Jun 14, 2024  
2015 Summer Student Handbook 
2015 Summer Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Tuition, Fees & Payment

Upon registration, all tuition and registration fees must be paid in full to secure classes. Alternatively, classes may also be secured with confirmed financial aid, enrollment in a payment plan through Delgado’s contracted vendor, or by having an exemption or contract applied to the account. Classes that remain unsecured by the established due dates published in the Student Handbook are subject to being deleted for non-payment.


Tuition Rates

Delgado Community College’s tuition and fees are among the most reasonable in the state. The tuition and fee rate table below reflects the estimated rates for Summer 2015 in-person courses (see Online Courses section for tuition and fees charged for online courses). These rates are subject to change at any time by the LCTCS Board of Supervisors. Course and campus specific fees and other flat fees are not included in the below rates.

Online Courses

The Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) approved equalizing and standardizing tuition and registration fees for online credit courses offered by all LCTCS institutions to provide equality and convenience for online students.  There is no 12-hour cap on tuition and fees related to online courses. The Tuition and Fees for Online Courses have been established as follows:

  • Online Tuition - $131.68 per credit hour
  • Online ERP Fee - $3.00 per credit hour
  • Online Registration - $40 per semester/session if enrolled in at least one online course

Notification of Charges for Online Course and Testing Requirements

Delgado online classes may require proctored (supervised) exams or learning activities associated with verification of the student’s identity. Online students may have the option to go to a Delgado Community College campus/site or to a convenient off-campus location as approved by the instructor.  Some courses require use of technology and a proctored testing software or service where additional fees may be assessed. Online proctoring charges are approximately $17.50 per one-hour exams for courses in which online monitoring is required. However, the above proctoring rate is only an estimate as course and testing requirements for online courses vary. Delgado students are responsible for checking with the instructor before the online course begins to ensure that the projected additional costs and the student’s schedule and location enable successful completion of all course requirements. 

For more information, see Distance Learning and Instuctional Technology Student FAQs.



Students classified as non-residents of the state of Louisiana are assessed non-resident tuition and fees according to the rates established by the LCTCS Board of Supervisors. Student residency is established at the time of application to the College. Residency classification is determined by the Admissions Office based on criteria set forth by the LCTCS Board of Supervisors and the information provided on the student’s application. If a residency reclassification is necessary or required, students must make requests through the Registrar’s Office. For more information, see the Residency section in the current College Catalog.


Registration Fees

Registration fees are assessed to all students upon registration. For a description of all fees, please see Fee Descriptions .

Flat Fees

Students are assessed the following flat fees each semester/session.  Those below that are noted as campus or program specific are only assessed to students in that program or in a program associated with that campus as indicated.

  • Student Government Association* - $10 per semester for fall and spring; $5 for summer session
  • Student Life Center, City Park Campus* - $15 per semester for fall and spring
  • Student Life Center, West Bank Campus* - $40 per semester for fall and spring
  • Student Activity Fee*, Practical and Registered Nursing programs only - $30 per semester for fall and spring
  • Dolphin Card (ID Card) System Fee* - $10 (except Northshore) per semester/session

*Indicates non-refundable fee

Audit Fees and Tuition

Students who choose to audit a class pay regular tuition and fees. Classes taken as audit are not eligible for waiver, scholarship, financial assistance, sponsorship, or verification of enrollment.


Payment Information


Payment in full or other arrangements to secure classes must be made by

  • Regular Registration – May 29, 2015 by 3 p.m. in person or by May 31, 2015 by 12 p.m. if paying online.
  • Late Registration – June 2, 2015 by 6 p.m. in person or 8 p.m. if paying online.
  • Last Chance Registration – June 4, 2015 by 6 p.m. in person or by June 7, 2015 by 12 p.m. if paying online.
  • Close of business each day after June 7, 2015.


Online Payments

Avoid long lines by paying tuition with a credit card via the Web at my.lctcs.edu. Delgado welcomes American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA for online payment.

  • Students may pay online with a check.  There is no fee for this service.
  • Students choosing to pay with a credit card will be assessed a 2.75 percent convenience fee at the time of payment.

