Billing / Payment Information
NCCC’s low tuition and fees make achieving your educational goals affordable and attainable. Figuring out a method of payment is an important early step towards realizing your goal. Options include federal and state financial aid, scholarships, veteran benefits and self-financing. Students are encouraged to contact our Financial Aid office and speak to a representative.
Registering for courses at NCCC creates a financial obligation which you should fully understand and be prepared to satisfy before you register. As part of our course registration process, all students must E-sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement. This is your promise to pay tuition, fees, and other authorized charges on your account.
If you register PRIOR to the tuition due date, your financial obligation must be satisfied by the published or assigned due date. If you register AFTER the tuition due date, you must satisfy your obligation at the time of registration.
The College does not mail bills. Instead, once billing is opened for a given semester, you can view your schedule/bill on demand via your Banner Web secure login.
Your financial obligation can be satisfied the following ways:
- Pay your bill in full by cash, check, or credit card. Payments sent through the mail can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. Online payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. In-person payments can be made by cash or any previously mentioned method, and will be accepted in our Cashier’s Office located in Room A-205. For your protection, the College does not accept credit card payments over the phone.
- Sign up for one of the Tuition Payment Plans – Our payment plan options afford students the opportunity to pay their term bill in as many as five monthly installments. You will find enrollment options by selecting the Payment Plan tab above.
- Financial Aid
Tuition Due Dates
|Fall Term||2nd or 3rd Thursday of August|
|Winter Intersession||1st or 2nd Thursday of December|
|Spring Term||1st Thursday of January|
|Summer Term||1st Thursday of May|
Failure to Pay: Failure to satisfy your financial obligation to the College by published or assigned due dates will put your account in a delinquent status. This will result in the assessment of late fees and a hold on your account. In addition, NCCC reserves the right, but not the responsibility, to drop a student’s courses when an account is in a delinquent status. If you change your mind about attending NCCC, you must formally withdraw BEFORE the start of the semester to avoid a financial obligation to the College.
Using Financial Aid as Payment
To use financial aid to cover tuition and fee charges you must apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA application) and should allow at least three weeks processing time. New York State aid programs (TAP, APTS) require at least four weeks processing time. Your aid must be fully processed before it can be applied as a credit to your student billing account.
All financial aid is tentative until you attend classes. Financial aid will not pay for classes in which you enroll but do not attend. Federal law mandates how a school must compute the amount of Federal financial aid that a student earns if he/she withdraws (officially or unofficially), takes a leave of absence, drops out of school, or is dismissed prior to completing more than 60% of the term. Be aware that if you drop a class or classes your financial aid benefits, including student loans, may be reduced or withdrawn. You are responsible for any balance due as a result of loss of financial aid benefits for any reason. Before you drop any classes, make sure to check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your aid benefits will be affected. If you intend to drop any of your classes (or all, in the case of withdrawal), you should consider doing so before the start of the semester. After the semester begins, you will be held responsible for a portion (or all) of the cost associated with dropped courses in accordance with the refund/liability schedule accessed here.
Students who do not have their financial aid in place when the semester begins will be responsible for paying their bill in full using cash/credit card or signing up for the tuition payment plan as noted above. When financial aid is paid to the account, student will be reimbursed.
New York State Non-Resident (Out-of-County) Charges
If you have been a legal resident of New York State for the past year but you have lived outside Niagara County, you will be charged tuition at the non-resident rate. The non-resident premium (difference between the resident and non-resident rates) will be credited back to your account if you provide a valid Certificate of Residence from your county of legal residence within the first three weeks of the start of the term. The Certificate of Residence received from your county of legal residence is usually valid for one academic year and must be renewed annually. Certificates cannot be issued more than 60 days before the start of the term for which you are registered.
View the Residency Policy.