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Dates and Costs

Apply-now-button2021 Academic Year

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

Spring 2021 | January 12 - May 13 | On-Campus

The Spring 2021 16-week semester will operate in-person at this time following safety protocols set by the State of New York and SUNY. For more details, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact esl@newpaltz.edu for more information.
ESL Class Fees $5,725
University Fees $759
Health Insurance $1,012
Residence Halls $4,747
Meal Plan $2,496
Orientation Fee* $175
Billable Total $14,914
Personal Expenses $1,685
Textbooks $150
Non-billable Total $1,835
I-20 Total $16,749

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

The I-20 total has been rounded.


The Summer 2021 5-week program will operate in-person at this time following safety protocols set by the State of New York and SUNY. For more details, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact esl@newpaltz.edu 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 2020 semester cost is based off of our normal seated 16-week on-campus program option. Should an online version of our semester program be made available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants will be made aware by email. Contact esl@newpaltz.edu 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 esl@newpaltz.edu

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.

SPECIAL GROUP PROGRAMS
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 esl@newpaltz.edu for more information about group rate pricing.

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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: April 22, 2020

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