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Category:
Financial
Student Affairs



Responsible Office:

Policy Title:
College Fee

Document Number:
7800

Effective Date:
November 20, 2017


This policy item applies to:
State-Operated Campuses
Table of Contents
Summary

Policy
Definitions
Other Related Information
Procedures
Forms
Authority
History
Appendices


Summary

This policy outlines the cost, payment, deposit and refund of the college fee at campuses of the State University of New York (University).


Policy

I. Campuses with Academic Year divided into Semesters

A. Student

The college fee shall be $12.50 per semester at all State-operated campuses with the exception of the University at Albany, Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, or the University at Buffalo where it shall be $62.50 per semester.

B. Special Student (includes summer session and extension students)

The college fee shall be $.85 for each semester credit hour for which the student is registered at all State-operated campuses with the exception of the University at Albany, Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, or the University at Buffalo where it shall be $4.25 for each semester credit hour for which the student is registered.

II. Campuses with Academic Year divided into Quarters

A.   Student

The college fee shall be $8.50 per quarter at all State-operated campuses with the exception of the University at Albany, Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, or the University at Buffalo where it shall be $42.50 per quarter.

B.   Special Student (includes summer session and extension students)

The college fee shall be $.55 for each quarter credit hour for which the student is registered at all State-operated campuses with the exception of the University at Albany, Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, or the University at Buffalo where it shall be $2.75 per quarter credit hour.

III. Time of Payment

       The college fee shall be due and payable in accordance with the regulations established in Billing, Refunds, Collection, Write-offs Policy for Tuition, Fees, Other Charges.

Exceptions:

A.   When a student's college fee is supported by an award from the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), and the college has received a notice of authorization or voucher, the college fee charge shall be deferred. (See Billing, Refunds, Collection, Write-offs Policy for Tuition, Fees, Other Charges for additional information concerning deferment for students supported by the VESID Program.)

B.   When a student receives an Award Certificate from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, which indicates the student will be receiving a full TAP Award that will include tuition and the college fee, collection of the college fee may be deferred until the TAP Award is paid. (See Billing, Refunds, Collection, Write-offs Policy for Tuition, Fees, Other Charges for additional information.)

IV. Depositing of College Fee

The college fee shall be deposited into the Revenue Offset Fund.

V. Refunds

       The college fee is not refundable under ordinary circumstances. For exceptions, see Billing, Refunds, Collection, Write-offs Policy for Tuition, Fees, Other Charges.


Definitions

There are no definitions relevant to this policy.


Other Related Information

Fees, Rentals, and Other Charges

Billing, Refunds, Collection and Write-offs Policy for Tuition, Fees, and Other Charges


Procedures

There are no procedures relevant to this policy.


Forms

There are no forms relevant to this policy.


Authority

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 03-58, adopted June 17, 2003.


History

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 2017-68, adopted November 15, 2017.

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 03-58, adopted June 17, 2003 changed the financing of SUNY residence halls, permitting the deposit of the college fee into the revenue-offset fund.

Affidavit, from the chancellor, dated March 3, 1992 granting approval of the final report of the university business officers’ ad hoc committee on revenue collection.

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 63-22, adopted January 22, 1963 established College Fee.


Appendices

There are no appendices relevant to this policy.