Payment is required by the due dates for each semester. For the Spring 2019 semester payments are due January 6th. Payment may be made in-person by 4:30pm on January 4th and/or on-line by 9:00 pm on January 6th. To avoid classes being dropped, please be sure that your account is completely covered by either (a) payment, (b) financial aid (awards/loans must be anticipated/pending), or third party credit/company billing. Students who do not make full payment or who are not fully covered by financial aid or other sources will have their courses deleted on January 6th
Prior to the scheduled payment due/drop dates you must have one of the following payment arrangements in place before registering for Spring 2019:
- Make payment in full or be fully covered from your company/third party
- Enroll in the payment plan and make the scheduled payments
- Financial Aid (awards/loans must be anticipated/pending on your account)
As of the first day of the semester (depending on campus or extension site), students who fail to complete the terms of their arrangements to cover their full account, may be deleted from their classes and will be responsible for the charges incurred according to the refund schedule. If you do not plan on attending Westchester Community College this Winter or Spring, you must drop your classes prior to the first day of the semester in which you are registered. IF YOU DO NOT DROP YOUR CLASSES, all tuition and fees are your responsibility.
Tuition and Fee Rates
***PAY THE LOWER IN-COUNTY RATE*** – If you are a New York State resident living in a county other than Westchester, you must submit a completed Certificate of Residence from the Chief Fiscal Officer of your home county to the college Bursar’s Office to be considered for the resident rate of tuition. (See the Certificate of Residence section below to see if you meet all of the requirements.)
Payment Due and Drop Dates
All part-time and full-time students are required to pay a non-refundable Registration Fee once they register for courses at Westchester Community College. In addition, once classes begin all fees are non-refundable.
Be aware that refunds are issued on the basis of credits registered for, and not the full time tuition. You will never be charged more than full time tuition.
The College accepts cash, checks and credit card payments. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Westchester Community College. Credit card payments (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover) can be made online through the MyWCC portal or in-person (cardholder must be present). Please see instructions on how to make an online payment on the MyWCC “How to Make a Payment Online” section.
According to Federal FERPA regulations, student accounts can only be discussed with the student, or with a representative the student authorizes. However, to discuss the student account with the FERPA-designated representative, both the representative and the student must come to the Bursar’s office. /admissions/registering-for-classes/ferpa/
Visit the Bursar’s office Refund Policy page to learn more about the refund policy.
Financial Aid Pending Credit
If you plan to use financial aid (Federal Pell/Direct Loans, New York State TAP, etc.) you must file a FAFSA which can be completed online at the FAFSA website. All requested documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility for a financial aid award. The entire awarding process must be completed for the financial aid to count towards your bill. Priority processing will be given to those students who complete the FAFSA application and submit all of the required documentation before January 1.
Please be aware that any changes in your course schedule may impact your financial aid eligibility. Students who are making adjustments to their schedule should consult with the Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to performing the change.
The College is offering a tuition payment plan for the Spring semester (a payment plan is not offered for the Winter semester), which will open on November 5th. In order to be eligible for participation in the payment plan, a student must have a minimum balance after other credits of $750.00 in tuition/fees due the College. Tuition payments will be due in three equal installments through the on-line payment system. A non-refundable $50.00 payment plan enrollment fee will be required and must be paid prior to enrollment into the payment plan. Check payments are not accepted. The due dates for the Spring semester are:
- January 4, 2019
- February 1, 2019
- March 1, 2019
Click here for steps on how to enroll in the Payment Plan.
Failure to make payment(s) by the due date(s) will result in classes being deleted. If you register after January 4th, that payment is due immediately. If you fail to make the third installment payment, your classes will not be deleted, but you will be responsible for all amounts due, including late fees, and will be prevented from registering or obtaining transcripts.
IRS Tax Form 1098-T
- If you wish not to receive a paper copy of your IRS 1098-T form and view the information electronically you may sign up at MyWCC.edu. Self-service; Student Center; Finances drop down; Account Services; View 1098-T; Grant Consent and select the “Yes” indicator and Submit You may view the 2018 IRS 1098-T form by accessing Mywcc.edu portal Self-service; Student Center; Finances drop down; Account Services; & View 1098-T
- The 2018 Tax Form 1098-T will be generated and mailed to your address (if you have not consented to view it electronically by December 31) on file by the end of January 2019.
- If you haven’t provided the College your Federal Tax Identification Number or Social Security Number an IRS Tax Form 1098-T will not be generated. Please be sure to provide these items to the appropriate Office.
- Click the link below to access the 1098-T tax form, instructions for students, and general questions and answers:
Learn more at the Bursar’s Office’s IRS 1098-T Tax Form page.
Financial Aid Refunds
Any Federal Aid (i.e. PELL, SEOG, Direct Loans, etc.) that is NOT used to cover tuition, fees, and books, will be refunded to you each semester. For the Spring 2019 semester student refund checks are expected to be generated by March 29.
Please make sure your address is correct on the MYWCC portal. CHECKS WILL BE MAILED TO THAT ADDRESS.
ALL Financial Aid checks are mailed using the U.S. Postal Service. Please be patient, as delivery can take time. Checks returned to us by the USPS as undeliverable (because the address is not current/complete) cannot be reissued until one month after the initial mailing date.
Financial Aid Refunds require that attendance has been reported, if attendance has not been submitted, the Office of Student Financial Assistance cannot disburse your aid and a refund will not be issued.
Receipts and Invoices
Go to the ‘Student Center’ section of your MyWCC account. Under the ‘Financials’ section, on the left, choose ‘Invoice’. A receipt/invoice for insurance purposes can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
Certificate of Residency
If you are a New York State resident living in a county other than Westchester, you must submit a completed Certificate of Residence from the Chief Fiscal Officer of your home county and submit it at the time of registration or pay the non-resident tuition rate. Applications for Certificate of Residency must be submitted on an annual basis.
Proof of Residency
While anyone can attend our classes, note that New York State residents who are not residents of Westchester County will be charged non-resident tuition and fee rates. In order for New York’s non-Westchester residents to qualify for the resident rates (which are significantly lower), an Application for Certificate of Residency form must be completed, notarized, authorized by your county of residence and submitted to the College’s Bursar’s Office. Additional requirements pertaining to the length of one’s residency also apply. To see the residency requirements and/or download the application form, visit our Registration Forms for Credit Courses page at www.sunywcc.edu/regforms.
Completed forms can be faxed (please include your name, address and telephone number on the cover sheet) to the Bursar’s Office at (914)606-6686 or scanned and attached to an email directed to Bursar@sunywcc.edu.
Special note for New York City Residents re-applying for a Certificate of Residency
New York City Counties issue renewal certificates based upon the date of the prior certificate expiring. Those students whose expiration date is beyond January 2nd may complete a Westchester Community County New York City COR Agreement and pay the resident rates. This form and payment must be completed in the Bursar’s Office by 4pm on January 4. Completing this process will provide you a temporary extension on resident rates. If the actual Certificate of Residency is not completed in a timely fashion, all non-resident tuition & fees will apply.
- Documents needed to prove or change your residency to Westchester County
- Application for Certificate of Residence
Hours and Contact
Bursar’s Office Contact Information:
Bursar’s Office Hours:
Monday and Tuesday: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5 :00 pm