Admissions

 

Tuition and Fees

Due Date: Monday, January 5, 2015

Cashier's Office - Room A109
Phone: (860)215-9026

Tuition and Fees Information

Tuition Charges

Tuition and Fee Waiver

Paying Online

Payment Plan Policy

Refund Policy

Non-Refundable Fee

Special Fees (Non-Refundable)

On-Line Course Tuition and College Service Fees

New England Regional Student Program (RSP/NEBHE)

Financial Aid

Paying Online - Seven Easy Steps

1)  Log into your student account

2)  Click on Banner Self-Service (upper right)

3)  Select Registration & Payment

4)  Select Credit Card Payment

5)  Select Term

6)  Enter the amount paying

7)  Submit

Non-Refundable Fees

All students at the time of registration for credit courses must make a non-refundable payment of the college services and student activity fees, plus lab fees, applicable to the courses for which a student is registered.

Tuition Charges

Tuition charges are based on the number of credits and the student’s residency status at the time of registration. Students who register for more than 17 credits in any semester will be charged an additional flat amount of $100 tuition. This tuition is subject to the normal tuition refunding rules. The total tuition owed is payable by the payment date deadline specified by the College each semester. All registrations between the announced deadline and the first day of classes shall be accompanied by full payment of all applicable tuition and fees unless an installment payment plan option or other deferred payment arrangement option has been approved by the College.

On-Line Course Tuition and College Service Fees

Students registering for On-Line (distance learning) courses will be charged tuition and fees based on their residency.

Special Fees (Non-Refundable)

The application fee will be waived for those students who previously applied to any Connecticut Community College.

Application Fee: Full-time Student $20
Credit by Examination $15
Late Payment Plan Fee $15
Late Registration Fee $15
One-Time Replacement of Diploma $10
Part-time Student $20
Payment Plan Fee $25
Portfolio Assessment Fee $50
Returned Check Fee $25

Fees are subject to change; College presidents, with the approval of the Chancellor, are authorized to waive General and Special Fees of students enrolled in special programs when the circumstances justify such action.

New England Regional Student Program (RSP/NEBHE)

Each New England state admits out-of-state New England residents for study at its public, degree-granting colleges, universities and institutions. At Three Rivers Community College, these students pay the same tuition and fees as a Connecticut student, plus a 50% surcharge. See the "Admissions" section for program eligibility requirements.

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Senior Citizens

Tuition, college service fee, student activity fee, and the application fee are waived for students 62 years of age and over who wish to register for state-supported courses on a space available basis.  Summer and Winter inter-session courses are not included.  Special fees, including course lab fees and art studio fees, must still be paid by the student.  Those requesting the waiver must present verification of date of birth.  Senior citizens register at the conclusion of each registration period on a space available basis.

Connecticut Tuition Waiver

This waiver is available for eligible Connecticut veterans. Public Act 03-85 amended the definition of "service in a time of war." For purposes of identifying eligible veterans, Connecticut has adopted the Federal definition (U.S. Code 38 USC 101, as amended). War periods include:

  • Spanish-American War
  • Mexican border period
  • World Wars I and II
  • Korean conflict
  • Vietnam era
  • Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990 until a date prescribed by the President or law)

Periods beginning on the date of any future congressional declaration of war and ending on the date prescribed by the presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of Congress.

Note: Because the Persian Gulf War is still in progress, veterans currently serving or who have served at least 90 days any time between August 2, 1990 and the date the Persian Gulf War ends are eligible for war service benefits. Connecticut continues to recognize certain smaller conflicts that are not included in the Federal definition:

  • Lebanon conflict (7/1/58 to 11/1/58 Combat or combat support role only)
  • Peacekeeping mission in Lebanon (9/29/82 to 3/30/84)
  • Invasion of Grenada (10/25/83 to 12/15/83)
  • Operation Earnest Will (escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers 2/1/87 to 7/23/87)
  • Invasion of Panama (12/20/89 to 1/31/90)

To use the Waiver, students must present proof of service plus proof of residency. The latter may include rent receipts, tax bills, voter registration cards, or other documentation showing residence in Connecticut.

The 100% tuition waiver is applicable only to General Fund courses and is available for veterans if they are residents of Connecticut. In addition, any child of a Vietnam-era veteran who has been declared a MIA/POW is eligible, provided that the parent entered the service after January 1, 1960 and was a Connecticut resident upon entry or while serving in the Armed Forces. Veterans from other states who established residency through marriage to a Connecticut resident during the above times may also be eligible.

Connecticut National Guard

The tuition of any eligible member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard shall be waived if they wish to register for state-supported (General Fund) courses. To be eligible for such a waiver, a member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard must: (1) be a resident of Connecticut; (2) present certification by the Adjutant General or his designee as a member in good standing of the Guard; and (3) be enrolled or accepted for admission to a community college on a full-time or part-time basis in a degree granting program. The tuition waiver shall be reduced by the amount of any educational reimbursement received from an employer.

Payment Plan Policy

An installmentpayment plan option will be available to students in good standing enrolled in General Fund courses for six or more credits during the fall or spring semesters. The first payment includes all general fees, the $25 installment plan fee and the first third of the tuition.

A student wishing to utilize the installment payment plan must make arrangements with the College’s Cashier Office during specified times prior to each semester. The Cashier’s Office will complete the Installment Payment Plan Agreement, which will be signed by the student or legal guardian.

Payments must be made by the due dates indicated on the agreement to avoid the late payment fee ($15).