Tuition & Fees

Degrees with value

As part of the State University of New York System, SUNY Adirondack combines competitive degree and certificate programs and low-cost tuition.

With tuition less than any other local institution, public or private, SUNY Adirondack offers its students an affordable, first-rate education.


How much will college cost me?

According to a recent Forbes report, the national average cost of attending a four-year public college is more than $28,000 per year.

We can help you cut your costs.

Starting your education by earning an associate degree at SUNY Adirondack and transferring to a bachelor's program at a 4-year school after graduation can save you considerable money. 

Here is a breakdown of our general college costs, but remember, what you will pay depends on the amount of financial aid you receive.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

2021-2022 Tuition and Fee Schedule


Tuition Amount

Full-Time Student Tuition (per semester):


(A full-time student is one enrolled for 12 credit hours or more)


New York State Sponsor Area Resident / NYS Non-Sponsor Resident with Certificate of



New York State Non-Sponsor Resident With-Out Certificate of Residency


Non-New York State Resident


Non-New York State Resident Annual Capital Charge


Excelsior Scholarship Tuition Rate


Part-Time Student Tuition (per credit hour):


(A part-time student is one enrolled 1 thru 11 credit hours)


Qualified New York State Residents enrolled in ADK courses at their high schools


Non-New York State Residents enrolled in ADK courses at their high schools


New York State Sponsor Area Resident / NYS Non-Sponsor Resident with Certificate of



New York State Non-Sponsor Resident With-Out Certificate of Residency


Non-New York State Resident


Non-New York State Resident Capital Charge


Summer Student Tuition (per credit hour):


New York State Sponsor Area Resident / NYS Non-Sponsor Resident with Certificate of



New York State Non-Sponsor Resident With-Out Certificate of Residency


Non-New York State Resident


Non-New York State Resident Capital Charge


Off-peak classes for part-time New York State Resident students with Residence



Off-peak classes for part-time Out-of-State Residents and Others without Residence




Fee Type Amount

Course Lab, Studio, Activity and External Testing Fees:


(Classes as specified in College catalog or schedule)


Enrollment Fee


One-time fee charged in first enrolled semester


1st Day Program Textbooks and Supplies


Graduation - Diploma Fee:


Each additional diploma in the same year


Diploma Replacement Fee


Health Science Students:


Nursing Fee - per course


NUR102 - Challenge Test


NUR103 - Challenge Test


NUR104 - Challenge Test


International Student and Scholar Health Insurance Plan Fees


The following fees, which include the Premium, Mandated Taxes and Fees, User Service Charge, and an Administrative Fee charged to oversee this Plan will be applicable:


International Inbound Rates


Annual (08/15/21 - 08/14/22)


Fall (08/15/21 to 01/14/22)


Spring (01/15/22 to 06/14/22)


Spring/Summer (01/15/22 to 08/14/22)

To be

Summer/Short Term (05/15/22 to 08/14/22)

Determined; SUNY


will issue rates late

Short Term Rate (for participant only) with

June 2021

Health/Accident/Medical Evacuation/Repatriation (Up to 16 days)


Health/Accident/Medical Evacuation/Repatriation (Daily)


Study Abroad Rates


Annual (08/15/21 - 08/14/22)


Fall (08/15/21 to 01/14/22)


Spring (01/15/22 to 06/14/22)


Spring/Summer (01/15/22 to 08/14/22)


Summer/Short Term (05/15/22 to 08/14/22)



To be Determined; SUNY will issue rates late June 2021

Short Term Rate (for participant only) with

Health/Accident/Medical Evacuation/Repatriation (Up to 16 days)

Health/Accident/Medical Evacuation/Repatriation (Daily)

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Policy:


12 Months


6 Months





The Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Policy rate is available for eligible students who have provided proof of comparable major medical coverage and who have completed a Waiver Request Form which is on file on Campus.


The Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Policy is mandatory for all applicable students unless the Student provides a completed Waiver Request Form and proof of comparable major medical coverage. Although a Waiver Request form may be accepted, when travelling abroad, all students who have received a waiver will be required to purchase this Policy only.

