Attending LaGuardia is an investment in your future, and you don’t have to break the bank doing it. We make getting a high-quality education affordable. 69% of full-time students receive some form of financial aid, and 93% of our graduates have no student loan debt.
Below is the estimated amount of costs to attend LaGuardia.
Note: This table does not include mandatory fees. The table reflects tuition only. For more information about mandatory fees, please check the table above.
*New York State residents must submit a Certificate of Residency from their County Treasurer’s Office to qualify for this rate; otherwise Out-of-State rates apply.
Each student must pay student fees according to the schedule outlined below. Student fees are paid each semester and are not refundable.
$0.10 per minute, twenty-four hours per day (to maximum of $100.00)
Overdue fines, accumulated to the date reported, and replacement costs of the materials, plus a $5 processing charge.
A fee of $18 will be charged each time a program change is made during the Late Registration period. The $18 charge will cover one or more changes made at the same time as follows:
No Change of Program Fee will be charged if any one of the following conditions is met:
Dependent students (those who receive assistance from family or other sources) can expect to pay $5,217 in annual tuition and fees, plus the following expenses: books and supplies $1,516; transportation $1,320; personal and lunch items $3,568; and room and board $5,278.
Independent students and dependent students living away from home for 12 months during the academic year can expect to pay $5,217 in tuition and fees, plus the following expenses: books and supplies $1,516; transportation $1,320; personal and lunch items $6,585; and room and board $15,450.
Costs based on the 2020-2021 academic year.
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The Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, is issued to help determine if students or their parents are eligible to claim tax credits under the Tax Relief Act of 1997.
1098-T Form Box Description
Learn how to access your 1098-T.
If you spot a discrepancy when reviewing your 1098-T, please contact us immediately at 718-482-7226 or by email at email@example.com.
Tuition Liability Appeal Form
We are committed to helping you and your family finance your education in a way that best suits your individual needs. Please check your “Total Due” and payment date on CUNYfirst. Review the information below to help choose the payment option that is right for you.
You may be eligible for financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and work-study employment opportunities. If you haven't already, complete the financial aid application as soon as possible.
An eCheck payment option is available through CUNYfirst and has no enrollment fee.
You can use a credit or debit card for single tuition and fees payments through CUNYfirst Self-Service. The service is offered through Nelnet, and there is a service fee of 2.65% for each card payment you make. Nelnet will advise you of the service fee amount before you decide to use a credit or debit card to pay.
Please note that the service fee is in addition to the tuition and fees payment and will appear as a separate charge on your cardholder statement. CUNY receives no part of the service fee.
Instead of paying each semester's bill all at once, the Nelnet payment plan allows you to stretch payments over a period of months.
A few things to keep in mind before you enroll:
The enrollment fee for Nelnet is only…
The Foundation has scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to help you pay for school. The application is simple to complete.
If you’ve had a loss of income and need assistance to pay for food, rent, utilities, healthcare, or college expenses like tuition or textbooks, Emergency Financial Aid may be available to you. To make a request, please send a detailed email message explaining your need to LaGuardia Cares (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the Subject line, please include your full name and EMPLID. Visit LaGuardia Cares for more information.
Please email email@example.com with questions and updates regarding third-party vouchers. This option allows you to obtain a voucher from your employer or sponsor and present it prior to your payment due date. NOTE: This option is applicable only when the College is authorized to directly bill the employer or sponsor. Employee reimbursement plans are not considered third party.
See this Quick Reference Guide to learn how to view your tuition bill and financial aid. It is important that you make every effort to settle your tuition bill by the due date to protect your semester registration. Review dates
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: If you enrolled in a Nelnet payment plan, please follow your payment plan schedule.