Policy M2
Policy Name: Student Fees
Responsibility for Maintenance: Financial Services, College-Affiliated Enterprises & Asset Management

Date of most recent changes: April 14, 2014

I. Policy Statement

In order to provide students with a full range of student services and programs, Onondaga Community College must require students to pay certain fees. This policy sets forth the College’s policy with respect to these fees.

II. Reason for Policy

This policy is intended to ensure compliance with New York Education Law Section 6403 and the corresponding Education Department regulations, and to assist students in planning their educational budgets.

III. Applicability of the Policy

Students, Division Heads, Department Heads, members of the Financial Service’s Office, members of the Student Accounts Office, the Board of Trustees of Onondaga Enterprises, Inc., and the Board of Directors of the Onondaga Community College Association, Inc. (“OCC Association”) should be familiar with this policy. 

IV. Related Documents

V. Contacts

 Subject Office Name Title or Position Telephone Number Email/URL
Questions regarding fee schedules Financial Services Student Accounts (315) 498-2367  studentaccounts@sunyocc.edu

 VI. Procedures 

Student Fees 

The Senior Vice President for College-Affiliated Enterprises & Asset Management will annually set a fee schedule, taking into account requests from Department or Division Heads. Once the Senior Vice President for College-Affiliated Enterprises & Asset Management has set the fee schedule, he or she will submit it to the President for recommendation to the College’s Board of Trustees for approval along with the tuition schedule. Once the College Board of Trustees has approved the tuition and fee schedules, they will be filed with SUNY on or before the date set by the Chancellor of SUNY or his or her designee. The College will file the schedules in accordance with the forms and instructions of the SUNY Chancellor.   

The College requires students to pay the following types of fees: 

  1. Course fees - the College may charge course fees where the course requires supplies, facilities or tools which are unique to individual students or to the course of study and the number of students is too great to permit the College to absorb the costs.
  2. Curriculum Fee - the College may charge curriculum fees which are unique to individual programs to offset the cost of such programs.  
  3. Technology Fee – the technology fee provides students with computer labs, technology driven classrooms, web-access for registration, library resources, and on-line courses. This fee is also used to support the College’s technology infrastructure.
  4. Student Recreation and Wellness Fee – the recreation and wellness fee has been established to support intramural, recreation, athletics and wellness programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and enhance student well-being. The College will collect the student recreation and wellness fee and remit to Onondaga Enterprises, Inc. (OEI) consistent with the Agreement between OEI and the College.
  5. Student Activity Fee - the student activity fee supports life on campus: clubs and activities, arts programming and special projects that advance student education and engagement. The College will collect the student activity fee and remit it to the OCC Association in accordance with the Agreement between the College and the OCC Association.
  6. New Student Programming Fee – the new student programming fee supports activities directed at engaging new students and orienting them to campus. The College will collect the new student programming fee and remit it to the OCC Association in accordance with the Agreement between the College and the OCC Association.

Veteran Deferral 

Eligible veterans may defer payment of fees in accordance with the College’s Military Service and Veterans’ Affairs policy.  

VII. Forms/Online Processes

Fee schedules are available for review at: http://students.sunyocc.edu/index.aspx?menu=384&id=1804


Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006

Updated and approved by the President April 16, 2012

Updated and approved by the President April 14, 2014