Changes to Class Enrollment - Fall 2021

Students who register for fall 2021 will notice some important changes to the process. Prompts in and reminders in your New Paltz email will help you navigate these new steps:

  1. Review the Financial Responsibility Statement and agree to the terms. Accepting financial responsibility is only required once, even if you add/drop classes.
  2. Register for classes
  3. Confirm enrollment prior to the start of classes. This is only required once, even if you add/drop classes. Students must confirm enrollment in order to attend classes, receive access to Blackboard, and avoid having their courses de-registered.

See Financial Responsibility Acknowledgment to learn more about the process.

Billing and payment is made on a semester basis. Students are billed when they register. Full-time student = 12 or more semester credit hours; part-time student = 11 or fewer semester credit hours.

***Rates Are Subject To Change Without Prior Notice***

Rates per Semester

Full time:

  • NYS resident undergraduate - $3,535.00
  • NYS resident undergraduate (Excelsior) - $3,235.00
  • NYS resident graduate - $5,655.00
  • NYS resident MBA - $7,500.00
  • Non-NYS resident undergraduate - $8,490.00
  • Non-NYS resident graduate - $11,550.00
  • Non-NYS resident MBA - $12,195.00

Rates per Credit Hour

  • NYS resident undergraduate - $295.00
  • NYS Escelsior rate - $270.00
  • NYS resident graduate - $471.00
  • NYS resident MBA - $625.00
  • Non-NYS resident undergraduate - $708.00
  • Non-NYS resident graduate - $963.00
  • Non-NYS resident MBA - $1,016.00

**Non-Resident Online Only**1

Degree Year Semester Per Cred
Undergraduate $8,480.00 $4,240.00 $353.00
Graduate-Masters $13,570.00 $6,785.00 $565.00
MBA $18,000.00 $9,000.00 $750.00


Fees Full-Time Per Semester Part-Time Per Credit
College Fee $25.00 $1.70
Student Activity Fee1 $105.00 $8.75
Health Center Fee1 $156.00 $13.00
Athletic Fee1 $225.00 $18.75
Technology Fee1 $215.75 $215.75/flat
Health Insurance (conditional) $3,218.00
Study Abroad Overseas Health Insurance (per semester) $302.60
Foreign Health Insurance International Students (per semester) $823.45
Gift to the Fund for New Paltz (optional) $12.00 (flat)
Room Rent $4,747.00 (double)
$6,029.00 (single)
$7,120.00 (superior single)
Food Service Plan A (Value): $2,400.00 - Unlimited access to dining hall, $300 dining dollars, 5 exchange meals per week
Plan B (Combo) - Default - $2,500 - 125 meals total between the dining hall and 3 exchange meals per week and $1,000 dining dollars
Plan C (Freedom) - $2,500 - 75 meals total between the dining hall and 3 exchange meals per week and $1,500 dining dollars
Late Registration Fee $40.00
Admin Fee and Late Penalty Fees For balances less than $1,000: Up to $30.00
For balances between $1,000 and $1,999.99: Up to $40.00
For balances $2,000 and above: Up to $50.002
Returned Check Fee $20.00

Our Broad-Based Fee Waiver Policy for all full-time, professional and Civil Service Employees at SUNY New Paltz is published on Student Accounts' Fall 2021 Tuition & Fees page.

Description of Fees


Tuition is charged for all credit-bearing courses. The rate of tuition is based upon the number of registered credits a student has, the student type (undergraduate or graduate), and his/her residency status.

Each student is billed only for those courses for which they have actually registered at the time the bill is created. If a student is on a wait-list for a course, these credits are not included in their credit total and will not be billed at this time. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the appropriate new payment when his/her registration becomes finalized and wait-listed classes are actual registered classes.

An updated semester bill will be available on the student's account. Charges for courses added after the beginning of the semester are due immediately upon registration. To avoid late penalties, students must log on to their individual account to confirm and accept their financial responsibility for the semester bill and to make any necessary payments or payment arrangements.

Required Fees

The SUNY Board of Trustees has authorized each state-operated campus to charge the following mandated fees to all students for the continuing operation of the below noted programs:

  • College Fee: A mandatory fee for the support of student administrative services.
  • Student Services Fee: A combination of the following four mandatory fees:
    • Health Center Fee: For the operation of the Student Health Center (please note that this is not health insurance)
    • Student Activity Fee: Approved by the student body for the operation of all college student activities
    • Athletic Fee: For the operation of the intercollegiate athletic program
    • Technology Fee: For the continuing enhancement and implementation of technology across campus. This fee is billed at a flat rate to all students during the fall and spring semesters.

