Sep 27, 2021  
2020-21 Catalog 
    
2020-21 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fees and Refund Policies



Connecticut Community College Schedule of Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change. At the time of registration, all students are required to pay their fees.

General Fund Tuition and Fees

General Fund courses are any 15-week credit courses offered during the fall and spring semesters. Tuition and fees for General Fund courses are payable in advance in accordance with deadline dates announced each semester.

Credit Extension tuition and fees are for accelerated 3-, 6-, 8- and 12-week classes.

The following is a complete schedule of tuition and fees, prepared by the Board of Regents for Higher Education and effective Fall 2018.

Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees, Per Semester

General Fund Classes (In-State Tuition and Fees)

Semester
Hours
Tuition (1+2) College
Services Fee(3)
Student
Activity Fee‡‡(3)
Transportation
Fee ‡(
3)
Total
1.0 $166.00 $88.00 $10.00 $20.00 $284.00
2.0 $332.00 $95.00 $10.00 $20.00 $457.00
3.0 $498.00 $101.00 $10.00 $20.00 $629.00
4.0 $664.00 $106.00 $10.00 $20.00 $800.00
5.0 $830.00 $125.00 $10.00 $20.00 $985.00
6.0 $996.00 $142.00 $10.00 $20.00 $1,168.00
7.0 $1,162.00 $160.00 $10.00 $20.00 $1,352.00
8.0 $1,328.00 $175.00 $10.00 $20.00 $1,533.00
9.0 $1,494.00 $194.00 $10.00 $20.00 $1,718.00
10.0 $1,660.00 $209.00 $10.00 $20.00 $1,899.00
11.0 $1,826.00 $227.00 $10.00 $20.00 $2,083.00
12.0 $1,992.00 $246.00 $20.00 $20.00 $2,278.00

Please note: Additional semester hours are charged accordingly.
‡ Non-refundable fees.
‡‡ Non-refundable fees. The $10 student activity fee is charged for fall and spring 12- and 8-week classes. There is no student activity fee for summer session and winter intersession classes.
** Excess Credits Tuition Charge: An additional flat tuition charge of $100 per semester when total registered credits exceed 17 for the semester.

The Excess Credits Tuition Charge is 100% refundable prior to the first day of classes and 50% in the add/drop period (similar to tuition).

Non-Resident Rates Tuition & Fees, Per Semester

As of July 1, 1991, residency for in-state tuition purposes: an emancipated person must have resided in this state for a period of not less than one year.

Semester
Hours
Tuition (1) College
Services Fee(3)
Student
Activity Fee‡‡(3)
Transportation
Fee
(3)
Total
1.0 $498.00 $264.00 $10.00 $20.00   $792.00
2.0 $996.00 $285.00 $10.00 $20.00 $1,311.00
3.0 $1,494.00 $303.00 $10.00 $20.00 $1,827.00
4.0 $1,992.00 $318.00 $10.00 $20.00 $2,340.00
5.0 $2,490.00 $375.00 $10.00 $20.00 $2,895.00
6.0 $2,998.00 $426.00 $10.00 $20.00 $3,454.00
7.0 $3,486.00 $480.00 $10.00 $20.00 $3,996.00
8.0 $3,984.00 $525.00 $10.00 $20.00 $4,539.00
9.0 $4,482.00 $582.00 $10.00 $20.00 $5,094.00
10.0 $4,980.00 $627.00 $10.00 $20.00 $5,637.00
11.0 $5,478.00 $681.00 $10.00 $20.00 $6,189.00
12.0 $5,976.00 $738.00 $20.00 $20.00 $6,754.00

NEBHE Tuition & Fees, Per Semester

Semester
Hours
Tuition (1) College
Services Fee(3)
Student
Activity Fee‡‡(3)
Transportation
Fee
(3)
Total
1.0 $249.00 $132.00 $10.00 $20.00 $411.00
12.0 or more** $2,988.00 $369.00 $20.00 $20.00 $3,397.00
           

** Excess Credits Tuition Charge: An additional flat tuition charge of $100 per semester when total registered credits exceed 17 for the semester.

