Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

All fees listed below are charged each term unless otherwise stated.

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

  Full-time* Part-time Information
New York State Resident Tuition $2,400 $200 per credit hour Students who reside in New York State must provide a Certificate Of Residence to be charged New York State resident rates, regardless of instructional method.
New York State Non-Resident Tuition $4,800 $400.00 per credit hour New York State students without a Certificate Of Residence will be charged the Non-Resident rate.
Out-of-State Resident Tuition $4800.00 $400 per credit hour Students residing outside of New York State enrolled exclusively in distance learning courses will receive a scholarship to cover the difference between the NYS resident tuition rate and non-resident tuition rate. For further information, please contact the Cashier’s Office.
Out-of-State Student Capital Charge $150 $10 per credit hour This capital charge fee, which has been authorized by the State University of New York, is applied to the bill of all students who are residents of a state other than New York to help offset capital construction projects at Hudson Valley Community College. The fee will be $150 per semester for students enrolled in 15 credit hours or more and $10 per credit hour for students below 15 credit hours per semester, up to a maximum of $300 annually.
Records and Activities Fee** $165 $13.75 per credit hour Provides for student activities, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, cultural affairs activities, student transcripts and graduation.
Technology Fee $300 $25 per credit hour For students taking three or more credits.
Health Fee** $30 $2.50 per credit hour Mandatory to provide health services for all students.
Laboratory Fee As needed As needed Applies only to laboratory classes.
Health Sciences/Biotechnology Insurance Fee $9.00 The Health Sciences/Biotechnology Insurance Fee (including EOC – Nursing Assistant Program students) provides accident and death coverage for students who participate in course related internships (onsite and offsite), including the College’s Dental Clinic. Claim forms are available through Health Services. Policy coverage details available through the Office of VP for Administration and Finance. This fee is non-refundable on or after the first day of the session.
Vehicle Registration Fee $86.50 $7.25 per credit hour Can be waived if not driving on campus. Vehicle Registration Fees are not assessed for online courses.
College in the High School $780.00 $65.00 per credit hour  

*A full-time student is one who is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in a term. A part-time student is one who is enrolled in less than 12 credits in a term.

**Records and Activities Fee and Health fee are not charged during the Summer Sessions.

All tuition and fees must be paid in full. A student will be placed in a delinquent status if he/she maintains an unpaid tuition and fee balance. Delinquent student accounts will be forwarded to the college’s collection agency and then to the attorney for collection. Students will be notified in advance of any action that occurs. The student will be responsible for any and all collection costs, attorneys fees, accrued interest, etc. that result from the collection of his/her delinquent tuition and fees.

A student must be in good financial standing and have all prior term tuition balances paid in full before he/she can pay for additional credit hours in a subsequent term.

PLEASE NOTE: All tuition and fee charges are subject to change without notice.

Acceptable Forms of Payment:

  • Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, VISA or Money Order
  • Financial Aid - You can use financial aid to pay your bill if it appears as a credit on your bill or in WIReD. You cannot use financial aid as a credit until it has been finalized by the Financial Aid Office. See “How to Pay Bill or Confirm Your Registration Online” on the Cashier’s webpage.
  • Veteran Deferrals - Eligible veteran students may receive a tuition deferral through the Registrar’s Office.
  • Third Party - If your employer or some other organization will be paying your bill, you must provide supporting documentation to the Cashier’s Office along with payment of any amount the student is responsible for, by the tuition due date.
  • Tuition Payment Plan - The payment plan, offered in conjunction with College partner Nelnet, requires a down payment of 25 percent of your balance plus a $50 fee. Subsequent monthly payments will be automatically withdrawn using a checking or savings account, or a VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Learn more at My College Payment Plan. To enroll in a plan, login to WIReD and visit “Student Account Records.”
    Tutorial: How to Set Up Your Payment Plan

Special Fees and Expenses

Automotive Service/Repair Fee (each job) $15
Credit by examination/per credit hour $55
Dental Clinic Registration Fee - Adult $10
  Children age 4-12 $6
Identification Card Replacement Fee $9
Immunization Late Fee $25
  (Posted to the accounts of students on census date if required immunization information has not been submitted to Health Services.)  
Late Registration Fee $60
  (Payable for registration after official registration dates as indicated on the administrative calendar.)  
Library Fine (per item) $3
Life Experience Evaluation/per credit hour $50
Locker Fee (per semester, optional) $10
  or Lost Locker Combination $2
Lost or Damaged Material (print or audiovisual):  
  The patron will be held responsible for the replacement cost of all lost/damaged items in addition to a $2 service charge.  
Parking Fine (each violation) $10 - $25
Payment Plan Fee $50
  (Flat rate to participate per student.)  
Returned Check Fee (each time)* $20
Study Abroad Application Fee $200
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable) $50
Uniforms and/or tools (where required) Outfitter’s Price

*Any checks payable to the college returned due to “insufficient funds” will be assessed a $20 fee. In addition to this fee, the college may require that all future payments be made by certified funds.

