Tuition & Fees

Onondaga Community College is one of the most affordable ways to start a bachelor's degree or a new career -- especially when compared to attending other private and public colleges in upstate New York.

Please Note: 

  • Tuition and Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The "Cost of Attending" tables are organized by residency status. Each status is defined below the tables.
  • You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of the full cost of attending Onondaga

2016 - 2017 Cost of Attending

Residency Status:
Onondaga County Resident  or  Non-Resident with Certificate of Residence
  Full-time1
(12 or more credits) 
Part-time1
(less than 12 credits) 
  Semester Annual Semester Annual
Tuition: $2,285 $4,570 $190
per credit hour 
$190
per credit hour 
Student Activity Fee:2  $47 $94 $25 $50
Technology Fee:2  $150 $300 (varies)
see below 
(varies)
see below 
Recreation & Wellness Fee: 2   $95 $190 $55 $110
Books & Supplies:3 (estimated)  $615 $1,230 (varies)  (varies) 
Additional Fees: (varies)  see below  see below  see below  see below 
Total: (estimated)  $3,192
$6,384
 

 

Residency Status:
Non-Resident without Certificate of Residence  or  Out-of-State Resident
  Full-time1
(12 or more credits) 
Part-time1
(less than 12 credits) 
  Semester Annual Semester Annual
Tuition: $4,570 $9,140 $380
per credit hour 
$380
per credit hour 
Student Activity Fee:2  $47 $94 $25 $50
Technology Fee:2  $150 $300 (varies)
see below 
(varies)
see below 
Recreation & Wellness Fee:2  $95 $190 $55 $110
Books & Supplies:3 (estimated)  $615 $1,230 (varies)  (varies) 
Additional Fees: (varies)  see below  see below  see below  see below 
Total: (estimated)  $5,477
$10,954
 

 

Seniors Audit Free

Onondaga Community College welcomes learners, age 60 and older. If space allows, this non-credit option allows you to attend courses at no tuition.  Applicable course fees are payable at the time of registration.

Technology Fee for Part Time Students 

  • $12.50 per credit hour for fall/spring
  • $2.00 per credit hour for winter
  • $4.25 per credit hour for summer 5 wk course
  • $8.50 per credit hour for summer 10 week course 

Notes:

  1. ^ Full-time and Part-time Students — A full-time student is one enrolled for 12 or more equivalent credit hours. A part-time student is one enrolled for less than 12 equivalent credit hours. A student who enrolls for 12 or more equivalent credit hours any time during the semester will be charged the full-time student rates.
  2. ^ Fee is mandatory for all full and part time students.
  3. ^ You are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks, supplies, and any other necessary tools or materials. The cost of books and supplies depends on your curriculum and the types of courses selected.
 

 

Residency Status Definitions

Onondaga County Resident
A legal resident of New York State for one year and of the County of Onondaga for six months. Both periods of residency must immediately precede the date of registration.
Non-Resident

A legal resident of New York State (but not of Onondaga County) for one year immediately preceding registration.

Non-Resident students may reduce their tuition by submitting a: Certificate of Residence

Out-of-State Resident
A legal resident of a state other than New York, or a student on a visa from another country.