Tuition and Fees

First Class Free

First Class Free Scholarship and Academic Progress Scholarship

OC also offers other financial solutions, in addition to the traditional Financial Aid students may receive, for students that still need a little help paying for college.

  • The First Class Free Scholarship waives standard tuition and fees for the first 3 credit hours taken at Odessa College for high school graduates taking their first class at Odessa College as well as transfer students taking their first class at Odessa College.
  • The Academic Progress Scholarship provides a discount on tuition upon completion of a number of college level courses with a 2.0 GPA. Receive a 10% discount upon the completion of 30 - 44 credit hours. Receive a 20% discount upon completion of 45 - 60 credit hours.

 Academic Progress Scholarship

Senior Citizen Exemption: Students 65 years of age or older who are residents of Ector County qualify for exemption of tuition, student services fees, and activity fees for up to six (6) credit hours per semester on a space available basis.

Tuition & Fees 2018-2019

The table below reflects the 2018-2019 Acadmic Year tuition and fee rates for credit instruction. The schedule is subject to revision by the Texas State Legislature and/or the Odessa College Board of Trustees. Tuition and fee rates for OC Global instruction may vary from those shown in this table.

NOTE: High school students taking concurrent college classes through the CollegeNOW program pay tuition and fees per a separate schedule HERE.

Tuition and Fees 2018 2019

Amounts listed above include $21/hour Student Service Fee and $2/hr Activity Fee.

The following courses include Special Program Tuition (per hour):

  • $5 - Law Enforcement, Music, Photography
  • $10 - Agriculture, Auto Technology, Culinary Arts, Drafting, EMS, Fire Technology, Nursing - LVN, Radiologic Technology
  • $15 - Diesel Technology, Machine Technology
  • $20 - Fire Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant
  • $25 - Radiologic Technology
  • $30 - Associate Degree Nursing - RN

Additional Charges

Additional charges may apply for lab fees, insurance, and other course fees as listed HERE


Payment Deadlines

Payment Deadlines

Pre-Registration (Prior to payment due date):


Payment Deadline:


May 1

Summer 1

May 15

Summer 2

June 15

Fall 1 & 2

July 15

Fall 1

July 15

Fall 2

July 15


December 1

Spring 1 & 2

December 15

Spring 1

December 15

Spring 2 

December 15

Late Registration (On or After payment due date):

Payment is due on day of registration