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Tuition and Fees


Important Notice of Possible Changes: The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of the University and its constituent colleges without advance notice.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students must be prepared to pay all tuition and fees associated with their registration by the payment due date. The Office of the Bursar will not mail bills. Students may view their bills on CUNYfirst. Once a student registers for classes, that student assumes financial responsibility. If the student chooses not to attend, the student must drop the courses before the first day of classes to avoid any tuition liability. Failure to do so automatically entails a financial obligation on part of the student.

Interest-free tuition payment plans are available through Nelnet during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Students must enroll online through their CUNYfirst accounts. For additional information, Nelnet representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m., and Saturday 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., at 888-470-6014.

Students may opt to pay their tuition and fees online by using the CUNYfirst ePayment options that include eCheck and eSavings.

Cash, money orders, bank checks, certified checks and personal checks are accepted at the Office of the Bursar service window. Checks and money orders must be made payable to York College and have a current date. Third party, postdated checks, credit and debit cards will not be accepted. Personal checks are not accepted for prior semesters. A student who issues a check or eCheck payment that is either returned by the bank or not processed by the processing company will be liable for tuition and fees, in addition to $20.00 reprocessing fee. Also, checks will not be accepted for future payments and a negative service indicator will be placed on the student's account. A stop payment on a student's check does not cancel registration. A student must officially withdraw.

If students do not make full payment of their tuition and fees and other college bills, accounts will be turned over to a collection agency six months after the end of the semester. Students will be responsible for all collection costs, in addition to the amount owed to the college. A nonpayment of default judgment against the student's account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in his/her credit report. Accounts in collections must be paid directly to the collection agency; the Office of the Bursar cannot collect these debts.

For billing and payment information, refer to the Office of the Bursar's website at www.york.cuny.edu/bursar.

Senior College Tuition

Undergraduate 

New York State Residents

Non-Resident and International Studies

Full-time

$3,465 per semester

$620 per credit

Part-time

$305 per credit

$620 per credit

Non-Degree

$445 per credit

$915 per credit

Online Degree Program

$305 per credit

$350 per credit

graduate 

New York State Residents

Non-Resident and International Studies

Full-time

$5,545 per semester

$855 per credit

Part-time

$470 per credit

$855 per credit

Online Degree Program

$470 per credit

$855 per credit

Maintenance of Curriculum

$225 per semester

$370 per semester

Excellence Fee

$800 per semester

$800 per semester

masters in social work

New York State Residents

Non-Resident and International Studies

Full-time

$7,315 per semester

$1,000 per credit

Part-time (effective Fall 2024) 

$620 per credit

$1,000 per credit

Excess Hours

$65 per excess contact hour

$85 per excess contact hour

Senior Citizen Fee

$65 per semester or session plus $15 consolidated service fee and technology fee

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Tuition and fees set forth in this publication are similarly subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York at any time. In the event of any increase in the tuition or fees, payments already made will be treated as a partial payment. Notification will be given of the additional amount due and the required date of payment. The University regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Occupational Therapy Dual Program - Combined BS/MS Program

  • Students in combined programs will pay undergraduate tuition rates up to 120 credits, or the number of credits required to earn a baccalaureate degree in that particular program. Any credits taken after that number (120) toward the combined degree are to be paid at the graduate level.

  • Students enrolled in the BS/MS degree Occupational Therapy program who have earned greater than 120 credits will be charged graduate tuition. Students identified as undergraduates during the registration process, will be retroactively charged graduate tuition, if upon the completion of courses they are currently taking, they have earned greater than 120 credits.

Senior Citizens

Senior citizens who are New York State residents who are 60 or older may be enrolled in undergraduate courses on a space available basis, without tuition or fee charges except as indicated below, provided they do so on an audit basis. Senior Citizens who audit undergraduate courses will not receive degree credit and grades of "AUD" will be assigned. Senior Citizens will be required to pay a $65.00 administrative fee per session or semester, in addition to a $15.00 consolidated service fee and technology fee.  Senior Citizens are responsible to pay any penalty fees (i.e., late registration, library fines, reprocessing fees, etc.) and material/transportation fees.  Senior Citizens who wish to enroll for credit may opt to do so on the same basis as any other degree-credit student. They shall pay the applicable tuition and fees. 

Definitions

  1. New York State residents - A resident student is one who is a United States citizen or a permanent immigrant and who has had his or her principal place of home/ address/ or dwelling in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester with respect to which the residency determination is made, and states his or her intention to permanently live and maintain his or her principal place of home/ address/ or dwelling in New York State. Members of the armed services of the United States stationed in New York State, their spouses, and their dependent children, are considered residents of New York State.

  2. Non-Residents of New York State and Out of Status (Undocumented) students - Non-residents of NYS and out-of-status (undocumented) students who attend a NYS high school for at least two years and graduated, or obtained a NYS GED diploma, may apply for in-state tuition if they apply to CUNY within five years of receiving their diploma.

  3. Lower Division - A student who has earned fewer than 60 credits.

  4. Upper Division - A student who has earned 60 or more credits as of registration. This includes students who have earned a baccalaureate degree.

  5. Full-time - A student who is enrolled for 12 or more credits or the equivalent.

  6. Part-time - A student who is enrolled for fewer than 12 credits or the equivalent.

Association, University Student Government and Consolidated Fees

Fee 

Full-Time 

Part-Time 

Association Fee

$72.15

$52.15

Consolidated Fee

$15.00

$15.00

Technology Fee

$125.00

$62.50

University Government Fee

$1.45

$1.45

Total Per Semester

$213.60

$131.10

Technology Fee

The full-time technology fee of $125 or the part-time fee of $62.50 will be added to the bill. The technology fee for the summer session is $62.50. The technology fee is non-refundable. However, if the following occurs, a refund will be granted:

  • The college cancels a course or courses causing the student to drop below full-time;

  • The student is incorrectly billed by the college;

  • The student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the semester/session.

