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Student Receivables

The Student Receivables unit is responsible for keeping the student financial records, billing third party tuition payers, TAP certification, Title IV refunds, and student refunds.

Student Receivables Staff

Judy Lorell Manager of Student Accounts (718) 518-4354
Gloria Agosto Perkins Loan Assistant (718) 518-4347
Janitza Gomez College Assistant (718) 518-4358
12:00 Noon to 4:45 PM *
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 6:45 PM *
10:00 AM to 6:45 PM *
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
* When classes are not in session,
the Student Receivables Office will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M

Title IV Refunds

With the new Federal regulations regarding the returning of Title IV funds, the college will calculate how much Title IV aid has been earned by the student based upon period of attendance. Hostos Community College's attendance policy is outlined below.

  1. A student who drops all courses during the first three weeks of the semester will not qualify for Title IV funds.

  2. A student who drops during the 4th and 5th weeks is required to obtain a withdrawal form, which should be signed by the Professors in charge of the courses that were dropped.

  3. A student who attends classes for at least 60% of the semester will get the full entitlement of Title IV aid for the semester.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

To be eligible for TAP, a student needs to be registered for at least 12 billable credits, and at least 6 academic credits for the semester with in his/her major. For a first time TAP recipient the academic credit requirement is three (3). Credits for any course being taken a second time will not be counted in determining TAP eligibility. Ability To Benefit (ATB) students affected are freshman, transfer students and continuing students who:

  • have a diploma from foreign High School
  • Applied received TAP for the first time in or after summer or fall 2006
  • have not earned a GED.

Student must meet the Ability To Benefit (ATB) standard by having a GED prior to being admitted to College or achieving the minimum cut scores on the Ability To Benefit (ATB) test:

ATB minimum cut point scores
COMPASS Reading 62
COMPASS Math Part1 25
COMPASS Writing Objective 32

For fall 2008 student must have their minimum scores for 3 subjects above by September 25th 2008. Student can drop by the Admission Satellite to pick up a test appointment located at 500 Grand Concourse room B102. For more information on the Tuition Assistance Program, visit the web site at: http://www.hesc.com or write to the following address:

Higher Education Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255
(888) 697-4372

Tuition Refunds

Tuition refunds are computed according to the date that the student drops a course or courses. In cases of Medical Leave of Absences, the refund is computed according to the effective date of the leave. Non-instructional fees are non-refundable, except when courses are cancelled by the college, or if the student enters military service.

Students who drop courses from their record during the Change of Program period are entitled to a tuition refund according to the following schedule:

Before the first day of class
withdrawal during the first week of the semester
withdrawal during the second week of the semester
withdrawal during the third week of the semester

Tap Refunds

Students who paid their tuition in full prior to receiving award notification in the mail from HESC, are entitled to a refund in the amount of their TAP award notification if the following conditions apply: (a) the student is in full attendance at the college; (b) the student is in good academic standing; and (c) the student is a New York State resident.

Students who paid only a part of their tuition prior to receiving award notification in the mail from HESC will be refunded the amount of their TAP award less any outstanding tuition liability to the college.

TAP refunds will be issued within 45 days after the college receives a certified TAP roster from the State of New York. A postcard will be sent to each student entitled to a TAP refund with instructions on how and when to obtain this refund.


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