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Bursar

NOTE: Tuition, fees and charges are subject to change by official action

Preadmission Deposit

Accepted students must pay a deposit to hold their place in the entering class. The amount is specified in the offer of admission letter. The deposit is applied toward charges on the Bursar's bill for first semester of attendance. This deposit is refundable only by written request received at the ESF Admissions Office by:

  • May 1 for fall admission,
  • November 1 for January admission, OR,
  • 30 days after acceptance, whichever is later.

Tuition

Residency

For purposes of tuition, “residence” refers to the principal or permanent home to which the student returns. Students who believe they qualify as New York residents may apply for a change in residency after they are accepted by ESF. Application forms are available in the Office of Business Affairs in 102 Bray Hall.

Tuition Schedule as of the beginning of the 2015-16 Academic Year

NOTE: Tuition is subject to change at any time by official action.

Status
New York State Resident Students
Out-of-State  Students
Undergraduate
Full-time
$3,235 per semester (maximum total tuition for 12 credit hours or more) $8,160 per semester (maximum total tuition for 12 credit hours or more)
Undergraduate
Part-time
$270/credit hour $680/credit hour
Graduate
Full-time
$5,435 per semester (maximum total tuition for 12 credit hours or more) $11,105 per semester (maximum total tuition for 12 credit hours or more)
Graduate
Part-time
$453 per credit hour $925 per credit hour

Fees

Various fees are part of the overall expenses for students.

Centennial Hall Housing and Meal Plans

All entering Freshman at ESF are required to reside on campus in the Centennial Hall for the first year of enrollment. Transfer students are not required to reside in college housing, but are encouraged to apply for housing, and housing will be assigned to transfer students at Centennial Hall's discretion if it is determine space is available.

Current costs are:

  • A-unit - $4030 per semester (academic year contract)
  • B-unit - $4540 per semester (academic year contract)
  • C-unit - $5850 per 6 months (12 month contract)
  • D-unit - $5000 per semester (academic year contract)
  • E-unit - $5850 per 6 months (12 month contract)

If a returning student resides in Syracuse University housing, please contact the SU Residence Life Office at 315-443-3637.

Meal Plans

Costs vary depending on the choice.

Trailhead Dollars

Fall 2016 sign-up opens July 5, 2016 and runs through September 9, 2016 at the MyESF Portal. Changes can be made in the first two weeks of the semester but no later than September 9, 2016.

Note: You will have two weeks from the start of the semester to add or change your meal plan. You may do so by logging onto http://myesf.esf.edu. After the first two weeks from the start of the semester only new or increased Trailhead plans can be made from MyESF. Student Fall Trailhead Dollars will carry over to the spring semester unless a new meal plan option is chosen. Trailhead Dollars will expire at the end of the academic year in Spring 2017.

Syracuse University (SU) Housing and Meal Plan Expenses

Students who have a meal plan with SU housing will receive a separate bill directly from SU. Students must make payment arrangements with SU. For more information, contact the SU Bursar's Office (102 Archbold North, 315-443-2444)

After payment of tuition, fees, Trailhead Dollars, and Centennial Hall charges at ESF, students may apply any money refunded from their financial aid to their SU charges. Refund checks will be available on the first day of classes for the fall and spring semesters, and may be taken over to the SU Bursar’s Office for payment. ESF does not send or transmit any funds directly to Syracuse University. If you opt in to have a direct deposit for refunds, all efforts will be made to disburse those funds before the 1st day of class.

Bursar Links

Cashier Hours

Academic Year:

  • Monday - Friday
    9am - 2pm

Summer:

  • Monday - Thursday
    9am - 2pm
  • Friday
    8:30am - 11:30am

Bursar Hours

Academic Year:

  • Monday - Friday
    8am - 4:30pm

Summer:

  • Monday - Thursday
    8am - 4pm
  • Friday
    8am - Noon

Contact

SUNY-ESF, Bursar
103 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 470-6652

Other Costs to Consider

  • Textbook costs depend on the requirements of the student's particular program and the availability of used books. In general, the range is between $500 and $700 per year for textbooks and supplies.
  • Personal costs (clothes, transportation, etc.) vary widely, but typically range from $900 to $1,600 per year.
  • Several programs at ESF include additional costs. Students majoring in forest resources management attend a seven-week Summer Session in Field Forestry at the Wanakena campus between the sophomore and junior years. Environmental and forest biology majors attend the summer field experience at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station at the end of their junior year.
  • The Summer Session in Field Forestry costs approximately $2,048, while the program at Cranberry Lake costs $525 a week, plus travel and personal expenses.
  • Field trips for landscape architecture students range between $300 and $400. In addition, students enrolled in landscape architecture are required to spend one semester off campus. This is a self-designed and student-budgeted program. Costs do not necessarily exceed those of a semester on campus, but additional costs are often incurred depending upon the location chosen. These additional costs are the responsibility of the student and are not covered by financial aid.
  • Additional course fees for labs provided by Syracuse University will be billed separately by SU. They are typically $20/semester for chemistry labs and $40/semester for physics labs.

