|Fee||Full-Time Student *|
(12 or more credits)
|College Fee||$12.50 per semester||$.85 per credit hour|
|Student Activity Fee||$110 per semester||$9.25 per credit hour|
|Technology Fee||$199.50 per semester||$16.65 per credit hour|
|Student Health Fee||$168.50 per semester||$14.05 per credit hour|
|Intercollegiate Athletics Fee||$202 per semester||$16.85 per credit hour|
|Student Life Fee||$58 per semester||$4.85 per credit hour|
|Transportation Fee||$77.50 per semester||$6.45 per credit hour|
|Transcript Fee||$5 per semester||$5 per semester|
|First-Year Student **||$175 per year||$175 per year|
|Transfer Student **||$120 per year||$120 per year|
* Like tuition, Program Service Charge fees are "capped" at 12 hours during the fall and spring semesters. However, no such "capping" occurs during the summer session; students pay tuition and fees for every credit hour taken, even if they enroll in more than 12 credit hours.
** The New Student Fee funds programs and services for new undergraduate students as they transition to SUNY Cortland. These include the student ID Card, orientation program, Student Planner, and events and activities throughout the first few weeks of each semester. The new student fee is a one-time fee paid at the start of a student’s first semester.
The College Fee is required under administrative policy of State University of New York and is not refundable. College fee for summer and winter sessions (and part-time students) is charged per credit hour.
The College Program Service Charge is required of all students enrolled in credit-bearing coursework and is designed to incorporate various normally required fees and charges. It is acknowledged that all students will not equally participate in each of the component fees but will receive equivalent overall benefit from the universally available services enhancing the campus life experience. Equitable distribution of costs across student populations helps keep our offerings rich and varied while keeping the level of fees low in comparison to benefits provided. Certain special and remote site programs are exempt from some fees.
Other Important Facts:
On-campus courses are generally not eligible for waivers of the Program Service Charge. However, field placements (internships, student teaching, etc.) greater than 100 miles from campus may apply for a waiver of the Student Health Services Fee component only. All such waiver requests must be made in writing to the Student Accounts Office and received by Oct. 1 for fall semesters, March 1 for spring semesters, and June 1 for summer sessions.
Like tuition, Program Service Charge fees are "capped" at 12 hours during the fall and spring semesters. However, no such "capping" occurs during the summer session; students pay tuition and fees for every credit hour taken, even if they enroll in more than 12 credit hours.
The Program Service Charge consists of the following fees:
The Student Activity Fee is used for on- and off-campus activities governed by the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA manages and allocates expenditures for clubs, organizations, fitness centers, speakers and special cultural, educational or social events.
The Technology Fee funds a variety of technology networking and access services for students including e-mail accounts, computer labs, Internet access and technical support. All students pay the Technology Fee, except for study abroad students from other SUNY schools who have paid this fee at their home campus.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Fee funds intercollegiate athletics opportunities and is managed by the College Intercollegiate Athletics Board. NCAA regulations require this fund to be kept separately from Student Activities Fee.
The Student Health Services Fee provides various health services to students such as allergy shots, health and physical examinations, physician examinations and referrals, and various other services and educational programs. This fee may be waived ONLY for students for the following reasons: student teaching or internship assignments with field placements greater than 100 miles from campus, students taking ALL classes after 4:20 pm, students taking ALL classes online who's permanent address on file is greater than 100 miles from campus. All waiver requests must be made in writing to the Student Accounts Office and be received by October 1 for fall semesters, March 1 for spring semesters, and June 1 for summer sessions.
The Student Life Fee provides support for student life experiences that are rich, fun and fulfilling outside of the classroom that promote student well-being and promote healthy lifestyle habits intended to last a lifetime. It also provides additional support for intramural sports, support for sports clubs, fitness centers, and other activities included in the Student Life Center programming and facilities.
The Transportation Fee supports the enhanced on-campus shuttle service, provides for maintenance and student vehicle parking at the Route 281 lot. Students/staff must pay vehicle registration fee.
All enrolled students (undergraduate and graduate) will be charged a $5 per semester transcript fee. All current and former students will receive unlimited official transcripts as a lifetime service. Refer to the Registrar's website for detailed information on how to request an official college transcript.
The New Student Fee funds programs and services for new undergraduate students as they transition to SUNY Cortland. These include the student ID Card, orientation program, Student Planner and events and activities throughout the first few weeks of each semester. The New Student Fee is a one-time fee paid at the start of a student's first semester.