Tuition and Fees

2019-20 Tuition Per Credit Hour
New Hampshire Residents: $215 per credit
New England Regional Student Program (NERSP): $323 per credit
Out of State Residents: $490 per credit

Lakes Region Community College students who have already registered should log into SIS to check their accounts and review any applicable financial aid. If you have questions, contact the Bursar’s Office at Lakes Region Community College 603-366-5245 or for more information.

For in-state students, the 2019-20 rate is a $5/credit increase over the previous year, or 2.4 percent. Lakes Region Community College makes every effort to maintain an affordable tuition rate, in fact, the current rate is also just 2.4 percent higher than tuition in 2011. We will continue to prioritize affordability and appreciate your understanding of this adjustment.

• All fees are subject to change.
• Full-time status for financial aid and/or insurance purposes requires a minimum of 12 credits each semester, except for coop students.
View Degree Program Cost Estimates by Academic Program
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Payment Of Tuition and Fees

Billing for tuition and fees is coordinated through the college Bursar's Office. Emails will be sent to students through their official college email notifying them to check their statements through Student Information System (SIS). The statements in SIS can be printed or downloaded in PDF format. Students can choose to pay their bills directly online, by phone, or in person. Payment or arrangement for payment must be made by the tuition due date, which is 14 days prior to the first day of class. For late registration, payment in full must be made upon registration. Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted as payment. All debit/credit payments are charged a 2.75% transaction fee. 

Each semester/session of the college year, including summer sessions, is billed separately. Students must check their accounts on the Sutdent Information System (SIS), and ensure that they are paid by the due date. Paper bills will not be sent.

Failure to make payment in full or arrangements for payment 14 days prior to the start of the semester may 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 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 fee charges payable by the student.

Students awaiting scholarships or financial aid awards to cover tuition must have the appropriate paperwork completed by the semester due date. To be eligivle for deferment, a financial aid award must be awarded and accepted by the sememster due date.

All tuition and fees must be paid prior to the issuing of transcripts, professional certificates, certificates, and degrees. A student may not register for the upcoming semester unless all current tuition and fees are paid in full.

Financial Aid

Students who have been awarded financial aid must return a completed copy of their Financial Aid Award letter to the Financial Aid office prior to the tuition due date. Students will continue to have a bill until theri financial aid is applied to the account. If financial aid does not cover the full balance, a payment plan may be set up or the remaining balance is due in full. If the financial aid award letter is pending or not received by the tuition due date a payment plan must be set up.

Third Party Billing

Your company or the agency sponsoring your course(s) may be billed provided that you submit an authorization to bill from the company or agency prior to the tuition due date. This authorization form must be submitted each semester on official company letterhead and cannot be contingent on a grade. If the company has a reimbursement program, you must pay the tuition in full and be reimbursed by the company.

Family Access

Many students rely on help from their parent(s)/guardian to pay their beill. In order to maintain compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), access to the tuition bill is restricted to the student only. The student may grant access to their eduational records by completing the Release of Student Information Form and returning it along with a copy of the student's photo ID to the Registrar's office.

How to Pay Your Bill

One-Time full Payment and Payment Plan

Make a one-time full payment against your balance by logging into your SIS account and navigating to the Student Account area.

Set up an automatic, recurring monthly payment plan by logging into your SIS account and navigating to the Student Account area and click on the view and pay account link.

Login to SIS

Pay by Phone

Submit a one-time payment over the phone by calling (603) 366-5245. Be ready with your credit card information.

**All credit card payments will be assessed a 2.75% fee**


Submit payment in person by visiting the Bursar's Office, located in the One Stop in the Turner Building.

Mail Payment to:

Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Rd.
Laconia, NH 03246

Fees (Full and part-time students)

Comprehensive Fee:

Students enrolled full or part-time, day or evening, will be assessed a Comprehensive Fee of $9 per credit in each semester of attendance. The fee is administered in part by the Student Senate within administrative guidelines.


