Office of the Bursar

The Office of the Bursar oversees the financial details of your student account, including tuition and fees, billing, flexible payment plans, and other services to help you and your family manage your college expenses.

Office Hours – Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location – Five Towns College, Room #316
Phone – (631) 656-2115
Email[email protected]

Financial Aid Office

The Office of Student Financial Aid strives to provide students with financial resources and related services, to help them reach their educational goals. The office administers federal, state, institutional aid and scholarship programs in accordance with applicable policies and regulations, while striving to be an innovative and service-minded department.

Office Hours – Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location – Five Towns College, Room #104B
Phone – (631) 656-2164
Email[email protected]

Tuition Rate Guarantee

Five Towns College guarantees that the price of tuition will not be increased for any student who matriculates into a degree program, and who maintains continuous registration without interruption for up to eight consecutive semesters of study, except if they have interrupted their studies pursuant to an approved Leave of Absence.

In order to maintain Tuition Rate Guarantee eligibility, students must complete the following:

  • Complete at least 30 credits in an academic year; and
  • Maintain CGPA of 2.0 or higher; and
  • Register by deadline (see academic calendar for dates); and
  • Current on tuition balance; and
  • Complete FASFA prior to registration (if applicable)

Students who do not successfully complete at least 30 credits per year with a GPA of at least 2.0 will be subject to the tuition rate applicable to the most recent entering class of students. The duration of this Tuition Rate Guarantee will be prorated to the expected date of graduation for transfer students as determined by the College Registrar at the time of initial enrollment at Five Towns College. Tuition Rate Guarantee does not apply to any fees, including residence hall room and board charges, nor does it apply to summer or J-Term sessions when tuition is typically reduced.

Tuition Rate Guarantee requires that each student register and re-register on time for each successive semester. Students who register during the Late Registration period forfeit the Tuition Rate Guarantee, unless they do so with the permission of the Vice President of Finance. Students who utilize the Federal Student Aid such as PELL, student or parent loan, must complete FAFSA prior to registration.

Tuition and Fees:

Cost of Attendance:

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the term for an estimated monetary amount used to inform students and their families about the total cost of education at their college or university. It includes direct costs, such as tuition and fees, which are paid directly to the school. The CoA also includes estimated amounts for indirect costs, such as books and transportation, which can vary per student based on their individual situation.

The CoA is a useful planning tool for students when making their college decision and provides a more complete understanding of the necessary financial commitment associated with advancing their education. The CoA is also used in financial aid calculations to ensure that eligibility for need-based aid takes into consideration that the cost of education is more than direct costs alone.

Note that tuition and fee schedules, estimated financial aid offers, and semester bills, do not usually contain the CoA and instead display direct costs and student financial responsibility. While the CoA is helpful for planning purposes, it cannot be used to determine actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Please choose the option below that matches your degree level and housing plan for an illustration of your estimated CoA while attending Five Towns College:

Billing and Payments

Student Billing Statements are available on the Student Portal. In order to make a payment or to view your current charges, approved financial aid, scholarships and grants, please log in to your Student Portal account and click on the “Make a Payment” link located in the “View Charges/Make a Payment” box. Paper statements, although available if requested, are no longer mailed out.

Payments made by check or money order should be made payable to Five Towns College and mailed to:

Five Towns College
Attn: Office of the Bursar
305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Please be sure to include the Student ID number in the memo section of the check.
The college also accepts credit card payments over the phone by calling (631) 656-2115.

Payment plans

The Nelnet Payment Plan is available to students who need an option for paying tuition and fees not covered by Financial Aid and other sources. Payment plans break down the tuition balance into more affordable monthly payments. There is no interest, finance charges or credit check. Payment options are flexible and Nelnet setup fees are affordable. Payment plans must be renewed each semester and can be processed by automatic bank payments (ACH) or credit/debit cards.

To learn more or to enroll visit www.MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/ftc

Payment Due Dates:

Fall semester – June 1st
Spring semester – December 1st
Summer semester – May 1st

Refund Policy

Refunds are made solely at the discretion of the College for conditions beyond the student’s control such as military service, serious personal illness, or other emergencies acceptable to the Committee on Refunds. All requests must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. Refunds will be based on the date of receipt of written notification of withdrawal. Nonattendance in a course does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students are responsible for payment for all tuition and fees until an official withdrawal is presented to the Registrar.

  • Withdrawal from the College on or before the end of the Add/Drop week— 100% of tuition and fees less an administrative fee of $100.
  • Withdrawal from the College during the second week of classes — 60% of tuition and fees less an administrative fee of $100.
  • Withdrawal from the College during the third week of classes — 40% of tuition and fees less an administrative fee of $100. •
  • Withdrawal from the College during the fourth week of classes — 20% of tuition and fees less an administrative fee of $100.

After the completion of the fourth week of classes, there will be no refunds granted.