Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are established by the DCC Board of Trustees and are subject to change by its action.

No deposit is needed to register for classes; payment in full is required by the stated Tuition Due Date, prior to the start of each semester. Students are responsible for ensuring that their bills are completely covered by payment, authorized financial aid, payment plan or a third party. Students who do not pay their accounts in full by the due date will be dropped from classes for non-payment and will not be able to reregister until full payment is made. For more information on our payment policies, please review the Student Accounts Quick Link:

To help you meet your educational expenses, Dutchess Community College offers the FACTS Payment Plan as a convenient way to pay your semester charges. This is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check. This is a semester-based plan and is easy to enroll in through your myDCC account. Once you set up your plan, payments are made automatically. Further information about the FACTS plan can be obtained from the Office of Student Accounts or on the web through your myDCC account.


Tuition for Full-Time Students (over 11 credits)+

New York State Resident† $1,764.00 per semester
Nonresident $3,528.00 per semester
Student Activity Fee $5.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee $13.00 per credit hour

Tuition for Part-Time Students (1-11 credits)+

New York State Resident† $147.00 per credit hour
Nonresident $294.00 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $5.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee $13.00 per credit hour

Miscellaneous Fees

Aviation Fees¤ $9,146.00 - $9,389.00 per semester
Background Check Fee** $105.00
Ceramic Materials Fee $40.00 per applicable course
CLEP Exam Fee $77.00 exam/ $25.00 service fee
Cross-Registration Fee $30.00 per semester
Dantes Exam Fee $80.00 exam/ $25.00 service fee
Emergency Loan Fee 2% of the loan
Equipment Breakage Fee $10.00-$50.00 per applicable item
Graduation Fee
Second Graduation Fee
$30.00 per diploma
ID Card Replacement $5.00 per replacement
ID Card Replacement (Housing) $25.00 per replacement
Lab Fees $20.00 - $40.00 per applicable course
Laboratory Nursery School‡ $2,300.00 per year
Late Payment Fee $50.00 per semester
Late Registration* $10.00 per semester
Library Fines up to $5.00 per infraction
Lost Book Fee $50.00 per infraction
Overdue Reserve Book $50.00 lost charge
Playaway $50.00 lost charge
Audio Cables/Earbuds $10.00 lost charge
Earbuds/Playaway $35.00 lost charge
Headphones (Films) $35.00 lost charge
Kindle/iPod Replacement cost
DVDs/Video $75.00 replacement cost
Lost Article Fee $10.00-$250.00 applicable item
Non-Student Testing $35.00 per exam
Personal Training Certification $175.00 per exam
Prof. Liability Insurance* $12.00/$35.00 per year
Proficiency Exam Fee*  $45.00 per exam
Reclaim My Math $20.00 per session
Red Cross Certification* $5.00/$10.00/$30.00 applicable courses
Replacement Diploma $15.00 per diploma
Returned Check Fee* $25.00 per check
SUNY International Student Health
Insurance Plan
SUNY state-wide rate
SUNY Learning Network  $25.00 per course
Traffic Fines $15.00/$25.00/$50.00 per infraction
Transcript Fee* $5.00 per copy
Trip Fee (Study Abroad) $90.00 per trip
Tuition Payment Plan Deferrment $25.00 per semester

Music Lab Fees

Individual Lesson $375.00 MUS 141, 142, 161, 162, 241, 242, 261, 262
Individual Lesson $1,125 MUS 210, 211
Group Lab Fee $175.00 MUS 141, 142


Students registered for less than 11 hours of course work or below are classified as part-time.

* Not Refundable

** Payment made directly to Certified Background by student.

+Tuition correct at time of publishing; however, review and adjustment of tuition and fees may occur before the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.

The tuition and fee schedule shown is for the 2016-2017 academic year. Tuition and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

†To qualify for the NY State Resident rate, a student must have been a resident of New York State for one year immediately prior to registration. In addition, those who are not residents of Dutchess County must present a Certificate of Residence signed by the chief fiscal officer of the county or counties in which they have lived in the past six months. Without such a certificate or certificates, a student will be required to pay the Nonresident Tuition rate. Dutchess County residents must file an Affirmation of Dutchess County Residence (available in the Student Accounts or Registrar’s Office) to pay the resident tuition rate.

