Tuition, Fees and Business Office


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Tuition and Fees 

Academic Year 2020-2021

Full Time:

  • Tuition NYS Residents: $5,280.00 per academic year
  • Tuition Non-Resident: $12,452.00 per academic year
  • Alumni Fee:  $7.00 each Fall and Spring Term
  • Student Activity Fee: $25.00 per credit hour, fee is capped at $125.00
  • Athletic/Recreation Fee: $2.00 per credit hour, fee is capped at $24.00
  • Technology Fee:  $30.00 per credit hour, fee is capped at $360.00
  • New Student Fee: $125.00 - charged the first full-time term for degree-seeking students
  • Distance Learning Fee: $50.00 per course
  • Late Payment Fee: $75.00
  • Room & Board: $10,746.00 per academic year

 Part Time:

  • Tuition, NYS residents: $220.00 per credit hour
  • Tuition, non residents: $519.00 per credit hour
  • Alumni Fee:  $7.00 each Fall and Spring Term
  • Student Activity Fee: $25.00 per credit hour, fee is capped at $125.00
  • Athletic/Recreation Fee: $2.00 per credit hour, fee is capped at $24.00
  • Technology Fee:  $30.00 per credit hour, fee is capped at $360.00
  • Distance Learning Fee: $50.00 per course
  • Late Payment Fee: $75.00
  • Room & Board: $10,746.00 per academic year

Full-time students (12 credits and above) will be charged tuition on a term basis.  Part-time students (1-11 credits) will be charged tuition on a per credit hour basis.  Summer and Winter tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis.

Additional Course Fees are assessed according to your program or course selection.

*All costs are subject to change without notice


For a detailed breakdown of cost per credit for Tuition & Fees please click on this link below:

Full Tuition & Fee Schedules



The below is a base estimate for Resident and Non-Resident Students. Tuition and Fees are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees. To be considered a Full Time Student, the student must maintain 12 or more credits. For a breakdown of cost for all other credits please follow the link above for our Full Tuition & Fees Schedules.

2020-2021 CHARGES RESIDENT with Certificate of Residency Full Time Semester Full Time Year 2020-2021 CHARGES NON-RESIDENTS / INTERNATIONAL & RESIDENT w/o Certificate of Residency Full Time Semester Full Time Year
Tuition/Fees* 3,756.00 7,512.00 Tuition/Fees* 7,342.00 14,684.00
Room/Board 5,373.00 10,746.00 Room/Board 5,373.00 10,746.00
Books/Supplies 850.00 1,700.00 Books/Supplies 850.00 1,700.00
Transportation 500.00 1,000.00 Transportation 500.00 1,000.00
Personal 1,000.00 2,000.00 Personal 1,000.00 2,000.00
Estimated Cost of Attendance 11,479.00 22,958.00 Estimated Cost of Attendance 15,065.00 30,130.00

*Tuition/Fees figure shown is an average - Fees are different for each Course of Study

**Transportation and Personal Expenses are not direct costs  

***Tuition & Fees are subject to change at any time


New Student Required Forms 

Billing Disclosure and Authorization Form:

We often refer to this as your "BDA". Until the form is completed you will see the note on your statements. After signing the student keeps a copy of the form for their records. This form lays out the financial responsibility of our students. Tuition and fees must be paid by the due date by students. Students are liable for any collection and legal costs incurred as a result of failure to pay. Each student is required to sign and fill out our Billing Disclosure and Authorization form which details the due dates and commitment to pay the college. On the form it is asked that other parties’ names be included as an authorized payer, otherwise no billing information will be discussed with anyone outside the student accounts (this includes parents of students).

Courses dropped prior to the start of term are dropped without any financial liability.

Dropping or withdrawing from a course after the start date results in the student being subject to the tuition and fees. Non-attendance in classes does not relieve the student of financial liability. It is the student’s responsibility to make all changes to their courses in writing with the proper forms with the Record’s Office.  


The College assumes students who register for classes accept the responsibility for full payment and are expected to attend class sessions regularly.  When students drop courses during the first four weeks of a semester the Financial Aid Office is required to adjust aid awards accordingly.  Do not drop credits and stop attending classes without investigating the academic and financial aid penalties.


Residency Forms:

*NYS Residency is due by the 30th day of classes or the Out of State Tuition Rate Equivalent is added to the student bill

Franklin & Essex County Permanent Residents: Are not subject to obtaining the Certificate of Residence. Franklin and Essex county students at NCCC must present proof of residency directly to the Business Office.  Please fill out this form here and turn in to the Business Office or use our NEW ONLINE FORM.

NYS County Residents (other than Franklin & Essex): To be eligible for NYS Resident Tuition, each year (every 12 months) the student is required by state law to submit an original Certificate of Residency from their resident county treasurer’s office. The original form must be received no later than 30 days after the start of classes. Please visit our "Residency Requirements" page for details on how to obtain your Certificate of Residency. 



