Age Requirements for Taking Courses
All courses are for individuals, ages 18 or older unless otherwise noted.
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered for selected courses and are valuable for individuals wishing to demonstrate their participation in educational pursuits beyond or outside of a degree program. One CEU is equal to ten contact hours of participation in continuing education. Upon completion of courses granting CEUs, participants may receive a statement of CEUs earned. These are permanently recorded with the Continuing Education Office. CEU’s do not apply toward degree programs or graduation.
Bucks County Community College reserves the right to cancel a course entirely or to change its time, location or instructor. In the event a course for which you have registered is canceled, you will be notified. If you are unable to substitute a suitable replacement for a canceled course, you will be refunded all tuition and fees you have paid for the course.
Emergency Closings & Inclement Weather
We may at times be forced to cancel classes. Please register for Bucks emergency alert system which will send urgent notifications regarding campus activities to your cell phone and/or email at:
www.bucks.edu/e2.The most up-to-date information will also be available on the college’s website at www.bucks.edu
Employer Tuition Assistance
Your organization may encourage furthering your education by including full or partial tuition assistance for credit and non-credit courses in your benefits package. Check with your Personnel Office today.
Lifetime Learning Credit
For those beyond the first two years of college, or taking classes part-time to improve or upgrade their job skills, the family will receive a 20% tax credit for the first $10,000. The credit is available for net tuition and fees (less grant aid) paid for post-secondary enrollment after June 30, 1998. The credit is available on a per-taxpayer (family) basis. For further information, please consult your tax advisor or visit www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE.
Parking Permits & Verification of Enrollment
A parking permit will be sent to registrants before class begins. This mailing will include your enrollment confirmation and textbook or materials information. Please feel free to call us at
215-968-8409 (option 6), if you do not receive this information.
We recommend you sign up at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
Students whose checks are returned to the College due to insufficient funds or other clearing issues will be assessed a bad check fee of $25 for each occurrence.
Refund Policy - Continuing Education
There is a $25 non-refundable withdrawal charge if you cancel your enrollment in a course with a fee of $50 or more; $5 for courses less than $50. The following conditions apply to refunds:
For all courses: 100% refund (less withdrawal charge) when you notify the Continuing Education Office at least five (5) working days prior to the course starting date. No refund after this time.
For camps: There is a $25 non-refundable fee for any cancellation. Refunds (less $25) will be made only when you notify the Continuing Education Office at least seven (7) days before the first day of camp.
Ed2Go, LERN, and online construction courses: policies vary. Please call for details, 215-968-8409 (option #6)
If you have paid by check, your refund will arrive in three weeks. Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover payments will be credited to your account.
If you are not completely satisfied with our program, please contact us the Continuing Education Office at 215-968-8409 (option #6).
The College and the Continuing Education department reserves the right to limit the number of waived registrations it accepts in its classes. In some instances, faculty and staff will be required to pay, in addition to class materials, the percentage of tuition owed to third parties who have entered into a partnership or agreement with the College.
Senior Citizen Policy
Adults who are 65 and over and Bucks County residents, may attend Certificate and Computer classes at 50% of the stated fee, plus books/materials fees. Due to the demand for these classes, we can only permit two seniors per class at this discount.
Seniors may attend all other non-credit classes free of charge on a space-available basis. Note: Exempt from Senior Policy: Second Act, ed2go, LERN, Construction Experts, Aviation, Painting, Photography, and Language classes as well as others where specifically noted. Senior Citizen registration will begin one week prior to the start date of each class. You will receive a course confirmation upon registration. However, if the class fills (with the exception of computer classes), you will be called and given the option to either pay for the class or to withdraw. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to pay materials and book fees. Please use registration form and checkbox regarding senior citizen status.
You can receive a tax deduction for all expenses of continuing management education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. (Treasury Registration 1-625 Coughlin vs. Commissioner, 203F2d307).