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2012 Spring - Student Handbook 
2012 Spring - Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Tuition, Fees & Payment

Application Fee

All applicants (including auditors) enrolled for day or night classes are assessed a non-refundable application fee of $25, except international students who must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50. Fee is payable at the time of application.

Tuition Rates

Total Hours




$88 $88


$176 $176


$264 $264


$352 $352


$440 $440


$528 $528


$616 $1,645


$704 $1,880


$792 $2,115


$880 $2,350


$968 $2,585


$1,056 $2,820

Tuition charges above do not include the following:

Academic Excellence Fee - $7 per credit hour up to $84
Enterprise Resource Planning Fee* - $3 per credit hour up to $36
Operational Fee - $3 per credit hour up to $36
Student Services Fee* - $2 per credit hour up to $24
Technology Fee - $5 per credit hour up to $60
Student Government Association - $10
Student Life Center, City Park - $15
Student Life Center, West Bank - $40
Student Activity Fee, Charity - $30
ID Card Fee - $10 (except Northshore)

*Indicates non-refundable

Audit Fees and Tuition

Auditors pay regular tuition and fees. Classes taken as audit are not eligible for waiver, scholarship, financial assistance, sponsorship, or verification of enrollment.

Atypical (special session) classes are considered separate enrollment.

Tuition rates are subject to change without notice by the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS).

Fee Payment Deadline

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

  • Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 by 3 p.m. for priority registration period
  • Close of business each day during Regular and Late Registration periods
    • See Hours of Operation  for Bursar’s office hours.
    • Payment by credit card may be made online until 7 p.m.

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

Deferment Plan

Students registering for a minimum of six hours (four hours during Summer semester) may qualify for a partial deferment of fees. All prior semester balances must be paid in full. Prior balances cannot be deferred. If qualified, a student may pay one-third (one half during summer semester) of total tuition and fees due plus a $25 deferment fee to secure his or her class schedule. Remaining balances are paid in two additional payments for fall and spring semester, one additional payment during summer semester. Final payment will be the balance in full. A $25 non-refundable deferment fee will be added to accounts not paid in full at the start of each semester. A $25 late fee will be added to accounts not paid in full by the posted deadlines.

Deferment Payment Timeline

  1. First Payment due at Registration – one-third plus the $25 deferment fee is due by Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 for those who advance register
    close of business on the day of registration during regular or late registration.
  2. Feb. 24, 2012 – Second payment due.
  3. March 16, 2012 – Final payment of any remaining balance is due.

Violation of Payment Deadlines or Deferment Plan

Fees received after payment deadlines published in this schedule (but before classes are removed from the system) will cause a $25 non-refundable late fee to be added to the student’s account. Failure to honor your payment plan dates may result in your account being placed with a collections specialist. Students will be responsible for all fees associated with this placement. Registration and transcript holds will be placed on all accounts with a balance remaining after the last scheduled payment date.

Payment by Mail

If you mail your check, you must include the top portion of your bill or print your college-wide identification number on the check. You must allow approximately two weeks for mailing and processing of your check. Please submit your payment to the following addresses:

City Park Campus
615 City Park Avenue, Bldg. 2, Rm. 104
New Orleans, LA 70119

West Bank Campus
2600 General Meyer Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114

Web Payments

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

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 (no auditing or non-credit). Students pay a non-refundable $25 application fee and all other assessed fees.


Students must officially drop a course or withdraw from the College in order to receive a “W” or qualify for an adjustment in the amount of tuition and fees owed. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute withdrawal and may result in the student receiving a failing grade in a course and in having an outstanding financial obligation.

Spring 2012 Refund Schedule

Through Jan. 24 100%
Jan. 25 - 27 50%
Jan. 28 - Feb. 6 25%
After Feb. 6 NONE


Payment Deadlines


Payment deadline for priority registration is Friday, Jan. 13, 2011. Payments in person must be made by 3 p.m. Online payments by credit card will be accepted through Student Self-Serve until 7 p.m. Mail-in payments received after that date will not be guaranteed to be posted to your account before the purge on Jan. 13, 2012.


Academic Excellence

Fee Approved by the State Legislature in 2003, the academic excellence fee and promotes academic excellence at the college by enhancing institutional programs.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Fee

This fee is assessed to all students attending LCTCS colleges to support the implementation and continued operation of the ERP system, which will improve LCTCS business practices.

