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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees Breakdown

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Rates are based on your permanent residency in the last 90 days. The college reserves the right to request documentation to prove residency. Click here to read complete residency policies.

Tuition & Fees Breakdown

Fall 2020 - Summer 2, 2021

Students enrolled at Northampton Community College are responsible for paying tuition as well as several fees related to attending classes (online and on campus). While the college funds the vast majority of expenses from its annual operating budget, student fees defray costs in several key areas allowing NCC to invest in and provide a range of valuable, state-of-the-industry services and resources to help students succeed.

Here’s a brief description of what is funded through tuition and fees:

Tuition - Supports the cost of instruction and instruction-related activities including faculty support and library services.

Comprehensive fee (Student fee) - Helps fund student-related and campus services such as advising, counseling, tutoring, activities and student safety.

Technology fee - Defrays the operating, software and equipment costs of providing student access to the latest technology for instruction, both on-ground and online.

Capital fee - Defrays costs for regular facility updates and maintenance, renovations and instructional equipment (new & replacement) as well as leases operated by the college.

Comprehensive and technology fees and are charged to all students. Students who live in sponsoring Northampton County school districts do not pay a capital fee as their portion is funded by their sponsoring school district. Students living outside sponsoring Northampton County school districts are responsible for the capital fee.

Academic Fees

Admissions Deposit Students accepted into a selective admission or limited enrollment program (i.e. Allied Health and Culinary Arts) must pay a $200 tuition deposit (which will be applied to tuition and fees) by the date indicated in their acceptance notification to reserve his/her acceptance into the chosen program.  Failure to pay this deposit or arrange an alternate agreement with the Admissions Office may result in cancellation of acceptance.  The deposit is refundable if requested in writing before July 1 for the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semester.  Deposits paid after these deadlines are non-refundable.

Academic Course Fees Selected courses may require an additional fee to cover the real cost of materials and services used. These fees are listed in the course schedule. Some computer license fees are non-refundable after the official semester start date.

Audited Courses Students choosing to audit a course pay the same costs associated with taking a course for credit. The Records Office should be notified that the course is being audited.

Challenge Exams Fee for challenge exams (to receive academic credit by examination) is 50% of the in-county tuition rate (tuition only - no fees), regardless of the student's residency. If the student passes the exam, they will receive academic credit for the course; if the student fails the exam, they will receive a refund equal to 50% of the exam fee paid.

Library Testing Fees

Senior Citizens Northampton county residents who are 65 years of age or older qualify for a tuition and fee waiver for credit courses (noncredit does not qualify for a waiver). The waiver must be requested by the student at the time of registration. A valid PA Photo ID or PA Driver's License is also required. Note: Waiver is provided for tuition, comprehensive fee, technology fee and capital fee only. Academic course fees, textbooks and other expenses that may be required for course completion are not included and are the responsibility of the student. Tuition and Fee Waiver plus other forms of financial aid awards and/or third-party payments received on behalf of the student cannot exceed tuition and eligible fee charges and if so, will reduce the Tuition and Fee Waiver accordingly.

Other Fees

Collection Costs and Fees Collection Fees (120+ days delinquent) range from 33% to 43% of total balance referred to collection plus additional legal costs and fees associated with collecting the outstanding balance. Pre-collection service fees (90-120 days delinquent) range from $10 -$90 per account based on the account balance.

Library Fines Past-due materials will be billed to the student at their replacement cost plus late fines and fees. Delinquent amounts are referred to a private collection agency where additional costs will be applied and become the responsibility of the student. Materials will no longer be accepted by the library for accounts that are in private collection and such accounts may only be satisfied by full payment to the collection agency.

Parking Fines $10 to $25; $10 additional late fine if not paid within 10 days

Payment Plan Fees $35 Per Semester Enrollment fee; $25 Per Month Late Payment Fee

Returned Check Fee A $25 charge plus collection costs and fees will be charged on each returned check. After the college has received two returned checks, future transactions must be made in cash or by certified bank check; personal checks or credit cards will not be accepted. Returned checks of any nature do not cancel your financial responsibility.