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 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 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:

Health Center Fee:  for the operation of the Student Health Center (Please note that this is NOT health insurance)

Student Activity Fee:  approved by the student body for the operation of all college student activities

Athletic Fee: for the operation of the intercollegiate athletic program

Technology Fee:  for the continuing enhancement and implementation of technology across campus. This fee is billed at a flat rate to all students during the Fall and Spring semesters.


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 the $12.00 to the New Paltz fund, you will help support many of the programs, events and lectures on our campus, as well as contribute to faculty-guided student research and scholarships. Check out Tara's story at the Fund for New Paltz web page.

Your gift is tax deductible and a tax receipt will be delivered to your campus email address. In addition, the names of students whose gifts enrich campus life will be listed on the SUNY New Paltz Foundation website. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office 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 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.