‡The College is authorized to reduce the basic fee for Laboratory Nursery School enrollment in accordance with established guidelines. Families unable to pay the basic fee are invited to contact the director of the DCC Laboratory Nursery School for further information.

¤Aviation fees are negotiated with flight school and may vary.

Additional costs related housing and meals for Conklin Hall are established by the Dutchess Community College Board of Directors. Visit for more details.

Tuition and College Fee Refund Policy

Your deposit payment and/or financial aid award is a valid commitment of your intent to attend DCC.

Refunds only for tuition and refundable fees will be granted upon the completion and submission of an official withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office, either before classes begin, or during the published refund period. A $50 administrative fee may apply.

Simply notifying the classroom instructor or Dean of Student Services is insufficient. Any student who does not withdraw and remains unpaid at the end of the refund period will be liable for full tuition. Non-attendance does not limit student liability.

Students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for refunds, and if appropriate, will be subject to the Federal Title IV Withdrawal Policy. Students entering the armed forces will be refunded the full amount of their tuition for the semester in which their education is interrupted, upon submission of evidence of call to duty.

Per SUNY regulations, refunds of tuition and refundable fees will be made according to the following schedule:

  Full Semester Eight-week term or less
Prior to first day 100% 100%
During first week 75% 25%
During second week 50% 0%
During third week 25% 0%
After third week 0% 0%

Students are responsible for knowing the deadlines for withdrawal and abiding by them. When life-altering circumstances prevent timely withdrawal, a student may appeal by submitting a form available on the Student Financial Services tab of the myDCC Portal. Additional information is available under Withdrawal of College or Courses in the Academic Information section of this catalog.

Delinquent Accounts

Students will be billed electronically before the semester begins with a specific due date based on their date of registration. Students will be notified through their DCC email that a bill is available in QuikPay. The student is responsible for viewing and paying the bill online, or setting up an Authorized User (parent, guardian, etc.) who will pay the electronic bill.

Students with delinquent accounts over $100 at the end of the published refund period are subject to a $50 late payment fee. Holds will be placed on these accounts that will prevent future registrations, transcripts and graduation. Any account that remains unpaid after the end of the semester may be assigned to a collection agency. The College will assign the outstanding balance, plus the collection agency fee and/or reasonable cost to the agency for collection. These fees may be between 25-50% of the unpaid balance and are the responsibility of the student, in addition to the principal amount owed to DCC.

Withdrawal Policy for Recipients of Federal Title IV Grants and Loans

This policy is per the U.S. Department of Higher Education and applies to students who receive assistance under Title IV funding and/or to parents who receive the Federal Parent PLUS loans for their children. Title IV funding for the purpose of this policy includes Federal Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs), and Federal Perkins Loans.

If a student withdraws or stops attending Dutchess Community College, either officially or unofficially, during the first 60% (approximately first 10 weeks) of the semester, a calculation is done to determine how much Title IV funding has been earned. The earned amount is based on the percentage of the semester the student has completed. If the student has received (been disbursed) more Title IV funds than has been earned, the excess unearned funds must be returned must be returned to the U.S. Department of Education by the school and/or the student.

The DCC Tuition and College Fee Refund Policy, as stated several paragraphs above, is used to determine the amount of college tuition and fees a student is charged. An example of applying both the DCC refund policy and the Federal Title IV refund policy to a student that withdraws or stops attending during the fifth week of classes follows. A student who withdraws or stops attending during the fifth week of classes will owe the College 100% of their tuition and fees (There is no reduction after the third week.) If the student was awarded $2,000 in Title IV funding he/she only would earn approximately 30% or $600 of this funding. If the student is full-time and has tuition and fee charges of $1,650 then he/she would still owe the College $1,050 ($1,650 less $600) after their Title IV funding was applied. DCC and/or the student must return the other $1,400 in Title IV funding to the Federal Department of Education. If the student is required to return some of these funds, it is possible he/she will not be eligible to receive Title IV funding at DCC or another college until the amount is paid.

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Office of Student Accounts or the Office of Financial Aid.