2021-2022 Student Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Student Catalog

Tuition and Fees


In this section, you will find our aid availability, tuition, fees, sources of funding, and our refund policy.


Tuition Rates:
(2020-2021 Academic Year, Subject to Change)

Niagara County (sponsorship area) Resident Rate:

Full Time (12+ credit hrs/term):

$2,376** per academic term

 for fall and spring terms

Part Time, Winter Intersession and Summer terms:

$198 cr. hr/term

 

Legal Residents of NYS residing outside of Niagara County who present a valid Certificate of Residence* from their home county - see: New York State Non-Resident (Out of County) Charges:

Full Time (12+ credit hrs/term):

$2,376** per academic term

for fall and spring terms

Part Time, Winter Intersession and Summer terms:

$198 cr. hr/term

 

Legal Residents of NYS residing outside of Niagara County who do not present a valid Certificate of Residence* from their home county:

Full Time (12+ credit hrs/term):

$4,752** per academic term

 for fall and spring terms

Part Time, Winter Intersession and Summer terms:

$396 cr. hr/term

 

Out-of-State and Foreign Students:

Full Time (12+ credit hrs/term):

$4,752 per academic term

 for fall and spring terms

Part Time, Winter Intersession and Summer terms:

$398 cr. hr/term

 

Fee Schedule:

Fees Required of All Students

Student Activity Fee

Charge

Per

Service Rendered

  Full Time:

$109.50

Term

Student activities

  Part Time:

$ 54

Term

 

Intramural Recreation/Athletic Fee

Charge

Per

Service Rendered

  Full Time:

$110

Term

Intercollegiate athletic programs; recreational programs

  Part Time:

$ 58

Term

 

Technology Fee

Charge

Per

Service Rendered

 

Full Time:

$ 84

Term

To be used in conjunction with the operating budget to assist the college in keeping pace with the rapidly and constantly changing hardware and software technology that is vital to the quality of instruction.

 

Part Time:

$ 40

Term

Parking Fee   Charge

Per

Services Rendered
 

Full Time:

Part Time:

$56

$4

Term

Cr. Hr./Term

Transport students between campuses and local community; cover costs of maintaining parking spaces.

Health Clinic Fee

Charge

Per

Services Rendered

 

Full Time:

Part Time:

$15

$1

Term

Cr. Hr./Term

Funds Health Services for Students

 Other Fees:

 

Charge

Per

Service Rendered

Distance Learning Fee

$ 26

Cr. Hr.

Covers the additional costs of developing and delivering distance learning courses.

Academic Foundation Course Fee $  51 Course Covers additional costs associated with remedial course work.

Allied Health Fee

$162

Course

Covers additional costs associated with Allied Health labs, clinical and supplies.

Animal Management Fee

$208

Course

Covers contractual expenses incurred for labs at zoos and aquariums.

Baking & Pastry Arts Fee

$121

Course

Covers the cost of consumed materials and supplies.

Culinary Arts Fee

$198

Course

Covers the cost of consumed materials and supplies.

Wine & Beverage Lab Fee

$ 18

Course

Covers the cost of consumed materials and supplies.

Viticulture Lab Fee

$ 80

Course

Covers the cost of consumed materials and supplies.

Production Lab Fee

$ 81

Course

Covers the cost of consumed materials and supplies

Welding Lab Fee $ 58 Cr. Hr. Covers the cost of lab space and consumed materials and supplies.    

Bowling Fee

$ 58

Course

Covers additional cost of operating bowling lanes.

Late Registration Fee

$ 50

Registration

To provide all support services and resources required to accommodate students unable to attend regularly scheduled registration sessions.

Payment Plan Fee

$ 40

Term

Covers administrative costs for students who choose to pay their tuition under the college’s tuition payment plan.

Late Fee

$ 35

Delinquency

Applied to any student account with a remaining past due balance after tuition or payment plan due dates, or missing the E-signature at the given due dates.

Locker Fee $  20 Per Locker, Per Year

Provide lock and locker for student to secure personal items.

Transcript Fee

$  10

Transcript

Covers copying and postage costs involved in providing student transcripts.

Portfolio Assessment Fee

$192 Portfolio Covers cost of faculty evaluation of each portfolio submitted by a student to document learning acquired through work/life experience.

Challenge Exam

$ 80

Exam

Covers cost of faculty preparation, administration and evaluation

Administration and Assessment Fee Credit for Prior Learning

$ 33

Cr. Hr.

CPL credit hour fee to be paid for each credit hour awarded through assessment of portfolio (up to a maximum of 14). The first 6 credits are included in the $192 portfolio assessment fee. Students will pay an additional $33 per credit only for credit hours beyond these 6, to cover administrative costs and additional faculty time for assessment.

Identification Card Replacement Fee

$  10

ID Card

.Student identification cards are required to utilize the college library, charge books and supplies to anticipated financial aid benefits at the college bookstore, and for participation in college functions. No charge for the first card.