Operational Fund Fee

Effective Fall 2004, Louisiana state legislators and the LCTCS approved an operational fee to be assessed at all state colleges and universities, which covers operational expenses no longer covered by the state.

Student Services Fee

Effective Fall 2011, the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System approved a student services fee for at all LCTCS colleges.

Technology Fee

This self-assessed student fee was approved by the State Legislature and ratified by the Student Government Associations in 1997. The proceeds are for the purposes of “implementing, replacing, improving, and expanding technologies to benefit student life and learning” (from Legislative Act 1450, 1997).

Student Activity Fee (SGA)

The self-assessed student activity fee was approved by the student body in 1980 and increased by student referendum in 1993. Proceeds go directly to the Student Government Association (SGA), which oversees disbursement of the funds for student activities. Funds are also provided to various academic departments for cultural enrichment and to student organizations for activities benefitting the student body.

Student Life Center Building Fee

Self-assessed building fees were approved by the student body of the City Park Campus in 1997 and by the student body of the West Bank Campus in 2003. These fees apply to students registered at the respective campuses and are dedicated to the construction and operation of a new student life center on each Campus.

Course/Laboratory Fees

Some courses may require course or lab fees. As authorized by the Louisiana Board of Regents, online courses require additional fees to cover electronic delivery costs. All distance education courses (Web-based and compressed video) require a $45 fee per course and may require lab or course fees specific to the individual course. For a complete list of fees, visit http://www.dcc.edu/ lab_fees/labfeelist.pdf.

International Student Fee

All students who are non-U.S. citizens and also non-residents of Louisiana are charged $45 per semester.

Motor Vehicle Registration Fees

Every vehicle parked on College property must be registered with Campus Police. The registration fee is $50 for a one-year parking decal, $30 for fall or spring semester only, and $20 for summer session; each additional car registered at the student’s same address is $10. To receive a parking decal you must present to the Bursar’s office your official car registration certificate, a completed application for a decal and payment for the registration fee. A student who receives a violation ticket must present the ticket and pay the fine at the Delgado Bursar’s office within 48 hours. Tickets may be appealed within five working days of receiving the ticket. Unpaid fines will be treated as financial obligations to the College. Grades and copies of academic records will be withheld until fines are paid.

Graduation Fee

Graduating students pay a $50 fee, which includes $48 for diploma materials and processing, and $2 for a one-year membership to the Delgado Alumni Association. Students who apply after deadline incur an extra $40 fee.

Transcript of Records Fee

Copies of transcripts are $5 per copy. Same-day service is $10 per copy. All admission conditions and financial obligations to the College must be met in full before transcripts are issued.

Returned Check/Credit Card Chargeback Fee

Students will be assessed a fee for all returned checks and/or credit card chargebacks due to insufficient funds, unauthorized use, cancelled card or fraud. The fee is $25 or five percent of the amount of the returned check/ credit card chargeback, whichever is greater. Any student who has a returned check or credit card chargeback on his/her account will have to pay by cashier’s check, money order, or cash for the semester in which the check was written or the chargeback was incurred plus the next semester of attendance. Only in the case of a bank or card issuer error will the returned check/ credit card chargeback penalties be removed. After the College has exhausted its attempts to notify the student, failure to pay the returned check or credit card chargeback and additional charges will subject the student to an administrative withdrawal from classes, and his/her account will be submitted to a collection agency.

Non-Resident Fees

The Board of Supervisors for the LCTCS has established policies for determining residency for tuition purposes.

For tuition purposes, a Louisiana resident is defined as one who has, or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has, abandoned all prior domiciles and has been domiciled and is employed part-time or full-time in the State of Louisiana continuously for at least one full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the semester of enrollment. Other persons not meeting the 12-month legal residency requirement as defined may be classified as temporary residents for tuition purposes. Contact Admissions and Enrollment Services for specifics. Eligibility for reclassification as a Louisiana resident is determined by Admissions and Enrollment Services. Changes in residency status after the first semester of enrollment are made by the Office of the Registrar. Nonresident tuition is not applied if enrolled in all online classes. An applicant or student may not establish residency while residing in Louisiana for the sole purpose of attending school. Students on visas may not become residents.