Other Fees

  • Gift to the Fund for New Paltz (optional): Join the nearly 8,000 students, parents, friends, and alumni who, with their generous gifts, help create the New Paltz Experience. By donating $12.00 to the New Paltz Fund, you will help support many of the programs, events and lectures on our campus, as well as contribute to faculty-guided student research and scholarships. Check out Tara's story at the Fund for New Paltz web page.

Your gift is tax deductible and a tax receipt will be delivered to your campus email address. In addition, the names of students whose gifts enrich campus life will be listed on the SUNY New Paltz Foundation website. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at (845) 257-3240.

  • Course Fees: Certain courses have been approved to charge laboratory or material fees. Check the course catalog or schedule of classes for more information.
  • Housing Charge: This is billed to all students living on campus.
  • Meal Plan: All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Please refer to the Campus Auxiliary Services website regarding the various meal plans available.
  • Health Insurance: All students enrolled in at least 12 credits are required to have some form of personal health insurance. The College generally bills students for health insurance on the fall semester bill, unless a student's first full-time semester at SUNY New Paltz occurs in the spring semester. This fee may be waived if the student is covered under his/her family's policy or has a personal policy. The student must provide proof of that coverage using the online waiver form on his/her account. The waiver must be submitted by the end of the second week of the semester. Waiver requests submitted after that date will not be honored. All international students registered at SUNY New Paltz must accept the Foreign Health Insurance offered by the College.
  • Overseas Program Health Insurance: SUNY System policy requires that any student enrolled in a SUNY Study Abroad program must have this insurance coverage. Students who believe that they have comparable coverage may apply for a waiver through the Center for International Programs. Waivers must be submitted no later than the second week of the current semester.
  • Late Registration: A student may register for the first time with the written permission of the instructor and department chair (see Academic Calendar for specific dates). The fee is $40.00.
  • Course Change: Adding/dropping courses after the second week of classes will result in a Course Change Fee (see Academic Calendar for specific dates). The fee is $20.00.
  • Administrative Fee/Late Penalties: Penalties may be assessed on a student’s account when payment or payment arrangements have not been made with the Office of Student Accounts by the stated due date on the semester bill.
  • Returned Check Fee: Checks that are returned by a student's bank will incur a $20.00 fee.

**Please Note: All charges and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Billing Information

All billing is done online through students' accounts. Paper invoices are no longer mailed as part of an effort to reduce costs and be more environmentally conscious.

Please follow the steps below to see your semester charges:

  1. Check your SUNY New Paltz email account for an email alerting you that your invoice is available for viewing on
  2. Log on to your account
  3. Click on the "Students" tab
  4. Click on the "Money" link
  5. Choose the "My Student Account" link
  6. Make sure you are viewing the correct semester

Students should review their semester charges and then accept their financial responsibility. Students cannot accept their financial responsibility without payment or payment arrangements for the full balance on their invoice. Financial responsibility may be accepted online or by printing, signing and returning a copy of their invoice to the Office of Student Accounts with payment or payment arrangements. Financial responsibility must be accepted even if there is a credit balance on the bill due to excess financial aid.

Students who are billed Health Insurance have the opportunity to complete the Health Insurance Waiver online if they have their own coverage or are covered by a family member. Waivers may also be printed from the Health Insurance Waivers web page and forwarded to the Office of Student Accounts. Please do not send the Health Insurance Waiver to the Student Health Center. The deadline for waivers is the end of the second week of the semester. Waivers received after that period will not be honored.

The Office of Student Accounts will only discuss a student's account with someone the student authorizes. Authorization may be given online through the student's account via the "Students" tab. Click on "General," then "Information Release Waiver," and lastly "Add person." Once a person has been designated, a pop-up screen appears that explains what the release of information entails and provides the authorized individual with a PIN number.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at or (845) 257-3150.

Making Payments

Students may make payment in the following ways.

Online: You may pay online using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. We also accept ACH check or electronic payment via Flywire. Flywire can be accessed in your student account at

By Mail: Include a check or postal money order payable to SUNY New Paltz with a signed copy of your invoice. You may also pay by VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard. The mailing address is

SUNY New Paltz
Office of Student Accounts
400 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

In Person: You may stop by the Office of Student Accounts in Room 114, Wooster Hall, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesdays). You may pay by check, traveler's check, certified check, or postal money order payable to SUNY New Paltz, or by VISA, Discover, American Express, MasterCard, or with cash.

