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.

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.

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.


  1. 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 in the box to the left.
    • You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of the full cost of attending Onondaga.

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Additional Fees

Curriculum, Course & Lab Related Fees

Except where noted, per semester amounts are listed.

Description Amount 
  same as tuition fee
Health Curriculum
Malpractice Insurance $10
Health Program Fee
Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Tech $500
Applied Music Fee $300 Private Lesson Fee
International Student Fees
International Partnership Fee One-time fee for all incoming international students on an F-1 or J-1 study visa $350
International Student Health Insurance (subject to change)

Fall: $624.45
Spring: $618.45
Spring/Summer: $867.83

Nursing Curriculum
ATI Comprehensive Program Fee (NUR 260)
ATI Pharmacy Fee (NUR 220)
Malpractice Fee $10
Photography Fee $150 full time, $75 part time
Physical Therapist Assistant
Malpractice Fee (per clinical course) $10
Recreation Leadership
Camping and Nature Study $37
Respiratory Care
Malpractice Fee (per clinical course) $10
Specialized Program Fee:
Automotive Tech, Computer Engineering Tech, Electrical Technology, Interior Design Tech, Mechanical Tech, Architectural Tech, Electronic Media Communication $100 full time, $50 part time
Open SUNY+
Online Fee $11 per credit hour
Surgical Technology
Malpractice Fee $10
Surgical Technology Accreditation $247
Individual Course & Lab Fees
Art Fee
$150 full time and $75 part time 
General Lab Fee (applies to all courses conducted as labs) $21
Ceramics Course Fee (for non-Art students) $75
Cisco Lab Fee $52 per course
Firefighter Level I  $500
Firefighter Level 2  $400
Math Calculator Rental Fee (Fall & Spring)  $23
Math Calculator Replacement Fee  $130
Physical Education Fee $38 per course
Life Experience Practicum $33 per credit hour
Life Experience Evaluation $19 per credit hour
Emergency Vehicle Operations Course $424
Public Safety Training Center Fee $215


Other Fees

Description Amount 
Administrative Processing fee1   $40
Payment Plan Processing Fee  $33
Test Proctoring Fee (per exam)  $30
Late Fee (Balance under $100) $13
Late Fee (Balance $100 - $500) $28
Late Fee (Balance over $500) $43
Parking Violation $28
Disabled Parking fine $53
Returned (by bank) Check fee $33
Transcript fee $10
New Student Programming fee1  $34
AOD Fee for Noncompliance - 1st instance $25
AOD Fee for Noncompliance - Multiple instances $50
Lazer Card Replacement $15


  1. ^ One-time only fee - charged to all first time students.