Tobacco Policy Violation Fee

$25 - $200

per occurrence; does not reset with term or year

$25.00 - 1st violation; $50.00 - 2nd violation; $100.00 - 3rd violation; $200.00 - 4th and additional violations

Returned Check/Charge Fee

$ 30

Returned Item

Covers bank charges and handling costs incurred by the college resulting from bank returned checks, or credit card authorizations.

*Students who legally reside in a county within the State of New York other than Niagara County must provide a Certificate of Residence from their home county or pay the out-of-state rate for tuition.

**Students who are eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship may also be eligible for the 2016/2017 tuition rate of $2040 for in-county or $4080 for out of county with no Certificate of Residence

New York State Non-Resident (Out of County) Charges

If you have been a legal resident of New York State for the past year but you have lived outside Niagara County, you will be charged tuition at the nonresident rate. The non-resident premium (difference between the resident and non-resident rates) will be credited back to your account if you provide a valid certificate of residence from your county of legal residence not more than two months prior to, and no later than 30 days after commencement of college term or program. The certificate of residence received from your county of legal residence is usually valid for one academic year and must be renewed annually.

Payment Information

Registering for classes creates a financial obligation which you should be prepared to satisfy before you register. If you register PRIOR to the tuition due date, your financial obligation must be satisfied by the tuition due date (published each semester). If registration occurs AFTER the tuition due date, you must satisfy your obligation at the time of registration.

Failure to satisfy your financial obligation to the college by established due dates will put your account in a state of default and will result in the assessment of late fees. The college does not assume responsibility for, but reserves the right to cancel your class schedule if your account is determined to be in a state of default at any time from the time of registration to the start of the semester.

Step by Step: How to Complete the Student Billing and Payment Process       

STUDENT BILLING CHECKLIST:

1.     Access your Schedule/Bill on Banner Web (bills are only available on Banner Web and will not be mailed*)
2.     Make payment for any amounts due
3.     Out of County Charges - Submit Residency Certificate (All counties)
4.     Payment Plan-Sign up if unable to pay full amount due and prefer installments

       Full instructions on how to complete the student billing process can be found on-line at https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Step-by-Step-Billing-Instructions.pdf

Failure to complete these steps in accordance with established deadlines may result in assessment of a late fee in addition to the loss of your class schedule.

Watch your TWolves student email account for important reminders and notifications.

 IMPORTANT DATES:

*E-BILL ACTIVATION DATES - Date when students can begin accessing their billing documents for the term on Banner Web. Approximate activation dates for electronic student billing are:      
Fall Term  - June 13     Winter Intersession & Spring Term - November 15     Summer Term - April 8

Acceptable methods of payment are:

  • Cash, check, credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover)
    Any check or credit card payment returned by your bank unpaid will result in a $30 service charge to your account. 
  • NCCC Tuition Payment Plan
    The NCCC Tuition Payment Plan affords students the opportunity to pay their term bill in four monthly installments in the spring and fall semesters and 3 monthly installments in the summer semester. You must complete a payment plan application and pay the non-refundable fee each term you wish to participate in this plan. You will find plan applications in our Billing Information Brochure available for download at www.niagaracc.suny.edu, on your Banner Web main menu page, and in the Cashier’s Office (Room A205). Electronic forms are also available now via our website and Banner Web.
  • Financial Aid, scholarships or other grants

Where to make payments:

  • On the Web via your Banner Web Account
  • Mail - Money Order, Check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card only
  • In person in the Cashier’s Office-Sanborn

Send or deliver payments to:

Niagara County Community College
Cashier’s Office (Room A205)
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132-9460

Using Financial Aid as Payment

To use financial aid to cover tuition and fee charges you must apply for Federal financial aid (FAFSA application) and should allow at least three weeks processing time. New York State aid programs (TAP, APTS,etc.) require at least four weeks processing time. Your aid must be fully processed before it can be applied as a credit to your student billing account.

All financial aid is tentative until you attend classes. Financial aid will not pay for classes in which you enroll but do not attend. Be aware that if you drop a class or classes, your financial aid benefits, including student loans, may be reduced or withdrawn. You are responsible for any balance due as a result of loss of financial aid benefits for any reason. Before you drop any classes, make sure to check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your aid benefits will be affected. If you intend to drop any of your classes (or all, in the case of withdrawal), you should consider doing so before the start of the semester. After the semester begins, you will be held responsible for a portion (or all) of the cost associated with dropped courses in accordance with the refund schedule outlined below.

Tuition & Fee Refund and Liability Schedules

Refund and liability calculations of tuition and fees will be based on your official or unofficial withdrawal date in accordance with College policy and SUNY regulations. Schedules are published for all terms, and can be found on Banner Web, the College website, and in the Billing Information brochure. Refunds will not be made to students who do not attend classes and have not completed the withdrawal procedure. Academic drop deadlines are not the same as refund and liability schedules.

