Residency Status Definitions

Onondaga County Resident
A legal resident of New York State for one year and of the County of Onondaga for six months. Both periods of residency must immediately precede the date of registration.
Non-Resident

A legal resident of New York State (but not of Onondaga County) for one year immediately preceding registration.

Non-Resident students may reduce their tuition by submitting a: Certificate of Residence

Out-of-State Resident
A legal resident of a state other than New York, or a student on a visa from another country.

Tuition & Fees

Onondaga Community College is one of the most affordable ways to start a bachelor's degree or a new career -- especially when compared to attending other private and public colleges in upstate New York.

 

  1. Please Note:
    • Tuition and Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
    • The "Cost of Attending" tables are organized by residency status. Each status is defined in the box to the left.
    • You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of the full cost of attending Onondaga.

2014 - 2015 Cost of Attending

Residency Status:
Onondaga County Resident  or  Non-Resident with Certificate of Residence
  Full-time1
(12 or more credits) 
Part-time1
(less than 12 credits) 
  Semester Annual Semester Annual
Tuition: $2,150 $4,300 $170
per credit hour 
$170
per credit hour 
Student Activity Fee:2  $47 $94 $25 $50
Technology Fee:2  $150 $300 (varies)
see below 
(varies)
see below 
Recreation & Wellness Fee: 2   $95 $190 $55 $110
Books & Supplies:3 (estimated)  $615 $1,230 (varies)  (varies) 
Additional Fees: (varies)  see below  see below  see below  see below 
Total: (estimated)  $3,057
$6,114
 

 

Residency Status:
Non-Resident without Certificate of Residence  or  Out-of-State Resident
  Full-time1
(12 or more credits) 
Part-time1
(less than 12 credits) 
  Semester Annual Semester Annual
Tuition: $4,300 $8,600 $340
per credit hour 
$340
per credit hour 
Student Activity Fee:2  $47 $94 $25 $50
Technology Fee:2  $150 $300 (varies)
see below 
(varies)
see below 
Recreation & Wellness Fee:2  $95 $190 $55 $110
Books & Supplies:3 (estimated)  $615 $1,230 (varies)  (varies) 
Additional Fees: (varies)  see below  see below  see below  see below 
Total: (estimated)  $5,207
$10,414
 

 

Seniors Audit Free

Onondaga Community College welcomes learners, age 60 and older. If space allows, this non-credit option allows you to attend courses at no tuition.  Applicable course fees are payable at the time of registration.

Technology Fee for Part Time Students 

  • $12.50 per credit hour for fall/spring
  • $2.00 per credit hour for winter
  • $4.25 per credit hour for summer 5 wk course
  • $8.50 per credit hour for summer 10 week course 

Notes:

  1. ^ Full-time and Part-time Students — A full-time student is one enrolled for 12 or more equivalent credit hours. A part-time student is one enrolled for less than 12 equivalent credit hours. A student who enrolls for 12 or more equivalent credit hours any time during the semester will be charged the full-time student rates.
  2. ^ Fee is mandatory for all full and part time students.
  3. ^ You are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks, supplies, and any other necessary tools or materials. The cost of books and supplies depends on your curriculum and the types of courses selected.
 

 

Additional Fees

Curriculum, Course & Lab Related Fees

Except where noted, per semester amounts are listed.

Auditing
  same as tuition fee
Health Curriculum
Malpractice Insurance $10
Health Program Fee
Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Tech $500
Music
Music Fee $300 full time, $150 part time
International Student Fee
One-time fee for all incoming international students on an F-1 or J-1 study visa $350
International Student Health Insurance

Fall: $463.75*
Spring: $649.25*

*Subject to change

Nursing Curriculum
ATI Comprehensive Program Fee (NUR 291) $460
ATI Online Tutoring Fee (one time only) $99
Malpractice Fee $10
Photography
Photography Fee $150 full time, $75 part time
Physical Therapist Assistant
Malpractice Fee (per clinical course) $10
Recreation Leadership
Camping and Nature Study $37
Respiratory Care
Malpractice Fee (per clinical course) $10
Specialized Program Fee:
Automotive Tech, Computer Engineering Tech, Electrical Engineering Technology, Interior Design Tech, Mechanical Tech, Architectural Tech, Electronic Media Communication $100 full time, $50 part time
SUNY Learning Network
Online Fee $11 per credit hour
Surgical Technology
Malpractice Fee $10
Surgical Technology Self-Assessment Fee $29
Surgical Technology Accreditation $241
Individual Course & Lab Fees
General Lab Fee (applies to all courses conducted as labs) $21
Cisco Lab Fee $52 per course
Computer Lab Fee (non-Credit) $5 per contact hour
Physical Education Fee $38 per course
Life Experience Practicum $33 per credit hour
Life Experience Evaluation $19 per credit hour
Respiratory Therapy Exam $135
Emergency Vehicle Operations Course $424
Public Safety Training Center Fee $215

 

Other Fees

Administrative Processing fee1  $40
Late Fee (Balance under $100) $13
Late Fee (Balance $100 - $500) $28
Late Fee (Balance over $500) $43
Parking Violation $28
Disabled Parking fine $53
Returned (by bank) Check fee $33
Smoking fine - 1st instance $28
Smoking fine - Multiple instances $53
Transcript fee $10
New Student Programming fee2  $34
AOD Fee for Noncompliance - 1st instance $26
AOD Fee for Noncompliance - Multiple instances $51
Lazer Card Replacement $28

Notes:

  1. ^ One-time only fee - charged when student has completed 30 credit hours.
  2. ^ One-time only fee - charged to all first time matriculated students.
 

 

Housing Costs

The tables below are 2014-2015 rates for housing costs only, and are subject to change without prior written notice. Tuition & Fees are extra.

Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semesters)

The following figures are based on a 9-month academic year.

Single Room
One room, One Occupant $7,270 
Parking Fee $90
Programming Fee $160
Double Room
One room, Two Occupants $6,270 
Parking Fee $90
Programming Fee $160
Triple Room
One room, Three Occupants $5,470 
Parking Fee $90
Programming Fee $160

 

Summer and Winter Terms

One room, One occupant
$175/week
One room, Two occupants
$120/week


Meal plan rates