Student Accounts

Description of Fees

TUITION:  Tuition is charged for all credit bearing courses. The rate of tuition is based upon the number of registered credits a student has, the student type (undergraduate or graduate), and his/her residency status.

Each student is billed only for those courses for which they have actually registered at the time the bill is created. If a student is on a wait-list for a course, these credits are not included in their credit total and they will not be billed for them at this time. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the appropriate new payment when his/her registration becomes finalized and wait-listed classes are actual registered classes.

An updated semester bill will be available on the student's my.newpaltz.edu account. Charges for courses added after the beginning of the semester are due immediately upon registration. To avoid late penalties, students must log on to their individual my.newpaltz.edu account to confirm and accept their financial responsibility for the semester bill and to make any necessary payments or payment arrangements.

 

Required Fees

The SUNY Board of Trustees has authorized each state-operated campus to charge the following mandated fees to all students for the continuing operation of the below noted programs:

College Fee:a mandatory fee for the support of student administrative services

The Student Services Fee is a combination of the following four mandatory fees:

Technology Fee

Estimated annual revenue $3.3 Million. Services provided:

  • 170 Smart classrooms
  • 100 iPads, 100 laptops, 1,000 PC’s, 265 iMacs, 90 printers
  • Software packages: SPSS, MS Office, Adobe, BloomBerg, Mathematica, Maple, ArcGIS, MatLab, MiniTab, Rhino, TerrSet, Turntin etc.
  • Services: my.newpaltz.edu, Blackboard, Collaborate, Ensemble, HawkSites, HawkMail, Support.newpaltz.edu, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), etc.
  • Network: Internet, wireless in academic buildings (internet in residence halls is funded through a separate source)
  • Library resources: laptop loaners, printing, informational databases, 150 computers and 8 collaboration spaces

Additions in response to COVID-19:

  • Seven new outdoor Wi-Fi locations
  • Expanded VPN capacity and licensing to include all students
  • Loaner laptops for students
  • Additional software resources for faculty to support better student engagement (including Knowmia, Faronics Insight and Matlab)
  • Microphones and headsets to facilitate faculty members’ ability to teach remotely
  • Webcams for classrooms
  • Extended Virtual Learning technology in 32 Classrooms

Health Services Fee

Estimated Annual Revenue = $1.9 Million. Services provided:

  • The Student Health Service is your doctor’s office on campus, fully staffed with health care providers including doctors, nurses and physician’s assistants
  • Partial funding of the Psychological Counseling Center
  • Promoting wellness by delivering presentations to students on relaxation, sleep, diet/nutrition, exercise and stress reduction
  • Medical supplies for the Health Center

COVID additions

  • COVID-19 testing by Health Service staff, and supporting third-party on-campus testing to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the campus. This includes reporting all test results to students.
  • Implementaion and maintenance of a new Tele-Med system.
  • Investigation of each COVID-19 case, including interactions with students, the local health department, contact tracers and faculty.
  • Contact each student who has a positive daily health screen and triage their symptoms to clear them for activity on campus.
  • Daily monitoring of all Isolated students on campus with COVID-19. Periodic monitoring of students at home with COVID-19 and students in quarantine who had contact with a person with COVID-19.
  • Providing Orientation material to students to explain new protocols at the Health Center developed in response to COVID-19. In addition, new Orientation materials created to reinforce how to mitigate the pandemic.
  • Supporting the New Paltz campus community as they cope with the effects of the pandemic.
  • Prepared for 2900 resident students to return to campus (there are now about 1645 students in residence, but the campus prepared this summer to support the higher number).
  • Many students had put off health care during the spring and summer of 2020, so we prepared to be ready to provide catch up care.

