Payment is required by the due dates for each semester. To see the due dates for Fall 2019, please click on the Payment Due and Drop Dates below. Payment may be made IN-PERSON at the Bursar’s window before the closing hours on the Friday preceding a drop date. Payments can be made ONLINE thru the Sunday of the drop date by 9:00 pm. To avoid classes being dropped, please be sure that your account is completely covered by either payment, 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 the applicable drop date.
Beginning with the first day of the semester (which depends 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 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
Tuition and Fee Rates Information (click to open)
Certificate of Residency
Residency Information (click to open)
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. 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 ResidencyNew 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
Payment Due and Drop Dates
Payment Due and Drop Dates Information (click to open)
(NOTE: The Deferred Payment Agreement is only for Prior Semester Balances. Use the Payment Plan to pay for current semester balances per the plan’s schedule.)
Payment Types Information (click to open)
FERPA AuthorizationAccording 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/
Deferred Payment Agreement FormDeferred Payment Agreement Form PDF
Refund PolicyVisit the Bursar's office Refund Policy page to learn more about the refund policy.
Financial Aid Pending Credit
Financial Aid Pending Credit Information (click to open)
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.
Payment Plans Information (click to open)
The “Bursar Deferral” program is no longer offered.
The College offers a tuition payment plan for the Spring and Fall semesters (but not the Winter or Summer semesters.)
For the Spring 2020 semester, in order to be eligible for participation in the tuition 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 four 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 2020 semester are:
- December 1, 2019
- January 4, 2020
- February 1, 2020
- March 1, 2020
Click here for steps on how to enroll in the Payment Plan. If you enter into the tuition payment plan after December 1, 2019, you must immediately pay any installments due. (For example, if you enter into the plan on January 6, 2020, you must pay the first two installments.) Failure to make the first two payments by their due dates will result in your classes being deleted on the drop dates. If you fail to make the third and fourth installment payments by the due date, your classes will not be deleted, but you will be responsible for all amounts due, including late fees. Until full payment is received you will be prevented from registering or obtaining transcripts.
IRS Tax Form 1098-T
IRS Tax Form 1098-T Information (click to open)
- If you do not want to receive a paper copy of your IRS 1098-T form because you prefer to 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 2019 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 2020.
- If you haven’t provided the College your Federal Tax Identification Number (Social Security Number or iTIN) 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
Financial Aid Refunds Information (click to open)
Any Federal Aid (i.e. PELL, SEOG, Direct Loans, etc.) that is NOT used to cover tuition, fees, and books, will be refunded to the student each semester. However, 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. Only after disbursement has been done can a refund be issued.
Typically, refunds for the Fall and Spring semesters occur 6-8 weeks after the start of the semester.
Confirm your mailing address on the MYWCC portal. REFUND 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.
Receipts and Invoices
Receipts and Invoices Information (click to open)
Hours and Contact
Bursar’s Office Contact Information:
Bursar’s Office Hours Current:
Mon, Tues and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed and Thurs 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Bursar’s Office Hours January 2 – January 31:
Mon – Thurs 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.