Undergraduate Expenses

This section presents an estimate of the cost of attending Fredonia for one year. University charges (tuition, fees, room rent, board) are paid on a semester basis, at one-half of the rates listed below. The semester charges must be paid on or before the registration date for each semester. Students will receive up-to-date information concerning charges and payment procedures several weeks prior to the registration date.

All charges are subject to change.

Annual University Charges Applicable to all Students

Estimated expenses per year for a full-time (12 or more credit hours) undergraduate :

* Undergraduate Tuition


$  6,470.00



College Fee

$      25.00

Student Services and Programs Charge

$  1,594.00

New students who have paid a $50 Advance Admission Deposit will have this amount deducted from the tuition charge for their initial semester at Fredonia.

All rates and fees are subject to change. Individuals should view the Student Accounts web page for the current university charges at www.fredonia.edu/admin/studentaccounts.

Full-time rates do not apply for summer or J-Term semesters; tuition is calculated at the part-time per credit hour rate.

Estimated Additional Costs

Books, supplies, personal and transportation expenses

$2,000 - $2,500

Additional Charges for Residents in Residence Halls

Room Rent

$7,600 - $9,000

Board (Food Service)

$4,000 - $5,130

Student Services and Programs Charge

The Student Services and Programs Charge combines all university fees for student services, programs and activities in one composite amount for all students. As a result, there are no general university fees and no additional mandatory fees once a student arrives on campus (although some departments may assess individual departmental fees). The Student Services and Programs Charge includes support for the following programs and activities:

Advanced Technologies for Classroom Use

AIGA/Art Forum

Alumni Affairs

Bicycle Use on Fredonia Campus

Blue Devil Fitness Center

Campus Community Bus

Campus Internet Access

Campus Microcomputer Labs

Campus Fine Arts

Fredonia Ticket Office

Counseling Center

Coupons for Discounts at Area Merchants

Cross Country Skis at College Lodge

Family Weekend Events

Fredonia College Jazz Workshop

Fredonia Radio Systems

Intercollegiate Athletic Sports Program

Intramural and Recreational Program

Legal Services

Homecoming Weekend Events

Microcomputer Support

On-Campus Student Employment

On-site Medical Care

Health Education Programs

Medical Laboratory Work

Over-the-Counter Medications

Prescription Medications

Wellness Checkup

Orientation Program

Parking Services

Parking Shuttle Service
Student Engagement


Student Government

Student Organizations and Clubs

Student Scholarships

The Leader (university newspaper)

University Special Events

University Transcripts

Upper Class Buddy Program

Van Service to Hospital/Clinic


The Student Services and Programs Charge waiver policy can be found at www.fredonia.edu/admin/policy.

Room Charge

The standard rate when two students are assigned to a room is $3,800 per semester. Single rooms are primarily for seniors and are $4,400 per semester, if available. Kitchen suites (double occupancy), where available, are $4,000 per semester. Single and double rooms in University Commons are $4,450 and $4,050 per semester, respectively. University Village Townhouses (single occupancy) are $4,500 per semester.  Inquiries as to charges and accommodations should be addressed to the Office of Residence Life, Gregory Hall. (Figures reflect 2015-2016 rates.)

The $50 Advance Room Deposit necessary to secure housing will be deducted from the room charge upon payment of charges. The rates indicated above are subject to change on a yearly basis. Information about the Office of Residence Life may be found on the website www.fredonia.edu/reslife, calling (716) 673-3341 or email residence.life@fredonia.edu.

Board (Food Service)

University policy requires all on-campus residents to select from a variety of full board plans if they are residing in non-kitchen suite residence halls. Seniors and residents of Disney and Eisenhower kitchen suites, University Village Townhouses and commuter students are not required to maintain a meal plan, however, they may choose any plan. Also, resident freshmen are required to maintain Meal Plan 1 for their first semester and may change plans for future semesters.

Meal plans are not active during recess or break periods in excess of four days such as Thanksgiving week, winter recess, spring break, and summer recess.

The FSA offers a combination of declining balance (points) and traditional meal plans to suit the needs of each student. The costs for meal plans are priced per semester and are subject to change annually. Costs begin at $2,000 for resident students required to participate in a meal plan. Commuter point meal plan options are available for off-campus students.