By Phone: Students may pay by credit card over the phone at (845) 257-3150 with a VISA, American Express, Discover or MasterCard. Permission from the cardholder must be obtained if the student is using a credit card that does not belong to him/her. Currently, office personnel must take your credit card information.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Students may arrange to make electronic payment via Flywire through The student initiates the transfer, and Flywire converts the currency to U.S. dollars and transmits the payment to the College. The student’s Banner Student Account is automatically credited when the funds are received. Please be aware that additional costs such as currency exchange rates and credit card service fees may be incurred for international transactions. Total costs are displayed when selecting your payment method in Flywire. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts if you have any questions about your invoice before making payment.

The New Paltz Time Payment Plan allows you to make equal monthly payments toward the cost of tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board during the fall and spring semesters1. By utilizing the Time Payment Plan, you and your family can incorporate the cost of college into the family budget for up to five months (please refer to the published enrollment deadlines). This is not a loan. There is no interest charged. There are no hidden costs. Just add the $30.00 application fee to your initial down payment. Even if you are receiving scholarships or some financial aid, you may enroll in the Time Payment Plan. It is an easy way to pay the balance of your bill that is NOT covered by aid or other resources. As long as the amount due from you exceeds $500 for the semester, you may enroll in the Time Payment Plan for the balance. Enroll online at

See New Paltz Time Payment Plan for details about how to enroll and payment plan enrollment deadlines.

Deadlines and Late Fees

Students can accept their financial responsibility and pay their invoice online at, or by returning a signed copy of their invoice with payment or payment arrangements no later than the close of business on the stated due date.

Payment arrangements include enrollment in the New Paltz Time Payment Plan (during the fall and spring semesters); actual financial aid; proof of external funding, such as a scholarship, that will be sent directly to the College; VESID benefits, and/or approved tuition waivers. Do not deduct work study awards from invoice. Work study money is paid directly to the students for work performed and cannot be applied to any college fees. New students whose financial aid is not finalized may apply for a one-time personal deferral which will extend their payment due date.

Students who are enrolled in at least 6 credits and who have a completed FAFSA on file with the Student Financial Services Office may be eligible for a one-time deferral if financial aid has not been processed by the due date of their invoice. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts by the due date of your bill to see if you are eligible.

Please be advised that all Student Account notifications regarding the student's invoice will be emailed to his or her Hawkmail email account. To receive these notifications to any other email address, please sign up as an authorized payer at

Please note that any charges that are incurred after the first day of classes must be paid within 24 hours. Students who have not made proper payment arrangements toward their balance may be subject to late fees, blocks, holds, and/or referral to an outside collection agency.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who drop a course before the end of the fourth week of a semester will receive a refund for their tuition and student service fee dependent on the date of the course withdrawal. For students who are leaving the College, this is the date that a properly completed "Leave of Absence" or "Withdrawal from College" form is received by the Office of Student Accounts. The exception to the refund policy is the College Fee, which is non-refundable effective as of the official first day of the semester. For the current semester, students will receive a refund for the following percentages, based on the official first day of class.

Week Refund Schedule Final Date
End of Week 1 100% August 29, 2021
End of Week 2 70% September 5, 2021
End of Week 3 50% September 12, 2021
End of Week 4 30% September 19, 2021
Thereafter 0% as of September 20, 2021

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for other important dates.

If the student's semester invoice is paid in full, the student will receive a refund. If the student initially paid for the course with a credit card, the refund will be applied to the credit card that was used to make the payment. All other refunds will be paid by check. If the initial payment was made by check, a 30-day hold from the date the payment was received is in effect before a refund can be issued.

**The amount of financial aid a student qualifies for can be affected when a student decreases their credit load, even if the College has received the financial aid funds. In some cases, a student who drops classes may owe more money because of a reduction in the student's aid.**

Students who need to add or drop courses are strongly encouraged to do so by the end of the official first week of the semester.

After the end of the official first week of the semester, students who "switch" classes (drop one class and add another class during the same day, maintaining the same number of credits) will not incur additional tuition charges. However, students who drop a class one day and add another class on a different day will incur additional tuition and fee liability.

Dropping courses after the end of the first week of the semester can be costly, so students need to plan their schedules carefully and take care of any changes during the first week of the semester.

