2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin

Tuition and Fees

Administrative Cancellations

Students are entitled to full refunds in the event that courses are canceled by the College.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates for graduate students are established by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. All fees and tuition charges listed in this bulletin and in any registration materials is- sued by the College are subject to change without prior notice by action of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York.

In the event of any increase in fees or tuition charges, payments already made to the College will be treated as partial payment. Students will be notified of the additional amount due and the time and method of payment.

Current (Proposed – Awaiting approval from CUNY)
New York State Residents
Full-time Students (except MPA)
$5,065 per semester (12 credits)
Full-time MPA students
$4,995 per semester (12 credits) 5270.00
Part-time Students (except MPA)
$425 per credit hour (fewer than 12 credits)
Part-time MPA students
$500 per credit hour (fewer than 12 credits)
Out-of-State Residents
Full-time/ Part-time students (except MPA)
$780 per credit hour
Full-time/Part-time MPA students
$920 per credit hour

New York State Residency
A New York State resident student is one who has had his or her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester in which the residency determination is made. Such student must state his or her intention to permanently live and maintain his or her principal abode in New York State. The College may require appropriate documentation to verify residency status.

BA/MA Students Tuition After 120 Credits
BA/MA students are charged graduate tuition for credits taken after 120 credits. This additional tuition charge begins in the semester in which the student registers for the 121st credit.

Courses with Extra Contact Hours
If a student registered for a course that meets extra contact hours beyond the credit limit, each contact hour above the course credit limit there is a charge of $65 for in-state residents and $85 for out-of-state residents, as per the Board of Trustees approved Tuition and Fee Manual.  For example: If you are an in-state resident taking a course that is 5 credits and 5 contact hours, you will be charged $130 for the 2 contact hours beyond the 3 credits/3 hour class.  If you are an out-of-state resident, you will be charged $170 for the 2 contact hours beyond the 3 credits/3 hour class.

In the case of resignation from a course or courses during the semester the following rate schedule applies:

Withdrawal before the first day of classes
100% reduction in tuition liability

Withdrawal within the first week of classes
75% reduction in tuition liability
Withdrawal within the second week of classes
50% reduction in tuition liability
Withdrawal within the third week of classes
25% reduction in tuition liability
Withdrawal after the third week of classes
0% reduction in tuition liability
Students should refer to the Academic Calendar on the College’s website for specific dates as well as the refund schedules for the Summer and Winter Sessions.

Outstanding Debts to the College

Students with outstanding debts to the College may not register for a succeeding semester until the debts are cleared. Personal checks in payment of delinquent accounts will not be accepted during the registration period. (Transcripts and diplomas shall not be released if a student has any outstanding debt to the College.)

Returned Check Policy

Checks returned unpaid to the College by a financial institution, no matter the amount or reason for the return, will automatically incur a $20 reprocessing fee in addition to the original obligation. The Bursar will attempt to notify the student or former student who submitted the check to determine when payment will be made. Full payment must be made within two weeks of the date of the check being returned to the College. Failure to meet this deadline will result in an additional $15 Late Payment Service Fee and, in some cases, that account being turned over to the College’s collection attorneys for appropriate action. The Bursar will not accept checks in payment of tuition or fees, even if the student wishes to use someone else’s check, in cases where the student has previously given the College a check that was returned by a bank.

If the financial institution provides a letter to the College admitting error on its part, the student will have his/her check writing privileges restored. A student who fails to pay tuition or other obligations will be denied access to his/her records and will be prevented from registering in the future.

The City University of New York Policy on Withholding Student Records

Students who:

  • are delinquent and/or default in any of their financial accounts with the College, the University, or an appropriate state or federal agency for which the University acts as either a disbursing or certifying agent
  • have not completed exit interviews as required by the Federal Perkins Loan Program, the Federal Family Education Loan Programs, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Nursing Student Loan Program

will not:

  • be permitted to complete registration.
  • be issued a copy of their grade, a transcript of academic record, certificate or degree.
  • receive funds under the federal campus-based student assistance programs or the Federal Pell Grant Program unless the designated officer, in exceptional hardship cases and consistent with federal and state regulations, waives in writing the application of this regulation.

Special Provisions for Students in the Military

The following policies apply to students who leave CUNY to fulfill military obligations.

  1. Students called up to the reserves or drafted before the end of the semester:

Grades. In order to obtain a grade, a student must attend 13 weeks; 5 weeks for summer session.

Refunds. A student called up to the reserves or drafted or who does not attend for a sufficient time to qualify for a grade is entitled to a 100 percent refund of tuition and all other fees except application fees.

  1. Students who volunteer (enlist) for the military:

Grades. Same provision as for students called up to the reserves. In order to obtain a grade, a student must attend 13 weeks; five weeks for summer session.

Refunds. The amount of the refund depends upon whether the withdrawal is before the fifth week of classes.

Withdrawal before the beginning of the fifth calendar week (third calendar week for summer sessions): 100 percent refund of tuition and all other fees except application fees.

Withdrawal thereafter: 50 percent refund.

  1. Other Provisions for Military Service:

Resident Tuition Rates.

These lower rates are applicable to all members of the armed services on full-time active duty and stationed in the State of New York, and to their spouses and their dependent children.

Re-enrollment of Veterans.

Veterans who are returning students are given preferred treatment in the following ways:

Veterans who were former students with unsatisfactory scholastic records may be readmitted with a probationary program.

  • Veterans, upon their return, may register even after normal registration periods, without late fees.
  • Granting of college credit for military service and armed forces instructional courses.
  • Veterans returning too late to register may audit classes without charge.

Late Admissions.

Veterans with no previous college experience are permitted to file applications up to the date of registration, and are allowed to begin classes pending completion of their application and provision of supporting documents.

Readmission Fee.

Upon return from military service, a student will not be charged a readmission fee to register at the same college.

All students per semester/session $15.00
Full- and part-time students per semester/session
Full-time $60.35
Part-time $60.35
Full-time students per semester/session $125.00
Part-time students per semester/session $62.50
Application for Admission (May not be paid online; Check or Money Order Only) $125.00
Change of Program $18.00
Duplicate Diploma $30.00
Duplicate ID (Obtained from Public Safety; Cash Only) $10.00
Late Registration $25.00
Maintenance of Matriculation
New York State Resident $210.00
Out-of-State Resident $340.00
Payment Reprocessing $20.00
Reactivation of Application for Admission $125.00
Readmission $20.00
Thesis Binding (two copies) $30.00
Transcript of Record $7.00
 Academic Excellence  
The City University of New York adopted an Excellence Fee that will be applied to all students enrolled in the MA program in Forensic Psychology, the MA program in Forensic Mental Health
Counseling, the Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology, and the MA-JD Dual Degree
Program with the NY Law School.  The per semester fees are as follows:
 Students taking 3 credits  $125
 Students taking 6 credits  $250
 Students taking 9 credits  $375
Students taking a full-time course load of 12 (or more)  $500