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2017-2018 Catalog

Tuition and Fees

APPLICATION FEE FOR NEW STUDENTS
Massachusetts Residents Non-refundable $20.00
All Other Applicants Non-refundable $50.00

ALL CREDIT COURSES (except as noted)*

Massachusetts Residents ($24.00 tuition/$167.00 Educational Services fee) $191.00/credit*
All other Students ($230.00 tuition/$167.00 Educational Services fee) $397.00/credit*

REQUIRED FEES

Registration Fee   $55.00 per semester
Student ID Fee   $30.00 once per academic year
Student Support Fee   $25.00 Fall and Spring Semesters only
Lab Fee   $65.00 per lab course
Technology/Energy Fee  
  Students registered 1-8 credits/Fall & Spring semester $95
  Students registered 9+ credits/Fall & Spring semester $150
  Students registered 1-8 credits/Summer semester $45
  Students registered 9+  credits/Summer semester $75
  Students registered 1-8 credits/Intersession semester $25
  Students registered 9 + credits/Intersession semester $40
Facilities Fee  
  students registered 1-8 credits/Fall & Spring semester $105
  students registered 9+ credits/Fall & Spring semester $160
  students registered 1-8 credits/Summer semester $50
  students registered 9+  credits/Summer semester $80
  students registered 1-8 credits/Intersession semester $25
  students registered 9 + credits/Intersession semester $40
Compulsory Health Insurance   $1,800.00 estimate / Academic Year**
Allied Health Insurance    
Health Programs   $20.00/per Academic year
EMT Paramedic Programs   $80.00/per Academic year
Parking Fee   $70.00/Fall and Spring
$40.00/Summer I or II

SPECIAL FEES

Credentialing Fee   $50.00 per credit
  Military $0.00 per credit
  CCE $10.00 per credit
Challenge Examination Fee   $50.00 per credit
Portfolio Assessment Fee   $65.00 per credit

All costs are subject to change without notice

** Health Insurance fee is estimated. Students entering in the Spring semester will be charged an estimated $1,200.00. 
Massachusetts law requires that each student registered for 9 or more credits must purchase this insurance unless the student can show evidence of comparable coverage under another health insurance policy. 

PROGRAM FEES

Program

Maximum Charge Per Semester

Program

Maximum Charge Per Semester

Health

 

Electronics

 

Dental Hygiene AS (DH)

$2,225

Electronics Technology and Related Areas

$60/credit or $600 max

Allied Dental Services AS (AD)

$900

 

 

Dental Assisting Certificate (DA)

$900

Computer

 

Nurse Education AS (NUR) (NUE)

$1,100

Computer Systems and Related Areas

$60/credit or $600 max

AP Nurse Education AS (NUL) (NUP)

$1,100

 

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant AS (OT)

$900

Automotive

 

Practical Nursing Certificate (LP)

$900

Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Program (AMF)

$500

Respiratory Care AS (RS)

$900

Automotive Technology (AT)

$500

Radiologic Technology AS (RT)

$900

 

 

Surgical Technology Certificate (ST)

$650

Energy Utility Technology Certificate

$60/credit or $600 max

Paramedic Technology AS (EM)

$650

 

 

EMT Basic Offering Certificate

$300

General Studies

$60/credit or $600 max

EMT Certificate (EMT)

$300

 

 

EMT Paramedic Certificate (PC)

$650

Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning

$60/credit or $600 max

Medical Assisting Certificate (ME)

$500

 

 

Medical Support Specialist AS (MSMA)

$500

Manufacturing Technology

$60/credit or $600 max

Nursing Assistant Certificate (NA)

$400

 

 

Perioperative Nursing Certificate (PNC)

$400

Degree / Certificate Program Fee

$100 Fall / Spring only

Pharmacy Technician Certificate (PT)

$400

(all others)

 

Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Cert (PEKG)

$400

 

 

All costs are subject to change without notice.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students are notified by Qmail when their bill is ready to view on The Q. Payment arrangements must be made prior to the bill due date or upon registration after the bill due date. The bill will reflect an estimated Financial Aid award as of the billing date. For aid awarded after the billing date the student should log in to The Q to view their current bill. If the student is a recipient of any third party funding (i.e. tuition waiver, military benefits, Uplan, scholarship or private company) please notify the Business Office and submit required paperwork prior to the start of the semester. To help students meet their educational expenses online payment plans are available. Payment can be made online, over the phone or in the Student Payment Center, Room 65A. QCC accepts cash, checks, money orders and credit cards (Master Card, Visa, or Discover). There is a $20.00 charge for any returned payment. Please note: all costs are subject to change without notice.

