Payment Policies

Winter Session Registration Payment Guidelines: Don’t Lose Your Seat!

No deposit is required for registration – but students must pay in full by certain deadlines or they will automatically be dropped from classes. Find the answers to common questions below. Feel free to stop by Student Accounts (SSC202) or call (845) 431-8060 if you need help!


Q. When is payment due?

10/9 - 12/3 Monthly on Mondays 12/11/17
12/4 - 12/10 No e-bill sent; student can come to Student Accounts for a printed bill. 12/11/17
12/11 and thereafter   Payment due upon registration

Q. Can I use financial aid?
A.  Payment in full is required by December 11. Financial aid cannot be used for Winter Session.

Q. Is there a payment plan?
A.  Payment in full is required by December 11.  There is not a payment plan for the Winter Session.

Q. What payment methods do you accept?
A. Cash, checks, and money orders are accepted for all payments at the Student Accounts Office on the main campus. The DCC South Campus accepts checks, and money orders. All major credit cards are accepted but must be done by the student, or authorized user, through the student’s MyDCC/QuikPay account. No credit cards are accepted at the Student Accounts window or over the phone.

Q. Can I pay online?
A. Yes! Go to myDCC/Student Financial Services link/QuikPay to view your account activity, or make payments.

Q. What if I’m being charged a non-resident fee on my bill?
A. If you were charged non-resident tuition, please refer to Residency Requirements for additional information. You MUST complete and submit the required paperwork to be able to deduct the non-resident tuition amount from your bill.

As long as your regular tuition and fees are paid by your due date, you will have 30 days from the beginning of the semester to submit your residency form. The amount of your non-resident tuition remains on your account until the form is received, at which time it is removed. If the form is not submitted within the 30-day time frame, the student becomes responsible for the non-resident tuition.

Q. I can’t get to the office by the time you close. Do you have a drop box?
A. The Student Accounts Office has a night drop box on the door. Payments may be made by check, cashier’s check or money order. To ensure proper processing, please include your student ID number on everything you place into the drop box. Please do not put cash in the night drop box.

Q. Can I mail my payment?
A. Yes! Please make checks payable to DCC. Payment must be received in our office on or before the published payment deadline; postmarks are not accepted. You must include your name and ID number in the memo of the check.

Mail to:

Dutchess Community College
Attn: Office of Student Accounts
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY12601

Dropping Classes/Refunds

Q. Will I owe any money if I drop a class or withdraw from college?
A. It depends on when you drop the class(es). Withdrawals must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office in person or via your DCC email (send to registrar@sunydutchess.edu); the date of your request determines your tuition responsibility. Students who drop classes prior to the beginning of the semester incur no liability for those classes. The last day to drop a winter session online class with a 25% refund is 12/20/17. 

Q. I cannot register/I haven’t received my grades/I cannot receive a transcript. Is there a problem?
A. If you are unable to register, or you cannot receive grades or a transcript, you likely have a hold on your Student Account. A hold may be placed on your Student Account if you owe money to the College. In addition, students may have holds on their records for reasons other than financial obligations. If you think you may have a hold on your Student Account, please contact the Office of Student Accounts. 

We’re here to help!

Q. How do I contact Student Accounts?

A. The Student Accounts Office is located on the Main Campus in the Orcutt Student Services Center, Room 202. Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dutchess Community College
Attn: Office of Student Accounts
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 431-8060
Fax: (855) 204-3766
Email: student-accounts@sunydutchess.edu