Tuition, Fees and Business Office


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Tuition and Fees : Academic Year 2019-2020

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

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.

2019-2020 CHARGES RESIDENT with Certificate of Residency Full Time Semester Full Time Year 2019-2020 CHARGES NON-RESIDENTS / INTERNATIONAL & RESIDENT w/o Certificate of Residency Full Time Semester Full Time Year
Tuition/Fees 3,612.00 7,224.00 Tuition/Fees 7,060.00 14,120.00
Room/Board 5,175.00 10,350.00 Room/Board 5,175.00 10,350.00
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 11,137.00 22,274.00 Estimated Cost of Attendance 14,585.00 29,170.00

*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

Fee Descriptions click here 


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”. 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:

-Late fees

-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.  

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 2019 Semester Spring 2020 Semester
Payment 1 Due  - 8/26/2019 Payment 1 Due  - 1/27/2020
Payment 2 Due  - 9/26/2019 Payment 2 Due  - 2/27/2020
Payment 3 Due  - 10/25/2019 Payment 3 Due  - 3/27/2020


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. 


Mandatory Paperwork

Billing Disclosure and Authorization Form/Promissory Note:

We call this our "Required Business Office Documentation". After signing the student keeps the carbon 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.  

Certificate of Residency Requirement:

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.

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.


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. 

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.

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.


Important Dates: Fall 2019 

August 12                        Book Deferment & Book Sales commence

August 19                        New Student Registration @ Malone & Ticonderoga Campuses

August 20                        New Student Registration @ Saranac Lake Campus

August 23                        Orientation All 3 Campuses

August 26                        Payments Due, Fall Classes Begin

August 30                        Last Day for 100% Refund

September 2                    Labor Day, College Closed

September 9                    Last Day for 75% Refund of Tuition only

September 16                 Last Day for 50% Refund of Tuition

September 18                 Book Deferment & Book Sales end

September 23                 Last Day for 25% Refund of Tuition

October 14                       Fall Break, College Closed

October 28                       Returning Student Registration Begins

November 16                  Spring 2020 New Student Registration Begins

November 27- 29           Thanksgiving Break, College Closed

December 12                   Last day of classes






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