SUNY Adirondack freezes tuition, room and board rates, drops fees

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April 29, 2021

QUEENSBURY, New York — The SUNY Adirondack Board of Trustees voted to freeze tuition for the 2021-22 academic year and eliminate three fees to recognize the economic difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic for many students.

“This pandemic has hit our region’s lower-income residents the hardest, making the idea of starting college or returning to the classroom daunting for many,” said Kristine Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. 

The 2021-22 semester rates for full-time, New York state residents will be $2,472 and $206 per credit for students taking fewer than 12 credit hours. SUNY Adirondack’s tuition is one of the lowest in the state. Combined with substantial financial aid and scholarships, SUNY Adirondack remains an affordable option to start, continue or restart education in preparation for the workforce of today and tomorrow.

“We are committed to keeping SUNY Adirondack — already one of the best values in the state — affordable,” said Rob Palmieri, vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs, describing how previously charged student enrollment, ID and development fees were eliminated. 

Room and board will also remain at last year’s rates of $4,175 for a double room in the Residence Hall and $4,675 for a single room, with meal plans ranging from $1,925 to $2,280 per semester. The modern, suite-style housing is an appealing option for many who are looking for a more traditional college experience by living and learning on campus. 

Campus will reopen in full in the fall, with classes offered in person. Some courses will be online or in a hybrid option for those who prefer remote learning and flexibility.

Social and educational programming will also return to in-person events on campus.

“We look forward to welcoming our campus community back in person, while ensuring we maintain required health and safety protocols,” Duffy said.

Registration for the fall 2021 semester has begun and applications for admission will be accepted throughout the summer. Contact the Office of College Access at 518-743-2264 or to learn more.