Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for admission to CCCC?

In order to be eligible for admission to the College, applicants must have graduated, or will graduate prior to enrollment, from an approved secondary school (high school) or possess a state-issued high-school equivalency diploma (GED). Acceptances are issued on a space available basis.

What is the tuition at CCCC?

See: Tuition and Fees

Who is eligible for in-state tuition?

A person shall be eligible for in-state tuition if:

  • he/she or his/her parent/guardian (in the case of an unemancipated minor) has established a residence in Massachusetts for not less than six continuous months next preceding the beginning date of the academic period for which he/she seeks to enroll, and
  • has an intent to remain in Massachusetts as demonstrated by the possession of a Massachusetts motor vehicle registration, operator's license, voter registration, income tax returns, employment, and/or other criteria which evidences the person's intent to remain in Massachusetts. No one factor shall be solely determinative of the issue of residency.
     
    or,
  • he/she is eligible for in-state tuition reciprocity under the New England Regional Student Program (a.k.a. Apple program) and he/she meets the requirements of the New England Board of Higher Education including residency in his/her home state.
     
    or,
  • he/she (or his/her spouse and unemancipated children) is a member of the armed forces and on active duty in Massachusetts.

Any person who is approved by the college for in-state tuition and so registers shall be eligible for continued classification as a Massachusetts resident for tuition purposes during continuous attendance until the attainment of the degree. Any misrepresentation, omission or incorrect information contained on a student/applicant affidavit for in-state tuition which if stated accurately would be the basis for denial of in-state tuition shall be cause for dismissal or other disciplinary action with no right to a tuition refund.

All other persons shall NOT be eligible for in-state tuition and shall pay the out-of-state tuition as it may be established from time to time.

Are non-residents living in Massachusetts eligible for in-state tuition?

A person who is a U.S. Permanent Resident/Immigrant (i.e. holds a green card), a Refugee in the U.S. under political asylum may be eligible for in-state tuition. Persons who are on temporary student visas or other temporary visas who have declared as a condition of their visa that they intend to return to their homeland shall be ineligible for in-state tuition.

Is there any way to change my residency status?

A student or applicant may petition to the Business Office at Cape Cod Community College to change his/her classification for tuition purposes based upon changed circumstances since the date he/she filed the tuition affidavit. The student may also petition if he/she disagrees with his/her classification. (This section may also be used by international students who have changed their visa status.) The student or applicant must petition for a change in classification no later than the first day of the academic period for which he/she seeks to have his/her residency classification changed. The decision of the Business Office shall be final and binding for that semester.

Any misrepresentation, omission or incorrect information contained on a student/applicant affidavit for in-state tuition which if stated accurately would be the basis for denial of in-state tuition shall be cause for dismissal or other disciplinary action with no right to a tuition refund.

Where can I get an application form?

Application materials can be obtained from the Admissions Office or downloadedPDF document.

I have some additional questions. Where can I get answers to them?

You can e-mail the Admissions Office: admiss@capecod.edu

An admissions counselor will respond, via e-mail, to your questions as quickly as possible (within normal business hours Monday–Friday). The Admissions Office may also be reached by telephone at (508) 362-2131 x4311 or via our toll free number at (877) 846-3672.