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Fee Descriptions

Tuition, fees and costs are subject to change without notice.

Mandatory Fees

College Fee

$1.70 per credit hour, maximum $25 per semester 

This fee is to cover bond obligations from the SUNY Construction Fund. Collections are used to bring buildings into code when new regulations are issued. In addition, repairs for damage to roofs or buildings are taken care of from these funds collected.

Mary Walker Health Fee

$17.37 per credit hour, maximum $208.50 per semester

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This mandatory fee, paid by all students, allows students access to services provided. It goes toward covering the costs associated with operating health services, counseling services, and health promotion and education. Primary health care services and counseling services are offered in the Mary Walker complex, as well as through telemedicine and telecounseling platforms. The fee is not a user fee. Services provided include:


  • Health Education including a Peer Health Program that provides education and training to promote a healthy campus community 
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Education including prevention interventions, screenings, and consultations


  • A dispensary for prescription medications 
  • Medical, surgical and dental referrals
  • Routine Laboratory testing
  • Reproductive health care sponsored by OCO (Oswego County Opportunities)
  • Physical examinations 
  • Loan of crutches, canes and splints
  • STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing


  • Emergency first aid for visitors to the campus
  • Self Care Clinic (OTC medications)
  • PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis)
  • Transgender care
  • Diagnostic COVID testing
  • Immunizations
  • Review of medical records (immunizations, health history, etc.)
  • Telehealth

Mental Health

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Consultation
  • Outreach programming


  • Limited psychiatry services
  • Referrals to community-based services
  • Risk screening and assessment 
  • Peer education
  • Workshops on mental health topics 

Athletic Fee

$19.45 per credit hour, maximum $233.50 per semester. All semesters except summer

This fee is charged to all undergraduate students to support intercollegiate athletics, intramurals and recreation. The fee is not a user fee. Everyone benefits from the success of our teams and their contributions to the college’s reputation and recognition.  The athletic fee does not fund club sports or the fitness centers. This is a mandatory fee for undergraduate students.

Student Activity Fee

Fall and spring $10 per credit hour, maximum $120 per semester (summer $8)

This mandatory fee funds the Student Association, which supports over 80 campus clubs and organizations. Student Association provides the following services for students:

  • Check cashing
  • CENTRO Downtown Service
  • SAVAC (Student Association Volunteer Ambulance Corps)
  • Legal Aid
  • Community Services
  • SAPB Programming

This fee will be assessed for all students except part-time grad and part-time undergrad students who live off-campus and are enrolled, for all classes, in off-campus extension sites. Student teachers must request a refund from the Student Association. During the Summer all students are charged a one-time fee of $8. There are no exemptions to this one-time fee.

Technology Fee

$19.50 per credit hour, max $234 per semester

This mandatory fee is charged to all students. The fee is for the direct and indirect integration, application, and advancement of technology on the SUNY Oswego Campus. The fee supports costs associated with both the technology on the physical campus, as well as the support for costs associated with the online learning portion of education.

Examples of direct technology to students on the physical campus are computer labs; multi-media equipped classrooms; access to kiosks (walk-up Internet terminal access in Hewitt Union; etc.) and WiFi Internet access.

Examples of support in the virtual campus include email accounts; access to the learning management system;  E-commerce registration and payment, and  the technology help desk at 315.312.3456 or [email protected]. Indirect technology to students include enhancements to physical servers; electronic card reader; support services; etc.  

Transportation Fee 

$2.37 per credit hour max $28.50 per semester

The transportation fee is a mandatory fee that is charged to all students. This is a support fee. It funds comprehensive shuttle service continuously around campus and Rice Creek field station with the blue and green shuttles. It also subsidizes break transportation shuttles.

Other Fees

Health Insurance 

$1,397.50 for the fall and spring term only

Medical Insurance coverage required of all full-time students (undergraduate 12 or more credit hours, graduate nine or more credit hours) unless they submit a waiver and proof (copy of insurance card) that they have medical coverage. A due date for waiver submission is set by Auxiliary Services. 

Insurance Waiver

Alumni Fee

$25 (Fall semester only)

This is a voluntary fee charged in the fall to all full-time undergraduate students. This fee helps to fund programs and communications for current students and families. Some of the many programs supported by the fee include:

  • Career exploration programs such as Backpack to Briefcase, NYC Career Connections and related programming
  • The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program, which connects students with alumni mentors in their field of career interest. Activities can include job shadowing, resume critiquing or general career exploration and mentoring
  • The Alumni-In-Residence program, which brings accomplished alumni back to campus throughout each academic year to speak in classes, serve on panels and provide career information to current students
  • New student programs, such as the Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony, and class-related programming, like Freshman Fun Day and more
  • Support of programming during Family and Friends Weekend
  • Support of programming during a Homecoming program
  • Sponsorship of scholarships for current students
  • Complimentary copies of the alumni magazine, mailed to students' homes three times per year
  • A parent e-newsletter emailed to parents monthly during the academic year with information relevant to parents/families
  • Senior class programming, newsletters and activities, including Commencement Eve and Torchlight programs for May and December graduates
  • Student leadership opportunities through the Future Alumni Network (FANs), ASK, Senior Class Planning Committee, Telefund and Oswego Alumni Association internships and work-study opportunities
  • Programming and communications for recent Graduates Of the Last Decade 

Arts Fee

$25 (Spring semester only)

Voluntary fee charged in the spring to all full time undergraduate students. Funds from the student arts fee are administered by Artswego, a campus organization that was established in 1990 and operates through the Oswego College Foundation, Inc. Committed to artistic excellence, Artswego administers a program that is designed to create a vibrant campus culture. This program includes a performing arts series, selected gallery exhibitions, visiting artists and authors, as well as video and film screenings. All of these programs are available to students free-of-charge with the exception of the Performing Arts Series where students pay a nominal price of $7  for their tickets.

Campus arts programs are promoted through a fall and spring arts calendar, a performing arts series brochure, flyers, advertisements and extensive coverage in local and regional news media.

The mission of Artswego is to serve as a catalyst for high-quality arts programs that enhance the cultural environment of the college and augment academic offerings. It seeks to introduce students to art forms and performances different from those offered by the mass market. ARTSwego also serves as a bridge between the campus and community. It supports the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary programs that foster patterns of life-long learning and promote cross-cultural understanding.

Sustainability Fee

$5 per semester

These funds will go to expanding sustainability on campus through educational, participatory and experience based learning and improvements to the overall sustainability of our campus community. This is a voluntary fee. Visit the Sustainability website for more information. 


Student Accounts

408 Culkin Hall
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126


Email: [email protected]
Phone: (315) 312-2225


Office Hours: 8:00 am–4:30 pm
Summer hours: 8:00 am–4:00 pm