Tompkins Cortland Community College

Enrollment Services

Fees Descriptions

Accident Insurance – Compulsory (Domestic Students)

Unexpected medical bills can easily upset a well-planned college budget. Therefore, an accident insurance plan has been arranged to free students from the burden of medical costs. The plan has been designed to protect all full-time students of the college. The cost is much lower than if you purchased individual coverage. The premium charge is included in the student fees and provides basic protection for the academic year. The insurance brochure, available in the dean of student life office, explains the benefits in detail. Insurance claim forms must be completed and filed through the Dean of Student Life Office. It is your responsibility to complete all necessary paperwork and to submit all bills to this office. If you have any additional questions, contact the Dean of Student Life Office.

Activity Fee

The Faculty Student Association was organized to meet the social, cultural, recreational, educational, and support service needs of students through various programs and activities. The mandatory activity fee paid by students taking on-campus day and evening courses underwrites the cost of providing all of the co-curricular activities on campus. These activities includes: student government association, student clubs and organizations, educational and social programming, athletics, recreation sports, child care, and fitness center membership.

Matriculation Fee

The matriculation fee is a one-time charge to matriculated students that covers the degree audit, access to unofficial transcripts through myINFO, and the cost of the cap and gown for the commencement ceremony. However, additional fees are incurred in cases where students earn multiple degrees.

Technology Fee

This fee helps provide for hardware, software, access to the Internet, computer licensing fees, and consumable supplies associated with TC3 student use of computers. TC3 students enjoy access to computers in computer labs, The Baker Center for Learning, the library, and any other student use computers on the main campus and the Ithaca and Cortland extension centers.

TC3 Card Service Fee

Every student is required to pay a TC3 Card service fee each semester. After getting your photo taken at the TC3 bookstore and receiving your TC3 Card, it will serve as your identification, a library card, and admit you to many events and programs sponsored by the FSA (Faculty Student Association). The TC3 Card even works for all campus services, including the bookstore, cafeteria, vending machines, computer lab printers, library copier, residence life housing access, and residence life laundry. The TC3 Card should be carried by the student whenever you are on campus.

Student Health Center Fee

The Student Health Center is available to all fee paying full- and part-time day students on the main campus. The health center is located on the first floor immediately adjacent to the Office of Campus Police. Staffed by a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and health educator, the health center will provide basic health care including the issuing of appropriate prescriptions for the treatment of most common illnesses. In addition, the health center will offer preventive health education and counseling to TC3 students in a supportive and confidential environment.

International Student Health Insurance -required (international students)

Accident and health insurance is mandatory for all international students on F-1 and J-1 visas. Detailed information regarding coverage and cost is available in the Global Initiatives Office.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Fee

Some courses may have an OER fee associated with them.  This fee is in lieu of a textbook and other required course materials, and covers the cost on any licensing that may be associated with the platforms used for open educational resources.  The fee also covers the cost of developing and maintaining appropriate materials to support course curriculum.

Course Specific Fees

Some courses will have additional fees due to unique costs associated with that course.  Such fees would include: course travel, instructional materials or textbooks, fees paid to outside organizations such as membership fees or exam fees, specialized equipment, and specialized lab fees.  Additional fees are noted in individual course descriptions.