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2014-15 Catalog 
2014-15 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 tuition and fees are payable in advance in accordance with deadline dates announced each semester.

The following is a complete schedule of tuition and fees, prepared by the Board of Regents for Higher Education, effective Fall 2013.

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

Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees, Per Semester

Tuition (1 + 2) College
Services Fee (3)
Activity Fee
1.0 $143.00 $72.00 $5.00 $220.00
2.0 $286.00 $78.00 $5.00 $369.00
3.0 $429.00 $84.00 $5.00 $518.00
4.0 $572.00 $89.00 $5.00 $666.00
5.0 $715.00 $104.00 $5.00 $824.00
6.0 $858.00 $119.00 $5.00 $982.00
7.0 $1001.00 $134.00 $5.00 $1,140.00
8.0 $1,144.00 $148.00 $5.00 $1,297.00
9.0 $1,287.00 $163.00 $5.00 $1,455.00
10.0 $1,430.00 $177.00 $5.00 $1,612.00
11.0 $1,573.00 $193.00 $5.00 $1,771.00
12.0 $1,716.00 $207.00 $10.00 $1,99300

$71.50 tuition per additional half credit

Non-Resident Rates Tuition & Fees, Per Semester

Residency for in-state tuition purposes: an emancipated person must have resided in this state for a period of not less than one year prior to the first day of the semester.

Tuition (1) College
Services Fee(3)
Activity Fee (3)
1.0 $429.00 $216.00 $5.00 $650.00
2.0 $858.00 $234.00 $5.00 $1,097.00
3.0 $1,287.00 $252.00 $5.00 $1,544.00
4.0 $1,716.00 $267.00 $5.00 $1,988.00
5.0 $2,145.00 $312.00 $5.00 $2,462.00
6.0 $2,574.00 $357.00 $5.00 $2,936.00
7.0 $3,003.00 $402.00 $5.00 $3,410.00
8.0 $3,432.00 $444.00 $5.00 $3,881.00
9.0 $3,861.00 $489.00 $5.00 $4,355.00
10.0 $4,290.00 $531.00 $5.00 $4,826.00
11.0 $4,719.00 $579.00 $5.00 $5,030.00
12.0 $5,148.00 $621.00 $10.00 $5,779.00

$214.50 tuition per additional half credit

NEBHE Tuition & Fees, Per Semester

Tuition (1) College
Services Fee (3)
Activity Fee (3)
1.0 $214.50 $108.00 $5.00 $327.50
2.0 $429.00 $117.00 $5.00 $551.00
3.0 $643.50 $126.00 $5.00 $774.50
4.0 $858.00 $133.50 $5.00 $996.50
5.0 $1,072.50 $153.00 $5.00 $1230.50
6.0 $1,287.00 $178.50 $5.00 $1470.50
7.0 $1,501.50 $201.00 $5.00 $1707.50
8.0 $1,716.00 $222.00 $5.00 $1943.00
9.0 $1,930.50 $244.50 $5.00 $2180.00
10.0 $2,145.00 $265.50 $5.00 $2415.50
11.0 $2,359.50 $289.50 $5.00 $2654.00
12.0 $2,574.00 $310.50 $10.00 $2,894.50

$107.25 tuition per additional half credit

Additional Mandatory Usage Fees, Per Semester

Laboratory Course Fee $84.00 Per registration in a designated laboratory course
Studio Course Fee $88.00 Per registration in a designated studio course
Clinical Program Fee-Level 1 $287.00 Per semester (Fall & Spring only) Level 1 allied health programs
Clinical Program Fee-Level 2 $205.00 Per semester (Fall & Spring only) Level 2 allied health programs

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 , 2014-2015(1)
Summer session, 2014 $144.00
On-campus, weekdays, weekend, regular semester (4) $152.00

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

Special Fees

  • Application Fee (5)
    Full-time student
    Part-time student

  • Laboratory Course Fee
    (Per registration in a designated laboratory course)
  • Studio Course Fee
    (Per registration in a designated studio course)
  • Clinical Program Fee-Level 1 (Per semester [Fall & Spring only] - Level 1 allied health programs).
  • Clinical Program Fee-Level 2 (Per semester [Fall & Spring only] -Level 2 allied health programs)
  • Program Enrollment Fee (6)
  • Late Registration Fee
  • Graduation Application
No Charge
  • Transcripts
No Charge
  • Installment Payment Plan
  • Late Tuition/Fee Payment
  • Returned Check Fee
  • Replacement of Lost ID card
  • CLEP Examination Fee (7) – For general or subject exams
    One exam.
    Each additional exam, same month

  • Academic Evaluation Fee
  • TV course student - per course (3 credit hours)
    In addition to applicable tuition

‡‡ $7.25
  • Portfolio Assessment Fee

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 college 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.


  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, except the TV course and courses by newspaper.
  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.
  5. Not applicable for the following: (a) CONNTAC applicants, (b) Upward Bound applicants and (c) needy and deprived students as determined by college.
  6. Not applicable if student paid the $20 application fee.
  7. CLEP exam fees are payable to College Level Examination Board and are not deposited or held in state accounts.

College Presidents, with the approval of the Chancellor, are 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 except the application fee.

Tuition, Laboratory and Studio Fees

  • If students officially drop prior to the 1st day of the semester—100% refund
  • If students officially drop on the 1st day of the semester through the 14th calendar day—50% refund
  • If students officially drop/withdraw on the 15th day of the semester or later—no refund

College Service, Student Activity & Clinical Fees

No Refund—Students may request a full refund of the clinical fee if they drop out of an allied health program entirely or are not enrolled in any credit courses at the end of the add/drop period.

Extension Fees

Fees for Summer, Winter and Accelerated sessions, and Corporate and Continuing Education credit and non-credit courses.

  • If students officially drop on the last business day before the first class meeting or prior—100% refund of tuition only. Requests for refund must be made by Friday for courses starting Saturday-Monday.
  • If students officially withdraw on the day of the first class meeting or later—no refund

Other Non-Refundable Fees

  • Installment Plan
  • Late Payment


  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 860-512-3637 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 Academic Policies ).

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