Costs

Make a payment through self service Tuition and fees must be paid in full or payment arrangements must be made through the business office upon registration for registrations to be processed. Atlantic Cape accepts cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, checks or money orders (payable to Atlantic Cape Community College or Atlantic Cape). Payments may also be made via Self-Service by MasterCard, Visa, Visa/Debit, Discover, American Express, or E-check.  Vouchers and purchase orders also are accepted by a person or agency providing a form or letter authorizing Atlantic Cape to bill for tuition and fees. Learn more about our  payment plans.

Semester Due Dates:

Payment for the Spring 2024 semester is due upon registration.

Payment for the Summer 2024 semester is due Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

Fall 2024 - TBA

Typical tuition and fees

The typical full-time student taking 12 credits can expect to pay about $2,431.50 plus any additional required lab fees per semester. A student taking one three-credit course can expect to pay $649.50 plus any additional required lab fees.

Tuition and Fee cost of earning a degree in the following special degree programs are:

  • Air Traffic control Terminal, A.A.S. - $ 28,537.00 (FY24 TBD)
  • Culinary Arts, A.A.S. - $  29,462.00
  • Culinary Arts/Baking and Pastry-Option, A.A.S. - $  29,462.00
  • Nursing, A.A.S. - $  24,339.00
  • Radiologic Technology, A.A.S. - $ 34,057.00

Academic Program Costs 2023-2024

  FY23 Atlantic Cape Academic Year Program Costs (FY24 TBD)

Following is a summary of the basic college expenses per semester. Find out more about required insurance,  tuition refunds, and  payment plans. Note that the tuition and fees listed are subject to change without notice.

College Expenses

Application Fee - No Charge

Tuition - General education, per credit: (See below for Academy of Culinary Arts tuition)

Fee Type Fee Amount

Atlantic and Cape May County residents

$162.50 per credit

Out-of-county, New Jersey residents with chargebacks*

$162.50 per credit

Out-of-county, New Jersey residents without chargebacks

$212.50 per credit

Out-of-state and out-of-country

$262.50 per credit

 

Tuition - Online, per credit:  

Fee Type Fee Amount
Atlantic and Cape May County residents

 $162.50 per credit

Out-of-county, New Jersey residents with chargebacks*

 $162.50 per credit

Out-of-county, New Jersey residents without chargebacks

 $212.50 per credit

Out-of-state and out-of-country  $262.50 per credit

 

*Non-residents of Atlantic or Cape May counties are required to file a chargeback form every semester when they register or pay out-of-county rates. A chargeback authorizes Atlantic Cape to bill the student's home county in New Jersey for the out-of-county portion of the tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to verify eligibility for a chargeback with the home county. Forms are available from the local county treasurer's office or community college. Complete information is available from the enrollment services office.

Chargeback Agreement - For students attending Atlantic Cape from out of county in the Culinary Arts, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, or Aviation Program courses.  Please see your self service account: User Options-Required Agreements to review the registered semester chargeback agreement.

 

 

Tuition - Culinary Arts program courses, per credit:

Fee Type Fee Amount

Atlantic and Cape May County residents

$650.00 per credit, which includes $300.00 per credit tuition, $350.00 per credit program fee plus additional mandatory fees

Out-of-county, New Jersey residents with chargebacks*

$650.00 per credit, which includes $300.00 per credit tuition, $350.00 per credit program fee plus additional mandatory fees

Out-of-county New Jersey residents without chargebacks

$680.00 per credit, which includes $330.00 per credit tuition, $350.00 per credit program fee plus additional mandatory fees

Out-of-state and out-of-country

$710.00 per credit, which includes $360.00 per credit tuition, $350.00 per credit program fee, plus additional mandatory fees

 Chargeback Promissory Note - For students in Culinary Arts, Nursing, Aviation, or Radiologic Technology.  

