Tuition and fees are established by the DCC Board of Trustees and are subject to change by its action.
For each semester, a deposit is required at the time of registration to complete the registration process and to hold a student’s class schedule with final payment due by the stated Tuition Due Date. Along with cash and checks, the College accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card for payment.
To help you meet your educational expenses, Dutchess Community College offers FACTS as a convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check. It is easy to enroll in the FACTS e-Cashier payment plan online. 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†||$1,550.00 per semester|
|Nonresident||$3,100.00 per semester|
|Technology Fee||$150.00 per semester|
|Activity Fee||$32.50 per semester|
|Athletic Fee||$20.00 per semester|
Tuition for Part-Time Students (1-11 credits)+
|New York State Resident†||$129.00 per credit hour|
|Nonresident||$258.00 per credit hour|
|Technology Fee||$10.00 per credit hour|
|Activity Fee||$6.00 per semester|
|Athletic Fee||$7.00 per semester|
|Aviation Fees¤||$6,554.50 - $8,805.00 per semester|
|Ceramic Materials Fee||$40.00 per applicable course|
|Cross-Registration Fee||$30.00 per semester|
|Equipment Breakage Fee||$10.00-$50.00 per applicable item|
|Graduation Fee||$30.00 per diploma|
|ID Card Replacement*||$5.00 per replacement|
|Lab Fees||$20.00 - $30.00 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|
|Headphones||$35.00 lost charge|
|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|
|Program Change Fee*||$5.00 per change|
|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|
|Student Accident Insurance||$7.50 per semester/ $1.00 per summer semester|
|SUNY Learning Network||$25.00 per course|
|Traffic Fines||$15.00/$25.00/$50.00 per infraction|
|Transcript Fee*||$5.00 per copy|
|Transition RN Fee||$25.00 per semester|
|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||$1754.00 MUS 141, 142|
Students registered for less than 12 hours of course work are classified as part-time.
* Not Refundable
+Tuition correct at time of posting; however, review and adjustment of tuition and fees may occur before the start of the 2012-2013 academic year.
The tuition and fee schedule shown is for the 2012-2013 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 the 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: Private - $8,638; Instrument C172R - $8,805; Commercial Special - 6,554.50 and 7,321.50
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 for tuition and refundable fees only 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 submit a written appeal by submitting a form available on myDCC. Additional information is available under Withdrawal of College or Courses in the Academic Information section of this catalog.
Students will be billed before the semester begins and at the end of the refund period. Paper bills are mailed to the most current address on file, with an electronic copy available through a student’s myDCC account. Students are responsible for maintaining a good address on file with the College.
Students with delinquent accounts over $100 at the end of the published refund period are subject to a $50 late payment fee. 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 to the Federal Department of Higher 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 would earn only approximately 30% or $600 of this funding. If the student is full-time and has tuition and fee charges of $1,350 then he/she would still owe the College $750 ($1,350 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.