Non-Credit Fees:


Books and/or Materials


Processing fee for awarding Continuing Education Unit






Non-Credit Tuition:


Non-credit tuition varies widely by course, check current offerings for more information


Parking Fee (per semester)


Each Additional Car


Parking Fines:


Zone A - Fines in Visitors and Reserved Areas


·        First Offense


·        Second Offense


·        Third Offense


·        Additional Infractions Zone A


Zone B - Fines in Handicap, Roadways, Driveways, Sidewalks, Fire Lanes, No Parking Zones, Grass

·        First Offense


·        Additional Infractions for Zone B


Private Music and Voice Lesson Fee: (14 half-hour sessions)


Proctor Fee (per exam)


Replacement Key / Lab Drawer Check Out Fee


(for students enrolled in science laboratory classes)


Replacement Library Book


Replacement Musical Instrument / Parts


(for students enrolled in music classes)


Replacement Calculator


(for students enrolled in calculator required courses


Replacement Media Arts Equipment


(for students enrolled in technology classes)


Replacement Information Technology Equipment


(for equipment loaned by IT)


Athletic Fee for Student Athletes


(for students enrolled in varsity athletics)


Returned Check Fee (per check)


Student Activity Fees (per semester):


Full-time students


Part-time students (per credit hour)


Student Development Fee (all students, per semester)



Student I.D. Card (per semester)



Replacement Student I.D. Card (Early Admit Students exempt)


Technology Fees (per credit hour)



Transcript Fee (Official Academic)



Special Delivery Requests

Per Vendor


Tuition Late Payment Fees:


Full-time student


Part-time student


Late Registration Reactivation Fee


Room Type Rate
Fall 2021:  

Standard Suite: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a common lounge area


Single Bedroom (Based on availability)


Double Bedroom (Standard Configuration)


Single Suite: One bedroom, one bathroom and a common lounge area (limited availability)

Double Bedroom (Based on Availability)


Choose one:  Plan A, B, C, or D:

Plan Type Rate
Resident Students are required to purchase a meal plan  

Plan A: 200 meals per semester, $100 declining balance


Plan B: 150 meals per semester, $400 declining balance


Plan C: 125 meals per semester, $550 declining balance


Plan D: 240 meals per semester, $100 declining balance


We understand parts of your student bill might be confusing and we want you to know that we do everything we can to keep SUNY Adirondack one of the most affordable colleges in the SUNY network.

Lab Fee (varies) is levied for students who take a course requiring lab work. The amount varies depending on the type of lab work required, but in every case helps cover the cost of materials, and upkeep of the lab and its equipment.

Student Activity Fee ($120/semester for full-time students, $9/credit hour for part-time students) supports a wide variety of engagement opportunities available on our campus, including clubs and organizations as administered by the Student Senate (Student Association), wellness and recreation, student activities, athletics, Diversity Equity and Inclusion activities, orientation/welcome back activities, Greater Glens Falls Transit (bus free for all students), discounted ticket sales (movies, bowling, etc.), music licenses and award ceremonies including graduation.  

Technology Fee ($25 per credit hour) covers technology enhancements to provide equitable access for all students including your student portal (, Starfish Retention Solutions, content management software including Blackboard, Career Coach, College Central Platform, electronic media and library databases, smart classrooms, computer labs, campus wifi, security to protect student and institutional data, and the Banner Education Enterprise Resource System.

Home state advantage

When it comes to college, being a resident of New York state can save you big bucks.

New York residents receive a considerable discount on in-state school tuition at New York public colleges and universities.

To receive the benefits of in-state tuition, all student must complete a Certificate of Residence each year from their home county. 


Certificate of Residence FAQs

You are considered a New York resident if you meet one of the requirements below:

• Your permanent residence is in New York state and you have lived there for a year or more immediately preceding your registration.

• You are a resident alien and have had a permanent residence in New York State for a year or more immediately preceding your registration

• You are in the armed services (or married to someone in the armed services) on active duty and stationed in New York State.  (A copy of your active military ID is required on file with Student Accounts).