Unused points from the fall semester may be rolled over to the spring semester adhering to the university policy. However, students must select a meal plan for the spring semester in order to receive the rollover. No refund of unused points will be given if the student does not return for the spring semester. Unused points do not roll over to the following fall semester.

Specific information concerning pricing and descriptions of each plan may be obtained by contacting the FSA office in Gregory Hall or calling (716) 680-6228, or by logging onto the FSA web page at www.fsa.fredonia.edu or email fsa.office@fredonia.edu.

Miscellaneous Fees, Fines or Deposits

All of the major university expenses have been outlined. However, individual courses may require payment of a fee that will be reflected on the student’s semester eBill. Students should consult the online Courses by Term for specific courses and charges. Students majoring in Music Education, Music Applied Studies, Theory of Music, Performance, Music Composition, Sound Recording Technology, Music Therapy, Music History/Literature and Musical Theatre (B.F.A.), are assessed a $250 Music Fee each semester. Students enrolled in music courses that are not majoring in the above, will be assessed a $50 non-music major course fee.

In addition, the State University authorizes charges for such items as returned checks ($20), late registration ($40), first-year orientation ($150), transfer orientation ($80), late payment/administrative ($30), and drop/add fees ($20). Fines are authorized for parking violations, the late return or loss of library materials, and failure to return physical education or infirmary equipment. All fees are subject to change.

Part-Time Study

* In-State Tuition

$270.00 per credit hour

* Out-of-State Tuition

$680.00 per credit hour

College Fee

$     .85 per credit hour

Student Services and Programs Charge

$ 66.45 per credit hour

* State University policy requires that a student be a resident of New York State for one year prior to registration in order to qualify for in-state resident tuition charges. Persons should contact the Student Accounts Office for complete information governing residency requirements.

All rates and fees are subject to change. Persons should see the Student Accounts web page for the current university charges at http://www.fredonia.edu/admin/studentaccounts.

Full-time rates do not apply for summer or J-Term semesters; tuition is calculated at the part-time per credit hour rate.

College Fee

This is a uniform, mandatory charge for all students, established by the State University of New York.

Student Health Insurance

All students are strongly encouraged to have Health Insurance coverage. Fredonia does not offer health insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. Please note that all International student must carry health insurance. International students must consult with the Office of International Education for more information regarding specific insurance needs by calling (716) 673-3451 or by emailing international.education@fredonia.edu.

State University Refund Policies

The Advance Admission Deposit of $50 is refundable until April 30 (November 1 for spring enrollment) or 30 days after the day of acceptance, whichever is later. After this it may not be refunded except in cases of withdrawal for reasons beyond the control of the student and with approval of the University President or his/her designee.

The Advance Room Deposit of $50 is refundable until July 1 (December 1 for spring enrollment). Refunds may not be made after this date except in cases of withdrawal for reasons beyond the control of the student and with approval of the University President or his/her designee.

Tuition . A student withdrawing from the university or individual courses during the fall or spring semester is eligible for the following tuition refunds:

100 percent for withdrawal during the first week of classes

70 percent for withdrawal during the second week of classes

50 percent for withdrawal during the third week of classes

30 percent for withdrawal during the fourth week of classes

0 percent for withdrawal beyond the fourth week of classes

A full refund of tuition may be granted if a student must withdraw for reasons beyond his/her control with the approval of the University President or his/her designee.

Please note that Thanksgiving and Spring Break do not count as a week during the semester. As a rule, students should always check with the Student Accounts Office and the Financial Aid Office when considering a withdrawal from courses or the university.

The College Fee is not refundable after registration.

Refunds for the Student Services and Programs Charge are granted based on the week of withdrawal following the same schedule listed above for tuition.

Residence Hall Room Rental. Once a student has registered for and occupied a room in a university-operated residence, no refund may be made except in cases of withdrawal beyond the control of the student and with approval of the University President or his/her designee. Rooms are contracted for the entire academic year and cannot be canceled during this period as long as the student is registered. There is a fee of $350 for approved termination of the housing license.

Food Service is refundable on a pro-rated basis, less a small service charge, only upon withdrawal from the university.