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Fee Descriptions

Non-Tuition Related Fee Descriptions

Non-Tuition Related Fees are supplemental fees that are assessed on an annual or semester bases. These fees help fund certain specialized educational programs, lab courses, and range of support services. All Non-Tuition Related Fees are non-refundable at any time, with the exception of the Course Fee, Parking Fee, and Student Medical Insurance Charge. These Fees are refundable during the 100% refund period but are not refundable thereafter.

Below are descriptions of the five most common Non-Tuition Related Fees.

Course Fee

This a supplemental charge, designated as Lab Fee, Administrative Fee, Equipment Fee, Rental Fee, Studio Fee, Modeling Fee, and Assessment Fee, that supports the instruction of specifically designated courses throughout the curriculum. The amount of the charge depends on the course. Most course fees are $75.00. The Dean of each School or the Director of Athletics determines the courses that will be assessed a course fee.

The Nursing Program assesses a course fee for each lecture course and lab fee for each lab course. In addition, an ATI Testing Fee and a one-time Criminal Background Check Fee will also be assessed on courses specified in the Course Catalog.

Credit Card Service Fee

This is a service fee that is charged by the credit card processor to the cardholder at the time of payment. The service fee revenue is not shared by the college.

Note: A service fee is not charged if payment is made by electronic debiting of a checking or savings account (ACH).

Finance Charge

This is a supplemental charge that will be assessed against the account of any student with an outstanding Account Balance. This Finance Charge shall be calculated and assessed for each month that the balance remains $100.00 or greater. There will be a grace period of 25 days without finance charge on new charges. Each monthly Finance Charge will be calculated by multiplying 1.5% by the amount of the outstanding Account Balance. Finance Charges will not be assessed for students who participate in the Ramapo Tuition Payment Plan and have kept their account current. If a student has been terminated from the plan, he/she will be assessed a Finance Charge commencing with the next billing cycle.

Late Payment Fee

Failure to pay according to published payment deadlines may result in the assessment of a Late Payment Fee for each missed payment deadline. A student could be assessed multiple late fees per term if more than one deadline is missed.

Schedule Reinstatement Fee

An administrative fee will be assessed to reinstate a deregistered schedule after the Add/Drop period is over.

Transcript Fee

The Transcript Fee is a one-time flat-fee that entitles a student to receive an unlimited number of official transcripts per career at no additional cost. Students who request e-transcripts from the National Student Clearinghouse will be charged an additional fee.

The College reserves the right to change costs, dates and procedures at its discretion.