Description of Fees
This mandatory fee was established by the State University Board of Trustees under Resolution No. 63.22, September 1, 1963. The fee is $12.50 per semester for full-time students (registered in 12 or more credit hours) and 85 cents per credit hour for part-time students (registered in less than 12 credit hours). The fee is collected by all units of the State University System. The College Fee is not refundable under ordinary circumstances.
Student Activity Fee
The Student Activity Fee is currently a mandatory fee as determined by a student body vote every two years. This fee is $95 per semester for full-time students and $7.92 per credit hour for part-time students. Student Government dispenses the money received from the fee to over thirty-five clubs, and many additional programs. The fee enables the College to conduct such activities as Showcase Weekend, movies, concerts, dances, speakers, cultural events, plays, professional entertainers and much more. The fee can only be waived by Student Government. Refunds are available only to students who officially withdraw from the College during the first week of the semester. The first week of the semester is defined as the first seven days of classes.
Intercollegiate Athletics Fee
The Intercollegiate Athletics Fee is a mandatory fee, as determined by the College President based on recommendations from the Intercollegiate Athletics Board. The fee is $195.00 per semester for full-time students and $16.25 per credit hour for part-time students and is used to help cover the cost of the intercollegiate athletic program. This fee can be waived only by the Intercollegiate Athletics Board. Refunds are available only to students who officially withdraw from the College during the first week of the semester. The first week of the semester is defined as the first seven days of classes.
Fitness Center Fee
The Fitness Center Fee is a voluntary fee that supports the operation of the college fitness center. The fee is $50 per semester and is billed to all students. This fee may be waived through the first seven days of a semester by contracting the Student Accounts Office. The facility is state of the art and includes comprehensive cardiovascular equipment, select drive weight machines and a wide range of free weight equipment. The facility is staffed by a full-time professional and is open during the school year seven days per week.
Bus Pass Fee
The Bus Pass Fee allows students unlimited use of the Schoharie County Public Transportation System per the designated campus and community routes. Bus service picks up and drops off students at designated campus bus stops at multiple times a day six days a week. This service also includes weekend trips to Albany. This voluntary fee is assessed to all students and may be waived through the first seven days of a semester by contacting the Student Accounts Office.
The Orientation Fee is assessed to incoming freshman, readmits, and transfer students. The fee of $55 covers the cost of testing, staffing, activities, special events, and overall orientation programming costs.
Student Success Center Fee
The Student Success Center Fee (formerly the Career Development Center Fee) is a mandatory fee charged to all full-time students each semester in the amount of $20.00 to support the Student Success Center services. Refunds are available only to students who officially withdraw from the College during the first week of the semester. The first week of the semester is defined as the first seven days of classes.
All students are charged the $20.00 communications fee per semester. This mandatory fee provides access to telephone equipment in several campus locations, full voice mail access from home or from campus and easy access to emergency messages while on campus. Refunds are available to students who officially withdraw from the College during the first week of the semester. The first week of the semester is defined as the first seven days of classes.
Wellness Center Fee
The Mandatory Wellness Center Fee (Student Health Fee) permits unlimited access to physical and mental health services while the College is in regular session. Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses provide primary/acute medical care by appointment. Mental Health Counselors provide psychological counseling by appointment. The majority of procedures and services at the Wellness Center are covered by the Mandatory Student Health Fee; $144.50 per semester for full-time students and $12.04 per credit hour for part-time students. Some specialized procedures carry an additional fee. For a copy of the current fee schedule see the Wellness Center. Refunds are available to students who officially withdraw from the College during the first week of the semester, which is defined as the first seven days of classes.
Health Insurance Policy Premium
Per campus policy, all full-time students at SUNY Cobleskill are required to be enrolled in a health insurance plan. Full-time students will be automatically enrolled in the campus accident and sickness health insurance plan ($656 fall semester/$1007 spring semester (spring includes summer coverage)), unless they complete a waiver form documenting existing health insurance coverage. The SUNY Cobleskill accident and sickness insurance policy is available in the fall, spring and summer semesters to full and part-time students, as well as their spouses and dependents. Information about this policy is available at the Wellness Center.
The Graduation Fee is a one-time fee billed in the semester the student graduates. The non-refundable $50 fee covers the cost of degree evaluations, the diploma, diploma cover and ceremony. Students participating in the Commencement ceremony must pay the College Store for the purchase cost of commencement apparel.
The Alumni Fee is a voluntary fee that supports and covers services offered by the Alumni Association. The semester fee is $30 and is billed to all students. Refunds are available only during the first week of the semester is defined as the first seven days of classes.
Laboratory and Course Fee
Certain courses require laboratory or course fees which range from $20 to $350 depending on the course. Those courses which require lab fees are so designated in the College’s course catalog. Refunds are available to students who officially withdraw from the College during the first week of the semester or drop the course during the first week. The first week is defined as the first seven days of classes.
The Information Technology Fee is a mandatory fee that is used to help support the College’s commitment to the use of modern and effective information technology in its teaching and learning environment. The fee provides students the benefit of high-speed access to the Internet, access to Web-based course materials, e-mail services, and network printing services. It also covers licensing fees for the campus-standard software and specialized academic software, and to help support maintenance and upgrades to the campus network and to provide instructional technologies in the classroom. For full-time students the fee is $147.50 per semester and $12.30 per credit hour for part-time students. Refunds are available to students who officially withdraw from the College during the first week of the semester. The first week is defined as the first seven days of classes.
Academic Transcript Fee
Academic transcripts will be mailed by request without charge. Fall 2010 and forward; this fee is covered by the academic transcript fee billed with the semester bill. Transcripts are requested through the Registrar's Office. A transcript will not be issued if the student has any financial obligation to the college. There is a lifetime cap of $120 per student for the semester fee.
Audit Fee/Auditing Courses
Any interested person may audit a course with the signed consent of the instructor. Audit is permitted on a space-available basis, but may not include courses which have laboratory or studio activities. If an exception to this rule is made by an instructor, course, lab and/or technology fees may be assessed.
There is no tuition charge, however, a registration fee of $50.00 per course will be charged. This registration fee will not be assessed to course auditors who are already enrolled as students. By definition, auditors merely “sit in” on courses, are not officially enrolled or listed on course rosters. Auditors attend without credit or formal recognition and are not required to meet the requirements of the course. Registration for audit courses must be completed during the add/drop period through the Registrar’s Office. All documentation of audit courses will be maintained by the registrar.
Readmission Application Fee
A fee of $50 is required to be paid in order for an eligible student's application for readmission to be processed. Visit Admissions www.cobleskill.edu/admissions for more information concerning readmission.
Replacement Diploma Fee
A replacement diploma is ordered through the Registrar. A fee of $30 is required to be paid before the replacement diploma can be ordered.
Costs as of 11/19/12
All costs subject to change.