• Commitment Deposit

    All accepted students are required to pay a non-refundable $100 commitment tuition deposit. The deposit confirms your enrollment at the College, and it will be applied to your first semester tuition charges.

    Commitment deposit payment deadlines:

    • Fall semester – must be received/postmarked by May 1
      Students admitted after the May 1 deadline are strongly encouraged to pay the deposit as soon as possible.
    • Spring semester – must be received/postmarked by December 15
      If you are admitted after December 15, the deposit is due 10 days after the date you received your admission notification.

  • Commitment Deposit Waiver

    You may have the commitment tuition deposit waived by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less. Waivers will be considered based on demonstrated financial need. Students who are exempt from paying the deposit do not need to request a waiver.

    Request a commitment deposit waiver by contacting LaVora Desvigne, director of admissions, at waiver@lagcc.cuny.edu.

    Your request will be considered if you meet the following requirements:
    • Completed FAFSA on file or compelling reason for not filing
    • Completed admission application by submitting all missing documents to the Office of Admissions, and all stops have been removed
    • Completed ACT placement tests or have posted exemptions

    What to include in your request for a commitment deposit waiver:
    1. Subject line: Request for Commitment Deposit Waiver
    2. Your full name, address, email address and the last four digits of your social security number or student identification number in the body of the email.
    3. A detailed statement explaining why the deposit waiver is being requested. (Limit your statement to two paragraphs.)

    You will receive a response within two business days of the request.

    To: waiver@lagcc.cuny.edu
    From: username@live.lagcc.cuny.edu
    Subject: Request for Commitment Deposit Waiver

    Dear Ms. Desvigne,

    My name is Sally Student, residing at 123 Elm Street, New York, NY 11103. My email address is username@live.lagcc.cuny.edu, and the last four digits of my SSN are 5083. I have taken my placement tests and have submitted all documents to complete my admissions file. I am requesting a waiver for the following reason(s): List reason(s).

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Sally Student

  • Exemptions

    You are exempt from paying the commitment deposit if you fall under any of the categories listed below. If you are exempt, you do not have to submit a written request for a waiver; the deposit will be waived automatically.