Attending LaGuardia is an investment in your future, and you don’t have to break the bank doing it. We make getting a high-quality education affordable. 69% of full-time students receive some form of financial aid, and 93% of our graduates have no student loan debt.

    Below is the estimated amount of costs to attend LaGuardia.

    NYC Resident Out-of-City/State Resident or International Student
    Full-Time Tuition - $4,800/per year
    Part-Time Tuition - $210/per credit
    Full-Time Tuition - $9,600/per year
    Part-Time Tuition - $320

    Net Calculator

    Academic Status *New York City/State Resident Tuition (Per Semester) Out-of-City/State Resident & International Student Tuition (Per Semester) Student Fees Application Fees
    Full-Time $2,400 (12 or more tuition units) $320 (Per tuition unit no maximum cap) $208.45 $65.00 (Freshman)
    $70.00 (Transfer)
    Part-Time $210 (Per tuition units to a maximum of $2,400) $320 (Per tuition unit) $104.95 $65.00 (Freshman)
    $70.00 (Transfer)
    Non-Degree $265 (Per tuition unit no maximum cap) $420 (Per tuition unit no maximum cap) $208.45 (full-time)
    $104.95 (part-time)
    Non-Degree Senior Citizens (60 and Older) Consolidated Fee: $15.00
    Administrative Fee (per Session) $65.00

    Note: This table does not include mandatory fees. The table reflects tuition only. For more information about mandatory fees, please check the table above.

    *New York State residents must submit a Certificate of Residency from their County Treasurer’s Office to qualify for this rate; otherwise Out-of-State rates apply.

    Credits Matriculated Students Non-Degree Students
    NYC Residents Non-NYC Residents NYC Residents Non-NYC Residents
    Full-Time $2,400 (12 or more tuition units) $320 (Per tuition unit no maximum cap) $208.45
    1/2 $105.00 $160.00 $132.50 $210.00
    1 $210.00 $320.00 $265.00 $420.00
    2 $420.00 $640.00 $530.00 $840.00
    3 $630.00 $960.00 $795.00 $1260.00
    4 $840.00 $1280.00 $1060.00 $1680.00
    5 $1050.00 $1600.00 $1325.00 $2100.00
    6 $1260.00 $1920.00 $1590.00 $2520.00
    7 $1470.00 $2240.00 $1855.00 $2940.00
    8 $1680.00 $2560.00 $2120.00 $3360.00
    9 $1890.00 $2880.00 $2385.00 $3780.00
    10 $2100.00 $3200.00 $2650.00 $4200.00
    11 $2310.00 $3520.00 $2915.00 $4620.00
    12 $2400.00 $3840.00 $3180.00 $5040.00
    More than 12 Each additional credit: $0.00 Each additional credit: $320.00 Each additional credit: $265.00 Each additional credit: $420.00

    Each student must pay student fees according to the schedule outlined below. Student fees are paid each semester and are not refundable.

    Full-Time Students (12 or more equated credits)
    Student Activity Fee $67.00
    Consolidated Services Fee $15.00
    University Senate Fee $1.45
    Technology Fee $125.00
    Part-Time Students (12 or more equated credits)
    Student Activity Fee $26.00
    Consolidated Services Fee $15.00
    University Senate Fee $1.45
    Technology Fee $62.50
    Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
    Consolidated Services Fee $15.00
    Administrative Fee $65.00
    Non-Instructional Fees (Non-Refundable)/th>
    Freshman Admission $65.00
    Transfer Application $70.00
    New non-degree application $65.00
    Late Registration $25.00
    Late Payment $15.00
    Change of Program* $18.00
    Transcript $7.00
    Readmission $20.00
    Reinstatement $20.00
    Penalty for issuance of bad check $20.00
    Duplicate Diploma $15.00
    Duplicate ID $10.00
    Duplicate Bill/ Copy of Payment Schedule $5.00
    Locker Per Year $1.00
    Special Examination
    First examination $15.00
    Each additional examination $15.00
    Maximum each session $25.00

    Reserve Materials

    $0.10 per minute, twenty-four hours per day (to maximum of $100.00)

    Lost or Damaged Materials

    Overdue fines, accumulated to the date reported, and replacement costs of the materials, plus a $5 processing charge.

