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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information


Tuition and Fees

For the most current Tuition and Fees Schedule, consult the Norwalk Community College website at www.norwalk.edu.

Information is available on NCC’s website about tuition and fees for Connecticut Residents, Out-of-State Students, Summer and Winter Sessions, Extension Courses and New England Board of Higher Education Students.

Note: All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


For Fall and Spring Term Credit Courses

A registered student wishing to withdraw may process withdrawals online through their student account or submit a written withdrawal request to the Records Office. The effective date of withdrawal is the date the withdrawal request is received by the Records Office.

  1. For Notice of Withdrawal received prior to the first day of the semester, a refund of 100% of tuition will be granted. General registration/deposit fees are not refunded.
  2. For Notice of Withdrawal received on the first day of classes and through the 14th calendar day of that full semester, a refund of 50% of tuition will be granted. For shorter parts of the term, the refund is pro-rated according to the number of weeks in the part of the term. General registration/deposit fees are not refunded.
  3. No refund of tuition or fees will be granted for either full-time or part-time students beyond the 14th calendar day after the first day of classes of the full semester.

For Extension, Winter and Summer Session Courses

  1. Full refund of tuition will be granted only if written notice of withdrawal is received by the Records Office no later than the end of the last business day of the College before the start of each Session.
  2. Fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be granted on or after the first day of each session.

Refund Policy Appeal Process

Although tuition charges and refund policies reflect consideration of student and institutional needs, it is not possible to anticipate the variety of mitigating circumstances that may develop. Per Board of Regents for Higher Education Policy, these may include severe illness documented by a doctor’s certification, erroneous advisement by the College, and military transfer. Exceptions which should not normally be considered include change in job, normal illness, and poor decision or change of mind by a student. An appeals process exists for students who feel individual circumstances warrant exceptions to the refund policy. An appeal may be made in writing, stating the reason for withdrawal and the circumstances that warrant an exception to the refund policy. Documentation supporting the reason for the appeal is required. This appeal should be sent to the Registrar. The appeal must be made within 45 days of the date of withdrawal.

Financial Obligation

Students who have an unpaid balance due the College will be prohibited from further registration until the financial obligation is removed. Degrees/Certificates are not awarded if a financial obligation to the College has not been met.

Tuition Waivers

Waiver of Tuition - Resident Dependent Child or Spouse of Specified Terrorist Victim

Public Act No. 02-126 established a new category of statutory tuition waiver for “any resident of the state who is a dependent child or surviving spouse of a specified terrorist victim who was a resident of this state. “Specified terrorist victim” is currently defined in the statute as “any individual who died as a result of wounds or injury incurred as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, or who died as a result involving anthrax occurring on or after September 11, 2001, and before January 1, 2002.” Such victims do not include “any individual identified by the Attorney General of the United States to have been a participant or conspirator in any such attack or a representative of such an individual.”

Waiver of Tuition for Veterans

Under Connecticut state statutes, tuition at Connecticut public colleges and universities may be waived for:

  • Eligible veterans.
  • Active members of the Connecticut Army and Air National Guard.
  • Any Connecticut resident who is a dependent child or a surviving spouse of a member of the Armed Forces killed in action on or after September 11, 2011 who was a Connecticut resident.
  • State residents who are dependent children of a person whom the Armed Forces has declared to be either missing in action or a prisoner of war while serving in the Armed Forces after January 1, 1960.

The state tuition waiver also covers the amount of tuition which exceeds the tuition benefit received under the federal 2008 Post-9/11 Veteran Educational Assistance Act.

College costs other than tuition–such as for books, student activity and course fees, parking and room and board–are not waived. When applying for admission or registering for courses, remember to bring a copy of your separation paper (Form DD-214). Note that waivers may be reduced by the amount of education reimbursement you may receive from your employer.

The 12 Connecticut Community Colleges waive tuition for full or part-time credit study funded through the state’s General Fund. The waiver, however, cannot be applied towards Summer or Winter Sessions, or non-credit Extension Fund courses.

How to Qualify

To be eligible at a public college or university, veterans must:

  • Be honorably discharged or released under honorable conditions from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard). National Guard members, activated under Title 10 of the United States Code, also are included.
  • Have served at least 90 or more cumulative days active duty in time of war (see Periods of Service) except if separated from service earlier because of a federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rated service-connected disability; or the war, campaign or operation lasted less than 90 days and service was for the duration.
  • Be accepted for admission at a Connecticut public college or university.
  • Be domiciled in Connecticut at the time of acceptance, which includes domicile for less than one year.
Periods of Service

Only those who “performed service” in the following manner may qualify:

  • Active duty for at least 90 or more cumulative days during:
    World War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
    Korean Conflict - June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
    Vietnam Era - February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975
    Persian Gulf War - August 2, 1990 until an ending date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law (no end date at this time). All military war service subsequent to August 2, 1990 is covered, including but not limited to, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, Somalia and Bosnia.
  • Engaged in combat or in a combat-support role in:
    Lebanon - July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984
    Grenada - October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983
    Operation Earnest Will - July 24, 1987 to August 1, 1990 (escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers flying the U.S. flag in the Persian Gulf )
    Panama - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

Service in time of war does not include time spent attending a military service academy. Reservists must be mobilized in time of war for other than training purposes.

Active duty military personnel stationed in Connecticut, including spouses and dependents, are eligible for in-state tuition.

Post 9/11 CH33 GI Bill veterans who are Connecticut state veterans will pay all fees associated with their courses. Tuition will be covered under the State of CT Waiver. Out-of-state veterans will pay the tuition and fees for their courses. Post 9/11 CH33 veterans will be reimbursed for the percentage of benefits they were eligible for as listed on the Certificate of Eligibility when approved for Post 9/11 benefits. Be advised that not all fees are covered by the post 9/11 Bill.

Waiver of Tuition for Dependent Children of a Person Missing in Action or a Former Prisoner of War

On August 30, 1973, the existing Board of Regents of Community-Technical Colleges waived tuition for courses offered through the General Fund for any dependent child of a person who, while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States after January 1, 1960, was declared to be missing in action, or was declared to have been a prisoner of war.

Waiver of Tuition for National Guard Members

On July 20, 1981, the existing Board of Regents of Community-Technical Colleges approved the waiving of tuition for General Fund courses for any member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard as provided below:

  1. To be eligible for such waiver, a member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard must (a) be a resident of Connecticut, (b) be certified by the Adjutant General or his designee as a member in good standing of the Guard, and (c) be enrolled or accepted for admission to a community college on a full-time or part-time basis in a degree granting program.
  2. The tuition waiver authorized by this policy shall be reduced by the amount of any educational reimbursement received from an employer.

Waiver of Tuition for Dependent Children of Certain Police or Firefighters

Tuition is waived for any dependent child of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty as defined by General Statutes 7-294a and 7-323.

Waiver of Tuition for Senior Citizens

Connecticut Senior Citizens 62 and older pay no tuition fees, with the exception of Supplemental and Material fees, for General Fund courses on a space available basis to be determined by Senior Registration Day (check date/time online). Proof of age must be shown and a Waiver of Tuition and Fees Form completed in the Business Office to finalize the senior registration process. A senior citizen may register early by paying for the course; however, paying for the course negates the senior waiver for that course. No refund will be issued if the course is dropped, then re-added on senior registration day.

Waiver of Fees for Full-Time Employees and Dependents

On June 16, 1990, the existing Board of Regents of Community-Technical Colleges waived the payment of application fee, matriculation fee and all general fees for courses offered through the General Fund, in authorized unions, for full-time employees of the College and their spouses and dependent children.