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Oswego Guarantee

SUNY Oswego continues to rate among the best colleges in the country for excellence and educational value. Our college consists of diverse, accomplished and caring faculty and staff; over 60 baccalaureate degree programs; an effective career planning and placement center; and a stimulating residential community.

We’re proud to have you as a student and future graduate of our college. The Oswego Guarantee is our partnership with you on your journey through college. We want you to earn your bachelor’s degree at Oswego, and we are committed to working together with you toward achieving this goal. Therefore, we make the following guarantees to you:

WE GUARANTEE that the necessary classes will be available to complete a baccalaureate degree in four consecutive academic years of full-time study. If you meet the academic expectations described below and cannot graduate after four years because of course unavailability, the college will enroll you in the remaining course or courses necessary to meet graduation requirements tuition-free.

WE GUARANTEE continued availability of small classes because we believe that small classes offer the greatest opportunity for discussion and interaction between faculty and students. 

WE GUARANTEE no increase in the cost of room or meal plans for four consecutive academic years. For you and your family, this means the major portion of the cost of a residential education will remain constant for four years.

The Oswego Graduation ROI

We guarantee that SUNY Oswego will provide a $300 Graduation Return on Investment (ROI) if you enter Oswego in the fall semester as a first-time, full-time freshman and earn your baccalaureate degree in four consecutive academic years or less.

The Oswego Graduation ROI is our commitment to your future, and it is recognition of your hard work and determination; it’s our way of helping you begin the next leg of your journey. The Graduation ROI is intended to help propel you forward — whether it is traveling to a job interview, offsetting the cost of graduate school or even contributing to a down payment on a first car or apartment.

To qualify for the Oswego Guarantee and Graduation ROI, you must enroll in the fall term as a full-time freshman, declare a major no later than your fourth semester, meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to verify you are still on course to graduate within four years, fulfill the major and college requirements as described in the college catalog and graduate with a baccalaureate degree in four consecutive years or less. 

For additional information about the Oswego Guarantee or the Graduation ROI, please contact SUNY Oswego Chief of Staff Kristi Eck at [email protected].