    Change of Program and Withdrawal Regulations

    A fee of $18 will be charged each time a program change is made during the Late Registration period. The $18 charge will cover one or more changes made at the same time as follows:

    1. Addition of a course or courses
    2. Changing from one course to another
    3. Changing from one section of a course to another section of the same course

    *Waiver of Change of Program Fee

    No Change of Program Fee will be charged if any one of the following conditions is met:

    1. The College cancels or withdraws a course, whether or not the student substitutes another course
    2. The College changes the hours of the course or makes other substantive changes that provide the student with justification for a change
    3. The College requests that the student transfer from one section to another section of the same course, or
    4. The College cancels the registration of the student for academic, disciplinary or other reasons

    Dependent and Certain Independent Students

    Dependent students (those who receive assistance from family or other sources) can expect to pay $5,217 in annual tuition and fees, plus the following expenses: books and supplies $1,516; transportation $1,240; personal and lunch items $3,350; and room and board $4,744.

    Independent Students

    Independent students and dependent students living away from home for 12 months during the academic year can expect to pay $5,217 in tuition and fees, plus the following expenses: books and supplies $1,516; transportation $1,240; personal and lunch items $6,070; and room and board $13,886.

    Costs based on the 2016-17 academic year.

    Tuition and fees vary depending on your residency status and the number of credits you take. To qualify for resident rates, you must have resided in New York State for at least 12 consecutive months and resided in the City of New York for at least 6 consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of classes. If you are a New York State resident who is not a City of New York resident, you must obtain a Certificate of Residence from your County Clerk’s Office prior to registering. To obtain a Certificate of Residence, please follow the directions below.

    1. Click on the appropriate link to your county below.

    2. Complete the Certificate of Residence application.

    3. Have the application form NOTARIZED.

    4. Submit the notarized form, plus proof of residency required by your county to your local county clerk. The clerk will issue you a Certificate of Residency.

    5. BRING the CERTIFICATE issued by the county clerk to the Bursar's Office

    Important Message: You must refer to your county’s guidelines for specific rules and application deadlines. In addition, please note that residency certificates are only valid for one year. Unfortunately, you will not be permitted to register without a Certificate of Residency on file.

    Fall Session I $130.00
    Fall Session II $70.00
    Spring Session I $130.00
    Spring Session II $70.00
    Annual $400.00
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    STUDENTS: 1098-T Notice
    Please review your 1098-T notice on the CUNYfirst Student Self-Service page, as we have made a number of corrections to 1098-T forms since it was mailed to you earlier in the year. A copy of the revised 1098-T is available in Student Self-Service. Click here for assistance navigating CUNYfirst.

    If you spot a discrepancy when reviewing your 1098-T on Self-Service, please contact us immediately at 718-482-7226, by email at bursar@lagcc.cuny.edu or by visiting us in the Bursar's office, room C-110.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: 1098-T forms have been mailed out. 1098-T forms will be mailed to the current address we have on file on your CUNYfirst account. Please make sure you have the correct address on file to ensure you receive your 1098-T in a timely manner. A 1098-T form is issued to students who make payments on their tuition and fees within a calendar year. Payments made for prior calendar year semester are NOT included on a current 1098-T form. Students who have financial aid, grants, scholarships, etc. will only receive a 1098-T when they pay an amount in excess of these funds towards their tuition.

    Learn how to access your 1098-T.

    1098-T FAQs
    1098-T Form Box Description

    Instructions: How to Download your eBill from CUNYfirst


    We are committed to helping you and your family finance your education in a way that best suits your individual needs. Please check your “Total Due” and payment date on CUNYfirst. Review the information below to help choose the payment option that is right for you.

    You may be eligible for financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and work-study employment opportunities. If you haven't already, complete the financial aid application as soon as possible.

    Pay for your tuition and fees in full with cash, check and/or money order.

    Save your computerized receipt as proof of payment.

    Checks/Money Orders
    Make your checks and/or money order payable to "LaGuardia Community College." Please include your eight digit EMPLID number. If your check is returned by the bank you will incur a $20.00 reprocessing fee, and will be required to make all subsequent payments by cash or certified check.

