged for late registration. Late registration begins at the close of Open Registration and continues through the first three business days of the term.

Verification of Lawful Presence

Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before a student is eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:

  • A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
  • A current Driver’s License or ID issued by a state that verifies immigration status and only issued to persons lawfully present in the United States

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) will accept the following:

  • Alabama: Issued after August 1, 2000
  • Florida: Issued after January 1, 2010 AND have a gold star in the upper right hand corner
  • South Carolina:Issued after November 1, 2008 
  • Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004
  • A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory (A photocopy is not acceptable.)
  • An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551)
  • A current, valid military identification card for active duty soldiers or veterans
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • A current U.S. Passport
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561)
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570)

Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure 6.2.2 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out-of-state and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.