Note: Total tuition charges for a semester will not exceed the maximum allowed by SUNY for undergraduate or graduate studies.

A student who is dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons prior to the end of an academic term shall be liable for all tuition and fees due for that term.

Special Circumstances (CBC): Notwithstanding any other provisions for refund, when a student has withdrawn through circumstances beyond the student's control, under conditions in which the denial of refund would cause undue hardship, the campus President, or designee may, in his/her discretion, determine that no liability for tuition has been incurred by the student, provided the student has not completed more than one-half of the term and has not received or will not receive academic credit for the term, and that the request for refund is made within one year after the end of the term in question. Such action, including the reason therefor, shall be in writing and signed by the president or designee and retained by the campus. Please be aware that all classes must be withdrawn from by the mid-point of the semester to be considered for the CBC.

Veteran & Military Services Tuition-Related Policies

Military-Affiliated Student Tuition & Fee Deferral Policy

RE: Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

SUNY New Paltz will allow military-affiliated students with VA, DoD, and/or New York State Military/Veteran tuition and/or fees educational benefits to attend a course of education for up to 90 days from the date the beneficiary provides one of the following:

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Approved DoD Tuition Assistance Voucher
  • Listed on the NYS RIRP Approved Roster
  • Valid VA Form 28-1905.
  • Other related approved military-affiliated educational benefit’s verification document

This allows a student to attend the course(s) until VA, DoD, and/or New York State provides payment to the institution. NOTE: Extension to 90-day deferral will be granted to students upon delay of payment beyond 90 days.

IAW the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, SUNY New Paltz will not impose a penalty (e.g., loss of access to Blackboard, meal plan, late fee, etc.), additional cost (processing fees), or require the beneficiary to borrow additional funds to cover tuition and fees due to late payment from the VA, DoD, and/or New York State.


  • IAW – In Accordance With
  • DoD – Department of Defense
  • VR&E – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • VA – Department of Veteran Affairs
  • RIRP – Recruitment Incentive & Retention Program

Return of DoD Tuition Assistance Funds

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.

To comply with Department of Defense policy SUNY New Paltz will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through the 60% portion for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military service branch.

Return of TA rates for each semester length are available from the Office of Veteran & Military Services. For withdrawals due to military service obligations, please see the Military Leave of Absence policy.

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students themselves are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the College's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in all official publications and/or online websites. These include, but are not limited to, the Schedule of Classes, Summer Session catalogs, Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs, and the Student Advising Handbook.

The Office of Student Accounts website provides much of the information that a New Paltz student will need regarding billing and payment-related issues. The information is categorized to make it easy to find, while highlighting some of the more important issues that can affect a student. To aid our students in understanding their responsibilities, we would also like to emphasize three important items:

  1. The student is the customer. According to the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (the Buckley Amendment), all of a student's college records, including the financial account, are the property and responsibility of the student. All invoices and notices are sent to the student, even if another person is paying on behalf of the student. The College may not discuss specific aspects of a student's account without written authorization from the student. Please refer to the FERPA website for more information regarding the disclosure of student information.
  2. Payment deadlines are individually calculated based upon your initial or original registration. You must accept your financial responsibility and make payment or payment arrangements by the payment due date stated on your invoice, even if no payment is due. If your account is not paid or if you have not made payment arrangements by the payment due date, your account may be subject to late penalties as well as de-registration. All payments received via the mail are date stamped upon receipt and processed in date-received order.
  3. Please read the information we send to you. Your education is important and represents a big investment of both time and money. Take the time to become familiar with the information that is provided to you. Of course, we are here to help you through the billing and payment process. If you have questions regarding your student account, please feel free to contact Student Accounts at (845) 257-3150 or e-mail your questions to

Waiver for the Release of Information

Permission must be granted by the student in order for the Office of Student Accounts to discuss the student invoice or financial aid with any third party, including parents or guardians. The Information Release Waiver is online and accessible through the student's via the "Student Services" tab. Click on "General," then "Information Release Waiver," then "Add a person." Once a person has been designated, a pop-up screen appears which explains what the release of information entails and provides the authorized individual with a PIN number. The PIN number verifies the individual's identity and must be provided before any information may be released.

It is the student's responsibility to provide the PIN number to the person(s) granted access to the student's account. All authorizations expire on June 1. The student must re-authorize each person every year after that date, which will create a new PIN for that designee.

Please visit the Office of Student Accounts website for more information and details, including Frequently Asked Questions.