Pre-admission Deposit

A $200 deposit is required in order to secure a place in the entering class and a residence hall room for a specific semester.

For fall semester applicants, the $200 deposit is due June 1. Fall applicants accepted after May 1 will have 30 days from the date of the acceptance letter to submit the deposits. Spring semester applicants must submit deposits within 30 days of the date of the acceptance letter. Students whose deposits are received after the due date are not guaranteed admittance. Deposits are not refundable beyond the deposit due date.

Deposits may be made by mail or online. To access the online options please visit the Accepted Students page of the Admissions site.

Deposit fees are waived for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) candidates.

Room Deposit (On-campus housing)

Current (returning) students who plan on living on campus the following fall are required to pay a $150 room deposit during the spring Room Selection Process.

Deposit Refunds

Tuition/Admission Deposit Refunds

For students who are admitted into terms that begin between June 1 and November 30, the admission deposit is refundable if requested on or before June 1. For students who are admitted into terms that begin between December 1 and May 31, the admission deposit is refundable if requested on or before November 1. If a student is notified of acceptance after May 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester, the deposit is refundable if both of the following conditions are met: The refund must be requested within 30 days after notification of acceptance is sent to the student, and the refund must be requested before the first day of classes in the term for which the deposit was paid. No deposits will be refunded after the beginning of the semester.

Room Deposit Refunds

In order to receive a refund of the room deposit, the student applicant must provide written notification of withdrawal from the College to the Residential Services Office by June 1 prior to the fall semester and by Nov. 1 prior to the spring semester. If individuals submit their deposit after May 1 or Oct. 1, a refund will be granted if the written request is received within 30 days of the payment of the deposit and before the first day of occupancy. All new entering students will follow the same guidelines as for the tuition deposit.

Student Accounts Office

Phone: 607-753-2313
Fax: 607-753-5592

  • SUNY Cortland
  • Student Accounts Office
  • P.O. Box 2000
  • Miller Building- 2nd Floor
  • Room 201
  • Cortland, NY 13045
  • Office Hours (Summer)
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday
  • Email account is monitored during normal business hours.