Classes are currently being taught online. All physical facilities are closed to the public at this time, and employees are working remotely.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to find contact information for various departments.
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Credit Classes

For credit classes, the amount of tuition you pay is based on where you live and the number of credit hours you are taking.

Dallas County residents

Dallas County residents pay $237 per three-hour class — that is $79 per credit hour, or just $948 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Calculate your in-county tuition

 

Compare our tuition to other higher education institutions

InstitutionCost
North Lake College $237
University of Texas at Arlington$1,401
University of Texas at Dallas$2,729
*Cost comparison based on a three-hour class. University tuition figures are estimates provided for comparison purposes only. Tuition and fees at UTA and UTD may vary based on several factors, including your major and whether you choose a guaranteed tuition plan.
 

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  • A quality education
  • Convenient locations
  • Support to help you succeed
  • Flexible schedules that fit around your busy life
  • All at a cost that’s much smaller than what you’d pay elsewhere!
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Out-of-county residents

  • $135 per credit hour for out-of-county residents
  • $200 per credit hour (with a $200 minimum) for out-of-state/out-of-country residents

Calculate your out-of-county tuition

See the complete Tuition Schedule for Credit Courses.

Continuing Education

Tuition for continuing education/workforce training courses varies from course to course.

Check your continuing education class schedule for tuition information about a specific course.

What Makes North Lake College So Affordable?

At North Lake College, you get the same course, same learning objectives and the same quality of instruction at a better price!

How can the colleges offer the same course and charge so much less?

"Community" is key to the answer about cost at the colleges. As community colleges, the colleges of DCCCD are college for the people, funded by the people.

A portion of local property taxes collected annually by Dallas County supports the colleges. Those tax dollars, in addition to funding from the state of Texas and tuition charges, make it possible for the colleges to provide high-quality course offerings at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.

Because state and private universities don’t have a local tax base for additional support, they must charge higher tuition rates.

As a Dallas County resident, North Lake College is your community college.

Take advantage of an affordable college education at one of the best community college systems in the country.

In addition, beginning with Fall 2020 registration, the price of most required learning materials — including textbooks, online publisher content, software, art supplies, science lab kits and even certain medical supplies — will be included with the price of tuition

We understand how valuable each dollar is to you and your family, and IncludED is all about saving you money during your college journey.

More Information About Tuition

  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Adults — If you are a senior adult (65 or older) who lives in or owns property in Dallas County, you can enroll in up to six hours of credit courses each semester or summer session at no cost, as long as space is available.
  • See the catalog for more information about tuition and residency.
  • Need help figuring your tuition? Use our handy tuition calculators.

Questions?

Contact your college Admissions/Registrar’s Office (for credit course information) or Continuing Education/Workforce Training Office.​