Billing & Paying Your Bill:

First bills are sent out after the registration date for each student. Monthly bills follow on the 1st of each month for Fall and Spring semesters, 15th of each month for the Summer term. Email reminders will go out mid-month to the student’s NCCC email account. Bills are available 24/7 on the student portal for paperless viewing.  

Payment Due Dates:

Tuition and Fees are due by the first date of classes each semester.

NCCC accepts payment via check, cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard and Discover card. All payments must be in US funds. Checks can be made payable to “North Country Community College” or “NCCC” and should include the student name or ID#.

Online payments are available through the Student Portal.

All payment processing is completed through the Business Office.


Failure to pay your bill on-time will result in the following consequences:

-Late fees

-Unable to obtain Official and Unofficial Transcripts until the account is paid in full

-Inability to Access Semester Grades until the account is paid in full

-Inability to Register for Classes until the account balance is below $500.00

*student accounts being placed on hold may result in the account being sent to a licensed collection agency where additional costs will be incurred.  


Paying Out of Pocket:

If a student is expecting to pay their Tuition and fees out of pocket the payment is due by the first date of classes. The payment must be made in full or a payment plan set up with first payment by the start of term to avoid late fees. 


Payment Plans:

We offer payment plans with a one-time, non-refundable, $50.00 fee applied. Payments are split to have the balance paid by the end of each term:

Fall 2020 Semester Spring 2021 Semester
Payment 1 Due  - 8/31/2020 Payment 1 Due  - 1/25/2021
Payment 2 Due  - 9/30/2020 Payment 2 Due  - 2/25/2021
Payment 3 Due  - 10/30/2020 Payment 3 Due  - 3/25/2021


Traditional payment plans are three monthly payments having the balance paid by the start of Returning Student Registration. First payment is due no later than the start of each term. If set up early, the monthly amount can be split into smaller payments. Once a payment plan is set up, mailed statements are no longer sent out. Failure to make your monthly payments will result in late fees and the account being placed on hold.

Self-Paying: Student is responsible for making their own on time payments

Automatic Payments: Credit or Debit Card information is given for the Business Office to make automatic payments on the specified date each month  


Financial Aid and Paying your Bill:

Tuition and fee payments are deferred for those receiving financial aid awards such as loans, TAP and Pell. These funds are received by the school within the second month of the semester and refunds will be issued at that time; please plan accordingly. Statements will be sent with Pending Aid included and any balance is expected to be paid upfront or no later than the first financial aid refund date.


Third Party and Paying your Bill:

It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Business Office if a Third Party contributor, employer, etc. is paying all or part of their bill. Statements will still be sent to the student to notify them of whether or not Third Party payment has been received. 

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.

This school will not:

  • Prevent nor delay the student's enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce their Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

 For more information, please contact the VA School Certifying Official


Financial Aid Refunds:

Refunds are given after the financial aid is applied to cover account balances first. Refund dates vary and are determined by varying factors such as the date of completion of aid by the student, the release of funds by the state and loan providers, confirmation of attendance etc. As student financial aid refund checks are not available until at least the seventh week of the semester, you should plan your budget accordingly.

Refunds checks are processed and distributed by the Business Office on Thursdays (college hours permitting). An email will go out to each student account when their check is available for pickup.

Students must present a valid form of ID to pick up their check.

Checks that are not picked up within 2 weeks will automatically be mailed to the billing address on file per NYS law. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their billing and mailing addresses are current with the Records Office. 


Tuition Refunds:

Students who have registered for classes in a given term and who fail to notify the College in writing prior to the first day of classes will be charged for the entire semester or, if applicable, utilizing the time frame set forth by College policy.


Refunds are given on the Tuition Cost only; fees and book sales are non-refundable. Requests for Tuition Refunds originate with the Records Office once the appropriate forms are signed for your withdrawal. Upon written verification by the Records Office, refunds for Tuition will be processed by the Business Office.


The amount of refunds for Fall and Spring Terms is as follows:


During the first week of classes: 100% Refund - Add/Drop Period

During the second week of classes: 75% of tuition

During the third week of classes: 50% of tuition

During the fourth week of classes: 25% of tuition

After the fourth week of classes: No refund


Summer and Winter sessions follow a different refund policy.


Winter 2021 Liability Schedule:

1/04/21-1/05/21 : Add/Drop 100% Refund of Tuition and Fees

1/06/21-1/07/21 : 50% Refund of Tuition only



For more information on tuition refunds contact the Business Office. 

*Do not drop credits or stop attending classes without investigating the academic and financial aid penalties. Failure to attend classes does not eliminate your financial obligation to the College.

*Federal Student Aid regulations require additional refund procedures for Title IV recipients.
*No Refund will be made to students dropped for disciplinary reasons.
*No Refund will be allowed for fees or advance tuition deposits.