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. 

2020-2021 Cost of Attending

Resident Tuition & Fees

Onondaga County Resident or Non-Resident with Certificate of Residence
  Full-Time Part-Time
Tuition $2,545/semester $212/credit hour
Student Activity Fee2 $47/semester $25/semester
Technology Fee2 $190/semester $16/credit hour 
Recreation & Wellness Fee2 $95/semester
 
$55/semester
 
Books & Supplies3 (see notes) (varies)
Additional Fees (see below) (see below)
Total $2,877/semester — $5,754/year  

Non-Resident Tuition & Fees

Non-Resident without Certificate of Residence or Out-of-State Resident
  Full-Time Part-Time
Tuition $5,090/semester $424/credit hour
Student Activity Fee2 $47/semester
 
$25/semester
 
Technology Fee2 $190/semester $16/credit hour 
Recreation & Wellness Fee2 $95/semester
 
$55/semester
 
Books & Supplies3 (see notes) (varies)
Additional Fees (see below) (see below)
Total $5,422/semester — $10, 844/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 $20.50 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. Detailed information on the Box of Books program is 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.

 

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) $750
    Nursing Program ATI Pharmacy Fee (NUR 220) $350
    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: $750.45
    Spring/Summer: $1,041.83
    Fees specific to Music curricula
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Applied Music Fee / Private Lessons $300
    Fees specific to Photography Students
    Fee Description Fee Amount
    Photography Fee $150 Full-Time
    $75 Part-Time
    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 $100
    Firefighter Level 2 $100
    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 $25
    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