Tuition & Fees
Important Notice About Signing Into Your Classes:
Effective Fall 2014, in order to remain enrolled in a class, you MUST log-in (for online courses) or sign the class roster within the first two weeks of classes. If you do not sign in during that period, you will be de-registered from the class. You will then be reported to the U.S. Department of Education as not enrolled in that class. You will then lose any financial aid awarded for that class and you will be responsible for any outstanding financial obligation created by this action. This policy is to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
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Fees are subject to change.
College presidents, with the approval of the Board, are authorized to waive General and Special Fees of students enrolled in special programs when the circumstances justify such action.
New England Regional Student Program
Each New England state has agreed to admit out-of-state New England residents for study at its public, degree-granting colleges, universities and institutions. At HCC, these students pay the same student activity fees as students from Connecticut, and the same tuition and college services fee, plus a 50 % tuition and college services fee surcharge.
Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule
Tuition and fees are payable in advance in accordance with deadline dates announced each semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Housatonic offers an Installment Payment Plan option (requires a $25.00 fee) for qualified students. Inquire at the Business Office.
Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning Courses
For information about the fees applicable to Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning courses, see the information available in advance of each semester or special session.
Waiver of Tuition for Senior Citizens, Qualified Veterans and the Children of Certain Servicemen
Connecticut residents aged 62 or older who have been accepted for admission to Housatonic Community College shall be exempt from payment of tuition, general fees, and the application fee provided if, at the end of the regular registration period, there is space available in the course(s) in which the person intends to enroll. Proof of age must be submitted to the Business Office to complete the eligibility requirements for this waiver.
Qualified veterans, who were residents of Connecticut when accepted for admission to Housatonic Community College, may be exempt from payment of tuition. Persons who believe they may qualify for this waiver of tuition should speak with the Veteran's Affairs Office for further information about eligibility requirements.
The dependent children of certain servicemen who have been declared missing in action or prisoners of war are eligible for a full or partial waiver of the tuition. Details about this waiver are available from the Veteran's Affairs Office.
Registration and Fee Deposit
Students registering for credit general fund/ tuition account courses prior to the tuition due date must pay a non-refundable deposit of applicable college services and student activity fees to hold their registration.
The total tuition and any mandatory usage fees are payable in one installment and are due no later than the announced deadline. Failure to have made all payments by the announced deadline will result in the cancellation of the student's registration unless an installment payment plan option has been approved.
All registrations between the announced deadline and the first day of classes shall be accompanied by full payment of all tuition and fees applicable to the course unless an installment payment plan option has been approved.
Failure to make payments in accordance with an installment payment plan option will also result in the cancellation of the student's registration.
Students presenting bad checks must replace them within seven days of the college's receipt of such notification, or the student's registration will be immediately cancelled.
Refunds of Tuition Only
Requests for the refund of tuition must be made in writing. Requests made by telephone or email will not be accepted. Fees will not be refunded. All refunds take 2 to 3 weeks for processing. Please refer to the appropriate schedule of classes for the semester that lists specific dates for registration, tuition payment deadline and refund dates.
Fall and Spring Semester Courses
Students who wish to withdraw from the college shall direct their requests for withdrawal to the Registrar's Office. Refunds are made according to the conditions and in the amounts set forth below.
If written notice of complete withdrawal from the college, indicated by completion of an official withdrawal form, is received by the last business day prior to the first day of classes for that semester, 100 percent of the total tuition, lab and studio fees for all courses in which one has registered will be refunded. If a notice of withdrawal is received through the first 14 calendar days of the semester, a 50 percent refund of tuition, lab and studio fees will be granted both full-time and part-time students. No refunds will be granted either full-time or part-time students beyond the 14th calendar day of the semester. The College Services Fee and Student Activity Fee are not refundable.
Summer School Courses Supported by the Educational Extension Account
In the event the college cancels a summer school course, students will receive a complete refund. A student who withdraws from a summer school course prior to the first day of the session will receive a full refund of credit tuition, lab and studio fees, provided that a written request for refund shall have been received by the Registrar's Office not later than 4 p.m. on the last business day preceding the first day of the session (requests must be received by 4 p.m. Friday for sessions that begin on the following Monday).
No refunds are granted if withdrawal is made on or after the first day of the session. Program fees are non-refundable.