The following is a
schedule of estimated expenses for full-time undergraduate students for the 2005-2006
academic year. Tuition and fees are prorated for part time students. Please
note that tuition and fee charges are subject to change by official action of
the State University of New York. Questions concerning these charges should
be referred to the Student Accounts Office.The amounts include direct expenses
billed by the Student Accounts Office (e.g., Tuition, Fees, Room, Board) and also
indirect expenses that are not billed by Student Accounts (e.g., Books, Travel).
Although indirect costs do not appear on the Student Accounts invoice, both direct
and indirect costs are used by the Financial Aid Office in developing a student's
budget and in making financial aid commitments. The total cost (direct and indirect)
for one semester of full-time undergraduate study for a typical New York State
Resident student living on campus is approximately $8,350 of which approximately
$6,975 will be billed by the University.
Following registration, students
are billed by mail at their billing addresses. To avoid late payment fees, payment
should be made by return mail at least five business days prior to the due date
printed on the invoice. Students must have proof of approved aid, waivers, or
scholarships in order to defer payment. Without satisfactory evidence to defer,
students are expected to pay charges up front and wait for reimbursement when
the aid, waiver or scholarship funds are actually received.
Students with unpaid financial obligations will have a "hold" placed
on their records, and will be unable to receive grades or transcripts, register
for future terms, or receive diplomas. In addition, the University assesses
a Late Payment Fee of up to $50 each time an invoice is issued and not paid
or not covered by approved financial aid by the invoice due date. Invoices are
issued on a monthly basis to students with outstanding balances. Students with
outstanding charges from any SUNY unit are not permitted to register at the
University at Albany.
Delinquent accounts are transferred to private collection agencies
and/or the New York State Attorney General's Office for collection. Delinquent
accounts are subject to interest and collection fee charges.
for Tuition Rate Purposes
Students are charged
in-state or out-of-state tuition rates based on their residency status. The
Student Accounts Office follows SUNY Board of Trustees policies in determining
residency for tuition rate purposes. Generally, students are not considered
in-state until they have completed 12 months of residency in New York. Please
note, however, that the domicile (permanent home) of an unemancipated student
is considered to be that of the parent or other legal guardian regardless of
the length of the student's residency in New York.
Students who wish to appeal
their out-of-state designation should contact the Student Accounts Office for
an application and copy of the Board of Trustees Guidelines. Applications for
New York State residency status for tuition billing purposes must be received
in the Office of Student Accounts no later than the close of business on the
midterm date of a semester in order to be considered for residency status for
submit an application by the midterm date will result in full liability for
tuition at the out-of-state tuition rate.
Estimated Cost Information*
The following fees
are proposed for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. As of the date this bulletin went
to press, the 2005-2006 fee schedule was still under review.
Student Insurance (mandatory for international students only)
meals/week non Kosher)
Fee (per invoice)
and Fee Charges are Subject to Change by Official Action of the State University
of New York.
Students who officially depart from the University or reduce the number of credits
for which they are registered may be entitled to a proportionate refund of tuition
paid or proportionate adjustment of tuition charges according to the schedule
below. Refunds or adjustments of charges are based on the date the departure
form is officially received by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
(LC 30) or the date the drop is officially processed by the Registrar's Office,
not on the date of the last class attended.
Students who register
for courses and who do not file the appropriate form or do not drop before the
end of the fourth week of classes are liable for their full charges. Please
refer to the "Withdrawing from the University" and "Dropping
Courses" sections of this bulletin for additional information.
For refund purposes,
the first week of classes shall be deemed to have ended when seven calendar days,
including the first day of scheduled classes, have elapsed. The first day of classes
as scheduled by the campus shall be deemed to be the first day that any classes
are offered. Refund schedules are subject to change by official action of State
University of New York.
Withdrawal or Drop
of Tuition Adjustment/Refund
Example of refund
to a student whose program drops below 12 credits:
for student taking 13 credits
drops a 3-credit course during fourth week:
as a part-time student for the remaining 10 credits (10 cr. at $181.00)
between amount originally charged as a full-time student and reevaluated
charges as a part-time student
percentage as provided by schedule of tuition liability during fourth week
student who believes the unpaid balance on her/his account as a result of the
adjustment for dropping or withdrawing from classes is incorrect, has the right
to file an appeal with the Tuition Adjustment/Refund Appeals Committee.
Appeals must be
filed no later than 30 days after the last day of classes for the semester.
Policy for Recipients of Title IV Financial Aid
Eligibility for aid earned
is based on the date of the student's withdrawal from the University. Withdrawing
students with federal Title IV aid may have a portion of their aid returned to
the individual aid program, thus reducing the original amount of aid awarded.
Federal regulations determine the amount to be refunded and the order in which
the programs are repaid. As of the date of this publication, federal regulations
require that refunds be made in the following order: Unsubsidized Stafford, Subsidized
Stafford, Perkins, PLUS, Pell, and SEOG.