A fee will be charged for laboratory/clinic/practicum or other similar experiences. This fee will be calculated by subtracting the number of class hours from the number of credit hours and multiplying the remainder by $110 for each course. This fee will be added to the normal tuition charge for that course. This fee will be charged to all students with no exceptions. Effective January 1, 2009, no fee will be charged for co-ops and internships. No other lab fees are permitted without the written authorization of the Commissioner of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

Example:   CL LAB CR
BIOL1450L Anatomy & Physiology I 3 2 4
  4 - 3 = 1 X 110 = $110      
CL = Class Hours, LAB = Lab Hours, CR = Credit Hours


Veterans and a spouse or child using educational assistance benefits that are living in New Hampshire and attending CCSNH will be charged in-state tuition, without waiting the ordinary period to establish residency.

GM ASEP Students

All New England resident students enrolling at Lakes Region CC in the General Motors ASEP Automotive Program (effective Fall 2011, approved by Board of Trustees on 12/9/10) and Toyota TTEN Program (effective Fall 2017, approved by Board of Trustees on 4/14/16) will be charged the In-State Tuition Rate, rather than the New England Regional Rate. 

Other Fees

Additional/Replacement Diploma $20
Payment Plan Fee
(when applicable)*
$30 or 5% of total charges (whichever is less)
Payment Plan Late Fee $10
Accuplacer Exam Fee* $20
Protested Checks Fee* $35
Basic Service Operations
(Marine Technology)
NABCEP Energy Certification Fee
for CCSNH students
NABCEP Energy Certification Fee
for non-CCSNH students
Mercury Marine MTF Certification Test $25
LNA Competency Exam - written $65
LNA Competency Exam - clinical $95
Nursing Liability Insurance $20
Proctor Exam Fee for non-CCSNH students $50
Replacement Fee (unreturned library books) $30
(Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)**
Turn Out Gear** $100
**These charges apply to Fireground Procedures classes

Liability Insurance

Student Personal Professional Liability Insurance is mandatory for all students in health and human service related programs which include clinical requirements. This may also be required for students in other programs who participate in an off campus practicum or internship. Fee ranges from $20 to max of $65 per year.


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 Deposit

Programs with competitive admissions may require a tuition deposit to confirm your attendance. Please contact Admissions for more information.


Senior Citizen Tuition

Senior citizens (65 or older) will pay half tuition on a space available basis for credit courses. They are also responsible for the Comprehensive Student Service and Academic Instruction fees. Eligibility requires New Hampshire residency. Senior citizens will pay full tuition for non-credit courses and workshops.


Tuition Refund Policy 

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 classes 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 class to withdraw for a full refund. If the seventh (7th) or fourteenth (14th) calendar day falls on a weekend or holiday, the drop refund date will be the first business day following the weekend or holiday. Exception: students in courses that meet for two weeks or fewer must drop by the end of the first day of the class in order to get a 100% refund. Students registered for workshops must withdraw in writing at least three (3) days prior to the first workshop session in order to receive a full refund of tuition and fees.

All Federal Title IV funds (i.e., Pell, SEOG, and Perkins Loan) are prorated and refunded according to the rules and regulations mandated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Books, Tools 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.

Delinquent Accounts

An account becomes delinquent 30 days after the start of the semester. Any account unpaid or in arrears for more than 60 days will be referred to the College System Office Collection Department. Accounts that continue to be delinquent will be referred to a private collection agency by the College System Office. Please note that additional fees of up to 35% of the amount owed to the college will be assessed by the collection agency. Once the account goes to a collection agency, the student can no longer rectify the situation with the college, but must resolve it directly with the agency.

Protested Checks

The college will charge a fee for any check, draft or money order returned for insufficient funds in accordance with State regulations which state, “Whenever any check, draft or money order issued in payment of any fee or for any other purpose is returned to any State department…as uncollectible, the State department… shall charge a fee of $35, plus all protest and bank fees, in addition to the amount of the check, draft or money order, to the person presenting the check, draft or money order to the department or institution to cover the cost of collection.” (Ref. RSA 1985, 6:11a)

If extreme hardship is established, full payment shall be deferred until the end of the semester. If final payment is not made by that time, the student shall be referred to the System Collection Department. Further, the student shall not be eligible to receive a grade, transcript or have academic credit awarded for courses taken. The student shall be notified of these conditions in writing.

If extreme hardship is not determined, the student shall be dropped from enrollment. An AW will appear on the student transcript. Grades, transcripts or academic credit will not be awarded. The financial obligation remains, and if not satisfied, the delinquent account process will be followed. See Academic Section for information regarding AW from a course.



For information on payment and tuition contact:

The Business Office
Phone: 603-366-5246


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