Bursar’s Office/Payment

Payment is required by the due dates for each semester. For the Summer 2017 semester, payments are due at the time of registration. For the Fall 2017 semester payments are due the first week of August (in-person payments by 11:30 am August 4 and on-line payments by 9 pm on August 6 ). 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 August 6.

Beginning August 7 you must have one of the following payment arrangements in place prior to registering for Fall 2017: 1. Make payment in full or be fully covered from your company/third party 2. Enroll in the payment plan and make the scheduled payments 3. 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 Summer and/or Fall, you must drop your classes prior to the first day of the semester in which you are registered. If you do not, all tuition and fees incurred are your responsibility.


  • Click here for the Summer 2017 Tuition and Fee chart.
  • Click here for the Fall 2017 Tuition and Fee chart.

* 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 WCC Bursar’s Office to be considered for the resident rate of tuition. (See the Certificate of Residence section below on this page to see if you meet all of the requirements.)


Schedule of 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 MyWCC portal ( or in-person (cardholder must be present). Please see instructions on how to make an on-line payment at MyWCC, “How to Make a Payment Online”.


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 on-line at 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 May 1st.

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.

Payment Plans

The college is offering a tuition payment plan for the Fall semester (a payment plan is not offered for the Summer semester), which will open on April 3rd. 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 Fall semester are:

  • August 1st
  • September 1st
  • October 2nd

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 August 1st the first and second installments will be required by September 1 to avoid classes being deleted. 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. {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 2016 IRS 1098-T form by accessing MyWCC portal {Self-service; Student Center; Finances drop down; Account Services; & View 1098-T}
  • The 2017 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 2017.
  • 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:

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 Fall 2017 semester student refund checks are expected to be generated the last week in October.

Please make sure your address is correct on the MyWCC portal. CHECKS WILL BE MAILED TO THAT ADDRESS.

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 ResidencyWhile 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. Visit our website under Registration Forms for Credit Courses to download the application form and obtain full residency requirements, visit



Completed forms can be faxed (please include your name, address and telephone number on the cover sheet) to the Bursar’s Office using 914-606-6686 or scanned and attached to an email directed to

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 August 1 st 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 6:30 pm on August 3 rd . 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.

Bursar’s Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday    9:00 am – 5:00 pm    


*Please note that office hours change May 15 through July 28, 2017:

Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 12 noon