Refund Policy

The tuition refund schedule below has been established by the State University Board of Trustees.


In order to obtain a refund, a student must officially withdraw from college through the Registrar’s Office and specifically request a refund of room, fees, meal plan and tuition.


Students withdrawing or thinking of withdrawing are advised to consult with an advisor in the Financial Aid Office. Due to strict federal regulations governing the use and distribution of Title IV financial aid, aid recipients will jeopardize their current eligibility if they withdraw or stop attending classes prior to completing 60% of the semester.


Withdrawal During


Part of Term 1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week 5th week
Full Term 100% 70% 50% 30% 0%
12 week 100% 60% 40% 0%  
10 week 100% 50% 30% 0%  
8 week 100% 40% 20% 0%  
6 week 100% 30% 0%    
5 week 100% 25% 0%    
  Second day of classes Remainder of first week After
4 week 100% 50% 0%
2 week 100% 80% 0%

Room Rent

Room refunds after occupancy are based on the date occupancy is acceptably terminated (determined by Residential Life). After a student has registered and occupied a space beyond the first day of classes in any semester, there will be no refund for the balance of that quarter of the academic year for room charges.


Meal Plan

Refunds are based on the number of weeks remaining in the semester. There shall be no refund for less than a week of participation remaining in a meal plan.



Fees are generally not refundable after the first seven days of classes.


Timely Negotiate Refund Checks

Funds, for refund checks that are un-cashed after one year, are turned over to the State of New York as unclaimed funds. Once turned over, an owner would need to contact the Office of the State Comptroller, Office of Unclaimed Funds 110 State Street Albany, NY 12236; the phone number is 800-221-9311. The college notifies students of un-cashed checks before the year is up, so it is important to keep your address and contact information current with the college’s Registrar, 518-255-5522.