Tuition & Fees

Full-Time (over 11 credits) Tuition: Fall 2021 / Spring 2022

New York State Resident (learn more)
$2,225 per semester
Nonresident $4,450 per semester
Student Activity Fee $5 per credit hour
Technology Fee $13 per credit hour

Part-Time (under 11 credits) Tuition: Fall 2021 / Spring 2022

New York State Resident (learn more) $185 per credit hour
Nonresident $370 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $5 per credit hour
Technology Fee $13 per credit hour

Click here for a complete list of other fees which may be assessed.

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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 re-register until full payment is made.

Click here for more information on our payment policies.

To help you meet your educational expenses, Dutchess Community College offers the e-Cashier Payment Plan. 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. This is not a loan program. Further information about the e-Cashier plan can be obtained from Student Financial Services or through your myDCC account.

Tuition and fees are established by the DCC Board of Trustees and are reviewed annually and subject to change. Tuition correct at time of publishing; however, review and adjustment of tuition and fees may occur before the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

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 Student Financial Services or the Registrar’s Office) to pay the resident tuition rate.

Description of Fees:

Course/Lab Fees: A course fee is applied to each course that has scheduled laboratory hours and/or requires dedicated space, such as a laboratory, studio, or physical education facility, and/or specialized equipment.

Technology Fee: A mandatory college fee that is charged each semester to support the institutional operating and equipment costs associated with providing student access to technology in academic and student support services, and in instructional programs.

Activity Fee: A mandatory college fee that is defined as the fee charged for such activities as intercollegiate athletics, student health center, the associated student body, intramural and recreation, and other activities which directly benefit and involve students.

Matriculation Fee: A non-refundable fee charged to all degree seeking students to cover the costs associated with admissions, graduation and other services associated with the enrollment of students.


Student Financial Services

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8060
Fax (845) 431-8603

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