Tompkins Cortland Community College

Enrollment Services

Estimated Cost

2017-2018 Estimated Tuition, Fees and Housing Charges per semester for students who begin in the fall semester, have a valid certificate of residence and are enrolled full time.

New York State Residents**
Miscellaneous Fees
Sub Total
Students in campus housing will incur these additional charges:
Security Deposit
Hall Council Fee
Meal Plan2
TOTAL (est.)3

1Room rates for the 2017-18 academic year are $4,100 for Tompkins and Cortland Halls, $4,300 for Tioga, Cayuga Lake, Tioughnioga, Cascadilla, and Seneca Halls, or $4,800 for two bedroom units in Cascadilla and Seneca Halls per semester. Break housing has additional costs per semester: staying over one break, $100 additional; staying over multiple breaks, $300 additional. See the residence hall contract for more details. Note: Sign up for housing by July 1, 2017 and receive a $600/semester discount on housing room rates.

2Meal Plan - Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase at minimum, the 12 meals/week plan. Meal plans for 14 or 16 meals per week will also be offered.

3In addition to the charges that appear on their bill students should also plan to pay for books ($500-$600 per semester), additional money for food, transportation, supplies and miscellaneous personal expenses.

** New York State residents must provide a valid Certificate of Residence to be eligible for NYS resident tuition. Certificates are issued to you by your home county and are generally valid for a period of one year unless otherwise noted by your County Treasurer. You may apply for your certificate no sooner than 60 days before the beginning of classes, but no later than 30 days after the start of classes. If we do not receive your certificate of residence you will be responsible to pay the non–resident portion of your tuition. County-specific instructions and applications are available on our website. For assistance regarding eligibility and renewal policies contact your County Treasurer’s office.


If you drop a course or withdraw from the College, you will be charged non-refundable tuition, fees, housing and meals according to the following schedule for 15-week courses. Non-refundable charges will be prorated on a similar schedule for courses less than 15 weeks. Payments in excess of final liability will be refunded to the student. Non-payment of tuition and fees does not constitute an automatic withdrawal.

Prior to the start of classes: 0%
During the first week of classes: 25%
During the second week of classes: 50%
During the third week of classes: 75%
After the third week of classes: 100%

Housing Security Deposit Refund Policy - Refer to the Residence Hall Contract and the housing confirmation letter.

Student Consumer Information

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