The legal residence of a college student is presumed to be the residence of the parent, guardian or any other permanent residence prior to the student’s enrollment at the college. Residence is not gained or lost by attending college and such attendance does not change a student’s legal residence. However, a married student, or one who is working full-time in New York for more than one year, may establish his or her own residence.

The address of a vacation home or a residence while away at school does not qualify as a permanent residence.  Students who have not resided in the state for at least one year or who have a permanent residence in another state must pay the non-resident tuition rate.

New York State Education Law requires all students to show proof of residence upon enrolling in a community college.

A Certificate of Residence allows SUNY Adirondack to bill your home county for part of your tuition costs, which helps pay for your education. 

If you fail to file a Certificate of Residency each year, you will be charged at a higher rate (non-resident tuition).

Student are solely responsible for proving residency requirements.

Warren and Washington county residents need to download, print, fill out the Certificate of Residency form, sign it in the presence of a notary Public (Notaries are available in Student Accounts) and submit the notarized form to Student Accounts.              

Saratoga County residents need to download, print, fill out the Certificate of Residency application and submit it to the Saratoga County Treasurer’s office to obtain the actual Certificate of Residence ( a gray 8 ½-by-11 inch form).  This actual Certificate of Residence must then be submitted to Student Accounts. 

Residents of all other counties must obtain the Certificate of Residence from the County Treasurer of the county you reside in and submit that certificate to Student Accounts.

Note:  If you have been a resident of more than 1 county during the 6 months preceding registration, you must file a Certificate of Residence from each county indicating the number of months in each county.

Certificate of Residence forms can be completed no more than 60 days prior to the start of classes and no later than 30 days after the start of classes. New York state counties are only required to issue and honor certificates of Residence within this time frame. After the first 30 days of classes, most counties will no longer issue a Certificate of Residence, which means the student must pay non-resident tuition charges.


Certificates of Residence are valid for one year from the date issued. Students must complete a new Certificate of Residence each year.

Once you have received the document from your county,  submit a Certificate of Residence to Student Accounts, located in the Business Office, within 21 days of the start of classes.


New York State Education Law grants students 30 days from the start of classes to get a certificate from your home county. 

Estimate your costs

What is price of attendance?

To determine how much aid a student is eligible to receive, a cost of attendance is established which factors in expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board (includes on campus, off campus and living with parents/family), transportation, books and supplies, and personal needs.

Students are awarded aid — scholarships, grants and loans — to assist in covering these charges. A student's aid cannot exceed the student's cost of attendance. 

Students can determine an estimated cost to attend SUNY Adirondack using the SUNY Net Price Calculator (NPC). The NPC presents an estimated calculation of what a new freshman or transfer student may expect to pay to attend SUNY Adirondack.

NOTE: While the NPC is a valuable tool, families should realize that these are estimated values only and students will receive their individual awards from the SUNY Adirondack Financial Aid Office. Please keep in mind that a student's out-of-pocket expenses may be less than estimated from NPC.


Billing and Tuition Payment Checklist

After registering for classes, you will receive a tuition bill from the Student Accounts/ Bursar's Office.

Payment due dates are scheduled approximately four weeks prior to the start of the first day of classes for the Fall semester and two weeks prior to the start of classes for the Spring semester.  

1. Submit a Certificate of Residence if you are a New York state resident (obtained no earlier than 60 days before the start of classes) to Student Accounts. This form is required to qualify for the New York state tuition rate.  

2. If utilizing financial aid, check your financial aid status by logging into Self Service Banner, where you can review your bill to determine the amount of tuition you owe.   

3. Make a payment or set up a payment plan or send a check or money order payable to SUNY Adirondack to the Student Accounts Office.


How do I pay for college?

The Student Accounts Office, sometimes called the Bursar's Office, is responsible for student billing and revenue collection.

Student Accounts oversees monthly payment plans, deferred tuition payments, refunds, collection of past due student accounts and all departmental transactions.

Learn more about student billing and paying.