Description of Fees

Mandatory Fees

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.

College Fee 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 Homecoming Weekend, movies, comedians, dances, speakers, professional entertainers and much more. This 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.

Wellness Center Fee The Mandatory Student Wellness Center 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 Wellness Center 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.

Technology Fee 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 of the semester 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.

Communications Fee 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.

Student Success Center Fee The Student Success Center Fee (formerly the Career Development 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.

Orientation Fee The Orientation Fee is assessed to incoming freshmen, readmits, and transfer students. The fee of $65 covers the cost of testing, staffing, speakers, orientation activities, special, social and recreation events, publication costs and overall orientation programming costs.

Graduation Fee 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.

Accident/Sickness Insurance Fee 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/$967 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 or on-line at http://www.cobleskill.edu/campus-life/wellness-center/

Dorm Program Fee (dorm students only) A fee of $25.00 is assessed from each resident annually for educational and social programs.

Dorm Communications Fee (dorm students only) Local telephone service is available in each student room subject to the "Terms and Conditions" as provided by the Information Services or available at www.cobleskill.edu. The dorm communications fee is $36 per semester.

International Insurance The State University Board of Trustees has adopted a plan of health insurance coverage for all participants in SUNY programs of international exchange, research and study. This mandatory insurance policy pertains to students and scholars studying abroad and to foreign students attending SUNY colleges. Insurance cost is $463.75 for fall semester; spring/summer is $649.25 cost is subject to change. For details, contact the Office of International Students.

International Program Fee Students studying abroad on a SUNY Cobleskill program are required to pay a program fee in addition to any other required tuition, fees and costs.

Length of Program

SUNY Cobleskill Student

Non SUNY Cobleskill Student

One-week program

50.00

50.00

Two-week program

75.00

100.00

Three-week program

75.00

150.00

One-month program

75.00

200.00

Two-month program

75.00

400.00

Full-semester program

75.00

500.00

Voluntary Fees – billed to all students fall and spring semesters

Alumni Fee 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. 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 contacting 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. Refunds are available only during the first week of the semester. The first week of the semester is defined as the first seven days of classes.

Other Fees

Add/Drop Fee Any Courses may be added or dropped without penalty during the period so designated and announced by the Registrar. After that official add/drop period has ended, typically the Friday of the first week of classes, add/drop forms with required signatures must be turned in to the Registrar's Office. A $20 fee will be charged for each added course after the defined period has ended. Classes may not be dropped, only withdrawn from, after that designated Add/Drop period.

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 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.

Fax Fee A fee of $5.00 will be charged for documents faxed from SUNY Cobleskill. Payment must be made in advance to the Student Accounts Office.

Medical Transcript Fee The Wellness Center charge for each medical transcript is $5.00. The fee must accompany the request for the transcript.

Returned Check Fee A returned check charge of $20 will be assessed for dishonored checks returned by the bank. Returned checks used for completion of your semester bill may also result in an assessment of an administrative fee of up to $50.

Deferment Fee Deferment fee is $50. Deferment of semester charges will be granted only upon proof of financial aid.

Late Fees All students who have not completed all financially-related obligations by the close of business on the semester due date will be charged a late registration fee of $40 and an administrative fee of up to $50.

Payment Plan Fee The College offers their own Payment Plan. The Payment Plan Application fee is $50.00.

Late Payment Plan Fee Late payment fee is $50. Once a payment plan is established and payment is late by more than 15 days, a late payment fee is assessed and the payment plan is terminated, the balance is then due in full.

Billing Fee If the College submits a debt for further collection, a billing fee of up to $50 is added to the debt already due and the total is submitted for collection.

Other Costs

Dorm Damage Students residing in residence halls will be held accountable for any costs of repairs or replacements to the physical structure, fixtures, equipment and furnishings of areas/rooms in state-operated residence halls which are reasonably determined to be caused by intentional, willful, malicious or negligent damage or destruction to said facilities. The charge will include labor costs. Damages will be assessed periodically.

Textbook Costs Textbook costs depend on the requirements of the student's particular program and the availability of used books. In general, the range is between $750 and $1200 per year for textbooks and supplies.

Field Trip Costs Field trips are required in some courses. Estimated costs of such trips are listed in the respective course descriptions.

Library Fines and Fees For schedule contact the Library 518-255-5841.

Parking Fines 1st ticket $15.00, 2nd ticket $20.00, subsequent tickets $25.00 each, handicap $50.00.

Parking Permits Full-time student: semester $60.75/year $100.00, part-time student: semester $33.75/year $60.75. For day passes contact University Police, Johnson Hall.

Wellness Center Services Contact the Wellness Center for Schedule of Fees, 518-255-5225 or see Wellness Center Schedule of Fees here.

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