Fall, Spring and Summer III Semester; LPN Course

Courses Dropped

Refund

Liability

Prior to 1st day of classes

100%  0%

1st week of classes

75% 25%
2nd week of classes

50%

50%

3rd week of classes

25% 75%
After 3rd week of classes 0%

100%

Summer Semester I & II;

Courses Dropped

Refund

Liability

Prior to 1st day of classes

100% 0%
1st week of classes

25%

75%
After 1st week of classes

0%

100%

Module classes, including the Winter Intersession, have varying refund and liability dates.

Student Financial Obligations

Student Obligation for Payment of Tuition, Fees & Other Charges

By registering for classes you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the NCCC Financial Obligation Agreement  set forth below, and accepted electronically each semester prior to your first registration activity for the term:

By registering for courses at Niagara County Community College (the “College”), I understand that:

  • I accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other charges assessed as a result of my registration;
  • I am incurring a legal financial obligation to pay all assessed charges by the published or assigned due date;
  • The amount of financial aid that may appear on my account is only an estimate until I satisfy all the requirements associated with the pertinent aid.I further understand that my financial aid estimate may change as a result of, but not limited to, withdrawal, non-attendance, insufficient academic progress, course ineligibility, and exceeding the maximum number of eligible financial aid credits, and I agree to repay all revoked aid that was disbursed to my account and resulted in a credit balance that was refunded to me; and,
  • I agree to allow financial aid I receive to pay all charges assessed to my account at the College such as tuition fees, campus housing and meal plans, bookstore charges, digital course materials, or any other amounts in accordance with terms of that aid.

Withdrawal Policy

  • I must adhere to College’s withdrawal procedures (whether from an individual course or from the College), whether or not I have attended; and,
  • I will be held financially responsible for any course from which I withdraw based on the date of the withdrawal and the College’s published liability schedule.

Failure to Pay

  • If I fail to pay my student bill or any monies due and owing the College by the published or assigned date, the College will place a financial hold on my student account, preventing me registering for future coursework, requesting transcripts, or receiving a diploma until my financial obligation to the College has been paid in full;
  • Failure to pay any amount by its due date will result in the assessment of a late payment fee; and,
  • If I fail to pay my student bill or any monies due and owing the College by the published or assigned date, the College may refer my delinquent account to a collection agency.I further understand that I am responsible for paying the collection agency fee which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3% percent of my delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, the College incurs in such collection efforts.I further understand that my failure to pay may be reported to credit bureaus, which will negatively impact my personal credit scores.

Method of Billing

  • The College uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official billing method, and therefore I am responsible for viewing and paying charges on my student account by the published or assigned due date.E-bill information is available on the College’s website.

Communication

  • The College uses e-mail as an official method of communication with me, and that I therefore am responsible for reading the e-mails I receive from the College on a timely basis; and,
  • I am authorizing the College and its respective agents and contractors to contact me regarding my student billing account, including repayment of same, at the current or any future number that I provide for my cellular phone or other wireless device using automated telephone dialing equipment or artificial or pre-recorded voice or text message.

Eligibility for Reversal of Charges

The Student Charges Reversal Committee will review requests received within one year after the end of the term for which the tuition refund is requested. Requests must be submitted on the Student Charges Reversal Request (SCRR) form, signed by the student and include supporting documentation. Examples of supporting documentation are physician’s statement, military activation papers, death certificate, college withdrawal forms, documentation of communication used to support claim, etc.

The Student Charges Reversal Committee will review requests for reversal of charges that meet the following criteria:

  • Personal Emergencies - When a student has withdrawn through circumstances beyond his or her control, under conditions in which the denial of refund would cause undue hardship, the college may, in its discretion, determine that no liability for tuition and fees has been incurred by the student, provided the student has not received or will not receive academic credit for the term. The student must include written verification of the emergency. Examples of such emergencies are:
    • Death of the student, or death in the student’s immediate family (parent, sibling, offspring, spouse).

    • Medical incapacitation. Such instances require written proof from a medical professional.

    • Other circumstances that prevent the student from completing registered courses and are beyond the student’s control.

  • Military Duty - There shall be no tuition or fee liability for a student who withdraws to enter military service prior to the end of an academic term for those courses in which the student does not receive academic credit, provided the student submits proper certification of such military service from an appropriate military official
  • College Error - Tuition and fees collected in error or in amounts in excess of the required amounts may be refunded. Proof of error must accompany appeal

Since detailed information concerning procedures and dates for drop/add, withdrawal from school, and student charge liability schedules are widely publicized, the Student Charges Refund Committee will not consider requests that are not filed in compliance with these guidelines except for instances where such failure resulted from emergency situations beyond the student’s control.

Accounts with unpaid balances after the tuition due date shall be considered in a state of default. All grades and records shall be impounded and ineligibility for any further registration will remain in effect until such time as the financial obligation has been paid.  Accounts which fall into a state of default will be referred to an outside agency for further collection efforts.  Students are responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by the college in the enforcement of collection -  including, without limitation, the collection fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3% of the debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, the college incurs in such collection efforts.  Delinquent account information may be reported to credit bureaus, which will negatively impact personal credit scores.

Contact us: Contact the Cashier’s Office at 716-614-6443, or by email cashier@niagaracc.suny.edu.