    NOTE: For your convenience you can mail your check or money order to the Bursar's Office or you can drop your payment in the drop box located next to the Bursar's window.

    Drop Box
    Please only use the drop box for check and money order payments. The drop box is located outside the Bursar's window (Room C-110). Envelopes are available above the drop box.

    An eCheck payment option is available through CUNYfirst and has no enrollment fee.

    Credit or Debit Card
    You can use a credit or debit card for single tuition and fees payments through CUNYfirst Self-Service. The service is offered through Nelnet, and there is a service fee of 2.65% for each card payment you make. Nelnet will advise you of the service fee amount before you decide to use a credit or debit card to pay.

    Please note that the service fee is in addition to the tuition and fees payment and will appear as a separate charge on your cardholder statement. CUNY receives no part of the service fee.

    Instead of paying each semester's bill all at once, the Nelnet payment plan allows you to stretch payments over a period of months.

    How To Enroll
    • Log into CUNYfirst, go to HR Campus Solutions, click on Self-Service and go to your Student Center
    • Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan
    • Nelnet Training Guide

    A few things to keep in mind before you enroll:
    • The earlier you enroll, the lower your monthly payments since the total amount will be divided over more scheduled payments.
    • Your semester classes will be protected.
    • Nelnet accepts: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex. You may also pay with your checking or savings account online.
    • No cash accepted under any circumstances.
    • This is an interest-free payment plan, not a loan.

    The enrollment fee for Nelnet is only…
    • $40 per semester for monthly e-check payments, plus your 1st payment.
    • $75 per semester for monthly credit or debit cards payments plus your 1st payment.
    • All payments after your first payment are automatically withdrawn from your account on the remaining scheduled payment dates which will be on the 1st of every month.
    • Nelnet representatives are not on campus, but if you need assistance enrolling in the payment plan the Bursar staff, in Room C-111, will be readily available to assist you or call Nelnet at 888-470-6014

    The Foundation has scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to help you pay for school. The application is simple to complete.

    Obtain a voucher from your employer or sponsor and present it prior to your payment due date. NOTE: This option is applicable only when the College is authorized to directly bill the employer or sponsor. Employee reimbursement plans are not considered third party.

    See this Quick Reference Guide to learn how to view your tuition bill and financial aid.

    It is important that you make every effort to settle your tuition bill by the due date to protect your semester registration. Review dates.


    All fees and tuition charges listed in the College catalog and in any registration material issued by the College are subject to change by action of the university’s Board of Trustees without prior notice. In the event of any increase in the fees or tuition charges, payments already made to the College will be treated as partial payments and notification will be given of the additional amount due and the time and method of payment. Tuition is the sum of monies per term or semester which is required to be paid or satisfied prior to the first day of classes in order for a student to be considered enrolled. Students who do not settle their tuition bill by the established College due date may have their registration canceled the day after the due date. If you register during Late Registration, you must pay any amount due upon receipt of your registration bill, including a $25 late registration fee. If payment is not made immediately, a $15 late payment fee will be assessed.

    In the event of an overpayment, the appropriate amount will be refunded.

    NOTICE: If you do not make full payment on your tuition and fees and other college bill(s) and your account is sent to a collection agency, you will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees and court costs, in addition to whatever amount(s) you owe the college.

    In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against your account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in your credit report.

    Please note:
    It is your responsibility to drop classes if you decide not to attend.

    Tuition refunds are computed according to the date a course is dropped. Students who drop courses from their record during the Change of Program period are entitled to a refund according to the following schedule.

    Tuition Refund Schedule
    All tuition refunds are calculated according to the date that the student drops a course or courses. Non-instructional fees are non-refundable, except when courses are cancelled by the College, a student’s registration is cancelled by the College, or the student enters military, Peace Corps or VISTA service (Please refer to section on Military, Peace Corps and VISTA Refunds).

    Students who drop courses from their record during the change of program period are entitled to a refund according to the following schedule:
    Fall and Spring 12-­Week Session I
    100% Before the first day of classes.
    75% Within six calendar days from the scheduled session start date.
    50% Between the 7th and 12th calendar days from the scheduled session start date.
    25% Between the 13th and 17th calendar days from the scheduled session start date.
    None Beyond the 17th calendar day from the scheduled session start date.