  • No credit cards will be accepted in person.


Payment by Mail

If you mail your check, you must allow approximately two weeks for mailing and processing of your check. Please include the top portion of your bill or print your College-wide identification number on the check.

City Park Campus
615 City Park Avenue, Building 2, Room 104
New Orleans, LA 70119

Returned checks subject students to immediate withdrawal for nonpayment the following day.

Payment Plan


Delgado has an established contract with a third-party vendor, CashNet, to provide a payment plan (“The Plan”) to help ease the burden of paying for college. To participate and enroll in in The Plan, students must enroll in a Fall, Spring or Summer Session at Delgado Community College. The Plan allows students to pay for tuition and fees through monthly installment payments throughout the semester/session.  The number of monthly installments is determined by the date of enrollment and the final payment due date. The final payment due date of the Summer 2015 Session is July 15, 2015.

The terms of the payment plan are as follows:

  • Student must not have any past due balances.
  • First payment is due upon enrollment.
  • All enrollment in the payment plan is done online through LoLA – my.lctcs.edu.
  • As a condition of enrollment, student must provide bank routing and account numbers or credit card information for auto-draft of future payments.
  • A non-refundable fee of $30.will be charged upon enrollment in The Plan and is set and paid directly to the vendor.
  • Other fees may apply. Please read all Terms and Conditions when enrolling in plan.
  • Payment due date is the 1st of each month.
  • Payments made outside of the payment plan will not secure classes from a purge for non-payment.


Delinquent Accounts / Violation of Payment Deadlines

Any balance remaining after published payment deadlines (but before classes are removed from the system) may cause a $30 non-refundable deferment fee to be assessed to the student’s account. Failure to honor payment plan dates or pay any balance in full by the end of the term may result in the account being placed with the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office or another outside agency for collection. Students will be responsible for all collection and/or legal fees associated with accounts placed for collection. Holds that restrict registration, viewing of grades, and/or graduation will be placed on all accounts with a balance remaining after the last scheduled payment date.


Waiver of Tuition

Students may receive a waiver of base tuition and applicable fees if they are active National Guard members, New Orleans police officers or fire fighters, dependents of a disabled or deceased in the line of duty police officer, firefighter or military personnel, or full-time students cross-enrolled from UNO, SUNO, SLU, NCC. If you believe you may qualify for a tuition waiver, please submit documents to verify eligibility to the Accounts Receivable Office at the City Park Campus or the Bursar’s Office at the location you attend.

Senior Citizens: Tuition is waived for Louisiana residents 60 years and over for one three-credit-hour course each semester/session (no auditing or non-credit). Students pay a non-refundable $25 application fee and all other assessed fees.

 Please note: Students who qualify for waiver must visit the Bursar’s Office each term to have it applied to their account.


Adjustment of Tuition and Fees

For students reducing their credit hours or officially withdrawing from the College, all or a portion of their refundable tuition and fees may be credited to their student account according to a tuition adjustment schedule published each semester/session in the Student Handbook. The portion (percentage) is an adjustment to the tuition and fees the student is assessed for the semester/session, not a refund of what the student has already paid.  If a credit balance remains after all tuition and fees due are deducted from any payment that have been applied, the balance will be returned to the student automatically.

Students must complete the drop/withdrawal process before the posted deadlines to qualify for a reduction in amounts owed.  Students who wish to appeal the tuition adjustment (or lack thereof) must complete a “Refund Request Form” which can be found online.  The completed form plus any relevant support documents (such as a letter stating the reasons the student feels he or she is entitled to a tuition adjustment) must be submitted the Bursar’s Office.

Nonattendance does not constitute withdrawal. Students must withdraw from the College prior to the stated deadlines if they decide not to attend. Students who do not submit a drop request or drop course(s) online may have a financial obligation to the College regardless of attendance.



Through June 9

100% adjustment of tuition and fees

June 10 - 15

50% adjustment of tuition and refundable fees

After June 15

No tuition and fee adjustment

If a credit balance remains after all tuition and fees due are deducted from any payments that have been applied, the balance will be returned to the student automatically.



