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Dates and Costs

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If you have questions about part-time study, refund policies, or other payment issues, please e-mail or call +1-845-257-3595.

The Summer 2021 7-week program will be held online, and will be asynchronous to accommodate various time zones. For more details, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact for more information.
ESL Class Fees $2,550
University Fees $567
Health Insurance $299
Residence Hall room $1,452
Orientation Fee $0
Billable Total $4,868
Food $897
Personal/Living Expenses $705
Textbooks $150
Non-billable Total $1,747
I-20 Total $6,620

All costs shown above are estimates for Summer 2021 on-campus term and are subject to change at any time. 

The Fall 2021 semester program will be offerd in-person, following New York State, SUNY, and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety. Details about arrival will be sent to admitted students via email. Should an online version of our semester program be made available, applicants will be made aware by email as well.

Contact for more information.
ESL Class Fees $5,725
University Fees $744
Health Insurance $795
Residence Halls $5,032
Meal Plan $2,620
Billable Total $14,916
Personal Expenses $1,694
Textbooks $150
Non-billable Total $1,835
I-20 Total $16,760

All costs shown above are estimates for Fall 2021 term and are subject to change at any time.

The I-20 total has been rounded.

*The orientation fee is only charged the first semester.

The Spring 2022 semester is yet to be determined and will be posted here when confirmed. For questions please contact

Conditionally admitted students in Level 4 Academic Purposes of HELP can take an academic class at SUNY New Paltz along with their ESL courses if they meet the specific criteria to do so. Charges for those courses follow standard SUNY New Paltz tuition fees.

For more information on University fees, visit the SUNY New Paltz Tuition & Fees page.

Student visa holders pay NON-NYS resident rates.

We accept credit card, cash, travelers check, personal check, or wire transfer. Other than the application fee, all other payments are made upon arrival during orientation. Visit the Student Accounts page for more information.
If necessary, the New Paltz Time Payment Plan allows you to make equal monthly payments toward the cost of tuition, fees, and on campus room and board during the Fall and Spring semesters, with no interest charged. Visit the Time Payment Plan page to learn more and to find out how to enroll.

Customized programming is also available for groups. HELP staff have experience in arranging special group programming such as Business English, Pedagogical Workshops, I Heart New Paltz Summer Camp for high school students, and more. Contact us at for more information about group rate pricing.


  • Room & board includes the price for on-campus housing in residence halls with two students per room and a full meal plan (19 meals/week). New students are encouraged to live on-campus their first term. The university does not provide assistance with off-campus housing.
  • All international students are required to purchase the State University of New York Health Insurance Policy. We do not accept applications for a waiver of the insurance requirement
  • The billable total is your Student Bill from SUNY New Paltz.
  • The non-billable total is your estimated cost-of-living expense.
  • The I-20 total is the amount of funding you will need to have in order to receive your I-20 and get your visa.  This amount shows the U.S. government you can cover your academic expenses and your living expenses.

Last updated: March 5, 2021

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