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Payment of Tuition and Fees
It is the policy of the College to require payment or arrangements for payment of all semester charges
10 calendar days prior to the start of the semester
Failure to make payment in full or arrangements for payment 10 days prior to the start of the semester will result in the cancellation of the student's registration. Students will then need to re-register and make payment or arrangements for payment providing that the course(s) still has space available.
Tuition payments are due 10 days prior to the start of the semester. Each semester/session of the college year, including summer sessions, is billed separately.
Tuition is based on a per credit charge. Students enrolled in 12 credits or more are considered full-time students. Credits earned during co-op work experience are college credits for which there are tuition and academic instruction fee charges payable by the student.
Effective Spring Semester 2012, students will only receive tuition bills electronically. New e-bills will be sent via e-mail message to a student's College e-mail address upon registration for each new course/semester. The e-mail will include instructions for using QuickPay to pay your bill on-line if you want to use a credit card.
New Hampshire Residency Status
In order to qualify for New Hampshire resident tuition rates, a student must have been a legal resident of the state for a minimum of twelve months. “Legal domicile,” as stated on the last page of the Application for Admission, refers to place of primary residence, either with parents or as an independent.
Students who change legal residence to New Hampshire during their studies at LRCC, must still be legally domiciled in this state for twelve months prior to being eligible for resident rates. Change of address does not necessarily constitute change of legal residence. In order to begin the process of eligibility, students must provide the Admissions Office with proof of residency, such as a notarized statement or rent receipts, that accurately reflects the effective date of residency. A New Hampshire driver’s license is not sufficient proof.
New England Regional Student Program (NERSP)
The New England Regional Student Program provides qualified out-of-state New England residents with reduced tuition based on in-state tuition plus 50 percent. Eligibility for this program is established if the academic program to which the student is applying is not offered in the student's home state, or if the program offered at this college is closer to home. Determination of eligibility is the responsibility of the Vice President of Student Affairs. NERSP students are liable for full payment of all fees.
Tuition Refund Policy
Effective Fall Semester, 2011, students who officially withdraw from the college or an individual course by the end of the fourteenth (14th) calendar day of the semester will receive a 100% refund of tuition, less non-refundable fees. Students in courses that meet in a format shorter than the traditional semester (15-16 weeks) will have seven (7) calendar days from the designated start of the term to withdraw for a full refund. . If the seventh (7th) or fourteenth (14th) calendar day of the term falls on a weekend or holiday, the drop refund date for that term will be the first business day following the weekend or holiday. Exception: students in term that meet for two weeks or fewer must drop by the end of the first day of the term in order to get a 100% refund.
All Federal Title IV funds (i.e., Pell, SEOG, Perkins Loan) are prorated and refunded according to the rules and regulations mandated by the U.S. Department of Education.
Students registered for workshops through system divisions of Community Education or Center for Workforce Development must withdraw in writing at least three (3) business days prior to the first workshop session in order to receive a full refund of tuition and fees.
In extenuating circumstances, the President (or designee) is authorized to offer alternative compensation in the form of tuition credit or waiver to students on a case-by-case basis. Tuition credit on a student account must be used within one calendar year from the date of authorization.
Tuition Refund/Tuition Credit/Tuition Waiver Policy
The policy of the Community College System of New Hampshire is to grant a refund of tuition only when a student formally withdraws by the 14th calendar day of the semester or other prorated enrollment period.
Under special circumstances and for compelling reasons beyond a student's control, the College may grant an exception to this policy. Students may request such an exception by completing a form available from the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs.
A tuition credit must be requested in writing and is granted when circumstances meet one of the following criteria: a death in the family, a medical emergency, a military commitment or a situation beyond the control of the student. In addition, a tuition credit is granted only when tuition has been paid. Tuition credits are not given when the account shows an outstanding balance.
A tuition waiver is granted when the student has not yet paid tuition and circumstances meet one of the following criteria: a death in the family, a medical emergency, a military commitment or a situation beyond the control of the student.
Books and Supplies
The college furnishes much of the necessary lab equipment and tools, but students must purchase their own textbooks and personal equipment. Faculty advisors of each curriculum will discuss these needs during the orientation/advising process. The cost of textbooks and supplies varies with each program.
Gift certificates are available in any denomination. Call or email us for more information.
Wendy Parent, Bursar
Phone: 603-524-3207 ext. 6769
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.