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Tuition & Fees

SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers a high quality education at an affordable cost. SUNY Schenectady consistently ranks about the top New York State colleges in cost effectiveness per student.

SUNY Schenectady is affordable at $201 per credit. (NY State Residents)

The College’s tuition and fees schedule is determined by our Board of Trustees and therefore, subject to change.

Please click 2023-2024 Tuition and Fees for a detailed breakdown of the tuition and fees.

View the Financial Aid Estimated Cost of Attendance.

Bill Payment Due Dates

Fall Session II 2023 bill payment due date is September 8, 2023
Spring 2024 bill payment due date is January 5, 2024

2023-2024 Tuition

New York State residents who present a Certificate(s) of Residence from their home county or Schenectady County residents who submit a signed affidavit of residency:
Full-Time (per semester): $2,412.00
Full-Time (per academic year): $4,824.00
Part-Time (per semester credit hour or equivalent): $201.00*
Full-Time Excelsior (per semester): $2,412.00
*Part-time tuition for students enrolled through the College in the High School Program is $67.00 per credit hour.

New York State residents who do not present a Certificate(s) of Residence and
Non-New York State Residents:

Full-Time (per semester): $3,618.00
Full-Time (per academic year): $7,236.00
Part-Time (per semester credit hour or equivalent): $302.00


Certificate of Residence

Students registering for credit courses at SUNY Schenectady are required to document their county of residence since counties partially fund student enrollment at community colleges in New York State. In order qualify for resident tuition, you must be a citizen of the United States of America, who has resided in New York State for the past twelve months and you are required to provide county residence documentation for the last six months. The Student Business Office, Elston 219, is responsible for collecting the Certificate of Residence from students and issuing the Certificate of Residence for Schenectady County students. Learn more about the Certificate of Residence and obtain the application.

International Student and Study Abroad Insurance

Both full- and part-time students attending SUNY Schenectady on an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to purchase insurance that provides medical coverage as well as expatriation. Students may request a waiver with proof of comparable insurance in place. Additionally, students traveling abroad for program study are also required to purchase the same insurance for the duration of their stay.