Other Expenses

Students should anticipate expenses each semester for required textbooks (which are available in the Bookstore) and/or materials for each course. For textbook availability and prices, please visit the bookstore link on The Q, the College’s student and faculty portal.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for the semester charges whether or not they attend. To remove or reduce these charges, students must officially withdraw in the Registrar’s Office, room 152A. All refunds will be pro Financial Aid recipients are advised-rated based on the withdrawal date. When withdrawing from classes please refer to the semester Tuition and Fee Refund Policy for financial penalty available on The Q and in the schedule booklets.

Refund Limitations

  • Official withdrawal must be made in the Registrar’s Office, Room 152A.
  • Any tuition waivers must be submitted to the Business Office prior to the end of the semester to be considered for a refund or adjustment.
  • Mandatory health insurance premiums are not refundable.                                                                                  
  • Students will be refunded only that portion of the tuition and fees paid by them; third-party payments will be refunded directly to the paying party.
  • Financial Aid recipients are advised to check with the Financial Aid Office, Room 165 in the Administration Building prior to withdrawing to determine the impact on their financial aid award.

Return of Federal and State Funds for Students Who Withdraw

If the student withdraws from the College or stops attending classes prior to the 60% point of the semester, financial aid will be pro-rated based on the number of days attended. If financial aid was disbursed before the student withdraws, the student may be required to pay back some of the money, based on a federal determination of his or her eligibility as of the date withdrawn. Additional information is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Tuition Waivers

Various tuition waivers are available to those people who meet the requirements outlined below. Tuition waivers apply only to the cost of tuition; they do not include the cost of the educational service fee, additional fees, textbooks, or supplies. Tuition waivers are not applicable to tutorials, challenge examinations, or any other individualized learning experience.

Veteran Tuition Waivers

Veterans, as defined by MGL Chapter 4, Section 7, may qualify for tuition-free courses, provided the veteran is eligible and has submitted a copy of his or her DD214 separation papers. There may be other eligibility requirements for this tuition waiver. For further information please contact the Veteran Affairs Office, Room 258A.

Members of the Armed Forces Tuition Waivers

An active member of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard) stationed and residing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may qualify for tuition-free courses. For further information please contact the Veteran Affairs Office, Room 258A.

National Guard Tuition Waivers

Members of the Massachusetts National Guard may qualify for tuition-free courses, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.For further information please contact the Veteran Affairs Office, Room 258A.

Senior Citizens Tuition Waivers

Senior citizens, age sixty years or older, may qualify for tuition-free courses. For further information please contact  the Financial Aid Office, Room 165A.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and Commission for the Blind Tuition Waivers

MRC and MCB clients may qualify for tuition-free courses consistent with the policies of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. For further information, please contact the agencies offices for details.            

Native American Tuition Waivers

Native Americans, as certified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, may qualify for tuition-free courses provided they meet the eligibility requirements.  For further information please contact the Financial Aid Office, Room 165A

Student Billing: Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a fee increase for the Fall semester?

For Massachusetts’ residents, the combined tuition and ed. service fee cost is currently $191.00 per credit hour. For Non-Massachusetts’ residents and international students, the combined tuition and educational service fee cost is $397.00 per credit hour; all costs are subject to change without notice. Additional fees apply each semester; some vary based on enrollment.

What are the additional fees?

Registration Fee: Students pay a registration fee each semester. This fee supports the administrative effort of the College associated with the entire enrollment process to include: Registration, Assessment Testing, Advising, Financial Aid, and Student Payment functions.

Student ID Fee: Students pay a Student ID Fee once per academic year. If a student already has an ID, they will need to have the card validated each academic year. This fee is used to support expenses associated with the learning center, library services, and the athletic center. Students need to have a Student ID in order to pick up financial aid refund checks, sell books back to the bookstore, or to receive a sales tax waiver for cafeteria purchases

Student Support Fee: Students pay a Student Support Fee for the Fall and Spring semesters only. This fee is used to support various activities on campus.