The Excess Credits Tuition Charge is 100% refundable prior to the first day of classes and 50% in the add/drop period (similar to tuition).

Additional Mandatory Usage Fees, Per Semester

Laboratory Course Fee $91.00 Per registration in a designated laboratory course
Studio Course Fee $97.00 Per registration in a designated studio course
Clinical Program Fee-Level 1 $487.00 Per semester (Fall & Spring only) Level 1 allied health programs
Clinical Program Fee-Level 2 $359.00 Per semester (Fall & Spring only) Level 2 allied health programs
Supplemental Course Fee-Level 1 $102.50 Per course (level determined by additional contact hours)
Supplemental Course Fee-Level 2 $205.00 Per course (level determined by additional contact hours)
Material Fee $51.00 Per course, where applicable
Transportation Fee (Full time & Part time) $20.00 Per semester

Supplemental and Material course fees are 100% refundable prior to the first day of classes and 50% in the add/drop period (similar to tuition). Clinical program fees are not refundable.

Extension Fund Tuition and Fees

(for more information, see Credit Extension and Credit-Free catalogs)

Extension Fund student - credit (tuition per semester hour.)
See Continuing Education catalogs for fee schedule.
Regular academic year , 2020-2021(1)
$180.00
Summer session, 2020 $180.00
On-campus, weekdays, weekend, regular semester (4) $180.00

Extension Fund student - credit-free (rate set on a per course basis, depending upon course offered)

Special Fees

   
  • Laboratory Course Fee
    (Per registration in a designated laboratory course)
$91.00
  • Studio Course Fee
    (Per registration in a designated studio course)
$97.00
  • Clinical Program Fee-Level 1 (Per semester [Fall & Spring only] - Level 1 allied health programs).
$487.00
  • Clinical Program Fee-Level 2 (Per semester [Fall & Spring only] - Level 2 allied health programs)
$359.00
  • Late Registration Fee
$15.00
  • Graduation Application
No Charge
  • Transcripts
No Charge
  • Installment Payment Plan
$25.00
  • Late Tuition/Fee Payment
$15.00
  • Returned Check Fee
$25.00
  • Replacement of Lost ID card
$5.00
  • CLEP Examination Fee (7) - For general or subject exams
    One exam.
    Each additional exam, same month

$15.00
$15.00
  • Academic Evaluation Fee
 $15.00
  • Portfolio Assessment Fee
$100.00

Fee Deposit - Non-Refundable

Full-time and part-time students must pay a non-refundable deposit of all fees applicable to the courses for which registered at the time of registration, including courses for audit, exclusive of tuition.

The total tuition applicable to the courses for which registered, including courses for audit, is payable in one installment and is due six weeks before the first day of classes unless a deferred payment schedule, in accordance with approved Board of Trustees policy, has been approved.

Installment Payment Plan

An Installment Payment Plan is available to students who are registered for a minimum of six semester hours. Students may apply for an installment payment plan at the time of registration. There is a $25 non-refundable fee for participation in the plan.

Who can enroll? Any credit student enrolled in a regular academic semester with charges of $1,168 or more can enroll in a payment plan unless there is an unpaid balance from a previous semester.

Footnotes:

  1. Students enrolled in General Fund Tuition courses and/or Educational Extension Fund courses carrying 12 semester hours or more will be classified as full-time students for general fee purposes.
  2. Waivers:
    1. Complete waiver of tuition for dependent child of person missing in action or former prisoner of war. For more information on Veteran and National Guard waivers, see Veterans in Admissions  .
    2. Senior Citizens, qualified veterans and the children of certain veterans. (General Fund Classes Only)
      Students age 62 or older may register with a general fund in-state tuition, college service fees and student activity fees waiver on the last day of Walk-In Registration. Proof of age and a registration form must be submitted to the Registrar’s office to complete the eligibility requirements for this waiver.
    3. Tuition may be waived or remitted by the President, or her designated appointee, for any in-state student who demonstrates substantial financial need and who is enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in a degree or certificate program or a pre-college remedial program.
    4. Tuition shall be waived for any student attending the Connecticut State Police Academy who is enrolled in a criminal justice program at the Academy that is offered in coordination with a regional community college that accredits courses taken in the program. This waiver applies only to courses taken at the Connecticut State Police Academy and not to course work required for a degree taken at the college.
    5. The tuition fees of any eligible member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard shall be waived. To be eligible for such waiver, a member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard must (1) be a resident of Connecticut, (2) present certification by the Adjutant General or his designee as a member in good standing of the Guard, and (3) be enrolled or accepted for admission to a regional community college on a full-time or part-time basis in a degree granting program. The tuition waiver shall be reduced by the amount of any educational reimbursement received from an employer.
    6. The Community College Presidents are authorized to waive the Student Activity Fee only for students enrolled in Tuition Fund-financed courses offered at off-campus locations.
  3. General Fees are applicable to both Tuition Fund and Extension Fund students.
  4. On-campus Extension Fee: rate applies to on-campus Extension Fee courses that permit the college to enroll additional students beyond the level supported by the General Fund.

The College President, with the approval of the Board of Regents, is authorized to waive general and special fees of students enrolled in special programs when the circumstances justify such action. 


Refund Policies

Course Cancellations

If the college cancels a course, students will automatically be granted a 100% adjustment of associated charges.

Refunds

Traditional Fall/Spring Semester Courses:

  • Students who drop courses prior to the term or up until the 7th day of the term having elapsed (i.e. 10% of the term) will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
  • Students who drop subsequently to the 7th day of the term but prior to the 21st day of the term having elapsed will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and fees less a “late drop” fee assessed at $50 per dropped course.
  • Students who withdraw subsequently to the 21st day of the term having elapsed will be charged 100% of all tuition and fees.

Courses Offered in Abbreviated Terms (e.g. summer, winter, late start courses, etc.):

  • Students who drop courses prior to the abbreviated term and up until 10% of the abbreviated term having elapsed will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
  • Students who drop subsequently to 10% of the abbreviated term having elapsed but prior to 20% of the abbreviated term having elapsed will be entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and fees less a “late drop” fee assessed at $50 per dropped course.
  • Students who withdraw subsequently to 20% of the abbreviated term having elapsed will be charged 100% of all tuition and fees. Dates representing the 10% - 20% points of the respective abbreviated terms will vary according to each session/part of term in which the student is registered. Please see the Registrar or Bursar’s office for the exact dates on which the “late drop” fee will be assessed.

Withdrawals

Traditional Fall/Spring Semester Courses:

No course withdrawals will be accepted once 80% of the semester has passed. For a typical 15-week term, 80% of the term is considered the last day of the twelfth week of the term. A student may appeal the course withdrawal deadline due to mitigating circumstances.

Courses Offered in Abbreviated Terms (e.g. summer, winter, late start courses, etc.):

No course withdrawals will be accepted once 80% of the abbreviated term has passed. For abbreviated terms, 80% is considered the last day of the business week of that period. A student may appeal the course withdrawal deadline due to mitigating circumstances.


Note: financial aid students who withdraw from summer courses subsequently to 20% of the abbreviated term having elapsed but prior to the summer financial aid census date may be charged 100% of tuition and fees for those courses with no corresponding/offsetting summer financial aid disbursement.

Adding & Dropping Courses

Full-Term Courses (15 weeks)

Students may drop courses through the end of business day of the 21st calendar day of the term. Courses dropped during this period would not appear on a transcript. Courses can only be added up to calendar day seven of a full, 15-week term.

Abbreviated Term Courses

Students may drop courses through the first 20% of an abbreviated term length. Courses dropped during this period would not appear on a transcript. Courses can only be added up to the first 10% of the abbreviated term length.

Non-Participation (Academic Engagement)

The community colleges are required to verify the academic engagement of each student in each registered course by demonstrating “academic attendance” or an “academically-related activity” for Title IV purposes. This must be completed prior to the predetermined census date of each traditional semester, as well as during periods of enrollment shorter than the traditional 15-week semester (i.e., summer terms and other abbreviated terms).

