Tuition & Fees

OCC 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.  

You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of the full cost of attending Onondaga.

2019 - 2020 Cost of Attending

Resident Tuition & Fees

Onondaga County Resident or Non-Resident with Certificate of Residence
  Full-Time Part-Time
Tuition $2,495/semester $208/credit hour
Student Activity Fee2 $47/semester $25/semester
Technology Fee2 $150/semester (varies)
Recreation & Wellness Fee2 $95/semester $55/semester
Books & Supplies3 (see notes) (varies)
Additional Fees (see below) (see below)
Total $2,787/semester — $5,574/year  

Non-Resident Tuition & Fees

Non-Resident without Certificate of Residence or Out-of-State Resident
  Full-Time Part-Time
Tuition $4,990/semester $416/credit hour
Student Activity Fee2 $47/semester $25/semester
Technology Fee2 $150/semester (varies)
Recreation & Wellness Fee2 $95/semester $55/semester
Books & Supplies3 (see notes) (varies)
Additional Fees (see below) (see below)
Total $5,574/semester — $11,148/year  

 

Notes:

  1. Full-time and Part-time — A full-time student is one enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. A part-time student is one enrolled for less than 12 equivalent credit hours. 
  2. Fee is mandatory for all full and part time students.
  3. Students will be billed $21.50 per registered credit "Box of Books" charge. All required textbooks/access codes will be made available to students prior to the first day of classes. In addition, students can elect to purchase a Chromebook for a fee of $250.00 at the time they pick up their box of books. The Chromebook fee will be added to the student account charges for the term. Detailed information on the Box of Books and Chromebook program are available on the Box of Books Website.  

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 and you can only audit the same course one time for no tuition charge.

Part-Time Student Technology Fee

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

 

Additional Fees

Curriculum, Course & Lab Related Fees

Except where noted, per semester amounts are listed.

    Fees specific to auditing a class
    Fee Description Fee Amount
      (same as tuition fee)
    Fees specific to Health curricula
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Malpractice Insurance per clinical course $10
    Health Program Fee for Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology $500
    Nursing Program ATI Comprehensive Program Fee (NUR 260) $714
    Nursing Program ATI Pharmacy Fee (NUR 220) $112
    Surgical Technology Accreditation $247
    Fees specific to International Students
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    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: $657.45
    Spring: $655.45
    Spring/Summer: $919.83 
    Fees specific to Music curricula
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Applied Music Fee / Private Lessons $300
    Fees specific to Open SUNY+ Students
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Online Fee $11/credit hour
    Fees specific to Photography Students
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Photography Fee $150 Full-Time
    $75 Part-Time
    Fees specific to Recreation Leadership Students
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Camping and Nature Study $37
    Fees specific to Automotive Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Technology, Interior Design Technology, Mechanical Technology, Architectural Technology, and Electronic Media Communication
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Specialized Program Fee $100 Full-Time
    $50 Part-Time
    Fees specific to individual courses
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Art Fee $150 Full-Time
    $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/course
    Firefighter Level 1 $500
    Firefighter Level 2 $400
    Physical Education $38/course
    Life Experience Practicum $33/credit hour
    Life Experience Evaluation $19/credit hour
    Emergency Vehicle Operations Course $424
    Public Safety Training Center $215
    Other Fees
    Fee 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

    Notes

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