Tuition Payment Policy
All fees and tuition charges listed in the College catalog and in any registration material issued by the College are subject to change by action of the university’s Board of Trustees without prior notice. In the event of any increase in the fees or tuition charges, payments already made to the College will be treated as partial payments and notification will be given of the additional amount due and the time and method of payment. Tuition is the sum of monies per term or semester which is required to be paid or satisfied prior to the first day of classes in order for a student to be considered enrolled. Students who do not settle their tuition bill by the established College due date may have their registration canceled the day after the due date. If you register during Late Registration, you must pay any amount due upon receipt of your registration bill, including a $25 late registration fee. If payment is not made immediately, a $15 late payment fee will be assessed.
In the event of an overpayment, the appropriate amount will be refunded.
NOTICE: If you do not make full payment on your tuition and fees and other college bill(s) and your account is sent to a collection agency, you will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees and court costs, in addition to whatever amount(s) you owe the college.
In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against your account may be reported toa credit bureau and reflected in your credit report.
Please note: It is your responsibility to drop classes if you decide not to attend.
Tuition Refund Policy
Tuition refunds are computed according to the date a course is dropped.Students who drop courses from their record during the Change of Program period are entitled to a refund according to the following schedule.
Tuition Refund Schedule
All tuition refunds are calculated according to the date that the student drops a course or courses. Non-instructional fees are non-refundable, except when courses are cancelled by the College, a student’s registration is cancelled by the College, or the studententers military, Peace Corps or VISTA service (Please refer to section on Military, Peace Corpsand VISTA Refunds).
Students who drop courses from their record during the change of program period are entitled to a refund according to the following schedule:
|Fall and Spring 12-Week Session I |
|100% ||Before the first day of classes. |
|75% ||Within six calendar days from the scheduled session start date. |
|50% ||Between the 7th and 12th calendar days from the scheduled session start date. |
|25% ||Between the 13th and 17th calendar days from the scheduled session start date. |
|None ||Beyond the 17th calendar day from the scheduled session start date. |
|Fall and Spring 6-Week Session II |
|100% ||Before the first day of classes. |
|50% ||Within five calendar days from the scheduled session start date. |
|25% ||Between the 6th and 9th calendar days from the scheduled session start date. |
|None ||Beyond the 9th calendar day from the scheduled session start date. |
If you officially withdraw from a course after the above refund period, you will not be entitled to a refund. If the amount paid is less than the tuition (and/or tuition obligation) plus fees, you are responsible to pay the balance to the College. Please check your account balance(s) by logging on to your CUNYfirst account or by visiting us at C-110.
Tuition will be refunded 100% for those courses which, at any time, are canceled by the College. Failure to attend class, merely giving notice to the instructor or stopping payment on a check are not considered an official drop or withdrawal. It is your responsibility to drop your class(es) if you do not plan on attending.
Medical Leave of Absence
In cases of medical leaves of absence, the refund is calculated according to the last day of attendance.
If your Medical Leave of Absence is effective after the first day of classes but within the tuition refund period, you will be charged a tuition liability, which is a percentage of tuition and fees owed based on original tuition charges.
Military, Peace Corps and VISTA Refunds
The following guidelines govern all applications for refunds for students withdrawing from the College for service in the military, Peace Corps or VISTA. Please visit the Bursar’s Office in room C110 for assistance.
Military service must be documented with a copy of induction orders or military orders. Service in the Peace Corps or VISTA must be documented with appropriate letters or other evidence. No refund will be made for any course in which a student has been assigned a grade, regardless of whether the grade is passing or failing.
If a student has enlisted in the armed services, the Peace Corps or VISTA, does not attend classes for a sufficient time to qualify for a grade, but continues in attendance within two weeks of induction, refund of tuition and fees, except for the application fee, will be made as follows: Withdrawals before the fifth calendar week after scheduled opening of session, 100% refund; withdrawals thereafter, 50% refund.
All other non-tuition refunds to which a student may be entitled will be processed in a timely manner.
Withdrawals and the Complete Return of Title IV funds
During the first 60% of the term, students earn Title IV funds in proportion to the time they are enrolled. If a student receives more aid than he/she earned, the unearned portion must be returned to the Department of Education. If a student receives less aid than the amount earned, he/she may be eligible for a late disbursement.
The portion of aid the student is entitled to receive is based on a percentage obtained by comparing the total number of days in the semester to the number of days completed by the latest with- drawal. For example, if you complete 20% of the semester, you have earned 20% of your Title IV aid. If you received 100% of your Title IV aid, you would have to return the unearned portion.
Students who remain enrolled beyond the 60% point of the term are considered to have earned all their aid and do not have to return any Title IV funds.
If you have questions about your tuition bill, please contact the Bursar's Office at (718) 482-7226 or Bursar@lagcc.cuny.edu.