Students who are determined to have not academically engaged in a period of enrollment leading up to census shall be assigned a registration status of “Never Participated (NP)” for each affected course. Students with the NP  designation will be dropped from the course(s) they have not participated in and will be assessed a Late Drop Fee of $50 for each affected course as outlined in BOR policy 3.7.

Other Non-Refundable Fees

  • Installment Plan
  • Late Payment

Note:

  1. Refund policies assume that all charges have been paid in full prior to drop/withdrawal. In some cases, an account adjustment may not entitle a student to an actual refund.
  2. Students are required to officially drop class(es) by the official deadline published each semester in the Enrollment Guide.
  3. Deadlines for Summer, Winter and Accelerated sessions are based on the start date of courses and are adjusted appropriately.
  4. Refund/returns of Title IV funds are made in accordance with applicable Federal rules and regulations that take precedence over college refund policies.

Financial Aid Students

If students drop or withdraw, they may be subject to a financial aid award reduction. This can result in a student personally owing money to the college. Students should contact the Financial Aid office at 860-512-3380 before reducing their course load.

Installment Plan for Students

Students may still owe a balance on their Installment Plan even though they have reduced their course load or withdrawn. Students should contact the Bursar’s office at 860-512-3640 first to determine the effect on their balance.

All Students

Once the regular semester begins, the Registrar’s office requires the students to make all schedule changes in person. Students will not be able to reduce their course load on myCommNet.

Frequently Asked Questions

I dropped my class before it even met. Why did I receive only a partial refund?

College service and student activity fees are non-refundable. Tuition charges are 100% refundable but only if you drop your class before the first day of the semester, which may take place before the first day of your class.

I never attended my class. Do I really still owe the charges?

Yes, you do still owe the charges. Charges are based on the number of credits you register for, not the number of credits you complete. Failure to attend is not considered an official drop or withdrawal. Once you register, you are obliged to pay for all charges whether you attend the class or not.

In addition, these courses frequently result in a grade of “F”, which can lead to probation or suspension status (see ).

My charges didn’t change even though my status changed from full-time to part-time. Why?

Reducing your course load does not entitle you to an automatic refund. Some charges are non-refundable while others are only 50% refundable if you officially drop the class by the published deadlines (first 14 calendar days of the semester).

When and how do I receive my refund?

Refunds are automatically paid by check at the end of the official add/drop period or, if receiving financial aid, after disbursement date unless you direct us otherwise. Checks are processed in Hartford and mailed to your permanent mailing address on file in the Registrar’s office. Please verify your address when you drop/withdraw to assure prompt payment.

Policy Appeal Procedures

Students are required to officially drop/withdraw prior to submitting an appeal.

Appeals will only be considered for the following extraordinary circumstances: severe illness documented by a physician’s certificate, administrative error by the college, or military transfer documented by a copy of transfer orders.

Note: The following circumstances will not be considered: change in employment situation, misunderstanding of start date or dates of class, inability to transfer course, normal illness, transportation issues, childcare issues, poor decision or change of mind by student regarding course selection, or dissatisfaction with course content or instructor. Both tuition and fees cannot be transferred or applied towards the next semester.

All appeals must be submitted in writing to the Refund Appeals Committee and include Banner ID, contact information and appropriate documentation. Appeals must be received within ten days of the official start date of the course to be considered. Forms are located in the Form Depot at www.manchestercc.edu or can be obtained from the Registrar’s office.

The committee meets twice per month. Students will receive a written response notifying them of the outcomes.

All refund requests should be submitted to the Refund Appeals Committee, Registrar’s office, L157, Lowe Student Services Center, MS #13, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046.

More Questions? We Can Help!

Students can view their account and financial aid award, make payments, etc. at http://my.commnet.edu.

Bursar’s office: L165, Lowe Student Services Center, 860-512-3637

Financial Aid office: L177, Lowe Student Services Center, 860-512-3380

Registrar’s office: L157, Lowe Student Services Center, 860-512-3220