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Itemized Tuition and Fee Costs per Semester

FALL SEMESTER Undergraduate Graduate Wanakena
Full time Part time
Per Credit
Full time Part time
Per Credit
Full time
NYS RESIDENT TUITION  $3,235.00  $270.00  $5,435.00  $453.00  $3,235.00
OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENT TUITION  $8,160.00  $680.00  $11,105.00  $925.00  $8,160.00
COLLEGE FEE  $12.50  $0.85  $12.50  $0.85  $12.50
STUDENT SERVICES FEE *  $445.00 $37.08  $445.00 $37.08  $445.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE *  $195.00  $16.25  $195.00  $16.25  $195.00
TRANSPORTATION FEE (IF APPLICABLE)  $40.00  $-   $40.00  $-   $210.00
YEARBOOK  $25.00  $-   $-   $-   $- 
ORIENTATION (IF APPLICABLE)  $60.00  $-   $25.00  $-   $- 
ESF STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE  $73.50  $6.13  $50.00  $10.00  $100.00
SU STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE  $36.00  $19.10  $15.00  $10.00  $- 
LATE REGISTRATION (IF APPLICABLE)  $40.00  $-   $40.00  $-   $40.00
ADD/DROP (IF APPLICABLE)  $20.00  $-   $20.00  $-   $20.00
TRANSCRIPT  $5.00  $5.00   $5.00  $5.00   $5.00
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC FEE *  $67.50  $5.63  $-   $-   $- 
CENTENNIAL HALL DORM-BASIC  $4.030.00  $-   $-   $-   $- 
RANGER SCHOOL DORM-BASIC  $-   $-   $-   $-   $1,600.00
RANGER SCHOOL BOARD-BASIC  $-   $-   $-   $-   $4,135.00
RANGER SCHOOL DAMAGE DEPOSIT  $-   $-   $-   $-   $200.00
ACADEMIC SUPPLIES  $-   $-   $-   $-   $360.00
TRAILHEAD DOLLARS (IF APPLICABLE) Options and Rates  $-
COURSE FEES (IF APPLICABLE) $5.00 - $100.00 per course $5.00 - $100.00 per course  $-   $-   $-
ACCESSORY INSTRUCTION FEE (IF APPLICABLE)  $351.50/credit hour  $351.50/credit hour  $351.50/credit hour  $351.50/credit hour  $-
SPRING SEMESTER Undergraduate Graduate Wanakena
Full time Part time Full time Part time Full time
NYS RESIDENT TUITION  $3,235.00  $270.00  $5,435.00  $453.00  $3,235.00
OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENT TUITION  $8,160.00  $680.00  $11,105.00  $925.00  $8,160.00
COLLEGE FEE  $12.50  $0.85  $12.50  $0.85  $12.50
STUDENT SERVICES FEE *  $445.00 $37.08  $445.00 $37.08  $445.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE *  $195.00  $16.25  $195.00  $16.25  $195.00
TRANSPORTATION FEE (IF APPLICABLE)  $40.00  $-   $40.00  $-   $210.00 
ORIENTATION (IF APPLICABLE)  $60.00  $-   $25.00  $-   $- 
ESF STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE  $73.50  $6.13  $50.00  $10.00  $- 
SU STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE  $-   $-   $15.00   $10.00   $- 
COMMENCEMENT- UNDERGRADUATE  $60.00  $-   $-   $-   $20.00
COMMENCEMENT-GRADUATE * *  $-   $-   $-   $-   $- 
SENIOR GIFT  $10.00  $-   $-   $-   $- 
LATE REGISTRATION-IF APPLICABLE  $40.00  $-   $40.00  $-   $40.00
ADD/DROP (IF APPLICABLE)  $20.00  $-   $20.00  $-   $20.00
TRANSCRIPT  $5.00  $5.00   $5.00  $5.00   $5.00
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC FEE *  $67.50  $5.63  $-   $-   $- 
CENTENNIAL HALL DORM-BASIC  $4.030.00  $-   $-   $-   $- 
RANGER SCHOOL DORM-BASIC  $-   $-   $-   $-   $1,600.00
RANGER SCHOOL BOARD-BASIC  $-   $-   $-   $-   $4,135.00
ACADEMIC SUPPLIES  $-   $-   $-   $-   $360.00
TRAILHEAD DOLLARS (IF APPLICABLE) Options and Rates  $-
COURSE FEES (IF APPLICABLE) $5 to $100 per course $5 to $100 per course  $-   $-   $-
ACCESSORY INSTRUCTION FEE (IF APPLICABLE)  $351.50/credit hour  $351.50/credit hour  $351.50/credit hour  $351.50/credit hour  $-
SUMMER SESSION Undergraduate Graduate Wanakena Cranberry Lake Field Forestry
Full time Part time
Per Credit
Full time Part time
Per Credit
NYS RESIDENT TUITION  $3,235.00  $270.00  $5,435.00  $453.00  $-   $-   $- 
OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENT TUITION  $8,160.00  $680.00  $11,105.00  $925.00  $-   $-   $- 
COLLEGE FEE  $12.50  $0.85  $12.50  $0.85  $-   $-   $- 
STUDENT SERVICES FEE  $445.00 $37.08  $445.00 $37.08  $-   $-   $- 
TECHNOLOGY FEE  $195.00  $16.25  $195.00  $16.25  $-   $-   $- 
TRANSPORTATION FEE (IF APPLICABLE)  $40.00  $-   $40.00  $-   $-   $-   $- 
LATE REGISTRATION (IF APPLICABLE)  $40.00  $-   $40.00  $-   $-   $-   $- 
ADD/DROP (IF APPLICABLE)  $20.00  $-   $20.00  $-   $-   $-   $- 
TRANSCRIPT  $5.00  $5.00  $5.00  $5.00  $-   $-   $- 
ACADEMIC SUPPLIES  $-   $-   $-   $-   $-   $-   $250.00
PROGRAM CHARGES-ESF STUDENTS ONLY  $-   $-   $-   $-   $1,650.00 $525 per week  $2,048.00

* Fees subject to change pending SUNY approval.
* * Graduate students are charged a one-time fee of $35 the first semester attending ESF.


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