Students who authorize the college to set aside funds to pay for materials purchased from the college's bookstore vendor, whether authorized by third party payees or as set-asides from their financial assistance and/or scholarship funds, may see these Bookstore Charges on their billing statements from the college.
The Challenge Examination Fee is a non-refundable fee that is charged for each examination that is taken. Challenge examinations are not available for all courses. Additional information is available in the Office of the Dean of Faculty on each campus.
Students who authorize the college to set aside funds to cover Child Care Tuition & Fees, whether authorized by third party payees or as set-asides from their financial assistance and/or scholarship funds, may see these charges on their billing statements from the college.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Fee is a non-refundable fee that covers the cost of administering each examination. Successful performance on these standardized tests, which cover many of the subjects and courses offered at Suffolk, can result in the awarding of college credit.
Corporations, organizations, and other entities that contract for the services and instructional programs of the college's Corporate Training Center pay Corporate Training-Program Charges to recover the cost of program-related expenses, instructional materials, curriculum development, and other costs associated with the center's operation.
The college may defer payment of all or part of a student's tuition and fees in certain situations, such as when financial aid or veterans benefits will cover the costs, or when a third party provides the college with acceptable documentation indicating that the third party will pay all or part of the student's tuition and fees. These Deferred Charges will be included on the college's billing statement to the student until such time as payment is made.
Students and others who return books and other instructional materials late to the lending services at the college, including its libraries and audio-visual services, pay Library Fines or lost-item replacement charges. Lost-item replacement charges will be refunded if the items are returned within one year.
On a fee-for-services basis, the college's Ophthalmic Dispensing Program at the Grant Campus provides eyeglass prescription services to individuals who, directly or through their health care provider, use this service. Unpaid Ophthalmic Dispensing Charges will be billed to the payees of record.
The Prior Learning Assessment Fee is a non-refundable fee that is charged to cover the cost of evaluating a learning portfolio for possible college credit. If college credit is granted, an additional Supplementary Fee that equals one-third the tuition of the credits granted is charged.
Students, college staff, faculty, senior citizens, police officers and recruits, high school students, family groups, Suffolk County residents, and residents of other counties who renew their members at the college's Health Club may receive bills for Sports Center Membership Fees from the college.
Companies and other parties who contract for the use of the trade show facilities at the college's Health, Sports & Education Center must pay an initial installment for their use of the facility. Subsequently, they will be billed for any additional amounts due to reflect their final Sports & Convention Center Charges.
The college may make provisions for students to take its courses in certain situations where other entities (e.g., governmental agencies, financial aid or scholarship programs, other private or non-profit groups, etc.) commit to paying all or part of their tuition and fees. The college bills such firms for the amounts due. However, in some instances, third party payment is contingent on the student completing the course, or is limited to certain pre-authorized and or set amounts, or may vary (for whatever reason) from the amount initially anticipated. When this occurs, the student is liable for the unpaid amount and will be billed accordingly by the college. These Third-Party Charges, like all other liabilities to the college, must be paid in full upon notice by the college.
Suffolk County Community College promotes intellectual discovery, physical development, social and ethical awareness, and economic opportunities for all through an education that transforms lives, builds communities, and improves society.