There are many things that may be included in your bill, from tuition, fees, insurance and residence life costs, etc.
Scholarships for international students
While most of Tompkins Cortland scholarships are for continuing students, incoming international students can visit NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, which features many resources and scholarships for international students specific to major, country of origin, and more.
Included in Your Bill
If you are an international student (under a specific visa status in the United States), and are physically taking classes at the College (completely online students are excluded from this), you will have international health insurance on your bill. You will see a charge and then a refund of $25 of accident insurance since your international health insurance covers this, so you will not be charged double coverage.
Staying in the residence halls
If you are an international student living in the residence halls, you will automatically be charged for “break housing” to cover the various college vacation break times that you will need to stay in the halls. Many other domestic students, like athletes, also are charged this fee, and if you will not be staying the mid-term or staying late and will need NO additional time in the residence halls when they are normally closed, you need to ask for a waiver of this break housing from the housing office in C building (Tioga Hall) in the first floor main office. They will then process the change to your bill.
If you are taking online courses, there is a $6/credit hour fee assessed.
How to Pay your Bill
You can pay directly online through your myTC3 account, under your myINFO tab. If you are having issues with logging in, please contact our Technology and Learning Support team. You will see “Finances” on the top tab column, and then “Make a Payment.” We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover, NO American Express please. If you have troubles with your international mailing address with your credit card, you can fill out the credit card authorization form and fax to the number on the top of the form. If you cannot fax, you can scan and email all of the form to firstname.lastname@example.org for our enrollment management office to process.
You can pay by wire transfer, yet make sure you include wire transfer fee costs, and that your name and student ID number is in the notes column of the transfer or we will have no way of knowing the money that comes in is associated with your account.
Questions about your bill
If you have questions or concerns about your bill, we look forward to helping you in our Enrollment Services Office, room 101, if you are on-campus. Or, you can email questions directly to email@example.com. Please make sure to include your name and student ID number so you can be helped you as quickly as possible.