Policies & Procedures (Back to top of page)
All students who register are fully responsible for all tuition and fees. If you do not plan to attend classes, you must complete the drop process, please see the deadlines under Important Dates. Failure to attend classes does not release you from your financial obligation. The signing and completion of a registration form either on-line or on paper constitute a binding agreement for payment.
GENERAL PAYMENT POLICY
Students are responsible for all tuition and fees charged after confirmed registration. Charges include but are not limited to; all tuition and fees, parking fees, bookstore charges, late fees (for non or late payments), non attend fees (for not attending and failing to drop courses properly), and/or collection agency charges (for all delinquent accounts turned over to collections). There are several methods in which balances are covered and each should be completed by the due date listed on the registration statement. Failure to pay by the due date will result in late fees as listed in the approved College Fee Schedule.
Paying your bill could include making a payment in full, joining the college approved payment plan, using financial aid grants and /or loans, or third party payers. If tuition and fees are paid by someone other than the student (third party, scholarship, etc.), a valid document or formal letter from the sponsoring parties must be presented to the Bursar at the time of registration. Otherwise, students must pay the bill in full.
Student accounts will be cleared by the Financial Aid office. When aid is cleared it will appear on the student account and registration statement as estimated. The Bursar’s Office does not require any information from the student regarding the Financial Aid process. It is the responsibility of the student to have all verification and other FA matters resolved and make payment arrangements for any remaining balances by the start of the semester.
If a student account is not paid in full by the end of the semester or term in which it is due, the account will be turned over to a collection agency and the student will be responsible for all additional fees associated with the collection of the amount due. These collection fees will be in addition to any late fees already assessed to the account.
PAYMENT PLAN POLICY
The College approved payment plan is offered in partnership with Official Payments. The payment plan must be joined by creating an account with Official Payments and making monthly payments through the account. The payment plan fee is $40 and is non-refundable. The plans are 4-6 months in the fall and spring and 2-3 months in the summer terms. The earlier you register for courses and join, the lower the monthly payments. The due date can be adjusted based on student needs and a late fee will be added after the grace period ends for a missed payment. After multiple missed payments, you can be removed from the payment plan.
Please note that we will no longer except payment plan payments outside of the approved plan with Official Payments.
Payments may be made via the following methods.
MAIL: full payments with check or money order only
ON-LINE: full payment or payment plan payment with VISA, MC, Discover or check
IN-PERSON: (Paterson campus only) full payment with VISA, MC, Discover, cash, check or money order
DROP BOX: full payment with check or money order only
INTERNATIONAL F-1 STUDENT PAYMENT POLICY (updated 10/23/08)
Students attending PCCC on an F-1 STUDENT VISA are responsible for payment IN FULL within 72 hours of registration- failure to do so will result in courses being deleted. Failure to be registered as a full-time student (fall/spring) is a violation of Federal Regulation [8 CFR 214.2(f)(6)] pertaining to your F-1 status and will result in the termination of your I-20 and the notification of your non-enrollment to the Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Please note–Financial aid will be applied to all accounts before the waiver is applied. Only balances after the financial aid is awarded will be waived according to the appropriate waiver guidelines. Students may not use waivers for any Radiography or Nursing courses. For a complete explanation of waivers, please see the College Course Catalog.
* The last day of in-person registration or the business day prior to the start of classes is called Waiver Day. Students must register on this day or after to use the waiver. Waiver Day for each term is listed under Important Dates.
** Audit refers to taking a course without receiving a grade or college credit toward a degree or certificate.
Refunds for dropped or cancelled courses will be made after the add period for the specific term has ended. Credit card payments will be refunded to the card used to make the payment and should appear within 1-3 business days of when issued. Check and cash payments will be refunded via check.
All refunds will be mailed to the address maintained by the Registrar’s Office. Please periodically check the address listed on your registration schedule for accuracy and make any necessary changes with the Enrollment Services front desk.
All credit balance refunds are subject to a final audit.
Important Dates (Back to top of page)
Tuition and Fees (Back to top of page)
Tuition (Subject to Change)
Fees Charged per Credit to All Students
Supports the College’s academic programs and fees associated with processing student registrations.
Student Activity Fee
Provides funds for student cultural and social programs.
Enables the college to add and replace computers, software, library equipment, and other items for student use.
Several college courses require additional fees to pay for laboratory hours and/or additional materials required for the course. All lab/materials fees are listed with courses in the Course Schedule.
Book Rental Fee
The College has partnered with Follett Bookstore to offer discounted rental prices for the College Success course. The fee is included in your semester balance. A portion of the fee will be credited to student accounts after the book is returned.
A $10.00 fee is added for each course that is dropped late.
A fee of $125.00 is added to each course that a student is registered for but does not attend. Once an instructor marks the student as not attending, the course is removed along with the charges and the fee is added.
Returned Check/Stop Payment Fee
Any check returned to the college by the bank on which it is drawn, for any reason, including stop payments, will incur a processing fee and in the future, the student’s privilege of writing personal checks to the college may be revoked. Post-dated checks are not accepted by the college, and if returned by the bank, are subject to the returned check fee.
Identification Card Fee
Each student is issued a free ID card at the time of registration. There is a fee for replacing a lost or mutilated card.
Office Information (Back to top of page)
Official Mailing Address
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179
Mon & Thurs
8:30am to 7:00pm
Tues / Wed/ Fri*
8:30am to 4:30pm
*Closed Fridays in summer
Enrollment Services Building
125 Market Street