Miscellaneous Fees

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Miscellaneous Fees

Tuition and fees are established by the DCC Board of Trustees and are subject to change by its action. No deposit is needed to register for classes; payment in full is required by the stated Tuition Due Date, prior to the start of each semester. Students are responsible for ensuring that their bills are completely covered by payment, authorized financial aid, payment plan or a third party. Students who do not pay their accounts in full by the due date will be dropped from classes for non-payment and will not be able to reregister until full payment is made.

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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 Financial Services or on the web through your myDCC account.

Miscellaneous Fees

Aviation Fees¤


Helicopter Lab Fees

$9,146.00 - $9,389.00 per semester

$8,500-$35,000 per semester

Background Check Fee** $105.00
Ceramic Materials Fee $40.00 per applicable course
CLEP Exam Fee $77.00 exam/ $25.00 service fee
Cross-Registration Fee $30.00 per semester
Dantes Exam Fee $80.00 exam/ $25.00 service fee
Emergency Loan Fee 2% of the loan
Equipment Breakage Fee $10.00-$50.00 per applicable item
Graduation Fee
Second Graduation Fee
$30.00 per diploma
ID Card Replacement $5.00 per replacement
ID Card Replacement (Housing) $25.00 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
Earbuds/Playaway $10.00 lost charge
Headphones (Films) $35.00 lost charge
Kindle/iPod Replacement cost
DVDs/Video $75.00 or replacement cost
Lost Article Fee $10.00-$250.00 applicable item
Non-Student Testing $35.00 per exam
Personal Training Certification $175.00 per exam for ESW 203, 204
Prof. Liability Insurance* $12.00/$35.00 per year
Proficiency Exam Fee*  $45.00 per exam
Reclaim My Math $20.00 per session
Red Cross Certification* $5.00/$10.00/$30.00 applicable courses
Replacement Diploma $15.00 per diploma
Returned Check Fee* $25.00 per check
SUNY International Student Health 
Insurance Plan
SUNY state-wide rate
SUNY Learning Network  $25.00 per course
Traffic Fines $15.00/$25.00/$50.00 per infraction
Transcript Fee* $5.00 per copy
Trip Fee (Study Abroad) $90.00 per trip
Tuition Payment Plan Deferment $25.00 per semester


Music Lab Fees

Individual Lesson $375.00 MUS 141, 142, 161, 162, 241, 242, 261, 262
Individual Lesson $1,125 MUS 210, 211
Group Lab Fee $175.00 MUS 141, 142



* Not Refundable

+Tuition and fees correct at time of publishing; however, review and adjustment of tuition and fees may occur before the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

The tuition and fee schedule shown is for the 2017-2018 academic year. Tuition and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

** Payment made directly to Certified Background

‡The College is authorized to reduce the basic fee for 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.

Additional costs related housing and meals for Conklin Hall are established by the Dutchess Community College Board of Directors. Visit the campus housing page for more details.


Withdrawal Policy for Recipients of Federal Title IV Grants and Loans

This policy is per the U.S. Department of Higher Education and applies to students who receive assistance under Title IV funding and/or to parents who receive the Federal Parent PLUS loans for their children. Title IV funding for the purpose of this policy includes Federal Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs), and Federal Perkins Loans.

If a student withdraws or stops attending Dutchess Community College, either officially or unofficially, during the first 60% (approximately first 10 weeks) of the semester, a calculation is done to determine how much Title IV funding has been earned. The earned amount is based on the percentage of the semester the student has completed. If the student has received (been disbursed) more Title IV funds than has been earned, the excess unearned funds must be returned to the Federal Department of Higher Education by the school and/or the student.

The DCC Tuition and College Fee Refund Policy is used to determine the amount of college tuition and fees a student is charged. An example of applying both the DCC refund policy and the Federal Title IV refund policy to a student that withdraws or stops attending during the fifth week of classes follows. A student who withdraws or stops attending during the fifth week of classes will owe the College 100% of their tuition and fees (There is no reduction after the third week.) If the student was awarded $2,000 in Title IV funding he/she only would earn approximately 30% or $600 of this funding. If the student is full-time and has tuition and fee charges of $1,650 then he/she would still owe the College $1,050 ($1,650 less $600) after their Title IV funding was applied. DCC and/or the student must return the other $1,400 in Title IV funding to the Federal Department of Education. If the student is required to return some of these funds, it is possible he/she will not be eligible to receive Title IV funding at DCC or another college until the amount is paid.

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services.