Refund Policy

Refunds are based on the date of the student’s add/drop, complete termination, or official course withdrawal as noted below. Furthermore, refunds are based on the official starting date of the term, not the student’s actual class attendance. Refunds will be granted according to the schedule immediately following this section and as noted in the registration publications.

Add/Drop - Students may change sections or courses of equal credits without financial penalty. Adding new courses or changing to a course with more credits may incur additional tuition and fee liability according to the tuition and fees schedule.

Complete Termination - Students who drop all registered courses through the last day of the add/drop period will be eligible to receive the appropriate refund percentage as noted below.

Course Withdrawal - Students who withdraw from courses during the withdrawal period will be eligible to receive the appropriate refund percentage as noted below.

For Parts of Term greater than eight weeks in duration:

Requested prior to the start of the Part of Term: 100% of tuition and fees.

Requested during the first week of the Part of Term: 75% of tuition and lab fees.

Requested during the second week of the Part of Term: 50% of tuition and lab fees.

Requested during the third week of the Part of Term: 25% of tuition and lab fees.

For Parts of Term eight weeks or less in duration:

Requested prior to the start of the Part of Term: 100% of tuition and fees.

Requested during the first week of the Part of Term: 25% of tuition and lab fees.

Note: Fees are nonrefundable once the Part of Term has begun with the exception of lab fees, which will be refunded according to the appropriate percentage (above). Official notification is required. Not attending class, informing the instructor of withdrawal, or stopping payment on a check used for tuition does not constitute official withdrawal and will not change tuition liability. Students should allow 2-3 weeks for refund claims to be processed.

*Refund schedules are subject to change without notice.

NOTE: Students earn their financial aid by participating in all classes.

Federal regulations require Hudson Valley Community College to recalculate a student’s financial aid eligibility if the student withdraws from or stops participating in his/her classes before completing at least 60% of the term. If a student stops participating in classes after the end of the college’s refund period, the student is liable for all of his/her tuition and fees, even if the financial aid eligibility is reduced under the Return of Title IV Aid recalculation. See Return of Title IV Aid section for more information.

Exceptions to the Refund Policy

Withdrawal Due to Military Service: Students who withdraw to enter military service prior to the end of the term are eligible for a refund of 100 percent of tuition and refundable fees for courses not completed. Documentation of such military service must be provided from an appropriate military official.

Students who withdraw due to military changes of assignment and who have paid their own tuition and fees are eligible for a full refund. Documentation of such military service must be provided from an appropriate military official.

Death of a Student: If a student dies during a semester, all paid tuition and fees will be refunded to the immediate family upon submission of a death certificate. If the student was a financial aid recipient, all tuition and fees liability will be removed.

All Other Cases: Exceptions to the Refund Policy will be considered only in cases in which a student has dropped or withdrawn from courses for reasons beyond his/her control (extenuating circumstances). Appeals will only be considered if written and submitted by the student; appeals submitted by someone other than the student (e.g., parent, guardian, sibling, etc.) will not be considered. Appeals should fully explain the extenuating circumstances and include supporting documentation. Appeals based on medical circumstances must include supporting documentation (e.g. memo on office letterhead from medical professional(s), copy of illness or accident report(s), etc). Receipts for medical treatment are not acceptable forms of documentation. The documentation must indicate that the medical circumstances prevented the student from attending classes for at least a two-week period. Appeals submitted due to the death of an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling) should include a copy of the death certificate.

In order for an appeal to be considered, the student must prove extenuating circumstances were the sole cause of withdrawal from classes. Appeals will not be considered based on the following reasons:

  • Student lack of knowledge/understanding or failure to follow applicable college policies, dates and deadlines published in the College Catalog, Student Handbook, registration publications and online at www.hvcc.edu;
  • Class non-attendance;
  • Textbook and/or computer difficulties;
  • Student dissatisfaction with course(s), faculty, grade(s), class location(s), or classroom setup;
  • Student misinterpretation of academic advisement;
  • Incomplete payment of tuition or canceled check; and/or
  • Student registering for the wrong course. (It is the student’s responsibility to verify accuracy of course prerequisites or required courses, course schedules, required texts or other supplies, course content and appropriateness of course level, catalog requirements, and registration.)

The appeal must be received no later than 30 days from the last day of instruction of the term for which the appeal is being made.

Financial Aid Recipients Note: If an appeal warrants an exception, federal and/or state financial aid regulations require the return of financial aid monies that have been disbursed to the student’s account, including those funds that have been disbursed directly to the student. Before the appeal can be granted, the student will be required to re-pay within 30 days those funds that have been disbursed to the student. A letter will be sent to the student indicating the amount that must be repaid. If after 30 days the amount has not been paid, the appeal will not be granted.

Appeals should be addressed to:
Registrar’s Office
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vanderburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Official written notification of the outcome of the appeal will be sent to the student in approximately 3 weeks.


VA Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  This school will not:

  • Prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students will be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies, as listed here: As an alternative to a certificate of eligibility, a Chapter 33 student may submit application paperwork to be forwarded to VA or proof of application. A Chapter 31 student must submit Form 28-1905. All students must visit the Registrar’s Office to obtain a Veteran’s Tuition Deferral or completed copies of Form 28-1905.