Mandatory Fees - all students, per credit:

Fee Type Fee Amount

General fee payable each semester, per credit

$31.50

Student activity fee, fall and spring semester, per credit

$1.00

Facilities fee, per credit

$3.00

 

Mandatory Fees - all students, per semester:

Student accident insurance, Fall and Spring semester $5.50 (Summer $3.50)

Fee Type Fee Amount

Campus Safety Fee, Summer, Fall and Winter/Spring, per Semester

$40.00

 

Registration Fee, Summer, Fall and Winter/Spring, per Semester

$10.00

  Description of Tuition and Fees

Special Fees:

Fee Type Fee Amount

Health insurance

Currently not being offered, please refer to the College web site for future updates

Professional liability insurance fee, all clinical courses

$5.00

Online Technology Course Fee, per course (Online only)

$25.00

Lab fee, light technology courses, per credit

$25.00

Studio Arts Course fee, per credit

$10.00

Site Visits fee (Fieldwork, Internships, Practicum) per credit

$25.00

Lab fee, heavy technology courses, per credit

$40.00

Culinary arts credit-by-examination, per exam, non- refundable

$260.00

Nursing Clinical fee, per credit

$315.00

Air Traffic Control Terminal Program fee, per credit

$380.00

Annual Online Proctoring Fee (Online &  Remote Sections Only)

$ 25.00

Simulated Flight Course Fee (AVIT103)

$650.00

Experimental Flight Course Fee (AVIT101)

$3,470.00

UAS Operations Course Fee (AVIT 140)

$250.00

Private Pilot Helicopter Course Fee (AVIT145)

$35,630.00

Aeronautical Skills Course Fee (AVIT200)

$5,205.00

Private Pilot Course Fee (AVIT210)

$22,368.50

Instrument Pilot Course Fee (AVIT240)

$17,826.00

Instrument Pilot Helicopter Course Fee (AVIT255)

$36,562.00

Commercial Pilot Helicopter Course Fee (AVIT265)

$66,987.00

Airplane Flight Instructor Course Fee (AVIT278)

$12,781.00

Commercial Pilot Course Fee (AVIT280)

$40,110.50

Flight Instruction Course Fee (AVIT282)

$17,921.00

Multi-Engine Pilot Course Fee (AVIT286)

$9,652.00

Helicopter Add-on Course Fee (AVIT288)

$45,715.00

Radiographic Procedures I Course Fee  (RADX102)

$1,872.75

Principles of Imaging I Course Fee (RADX103)

$1,248.50

Clinical Radiography Course Fee (RADX104)

$1,248.50

Radiographic Procedures II Course Fee (RADX105)

$1,872.75

Principles of Imaging II Course Fee (RADX106)

$1,248.50

Clinical Radiology II Course Fee (RADX109)

$1,248.50

Clinical Radiology III Course Fee (RADX201)

$1,872.75

Radiographic Procedures III Course Fee (RADX202)

$1,248.50

Principles of Imaging III Course Fee (RADX203)

$1,248.50

Radiation Biology & Protection Course Fee (RADX204)

$1,248.50

Clinical Radiography IV Course Fee (RADX206)

$1,872.75

Clinical Radiography V Course Fee (RADX207)

$2,497.00

Radiographic Pathology Course Fee (RADX208)

$1,248.50

 

Testing Fees:

Fee Type Fee Amount

Institutional Credit-by-Exam, upon successful completion, cost will be the current per-credit rate minus the $25.00 testing fee

$25.00

Proctored External Testing, per exam

$25.00

Accuplacer Retest fee

$15.00

Allied Health/Nursing Program Entrance Exam (TEAS V)

$112.00

Portfolio Assessment Fee

$125.00

 

Graduation Fees:

Fee Type Fee Amount

All graduating students

REMOVED - effective 5/22/2023

Culinary Awards Ceremony

REMOVED - effective 5/22/2023

Professional Series Audit Fee

REMOVED - effective 5/22/2023

 

Additional Fees:

Fee Type Fee Amount

Allied Health/Nursing Program Application fee

$25.00

Returned check service charge

$35.00

Collection fee (delinquent accounts)

$30.00

Deferred Payment Plan fee

$25.00

Deferred Payment Plan Late fee

$25.00

Student ID Card Replacement fee

$5.00

Outgoing Transcript Fee (inclusive of Clearinghouse Charge)

$10.00

 

Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA)

The College is required by the federal government to derive a Cost of Attendance (COA) for several categories of students. These COAs are used to determine the eligibility for financial aid. The COA represents direct costs, like tuition and fees that you pay directly to the College, and indirect costs, like transportation for traveling to and from class.