Materials and Transportation Fees

There may be additional costs and fees associated with identified courses. Courses with a fee attached will be identified in the bulletin with a "$." Check the List of Course fees for specifics. For more information go to Materials and Transportation Fees, or go to the Course Fees FAQ's webpage.

Readmission Fee

Students who are readmitted to the University after an absence of three consecutive semesters (exclusive of summer session) shall be required to pay a readmission fee of $20.00. This fee is not refundable.  

Special Examination Fee

When a student requests an examination at a time other than the scheduled time, and permission is granted by the College, a Special Examination fee is charged at the rate of $25.00 for the first examination and $5.00 for each additional examination.

Late Registration Fee

A charge of $25.00 is made for registration after the close of the official registration period. This fee is not refundable.

Non-payment Service/Late Payment Fee

Students who are delinquent in paying tuition and fees by the college's established due dates will be required to pay a $15.00 fee for each missed due date in addition to all other outstanding college obligations.

Returned Check Processing Fee

When a student's check is tendered to the college as payment of a liability and the check is not honored by the bank upon which the check is drawn, the student shall be charged a reprocessing fee. A separate $20.00 fee will be charged for each check that requires reprocessing. Electronic payments, made online, that are rejected for any reason will also be charged a reprocessing fee. The student will be required to satisfy the obligations, the returned check processing fee and a non-payment service fee of $15.00 for each due date missed.

If a check or eCheck (electronic payment) is returned for any reason, the student's check writing privileges on campus will be revoked.

Duplicate Diploma Fee

There will be a $30.00 charge for each duplicate diploma.

Duplicate ID Card

There will be a $10.00 charge for duplicate IDs.

Transcript Fee 

This fee will be waived for transcripts to units of CUNY. Transcript requests must be made online. For further information, visit the Office of the Registrar’s webpage at www.york.cuny.edu/registrar

Developmental Course Fee

All courses taken by part-time students will be charged on a credit basis except developmental courses which will be charged on an equated hours basis. Courses with excess hours due to laboratory or field work will be charged on a credit basis for part-time students. The tuition charged part-time matriculated students on a per credit basis in any one semester may not exceed the semester rate.

In the following developmental courses where the hours exceed the credits, the equated hours will be used instead of credits to determine full or part-time status and fees:

Course 

Financial Aid Hours 

Credits 

Equated Hours 

ESL 145

6

2

6

ESL 150

6

2

6

MATH 102

3

1

3

Refund Policy

The date on which the Change of Program and/or the Withdrawal is submitted to the College, through CUNYFirst or the Registrar's Office is considered the withdrawal date, not the last date of attendance in class. It is the official date of the student's withdrawal and will serve as the basis for computing any refund granted to the student. No portion of the Association Fee, University Government Fee, Technology Fee, Consolidated Fee, Special Fees or Penalty Fees are refundable.

Procedures

  1. A full refund is available only if an official withdrawal is made before the first scheduled day of classes.

  2. Program changes affecting a student's credit load, from full-time to part-time, or reducing one's part-time credit load, may entitle the student to a refund if the change is made within the refund period indicated below.

Refund schedule

See Academic Calendar.

Upon registering for courses, students must pay by the payment due date. Students may change their registration online via their CUNYfirst Self-service Center. To receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees, students must drop all of their courses before the first official day of the semester.

NOTE: Students who take a leave of absence after the first day of classes are liable for tuition and fees in accordance with the above schedule of refunds. Federal and State guidelines for financial aid vary according to the specific type of aid the student is awarded. If a student is awarded financial aid and intends to change their enrollment status, they should contact the Financial Office regarding their eligibility for financial aid funds.

Special Situations

  1. The College cancels the student's registration: If a student is permitted to register and subsequently the College learns that the student is not in good financial standing due to prior liabilities, the registration may be cancelled. The student is not liable for tuition and fees for the semester in which the registration is cancelled.

  2. Change in status from full-time student to part-time student: If a full-time student (registered for at least 12 credits) drops a course during the refund period and thus is registered for less than 12 credits, the student's effective tuition is then calculated on a part-time basis. However, the student is also liable for that portion of the full-time tuition which is not refunded in accordance with existing refund procedures (see section on Refund Policy). The student's refund is calculated by subtracting the new part-time tuition amount from the full-time amount and giving him as a refund a percentage of that difference, the percentage depending upon the point of withdrawal. 

Change in Status from Full-Time to Part-Time 

As an example, the calculation is as follows:  

Cost  

Tuition paid as full-time student 

$3,465.00 

Tuition as part-time student taking 9 credits 
($305x 9) 

$2,745.00 

Difference 

$720.00 

Assume that 3 credits are dropped within the first week of classes. The student receives a 75% refund of above difference ($720x75%) 

$540.00 

Effective tuition as part time student (Full Time tuition less refund) 

$2925.00 

Tuition Waivers 

Tuition waivers may be changed or abolished by The City University Trustees without notice, and at all times are subject to budgetary limitations that have been established for The City University of New York. 

 

Change in Status from Full-Time to Part-Time

As an example, the calculation is as follows: 

Cost 

Tuition paid as full-time student

$3,465.00

Tuition as part-time student taking 9 credits
($305x 9)

$2,745.00

Difference

$720.00

Assume that 3 credits are dropped within the first week of classes. The student receives a 75% refund of above difference ($720x75%)

$540.00

Effective tuition as part time student (Full Time tuition less refund)

$2925.00

Tuition Waivers

Tuition waivers may be changed or abolished by The City University Trustees without notice, and at all times are subject to budgetary limitations that have been established for The City University of New York.