    Fall and Spring 6-­Week Session I
    100% Before the first day of classes.
    75% Within five calendar days from the scheduled session start date.
    50% Between the 6th and 9th calendar days from the scheduled session start date.
    25% Beyond the 9th calendar day from the scheduled session start date.
    None Beyond the 17th calendar day from the scheduled session start date.

    If you officially withdraw from a course after the above refund period, you will not be entitled to a refund. If the amount paid is less than the tuition (and/or tuition obligation) plus fees, you are responsible to pay the balance to the College. Please check your account balance(s) by logging on to your CUNYfirst account or by visiting us at C-110.

    Tuition will be refunded 100% for those courses which, at any time, are canceled by the College. Failure to attend class, merely giving notice to the instructor or stopping payment on a check are not considered an official drop or withdrawal. It is your responsibility to drop your class(es) if you do not plan on attending.

    Medical Leave of Absence
    In cases of medical leaves of absence, the refund is calculated according to the last day of attendance.

    If your Medical Leave of Absence is effective after the first day of classes but within the tuition refund period, you will be charged a tuition liability, which is a percentage of tuition and fees owed based on original tuition charges.

    Military, Peace Corps and VISTA Refunds
    The following guidelines govern all applications for refunds for students withdrawing from the College for service in the military, Peace Corps or VISTA. Please visit the Bursar’s Office in room C110 for assistance.

    Military service must be documented with a copy of induction orders or military orders. Service in the Peace Corps or VISTA must be documented with appropriate letters or other evidence. No refund will be made for any course in which a student has been assigned a grade, regardless of whether the grade is passing or failing.

    If a student has enlisted in the armed services, the Peace Corps or VISTA, does not attend classes for a sufficient time to qualify for a grade, but continues in attendance within two weeks of induction, refund of tuition and fees, except for the application fee, will be made as follows: Withdrawals before the fifth calendar week after scheduled opening of session, 100% refund; withdrawals thereafter, 50% refund.

    Other Refunds
    All other non-tuition refunds to which a student may be entitled will be processed in a timely manner.

    Withdrawals and the Complete Return of Title IV funds
    During the first 60% of the term, students earn Title IV funds in proportion to the time they are enrolled. If a student receives more aid than he/she earned, the unearned portion must be returned to the Department of Education. If a student receives less aid than the amount earned, he/she may be eligible for a late disbursement.

    The portion of aid the student is entitled to receive is based on a percentage obtained by comparing the total number of days in the semester to the number of days completed by the latest with- drawal. For example, if you complete 20% of the semester, you have earned 20% of your Title IV aid. If you received 100% of your Title IV aid, you would have to return the unearned portion.

    Students who remain enrolled beyond the 60% point of the term are considered to have earned all their aid and do not have to return any Title IV funds.

    We are here to help.
    If you have questions about your tuition bill, please contact the Bursar's Office (C-110) at 718-482-7226, or Bursar@lagcc.cuny.edu.

    Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday Closed

  • CUNYfirst Payment Due Dates for FALL 2019 Session II

    (Classes begin January 6, 2020)



    Now – November 12, 2019 Monday, November 25, 2019
    November 13 – December 7, 2019 Monday, December 16, 2019
    December 8 – December 30, 2019 Monday, December 30, 2019
    After December 30, 2019 Immediately (Upon Registration)

    CUNYfirst Payment Due Dates for Spring 2020 Session I

    (Classes begin March 3, 2020)



    Now – January 21, 2020 Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    January 22 – February 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    February 26 – March 3, 2020 Immediately (Upon Registration)

    CUNYfirst Payment Due Dates for Spring 2020 Session II

    (Classes begin June 20, 2020)



    Now – May 9, 2020 Saturday, May 23, 2020
    May 10 – June 13, 2020 Saturday, June 13, 2020
    June 14 – June 20, 2020 Immediately (Upon Registration) 

    Note: If you enrolled in a Nelnet payment plan, please follow your payment plan schedule.