Delgado Community College has partnered with Higher One to deliver refunds to students. Upon your first semester/session of enrollment, you will receive a card in the mail from Higher One just before the official 14th day. This is NOT a credit card! Watch for a lime green envelope.

You will have the option to receive your refund on the Higher One card or have it deposited directly to your own bank account. You must follow the directions included in the mailing to either activate your card or set up a direct deposit. Please be on the lookout for it and don’t mistake it for junk mail. The following groups of students will not receive Higher One cards: those with a residency code of Foreign, dual enrollment students, and non-credit only students. Students with a credit balance who are not carded will receive a check mailed to their permanent mailing address on record.  Please verify your address on LoLA.

What do I do if I didn’t receive a Higher One card? After the 14th day, if you have not received a card from Higher One, please first verify your mailing address on LoLA then visit the Bursar’s Office on the campus nearest to you to request a replacement card.

What do I do if I lose my Higher One card? Once you have received and activated your Higher One card, if it is lost or stolen, you must contact Higher One directly by calling 1-866-754-9425. You will be assessed a $20 replacement card fee.

How can I avoid costly ATM and/or merchant transaction fees when using my Higher One card? More than half of Higher One account holders never receive more than one PIN fee…they are easy to avoid! Instead of entering your Personal Identification Number (PIN) at checkout, choose “credit” and sign the receipt to avoid the PIN fee.  In addition, if you “Swipe and Sign” for all your purchases instead of visiting the ATM, you avoid all fees. However, if you must use an ATM, do so at FREE Higher One ATMs only.  For a complete list of possible fees associated with your Higher One card, please go to https://www.higheroneaccount.com/studentaccount/feeschedules.do.

Student’s Financial Responsibility

By enrolling in (registering for) classes at Delgado Community College, the student makes a financial commitment to pay the tuition and fee charges associated with that enrollment. The enrollment action constitutes a financial obligation between the student and Delgado. 

The following terms and conditions are the financial requirements of each student’s education related to his/her registration (enrollment) for a semester/session at Delgado Community College. The payment of tuition and fees is the obligation of the student.

By processing a course registration the student acknowledges he/she has read and agrees to the following terms and conditions:

  • Registration constitutes a financial agreement between the student and Delgado Community College. Tuition, fees and other charges the student incurs, including but not limited to testing charges, course specific fees, fines and bookstore charges shall be added to the student’s account.
  • Once a student formally registers for classes, the student assumes the responsibility for understanding Delgado’s official policies concerning schedule changes, satisfactory academic progress and the financial policies of the College as described in the current Delgado Community Catalog and Student Handbook.
  • Charges left unpaid for prior terms may result in disenrollment from the student’s current semester/session’s courses unless payment arrangements are made prior to payment deadlines.
  • Withholding of services: If a student has any outstanding obligations with any college in the Louisiana Technical and Community College System, Delgado reserves the right to withhold future services including but not limited to registration, transcript requests, issuing diplomas, use of facilities, and other services as deemed appropriate by the College.
  • Students withdrawing after the stated Tuition and Fee Adjustment Periods remain liable for full tuition and fee charges.
  • In the event the student becomes delinquent in paying charges or defaults in repaying charges, the debts may be transferred to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office or another external agency for collection.
  • If Delgado prevails in a lawsuit to collect on the student’s financial obligation, the student will be responsible to pay Delgado’s court costs, collection fees and attorney’s fees in an amount the court finds to be reasonable.
  • Collection fees incurred in the event of delinquency shall be at the expense of the student.
  • Delgado accepts payment via student financial aid and third-party sponsorship, but the responsibility for payment remains with the student. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor his/her account  balance and any funding sources. If financial aid is not granted or if third party sponsors do not pay within a reasonable period, the student will be required to pay the full amount due.
  • The student consents to receive email notifications to his/her Delgado email address regarding the availability of an E–Bill (Electronic Billing Statement) and consents to review billing statement information on Delgado’s web payment system.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her Delgado email address daily and maintain a current postal address to ensure receipt of all College correspondence.