Policy Name: Student Fees
Responsibility for Maintenance: Financial Services
most recent changes: April 14, 2014
I. Policy Statement
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
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
Division Heads, Department Heads, Financial Service,
Student Accounts, and the Board of Directors of the Onondaga Community College
Association, Inc. (“OCC Association”) should be familiar with this
IV. Related Documents
Title or Position
Questions regarding fee schedules
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will annually set a fee schedule, taking into account requests from Department
or Division Heads. Once the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 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's 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.
College requires students to pay the following types of fees:
- 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.
- Curriculum Fee - the College may charge curriculum fees which are
unique to individual programs to offset the cost of such programs.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
veterans may defer payment of fees in accordance with the College’s Military
Service and Veterans’ Affairs policy.
VII. Forms/Online Processes
schedules are available for review at: http://students.sunyocc.edu/index.aspx?menu=384&id=1804
by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006
and approved by the President April 16, 2012
and approved by the President April 14, 2014