Athletic Fee

Estimated annual revenue $2.9 Million. Services Provided:

  • 17 intercollegiate athletic teams: 350 student athletes. 
  • Intramural activities: 400 teams and 1300 participants annually. 
  • Outdoor pursuit trips: 725 participants annually. 
  • Dozens of group classes per week (yoga, Pilates, spin, etc.). 
  • Provide facility space to 17 competitive club sports teams, three semi-competitive club sports teams and nine recreational/instructional clubs. 
  • Access to the Athletic and Wellness Center and swimming pool for general health and conditioning activities
  • Access to intramural courts for basketball, tennis, etc.

Additions in response to COVID-19:

  • Seven E-Sports intramural leagues (In each league, the top two teams advance to SUNY E-Sports Tournament)
  • All group fitness classes are being streamed live via zoom for remote participants
  • Multiple late-night weekend program offerings: Yoga Under the Stars, Soccer Tennis, Mafia, Martial Arts, Lawn Games and Foot Golf, all with prizes for the winners.
  • Weeklong tournaments for Home Run Derby, Giant Connect Four, Corn Hole
  • Personal Training App for all students
  • Other virtual offerings: Trick Shot Challenge and Virtual Progression Race 1 to 10K

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Activity Fee

  • The Activity Fee defrays the cost to run the Psychological Services Center, campus childcare services, the Loop Bus, which provides transportation on and around campus, as well as funds the Student Association’s legal consultation available to all students for any legal issues a student may face. The Student Health Center is open for students who are on campus, and has Telehealth services available for students who study remotely.

     




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Other Fees

Gift to the Fund for New Paltz (optional):  Join the nearly 8,000 students, parents, friends, and alumni who, with their generous gifts, help create the New Paltz experience. By donating $20.00 to the Fund for New Paltz, you will help support e programs that enrich the experience of each student and our entire community, including events and lectures on campus, membership in the Orange & Blue Network, and other opportunities provided by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation and the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

The gift allows for free admissions to the Distinguished Speakers Series, Women’s Leadership Summit, President Roundtable events, Finals Fuel (snacks during finals week), 100 Days to Commencement, networking events, as well as many other opportunities for students.

The Orange & Blue Network allows SUNY New Platz students, alumni and  supporters to connect in a professional networking environment and to provide mentorship, internships, and connections to infinity groups.

Please visit the SUNY New Paltz Foundation website for more information on how the Foundation enhances the teaching, learning and discovery that takes place on campus, through scholarships, internships, research, and programs. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations  at (845) 257-3240.

Course Fees: Certain courses have been approved to charge laboratory or material fees. Check the course catalogue for more information.

Housing Charge: This is billed to all students living on campus.

Meal Plan:  All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Please refer to the Food Services website regarding the various meal plans available.

Health Insurance:  All students enrolled in at least 12 credits are required to have some form of personal health insurance. The College generally bills students for health insurance on the Fall semester bill, unless a student's first full time semester at SUNY New Paltz occurs in the Spring semester. This fee may be waived IF the student is covered under his/her family's policy or has a personal policy. The student must provide proof of that coverage using the online waiver form on his/her my.newpaltz.edu account. The waiver must be submitted by the end of the second week of the semester. Waiver requests submitted after the deadline will not be honored. All international students registered at SUNY New Paltz must accept the Foreign Health Insurance offered by the College.

Overseas Program Health Insurance:  SUNY System policy requires that any student enrolled in a SUNY Study Abroad program must have this insurance coverage. Students who believe that they have comparable coverage may apply for a waiver through the Center for International Programs. Waivers must be submitted no later than the second week of the current semester.

Late Registration:  A student may register for the first time with the written permission of the instructor and department chair (see Academic Calendar for specific dates). The fee is $40.00.

Course Change: Adding \ dropping courses after the second week of classes will result in a Course Change Fee. (see Academic Calendar for specific dates). The fee is $20.00.

Administrative Fee \ Late Penalties:  Penalties may be assessed on a student's account when payment or payment arrangements have not been made with the Office of Student Accounts by the stated due date on the semester bill.

Returned Check Fee: Checks that are returned by a student's bank will incur a $20.00 fee.

 

**PLEASE NOTE:  All charges and fees are subject to change without prior notice.