Tuition and Fees

Estimated Yearly Tuition and Fees, 2023-2024

Status
In-State 30 $3,210 $1,380 Varies $0 $4,590
Out-of-State 30 $6,420 $1,380 Varies $0 $7,800
  • based upon 30 hours a year, including mandatory fees
  • all tuition and fee rates are subject to change without notice

Books

Books

The Bookstore page provides a list of books, materials, and their costs.

Lodging

Room & Board

BRTC is not a residential campus; thus, no lodging is available.

Statements

Statements

Statements are not mailed but are located in myBRTC.  See these instructions for help.

Veterans & Military

BRTC’s Veteran Affairs has tuition, fee, and deployment as well as transfer credit and articulation information.

Tuition and Fees List

Applies to the following semesters:

  • Fall 2023
  • Wintersession 2023
  • Spring 2024**
  • Intercession 2024**
  • Summer I 2024**
  • Summer II 2024**

*Distance Education fees only apply to CVN, Hybrid, or Online courses.
**Select courses and programs have additional fees assessed.
*** Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Applies to the following semesters:

  • Fall 2022
  • Wintersession 2022
  • Spring 2023**
  • Intercession 2023**
  • Summer I 2023**
  • Summer II 2023**

*Distance Education fees only apply to CVN, Hybrid, or Online courses.
**Select courses and programs have additional fees assessed.
*** Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Applies to the following semesters:

  • Fall 2021
  • Wintersession 2021
  • Spring 2022**
  • Intercession 2022**
  • Summer I 2022**
  • Summer II 2022**

*Distance Education fees only apply to CVN, Hybrid, or Online courses.
**Select courses and programs have additional fees assessed.
*** Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Applies to the following semesters:

  • Fall 2020
  • Wintersession 2020
  • Spring 2021**
  • Intercession 2021**
  • Summer I 2021**
  • Summer II 2021**

*Distance Education fees only apply to CVN, Hybrid, or Online courses.
**Select courses and programs have additional fees assessed.
*** Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Payment Deadlines

  • Fall and Spring semesters must be paid in full by the last business day BEFORE the semester begins.
  • Summer must be paid in full before classes begin.

STUDENTS may review their account balance or print off their statement on MYBRTC by clicking on Account Summary. Students must review their account and confirm that their aid is being applied. Estimated Statements showing all tuition, fees, and applicable aid will not be available when classes begin. Students needing to provide itemized statements to outside sources must print off their statement before classes begin.

Students enrolled in the following programs are required to purchase liability/malpractice insurance prior to beginning clinical rotations:

  • Nutrition and Food Service Management
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Practical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing
  • Respiratory Care

All fees are non-refundable UNLESS classes are dropped in time to meet the 100% refund parameter.

Students enrolled in classes that are canceled may request a 100% tuition refund. No refund of tuition will be made unless a claim is made through the Finance Office at the time of withdrawal.

Refunds will apply to tuition only. Technology fees are NOT refundable.

Members of the military who are unable to attend classes because they receive orders transferring them out of the area for prolonged periods of time may request a full tuition refund at any time in the semester. Members of the military are required to present an original set of military orders to the Registrar for confirmation.

Students who are receiving financial aid and entitled to any refund under any Title IV student financial aid program should note that a portion of the refund will be returned to the Title IV program.

Updated August 2023

Tuition refunds only apply to credit courses. If the course is withdrawn in the timeframe to receive a refund from an overpayment, a check will be issued through the Finance Office at the end of the applicable semester.

For Regular-Length Classes in Fall and Spring

Time of Semester 16-week
Before and including the 1st Week 100%
2nd Week 70%
3rd Week 50%
4th Week 0%

For Short-Term Classes in Any Semester

Day of the Course 8-week 4-week
Before and through the 3rd day 100% 100%
4th Day 50% 50%
5th Day 0% 0%

If the student is eligible for the refund a check will be mailed to the address on their account.

To make changes to your address, or phone information, call BRTC at 870-248-4000.

For the purposes of tuition payment, an out-of-state resident is a person who has not lived in Arkansas for 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which they wish to register. A student can show Arkansas residency by presenting any of the following documents at the time of registration for classes, dated 6 months previously:

  • Voter registration card
  • Receipt for assessment of payment of taxes
  • Arkansas Driver’s License

If the above documents are not submitted at the time of registration, students will be charged out-of-state tuition.

A student on a temporary visa will be classified as a foreign student and will pay Out-of-State tuition and fees. A student who has been granted a permanent visa and has been domiciled in Arkansas for 6 consecutive months following receipt of the permanent visa shall be classified as an Arkansas resident for tuition and fee purposes and will pay In-State tuition and fees.

All students must have a Student ID. ID’s may be obtained at the Admissions office.

Students who have not paid their account in full or set up a payment plan by the deadline will be DROPPED FROM ALL CLASSES. Students who have been dropped for lack of payment will have until the last day to add a class to be reinstated into their classes.

24/7 Online Bill Payment

Pay your bill online through your MyBRTC account with a debit, credit card, or electronic check. Instructions on how to pay online

Pay by Debit or Credit Card by Phone

Call BRTC Pocahontas, Student Accounts at 870-248-4033

Pay by Check or Money Order by Mail

Black River Technical College
Attn: Finance
P.O. Box 468
Pocahontas, AR 72455

Pay by Cash, Check, Money Order, or Debit or Credit Card in Person

  • BRTC Pocahontas, Payment Window, located in the Administration Building
  • BRTC Paragould Bookstore

Payment Plans on myBRTC

Payment plans are available through myBRTC. Instructions on how to sign up.

Students who are 60 years of age, or older, and show proof of age may have the general registration fee waived. This waiver is limited to credit courses only. Children of police officers and firefighters who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in Arkansas are eligible for a waiver of tuition and fees for a period of up to 4 years, or until attainment of the age of 25, whichever occurs first.

Students must validate their enrollment by paying tuition and fees. The college reserves the right to change the amount of fees and related policies or to add new ones, at any time such action is deemed necessary.

NOTICES

  • Tuition and fees for ALL classes are due and payable upon registration.
  • Payment plan options will NOT be available after the semester deadline! For more information click here!
  • Individuals who are not U.S. citizens will be charged out-of-state tuition.
  • In-state tuition rates will include only these Missouri counties.  Others pay out-of-state tuition
    • Butler,
    • Dunklin,
    • Oregon,
    • Pemiscot, and
    • Ripley.
  • Some departments have program-specific fees.

Pay Bill Online

Pay your bill online through your MyBRTC account.  Contact us below or view online payment instructions for more help.

Transaction Fees
Service Service Fee Minimum
Credit Card 2.35% $1.00
Debit Card 2.35% $1.00
eCheck $1.25 None

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