MY COLLEGE EXPENSES
How much will it cost for me to attend The New Community College for the 2013-2014 Academic Year?
If you are a New York City Resident, it will cost you approximately $11,651.70 as a full-time student for the year to attend the NCC. That will be approximately $5,825.85 each semester. Your DIRECT costs are $4,541.70 and your INDIRECT costs are $7,110.00 for the year.
If you are NOT a New York City Resident, it will cost you approximately $15,851.70 as a full-time student for the year to attend the NCC. That will be approximately $7,925.85 each semester. Your DIRECT costs are $8,741.70 and your INDIRECT costs are $7,110.00 for the year.
What is the difference between direct and indirect costs?
Direct costs are those expenses that you have to pay directly to NCC and Indirect Costs are expenses that you will incur because you are attending college. Direct costs include tuition and fees. Indirect costs include books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses and room and board. (Indirect costs can also include child care expenses).
How much are my direct costs?
If you are a New York City resident, your direct costs will be:
|Tuition||$2,100 per semester||$4,200 for the year|
|Student Activity Fee||$55.00||$110.00|
|Student Senate Fee||$0.85||$1.70|
Note: Tuition plus fees for non-NYC residents is approximately $4,370.85 per semester, or $8,741.70 for the year.
How much are my indirect costs?
If you live at home with your parent(s) or guardian, your estimated indirect costs will be:
|Books and Supplies||$624.00 per semester||$1,248.00 for the year|
|Romm and Board||$959.00||$1,918.00|
|Total||$3,555.00 per semester||$7,110.00 for the year|
If you are not living at home and are providing for your own room and board expenses, your indirect costs will be $19,858.00 for the year or $9,929.00 for the semester.
What if I was awarded Financial Aid?
Any financial aid you receive will be applied to your costs. If you were awarded a TAP grant, that amount will be applied directly to your DIRECT costs.
If you were awarded a PELL grant, that amount can be used for both your direct costs and your indirect costs.
If the combined amount of your TAP and PELL awards exceeds your direct costs, you are entitled to a refund. This refund must be used towards your INDIRECT costs.
For example, if you were awarded $2,100.00 in CUNY TAP and $2,775.00 in CUNY PELL for the semester, and your direct expenses are $2,270.85, you will receive a refund of $2,604.15 to be used for indirect costs.
Any other financial aid you receive, such as an outside scholarship, can never exceed your total direct and indirect costs for the year.
What if I am entitled to a Financial Aid Refund?
If the amount of financial aid you are receiving is greater than your NCC tuition and fee charges, you may be eligible for a refund. In most instances refunds will be made in two payments. The first payment will be issued right before or during the first week of classes and is to be used to help pay for books and supplies. The second payment will be issued later during the semester and is to be used for all other indirect costs.
How can I receive my Financial Aid Refund?
If you do nothing at all, a check will be mailed to your mailing address. However, you are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit of your refund either by using your own bank account or by using the CUNY Scholar Support Prepaid Card.
What if I have additional questions?
Come to The HUB on the 3rd floor and speak to one of our representatives, or you can call The HUB at 646-313-8080.
The HUB hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, or by appointment.