Technology/Energy Fee: The technology portion of this fee is used to support expenses associated with computer labs, electronic equipment, classroom equipment, computer software, audio-visual hardware, database management systems, laptop computers, and telecommunications systems. The energy portion of this fee is used to help supplement the increasing energy costs and usage throughout the College.

Lab Fee: This fee is used to support expenses associated with all building and ground areas at all instructional locations.

Program Fees: Certain high demand and equipment intense programs have additional fees associated with the specific program/major to help support the needs of the program known as a Program Fee. Current Program Fees are detailed in the Program Fees section and are subject to change without notice.

Can I waive any of these fees?

The Registration, Student ID, Student Support, Technology/Energy, Facilities, Lab and Program fees are mandatory and cannot be waived.

Health Insurance Fee: If a student registers for 9 or more credits in Fall or Spring, a state-mandated health insurance fee will be added to their bill. If they have comparable coverage they may waive this fee. Additional information is available in the Student Payment Center.

Parking Fee: This fee supports the costs related to the maintenance of the campus parking lots and roadways. This fee is charged in the Fall and Spring semesters and in one Summer semester.

Once I pay my Parking Fee and receive a parking decal will I be able to park at all locations?

The parking decal covers designated student parking at our main campus in Worcester on West Boylston Street and in Southbridge at 5 Optical Drive. Additional parking fees may be charged for off-site instruction.

I do not park on any campus - can I waive the Parking Fee?  

Students who do not park on campus may waive the Parking Fee. Additional information is available in the Student Payment Center.

If I withdraw from a course can I get all my money back? 

There is a specific Refund Policy for each semester. For the first eight calendar days of class (or equivalent if in Summer or Intersession Semesters), a 100% refund of tuition and fees is granted. The next eight calendar days of classes, a 50% refund of tuition and fees is granted. After the first 16 days of classes (or equivalent if in Summer or Intersession), no refunds of tuition or fees will be granted. Please see semester brochures for exact dates. Students must officially withdraw from the College. Students who are receiving financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing. Financial Aid eligibility may be affected.

Fast Track Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal through the first class meeting and PRIOR to the second class meeting 100%
  • Withdrawal through the second class meeting and PRIOR to the third class meeting 50%
  • Withdrawal as of the third class meeting 0%

How can I pay my bill?

Payment can be made in the Student Payment Center, room 65A in the Administration building, over the phone at 508.854.4560, or online by logging into The Q (the student and faculty portal). Payment options are detailed in the Qmail billing notification which is sent 2-3 business days after enrollment. All payment arrangements must be made by the bill due date or upon registration after the bill due date.

Does the College offer a payment plan option? 

To help students meet their educational expenses, the college offers online payment plan options through a third party for each semester except Intersession. Students who select a payment plan option may select an installment plan that is spread over several months, depending on the length of the semester. Payments are then automatically deducted by our payment plan company from the student’s credit card account. Participation in the payment plan costs $40.00 per semester. Please contact the Payment Center at 508.854.4560 for additional information.

When will my financial aid refund check be ready?

Students will receive a check for their excess financial aid award after all charges have been paid to QCC. The financial aid is processed on their student account in the middle of the semester. Once the funds are available, refund checks will be processed weekly and made available for student pick up at the Payment Center in Room 65A. An email will be sent to the student’s Qmail account notifying them that their check is available. Students need their Student ID or a picture ID to pick up their refund check

Is any student eligible for Institutional Aid? 

The College has set aside a certain amount in operating funds to support our students. To qualify for these funds students must meet the conditions for need-based Federal and State Financial Aid and complete a FAFSA. This aid helps fill the gap between available Federal and State aid and the cost of attendance. In addition, the institutional advancement group has set aside a certain amount to fund scholarships for students. To qualify for these scholarships students must meet the specific criteria of each individual scholarship. In most cases the Financial Aid Office will notify a student if he or she appears eligible for any of these scholarships. For further information please inquire at the Financial Aid Office in Room 165 in the Administration Building.