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Tuition & Fee Charges for 2016-2017

Students are billed per semester. Listed below are the costs for one semester, there are two semesters in one academic year. All Charges are Subject to Change Without Notice.

Tuition Rates
2 Yr (semester) 2 Yr (year) 4 Yr (semester) 4 Yr (year)
NY Resident Full Time $ 3,235.00 $  6,470.00 $ 3,235.00 $  6,470.00
Non-Resident Full Time $ 5,430.00 $10,860.00 $ 8,160.00 $16,320.00
NY Resident Part Time (per credit) $ 270.00 $ 270.00
Non-Resident Part Time (per credit) $ 453.00 $ 680.00


Fees Charged

The Medical Insurance Fee is mandatory for all full-time students not covered by comparable insurance. Students are billed by semester. Waiver of this charge cannot be given after the end of the add-drop period (first 5 class days) in any semester. Spring semester fee is effective to mid-August.

» Student Medical Insurance Fee Waiver - accessible through UCanWeb in the Billing menu
» International Student Medical Insurance Fee Waiver

COSTS Fall Semester Spring Semester
US Students $ 1062.00 $ 1062.00
International Students $ 542.50 $ 759.50

The Parking Fee is mandatory for all students parking a vehicle on campus. The amount is based on the number of credits you take per semester.

12+ Credit Hours $ 188.60
1-11 Credit Hours $   80.60

The Comprehensive Fee is made up of the following charges:

Name of Fee Full-Time Charge
(per semester)
Charge per Credit Hour
  1. Alumni Fee $   15.00 $   0.00
  2. Recreational Facilities Fee $   39.00 $   3.25
  3. Activity Fee $ 105.00 $   8.75
  4. Athletic Fee $ 214.00 $ 17.85
  5. College Fee $   12.50 $   0.85
  6. Educational Technology Fee $ 158.00 $ 13.15
  7. Health Fee $ 157.00 $ 13.10
  8. Transcript Fee * $     5.00 same as full-time
  9. Placement Fee ** $   20.00 $   0.00
10. Orientation Fee ** $ 100.00 same as full-time

* Charged to all students regardless of the number of credit hours.
** Charged for first full-time semester only.

  1. The Alumni fee supports the College Alumni Association. Alumni services include; scholarships, gatherings, alumni weekend, and the alumni newsletter. You may request a waiver of this fee by submitting a written request to the SUNY Canton Alumni Association, FH 200, before the end of the 4th week of classes. If you are a scholarship recipient, you may not waive the Alumni fee. If you have not been awarded a scholarship and choose to waive the Alumni fee, you will not be eligible for future scholarship assistance. The Alumni Office thanks you for your support.
  2. The Recreational Facilities fee provides membership for the utilization and staffing of the SUNY Canton Fitness Center and Campus Center Gymnasium. You may submit a written request for a waiver to the VP for Administrative Services, FH 200, no later than the end of the 4th week of classes.
  3. The Activity Fee is a mandatory fee imposed by the students for the students. This fee was passed with an 87% approval of the students. It is used to support student government activities. All student clubs, organizations, newspaper, radio station, intramural activities and campus events ar funded from this fee. Payment of the fee enables an individual to join any of the organizations or attend any of the events sponsored by the student government.
  4. The Athletic Fee is a mandatory fee that supports a comprehensive intercollegiate athletic program.
  5. The College Fee is a mandatory fee imposed by the State University of New York.
  6. The Educational Technology Fee is used to support student access to computer networks, library information systems, multimedia classrooms, engineering, health and business technologies as well as future infrastructural modifications and other instructional technologies.
  7. The Health Fee is a mandatory fee which provides student health care and health education on campus. This is not Medical Insurance. Having medical insurance does not exempt you from this fee.
  8. The Transcript Fee is a mandatory fee which provides students with free official transcripts, upon written request, for life.
  9. The Placement Fee is a one-time mandatory fee charged to all first-time full-time students only. This gives students access to the career services educational and vocational library with resources for both students who want to transfer and those who are seeking employment. Graduates may use the resources and services of the office at no charge.
  10. The Orientation Fee is a one-time mandatory fee charged to all first-time, full-time students for social, cultural, and educational activities related to entering college.
Housing Charges

The college has a mandatory housing policy. All students must complete an application for housing or waiver with the Office of Residence Life each academic year.

Room and Meal Charges Per Semester


Traditional Hall
Double Room

Traditional Hall
Single Room
Smith Hall
Suite Double
Kennedy Hall
Kennedy Hall
Single with
Two Beds
Room $3,550.00 $5,250.00 $3,950.00 $4,700.00 $4,150.00
Laundry Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Meals $2,475.00 $2,475.00 $2,475.00 $1,850.00 $1,850.00
TOTAL: $6,075.00 $7,775.00 $6,475.00 $6,600.00 $6,050.00

A meal plan for commuters is also available for $625 per semester.

Note: Students housed in triple rooms pay the standard double room rate and are credited the prorated difference between the double rate and the triple rate three times throughout the semesters.  If the third roommate leaves the room, then the remaining occupants will no longer receive a triple room credit.

Additional Expenses

Students are expected to also have the following out-of-pocket expenses:

  • $650 for Books & Supplies
  • $800 for Transportation ($300 for on-campus students)
  • $500 for Incidental Expenses
Additional Fees
  • Course Fee, certain courses have fees associated with them with varying amounts.
  • Late Fee, $40 assessed to students failing to complete and pay the bill by the billing deadline.
  • Returned Check Fee, $20 assessed for each check used for payment which has been returned from a bank as unpaid. (not to exceed the face value of the dishonored check or $20).
  • Add/Drop Fee, $20 per course.
  • Identification Card Replacement Fee, $10 per card.
  • Graduation Fee, $10 charged only in the semester in which the student plans to graduate.
Additional Notes

Roo Express Account
This is a discretionary spending account which can be used at the textbook center, campus store, and all dining facilities. A maximum of $1,000 per semester can be set up. This account is accessed with the student ID card. You may also establish this discretionary spending account, separate from your financial aid package, online at Manage My ID (current students) or by contacting the College Association at (315) 386-7624 or orologiob@canton.edu.

Attention EOP Students
Most EOP students will be eligible for financial help in purchasing textbooks. Please stop in to see your EOP Counselor (before purchasing textbooks) if you have any questions, starting one week prior to classes. The EOP Office is located in Campus Center 234.


Student Service Center
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Financial Aid email:

Student Billing email:

Tel: (315) 386-7616
      (800) 388-7123
Fax: (315) 386-7930