The COA is an estimate of these charges, based on an average for this service area, and will likely vary from your actual costs in each category. The COA is different for different groups of students and may vary depending on how many credits you are taking, if you live in or out of county, if you live with parent(s) or have your own place, etc. If you are enrolled less than half-time, your cost of attendance for financial aid cannot include room and board or miscellaneous expenses.

Click here for some COA examples

 

Accident Insurance

All students are covered by a mandatory group accident insurance policy. https://www.studentinsurance.com/Client/1484

Students are covered during all school-sponsored functions, classes or activities for 12 months. The basic coverage costs $5.50 for the spring and fall semesters and $3.50 for summer. For more information, contact (609) 343-5005.

Refunds

If Atlantic Cape cancels a class, or changes the time, day or date of a scheduled course, students may transfer tuition and fees to another course or elect to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. An official drop must be in writing and received by the refund deadlines. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances, which must be documented. Culinary refunds are pro-rated per block cycle. Tuition and fee refunds for all students are calculated on a percentage basis according to the following schedule:

Refund Timeframe Percentage of Refund

Dropping courses before the first day of the semester

100 percent

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific 50 percent refund deadlines

50 percent

Dropping courses after the 50 percent refund deadline

NO REFUND

NOTE: Refund periods for sessions other than the 16-week semester (except culinary arts blocks) are proportionate to the length of the session. Contact Enrollment Services at (609) 343-5005, (609) 463-4774, ext. 5128, or  e-mail Atlantic Cape Registration for specific refund deadline dates.

 

Credit Balances

A credit balance occurs whenever a student has funds credited to their student account which exceeds the total amount of a student's direct charges.  

Refund of Title IV Funds

Per cash management regulations, credit balances resulting exclusively from Title IV aid are refunded directly to the student or parent as soon as possible but no later than 14 days after the first day of classes or the date the funds were applied to the student's account, whichever comes last.

Regulations stipulate that a student's unpaid charges on their bill must be satisfied before a refund can be processed.

Time Frame for Returning an Unclaimed Title IV Credit Balances

If Atlantic Cape attempts to issue a refund of the credit balance by check and the check is not cashed, the Finance Department at Atlantic Cape will make several attempts to contact the student.  If an electronic refund (e-ck) is rejected, additional attempts will be made to disburse the funds.  After several attempts are made to disburse the funds, the unclaimed funds will be returned.

Payment Plan

Atlantic Cape offers an interest-free tuition payment plan to all credit students for the Fall and Spring semesters only. There is a $25 non-refundable fee. Any student in good financial standing is eligible to apply. Students can now enroll in the payment plan online.

For more information, call the Bursar's Office at (609) 625-1111, ext. 5278, or email the Bursar's Office at  bursar@atlanticcape.edu.  

The payment schedule by semester is as follows:

Fall 2023 semester:

Payment Plan Type Payment Due Date
25 percent payment: July 11,2023
25 percent payment: August 11, 2023
25 percent payment: September 11, 2023
25 percent payment: October 11, 2023

 

Spring 2024 semester:

Payment Plan Type Payment Due Date
25 percent payment: December 5, 2023
25 percent payment: January 5, 2024
25 percent payment: February 5, 2024
25 percent payment: March 5, 2024

 

Culinary, Nursing, Aviation, and Radiology students:

Payment Plan Type Payment Due Dates

Fall:

20 percent monthly payments June through October

Spring:

20 percent monthly payments November through March