BMCC 2017 Summer Finish Line Tuition Waiver Program

Frequently Asked Questions»

BMCC is continuing its successful Tuition Waiver program this summer 2017 session. To be eligible, students must be matriculated at BMCC, New York State residents and U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time the waiver is applied.

Below are details on the various tuition waiver types and additional eligibility requirements.

Completion Waiver

Eligible students who have ten (10) or fewer credits left to complete their associate degree requirements will be able to receive a tuition waiver for one of their remaining courses.

Momentum Waiver

Eligible students who have a minimum BMCC GPA of 2.0, earned at least 12 credits and were enrolled full-time in spring 2017 will be able to receive a tuition waiver for a summer 2017 course that counts toward their listed BMCC degree.

Part-Time Momentum Waiver

Eligible students who have a minimum BMCC GPA of 2.0, earned at least 12 credits and were enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) in spring 2017 will be able to receive a tuition waiver for a summer 2017 course that counts toward their listed BMCC degree.

STEM Waiver

Eligible students who enroll in a credit-bearing mathematics, computer programming, science, Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100), Introduction to Multimedia (MMP 100) or Logic (PHI 110) course that counts toward completion of their listed BMCC degree in summer 2017 will be able to receive a tuition waiver for the course and any associated lab course.

MAT 56.5

Eligible students who enroll in the MAT 56.5 course that combines the MAT 51 and MAT 56 courses in summer 2017 will be able to receive a tuition waiver for the course. Both the MAT 51 and MAT 56 courses must be needed for degree completion in order to qualify.

Acceleration Waiver

Incoming students who have no remedial requirements are invited to get a head start on their degree completion and receive a tuition waiver for their first credit-bearing course at BMCC.

Jump-Start Waiver

Eligible students who have successfully completed the CUNY Start program in spring 2017 will be able to receive a tuition waiver for a credit-bearing summer session course that counts toward their degree completion.


Summer sessions 6W1, 7W1, 10W and 12W begin on Tuesday, May 30. Summer session 5W2 begins on Tuesday, July 18. Students are eligible to receive one (1) waiver for a class that begins on May 30 and one (1) waiver for a class that begins on July 18. Please visit the Academic Calendar for more deadline information.

Please note:
Please note that only the tuition for the course(s) will be waived and students will be responsible for all fees and materials, such as textbooks. To help with transportation costs, students who receive a tuition waiver will also receive a 30-day MetroCard. To qualify for the tuition waiver(s) and the 30-day MetroCard, students must register for the summer 2017 course(s) no later than May 1 for classes that begin on May 30 and June 15 for classes that begin on July 18. As funding is limited, waivers will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If students are granted a summer tuition waiver, they will receive a notification to their BMCC email address by May 15 and July 1, respectively. Please note, students must complete the summer course(s). If they drop or fail to attend, the waiver(s) may be revoked and they will be responsible for the tuition.

For the answers to more questions, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

IIf students have any questions or need advisement for the summer session, please visit the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center (Room S108) or contact the Center by email at advisementandtransfer@bmcc.cuny.edu.