What it Costs to Go to QCC
Student Billing FAQ
1. What does my Student ID fee cover?
Students pay for a Student ID once per academic year. If you already have an ID,
you will need to have the card validated each academic year.
This fee is used to pay expenses associated with the learning center, library
services, and the athletic center. You will need to have a student ID in order
to pick up any financial refund check, sell back books at the Bookstore or
receive a waiver for sales tax from cafeteria purchases.
2. What does my Student Activity fee cover?
Students pay for a Student Activity fee for the Fall and Spring semesters only.
This fee is used to pay expenses associated with campus student activities,
organizations, and the athletic center.
3. What is a Technology/Energy Fee?
This fee is used to pay expenses associated with computing labs, electronic
equipment, classroom equipment, computer software, audio-visual hardware,
database management systems, laptop computers, and telecommunications systems.
The energy portion of this fee is to help support the increasing energy costs
and usage throughout the College. This fee varies per semester and is based on
the number of registered credits.
4. Once I pay my parking fee and receive a parking decal, will I be able to
park at all locations?
The parking decal covers designated student parking at our main campus on West
Boylston Street. Additional parking fees may be charged for off site
instruction. (Example: parking at the QCC Mall campus is an additional cost). If
you do not park on campus, you may waive your parking fee at the Student Payment
5. What is a Lab Fee?
This fee is used to support and supply the scientific laboratories on campus.
This fee is assessed for every lab class.
6. Can I waive any of the above fees if I do not use the school facilities
except to attend classes?
These fees are mandatory and cannot be waived.
7. What is the Registration Fee?
The Registration fee supports the administrative effort of the College including
Assessment Testing, Advising, Financial Aid, and Payment Center.
8. If I withdraw from a course, would I still be charged or will I get all my
Each semester at the college has a specific Refund Policy.
The Tuition & Fee
Refund Policy is listed on your bill, in the college booklets, and is also
available online and in the Student Payment Center. Please refer to that
policy for exact dates. You must officially withdraw from your classes in the
Registrar’s office in room 152A if you are not attending your classes.
If you are receiving financial aid, you
should consult with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing. Financial aid
eligibility may be affected.
9. Do I need to purchase the Compulsory Health Insurance at QCC?
No, you do not have to purchase the insurance through the school if you have
your own, however you need to waive the insurance offered by QCC online within
the first 30 days of school otherwise you will be charged for it. Go to
www.universityhealthplans.com to waive it.
10. Where do I go to pay my bill?
You can mail your payment in to the: QCC Business Office, 670 West Boylston
Street, Worcester, MA 01606-2092 or you can go to the Payment Center Room 65A,
which is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. You may also pay online by logging on to the Q, the student
and faculty portal. .
11. When will my financial aid refund check be ready?
You’ll receive a check for the excess financial aid after all charges have been
paid to QCC. Once the funds are available, refund checks will be processed
weekly and available at the Payment Center in Room 65A. Please bring a picture
ID with you when picking up your check.
12. What are program fees?
Certain High Demand and Equipment intense programs have semester fees to help
support the needs of the program. (See QCC Program Fee Sheet)
13. Does the College have a Payment Plan?
The college offers a payment plan for every semester except Intersession. You
can pick up additional information at the Student Payment Center, Room 65A.