Lake Tahoe Community College

1 College Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-4660

Mountains, deep blue water, and sheer rugged beauty -- Lake Tahoe.

At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is the highest college in California.

Opened in 1975, approximately 3,000 students come through the doors each quarter. Beyond the classrooms and labs, the 164-acre wooded campus features a 192-seat black box theater, extensive art labs and a demonstration garden. A 26,000 square foot gymnasium with a dance studio and fitness education center and a student center, which includes a café and teaching kitchens for the culinary arts program were opened in 2002. In 2006, the college opened a new 27,000 square foot library and adjoining art gallery. The campus is equipped with wireless internet access for students.

The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College. The college is also approved for veteran's benefits.

The college calendar is based on the quarter system, each quarter being twelve weeks long. Following the three quarters there is a six week summer session. For dates and deadlines, go to the Academic Calendar.

The college offers certificates and associate degrees from culinary arts to computer studies. With our 41 full-time faculty members students come first.

Outdoor recreation can be found all year in South Lake Tahoe, a town of about 24,000 residents. Students are within minutes of three ski resorts. There are a total of 14 resorts located around the lake. Summer brings water sports, fishing, hiking, camping and an extensive network of mountain biking trails. The sun shines an average 75 percent or 274 days each year giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevada.

New Students


You belong here . . . and we hope you'll accept our invitation to attend Lake Tahoe Community College in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Admission is open to anyone who is a high school graduate, has the equivalency of a high school diploma, or is at least 18 years of age and shows evidence of being able to benefit from instruction. Once you've decided to attend Lake Tahoe Community College, the first step is to apply.

Campus Life

Life in the mountains. Jump in.

Lake Tahoe Community College offers students the chance to study in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

South Lake Tahoe Housing Links

The purpose of this page is to assist our students in obtaining suitable housing in the South Shore.

Although the college does not provide housing for students, we hope to ensure that LTCC students have information about housing options to assist in their housing search. We suggest students start their search for housing several months before their expected move in date

The inclusion of any apartment or agency on the list does not represent an endorsement of services or facilities, nor does it guarantee vacancies.

Please be aware that Lake Tahoe Community College does not inspect any housing facilities. We do not assume responsibility for the condition of these housing facilities, or for the character of any applicant, landlord or tenant.

Other Apartment choices include:

Tahoe Pines Apartments
  • Location: 3431 Spruce Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Phone: (530) 541-1333
Tahoe Pines Apartments is a multi-family apartment complex centrally located and nestled among pine trees. This complex offers 28 two and three bedroom units among 7 different buildings, along with a laundry room. Tahoe Valley Townhomes
  • Location: 1055 Tata Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Phone: (530) 541-7274
Tahoe Valley Townhomes comprise 70 one, two and three bedroom units. In addition to a laundry facility, it has a community multi-purpose room with use of computers for tenants and a play-ground for smaller children. Bijou Woods Apartments
  • Location: 3421 Spruce Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Phone: (530) 541-4070

Campus Tours

Campus tours are included in every New Student Orientation. It is recommended that new students contact Student Services for details on Orientation and Assessment.

If you will be visiting the Tahoe area and the date you would like to tour the campus is not listed below, please feel free to contact us, as we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule.


Fees at LTCC are well below the national average.

Current fees are listed in the table below. Prospective students should also consider the additional costs for housing, transportation, books, and other expenses. Many California students are eligible for the Board of Governors' fee waiver. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid .

Current students: All fees and tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. You may pay your fees via WebAdvisor in Passport . Please see the Schedule of Classes for the current quarter for additional information about fees and refunds.

Fee Amount Who Refunds
*Enrollment Fees $31 per unit All California residents, AB 540 exempt students, out-of-state students (except Good Neighbor), and foreign students Refundable if course is dropped within the appropriate refund period
Nevada Good Neighbor Enrollment Fee $93 per unit This special rate has been discontinued. Students who were previously qualified for the rate and who have been continuously enrolled may remain eligible. Refundable if course is dropped within the appropriate refund period
Non-resident Tuition $139 per unit All students whose residency is determined to be other than California. Refundable if course is dropped within the appropriate refund period (same as enrollment fees)
Student Representation Fee $1 per quarter

All students pursuant to Title 5, Section 54801, 54803 & 54805, Educ. Code

This fee is not covered by the BOG fee waiver.

Refundable if student totally withdraws during the refund period
**Health Fee $3 per quarter All students except those receiving a Board of Governors Waiver Refundable if student totally withdraws during the refund period
Material Fees variable All students registered in courses with material fees Refunds vary according to the appropriate deadlines and types of materials.
Facility Use Fees variable All students taking off-campus courses where an off-campus fee is assessed Refundable if dropped during the appropriate refund period.
Student Body Card Sticker $10 per sticker Optional card may be used for discounts during the entire academic year Non-refundable
Challenge Exam Fee $31 per unit See challenge exam procedures (available from Admissions & Records) for further information. Non-refundable
Replacement Diploma Fee $25 per diploma Upon request; replacement diplomas are only available if the original is lost or damaged. Non-refundable
Replacement Certificate Fee $15 per certificate Upon request; replacement certificates are only available if the original certificate is lost or damaged. This fee applies to certificates issued through Admissions & Records, not certificates issued by individual instructors or departments. Non-refundable
Transcript Fee First two free; $5 per each additional transcript Upon request; additional fees will apply for rush transcripts. See the transcript page for further details. Non-refundable


Residency: Determining residency can be very complicated. At the time of application and/or registration, students are asked to provide information that is used to establish their legal residency. Please see the Residency page for additional information.

AB 540 Waiver: If you are not a California resident, but attended a California high school for three years or more and graduated (or received a GED or the equivalent), you may qualify for a waiver of non-resident tuition. Please contact the Admissions & Records Office for further information.

**Health Fee Exemption: Per Section 76355 of the Education Code, LTCC provides an exemption for "students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization." Procedures for claiming this exemption are available at the Admissions & Records Office.

Failure to Pay a Financial Obligation: Grades, transcripts, diplomas, and registration privileges, or any combination thereof, shall be withheld from any student who has been provided with written notice that he/she has failed to pay a proper financial obligation due the LTCC District. Items withheld shall be released when the student meets financial obligations (Title 5 section 59410).

Financial Aid

Need money for college? Then you've come to the right place. The friendly staff in LTCC's Financial Aid office can help.

Application Process - FAFSA

A student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for most federal and state financial aid. No fee is charged for submitting a FAFSA.

FAFSAs are available beginning on January 1 for the following academic year. The Lake Tahoe Community College school code is 012907 .

You must complete a FAFSA once per school year.

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it is important to apply early.

Additional documents will be emailed to your student email, accessible from Passport, once we receive your application. You must complete and return all requested documents in order for your financial aid to be processed.

Registration Information

Once you've applied to LTCC and become a student, you will use Passport to register for classes, pay fees, and access other online services.

Student Services

Assisting students in reaching their educational goals by providing quality student and academic support services is the primary goal of Student Services at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Through a wide variety of programs and services designed to address the needs of each individual student, we provide opportunities for students to succeed academically, broaden their horizons, and learn more about themselves.

New students are encouraged to contact Student Services to discuss registration requirements and to learn about services and programs designed to enrich their educational experience.


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