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 Student 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.

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.

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 Academic and Student Affairs. NERSP students are liable for full payment of all fees.

  • One-Time full Payment and Payment Plan
  • Pay by Phone with Credit Card/E-check (credit/debit card payments will be assessed a 2.75% fee)
  • In-Person
  • Mail (Mail Payment to)
    • Lakes Region Community College
      379 Belmont Rd.
      Laconia, NH 03246

Students awaiting scholarships or financial aid awards to cover tuition must have the appropriate paperwork completed and turned in to the financial aid office. To be eligible for deferment, financial aid must be awarded and accepted by the semester due date.

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 their 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.

Many students rely on help from their parent(s)/guardian to pay their bill. 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 educational 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.

Fees (Full and part-time students)

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. The fee is calculated by subtracting the number of class hours from the number of credit hours and multiplying the remainder by $110 for each course. Lab fees are added to the normal tuition charge for that course and is charged to all students. (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)

BIOL 145LAnatomy & Physiology I324
  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.

All New England resident students enrolling at Lakes Region CC in the General Motors ASEP Automotive Degree Program (effective Fall 2011, approved by Board of Trustees on 12/9/10) and Toyota TTEN Degree 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.

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.

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.

Under extreme 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 Financial Appeal Request Form available and submit according to directions on the form.

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.

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.

The college will charge a fee for any check, draft or money order returned for insufficient funds in accordance with State regulations which state, “When 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.

Additional Diploma$ 20.00
Payment Plan Fee *$ 30.00
Payment Plan Late Fee *$ 10.00
ALEX Exam Fee *$ 25.00
Protested Checks Fee *$ 35.00
Basic Service Operations (Marine Technology)$ 20.00
NABCEP Energy Certification Fee (CCSNH Students)$ 80.00
NABCEP Energy Certification Fee (Non-CCSNH Students)$ 100.00
Mercury marine MTF Certification Test$ 25.00
LNA Competency Exam-Written$ 65.00
LNA Competency Exam-Clinical$ 95.00
Nursing Liability Insurance$ 20.00
Proctor Exam Fee (non CCSNH students) *$ 50.00
Replacement Fee (unreturned library books)$ 30.00
SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)**$ 350.00
Turn out Gear **$100.00
* These fees are non-refundable 
**These fees apply to Fireground Procedures classes 


What is a Third Party Payer?

A third party payer is an organization that agrees to sponsor all or part of a student’s tuition.  Examples of third party payers are, employers, corporations or companies, state and federal organizations such as military/VA and Department of Health and Human Services.

Reimbursement is not considered a valid form third party payer, nor are family members or friends. LRCC does not accept third party payer letters if the payer requires grade or transcript review before payment.

Required Documentation

Students must provide LRCC with an authorization letter from the sponsoring organization.

The letter must be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to

Lakes Region Community College
Attn: Bursar’s Office
379 Belmont Road
Laconia, NH  03246

Once the letter is approved the student account will have a memo entered to reflect the amount that will be paid by the Third Party.

The authorization letter must include the following:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Student’s college issued ID #
  • Dollar amount that the third party payer is responsible for paying
  • Semester/term, or duration of program covered by the authorization letter
  • A list of charges that will be cover for example, tuition and fees
  • Name, email address, and phone of contact person at third party
  • Signature of authorized representative (if required by third party)
  • Purchase order or contract number (if required by third party)

Information for Third Party Payers

LRCC will bill your organization after the add/drop period of each semester.  Bills will be sent based on instructions provided in the authorization letter.

Payment is due upon receipt.  Payment may be made by check, e-check, credit, or debit card.  Payments should be sent to:

Lakes Region Community College
Attn: Bursar’s Office
379 Belmont Road
Laconia, NH  03246

Please note that a 2.75% fee will be assessed to all debit/credit card payments

** Please direct all inquiries to 603-366-5245, or email [email protected]

For information on payment and tuition, contact:

One Stop/Business Office

Regular Hours:

Monday 8a – 5p
Tuesday 8a – 5p
Wednesday 8a – 5p
Thursday 8a – 5p
Friday 8a – 4p

[email protected]


Linda Jennings, Bursar
[email protected]


Degree programs offered