Tuition and Fees

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are established by the DCC Board of Trustees and are subject to change by its action.

To help you meet your educational expenses, Dutchess Community College offers the e-Cashier Payment Plan as a convenient way to pay your semester charges.  This is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check. This is a semester-based plan and is easy to enroll in through your myDCC account. Once you set up your plan, payments are made automatically. Further information about the e-Cashier plan can be obtained from the Office of Student Accounts or on the web through your myDCC account.

Tuition for Full-Time Students (over 11 credits)+

New York State Resident† $1,680.00 per semester
Nonresident $3,360.00 per semester
Technology Fee $13.00 per credit hour
Activity Fee $5.00 per credit hour

Tuition for Part-Time Students (1-11 credits)+

New York State Resident† $140.00 per credit hour
Nonresident $280.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee $13.00 per credit hour
Activity Fee $5.00 per credit hour
Athletic Fee $7.00 per semester

Miscellaneous Fees

Aviation Fees¤ $6,559.00 - $8,891.00  
per semester
Background Check Fee 105.00
Ceramic Materials Fee $40.00 per applicable course
CLEP Exam $77.00 (exam); $10 (service fee)
Cross-Registration Fee $30.00 per semester
Dantes Exam Fee $80.00 (exam); $15.00 (service fee)
Equipment Breakage Fee $10.00-$50.00 per applicable item
Graduation Fee $30.00 per diploma
Hepatitis B Series
Vaccination Series
ID Card Replacement* $5.00 per replacement
Lab Fees $20.00 - $40.00 per applicable course
Laboratory Nursery School‡ $2,300.00 per year
Late Payment Fee $50.00 per semester
Late Registration* $10.00 per semester
Library Fines up to $5.00 per infraction
Lost Book Fee $50.00 per infraction
Overdue Reserve Book $50.00 lost charge
Playaway $50.00 lost charge
Audio Cables/Earbuds $10.00 lost charge
Headphones $35.00 lost charge
Kindle/iPod Replacement cost
DVDs/Video $75.00 replacement charge
Lost Article Fee $10.00-$250.00 applicable item
Non-Student Testing $35.00 per exam
Personal Training Certification $175.00 per exam
Prof. Liability Insurance* $12.00/$35.00 per year
Proficiency Exam Fee*  $45.00 per exam
Program Change Fee*  $5.00 per change
Red Cross Certification* $5.00/$10.00/$30.00 applicable courses
Replacement Diploma $15.00 per diploma
Returned Check Fee* $25.00 per check
Student Accident Insurance $7.50 per semester/ $2.00 per summer semester
SUNY Learning Network  $25.00 per course
Traffic Fines $15.00/$25.00/$50.00 per infraction
Transcript Fee* $5.00 per copy
Transition RN Fee $25.00 per semester
Trip Fee (Study Abroad) $90.00 per trip
Tuition Payment Plan Deferrment $25.00 per semester

Music Lab Fees

Individual Lesson $375.00 MUS 141, 142, 161, 162, 241, 242, 261, 262
Individual Lesson $1,125.00 MUS 210, 211
Group Lab Fee $175.00 MUS 141, 142



Students registered for less than 12 hours of course work are classified as part-time.

* Not Refundable

+Tuition correct at time of publication; however, review and adjustment of tuition and fees may occur before the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.

The tuition and fee schedule shown is for the 2015-2016 academic year. Tuition and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

To qualify for the NY State Resident rate, a student must have been a resident of New York State for one year immediately prior to registration. In addition, those who are not residents of Dutchess County must present a Certificate of Residence signed by the chief fiscal officer of the county or counties in which they have lived in the past six months. Without such a certificate or certificates, a student will be required to pay the Nonresident Tuition rate. Dutchess County residents must file an Affirmation of Dutchess County Residence (available in the Student Accounts or Registrar’s Office) to pay the resident tuition rate.

The College is authorized to reduce the basic fee for the Laboratory Nursery School enrollment in accordance with established guidelines. Families unable to pay the basic fee are invited to contact the director of the DCC Laboratory Nursery School for further information.

¤ Aviation Fees are negotiated with flight school and may vary.

For summer 2015 classes, A $50 deposit (see note below) is required within 48 hours of registration and the balance is due on or before the first day of each semester. Accounts unpaid after the third week of classes will incur a $50 late payment fee. Accounts unpaid by mid-semester will be sent to a collection agency. Any fees charged to DCC by the agency as a result of collection activities will be charged to the student. The charges can be 30% or more of the balance due.


Beginning with Fall 2015 registration, no deposit is required – but students must pay in full by certain deadlines or they will automatically be dropped from classes. Financial aid and other monetary awards will be deducted from balances due. Register early for fall and payment isn’t due until July 20 (rolling due dates thereafter). Click here for more information.

Additional costs related to housing and meals for Conklin Hall are established by the Dutchess Community College Association Board of Directors. Visit the residence hall website for more information.


To access your online statements, make payments or add Authorized Users to your account:

Log on to myDCC at myDCC with the username and password provided to you by the College. If you don't know, or don't remember this information, contact the DCC Helpdesk at (845) 431-8000 ext. 4357 or email

Select the tab marked "Student Financial Services" and click on the QuikPay logo in the QuikPay channel box.

In QuikPay, you can view your current statement, make payments and set up other authorized users who will be able to view your statements and make payments on your account.

By Mail

DCC is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Please mail at least 10 days prior to due date to the address above. DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL.

Student Responsibility

The registered student is responsible for the tuition and fee charges unless de-registered by the College or courses are OFFICIALLY dropped. Non-attendance does not constitute an OFFICIAL drop. To OFFICIALLY drop you must submit a drop form to the Registrar's office before the first day of classes. Non-payment does not limit student's liability.