Tuition and Fees

First Class Free

First Class Free 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.

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 2021-2022

The table below reflects the 2021-22 Academic 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.  Out-of-State/Non-Resident rates include a $150.00 minimum charge.

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


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

* Students taking only one or two semester-hour courses pay a minimum fee based on 3 semester hours.

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

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

Click HERE for Special Program Tuition Rate table.

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