Tuition, Fees and Business Office
Payroll and Student Accounts:
Stephanie Rose, Senior Account Clerk, Saranac Lake Campus 518-891-2915 ext. 1260
Tuition and Fees – Academic Year 2018-2019
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.
|2018-2019 CHARGES||RESIDENT with Certificate of Residency||Full Time Semester||Full Time Year||2018-2019 CHARGES||NON-RESIDENTS / INTERNATIONAL & RESIDENT w/o Certificate of Residency||Full Time Semester||Full Time Year|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||11,064.00||22,128.00||Estimated Cost of Attendance||14,119.00||28,238.00|
*Fees are different for each Course of Study
*Transportation and Personal Expenses are not direct costs
Fee Descriptions click here
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. All payments must be in US funds only. Checks can be made payable to “North Country Community College” or “NCCC”. NCCC does not process online payments at this time. All payment processing is completed through the Business Office.
Failure to pay your bill on-time will result in the following consequences:
-Unable to obtain Official and Unofficial Transcripts
-No Access to Semester Grades
-Inability to Register for Classes
*student accounts being placed on hold may result in the account being sent to a licensed collection agency where additional costs will be incurred.
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.
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; first payment is due upon signing. Typical payment plans are three monthly payments but if set up early they can be split into more 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 are received by the school within the second month of the semester. 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.
Important Dates: Spring 2019
Billing Disclosure and Authorization Form/Promissory Note:
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.
Certificate of Residency Requirement:
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.
Students with residency in Franklin and Essex counties are not subject to obtaining the Certificate of Residence. Franklin and Essex county students must present proof of residency directly to the Business Office.
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.
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.
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. For more information on tuition refunds contact the Business Office.
*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.