Mar 03, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 80 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 80 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

Students enrolled for 12 or more hours are considered to be full-time students. College policies and charges for tuition and fees are listed below:

Undergraduate Tuition for 12 to 17 credit hours (per semester) $19,962.50
Undergraduate Tuition per credit hour for 1 to 11 credit hour in excess of 17 credit hours $675.00
*See Graduate Catalog for Graduate Rates  
Room (per semester)  
Hennepin Hall (per semester) $4,772.50
Hines Hall (per semester) $4,772.50
Plassmann (per semester) $4,772.50
Ryan (per semester) $4,772.50
Padua (per semester) $5,482.50
MacClosky Square (per semester) $6,232.50
Cushing Village (per semester) $5,755.00 - $5,825.00
Snyder Hall (per semester) $6,090.00 - $8,530.00
Premium Board (per semester) $3,275.00
Tuition Deposit:  
New Students-Full-time $500.00
New Students-Part-time $50.00
Graduate Students $350.00
Course and Laboratory Fees:  
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics Labs (per lab hour) $130.00
(ENVA - 100) $130.00
(ENVA - 430) $180.00
(SCDV - 010) $180.00
(SCDV - 210, 211,230) $130.00
Calculus (MATH -110, 120) $155.00
Calculus (MATH - 210) $180.00
Computer Use Fee (determined by course) $155.00
Creative Arts (CREA - 111, 112, 200, 204, 221, 280, 312, 313, 314,325, 360, 420,430, 435,460) $130.00
Creative Arts (CREA - 104, 135, 219, 251, 252, 258, 330, 349, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454) $155.00
Creative Arts (CREA - 145, 345, 347, 348) $180.00
Education (EDUC - 495, 496) $130.00
First Year Seminar (per semester) $130.00
Nursing (NURS - 310) $230.00
Political Research course $130.00
Psychology (PSYC - 300, 400) $155.00
School of Business Technology (All Sch. of Bus. Majors) (per semester) $130.00
Sociology (SOC - 202) $130.00
Miscellaneous Fees:  
Application Fee $50.00
College Registration Fee (Part-Time Students, per sem.) $110.00
Degree Processing Fee $175.00
Late Payment Penalty (per semester) $155.00
Late Fee (per semester) $250.00
First Year Experience Fee, Full-Time Freshman $575.00
Orientation Fee, Full-time Freshman $270.00
Academic Support Service Fee, Full-time Freshman $155.00
Parking Permit (per year) Plus Tax $95.00
Resident Student Laundry Fee (per semester) $57.50
Returned Item Fee $100.00
Student Activity Fee (Full-time students, per semester) $150.00
Student Health Insurance (per semester) $884.04
Transcript Fee (one-time) $50.00

Procedure for Payment

Payment is due in full by August 4, 2021 for returning students and August 25, 2021 for new and transfer students, for the Fall 2021 semester and January 12, 2022, for the Spring 2022 semester. The College does not mail paper bills and you will be responsible to view and print your bill for payment. Bills are available online through our Student Account Center (SAC) at Any balance that is not covered by financial aid or loans must be paid by the semester’s due date to avoid late fees. If you are receiving payment from an outside source, you must notify the Office of Business Services, by the semester’s due date, in order to avoid late fees.

Checks and cash are accepted for payment. The College does not accept credit cards as a form of payment. Payment can be sent to Siena College, Office of Business Services, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. Please include the student’s name or student ID number with payment.

Through the Student Account Center (SAC) at you can pay by an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account. Click on “View Available Payment Options”.

Siena College also offers monthly payment plans through Nelnet (Formerly TMS), without interest, at a nominal enrollment fee. You may contract with Nelnet to pay the balance due to the College. The amount of your contract must cover all charges not covered by financial aid and loans in order to avoid late fees. A monthly payment plan can be set up by contacting Nelnet at 800-279-1918 or enrolling through the SAC at No monthly payment plans are offered directly with the College.

A student may not receive a diploma or transcript until all accounts have been paid in full.

Returned Payments

All returned items payable to Siena College will be assessed a non-refundable returned item fee. This policy encompasses all payments made through the Student Account Center as well.  If the payment is returned for any reason it will be assessed a non-refundable returned item fee.  In addition to this fee, the College may require that all future payments be made by certified funds.


A TUITION DEPOSIT of $500 is required of all new full-time students and $50 of all new part-time students upon acceptance. This deposit must be made to effect completion of acceptance at the College and is non-refundable.

Rooms and Meals

Students living on campus are required to subscribe to a Siena meal plan. The cost for room and full meal plan is $16,095 - $23,740 for the 2021-2022 academic year. There is a variety of meal plans available. Changes to a meal plan may be made only within the first two weeks of each semester and may be made online on Web for Students under “Community Living”.

Books and Supplies

All required books, supplies, and many other items commonly used by students are available at the Campus Bookstore located in the Sarazen Student Union. It is estimated that books and supplies will cost approximately $1,293 per year.

General Estimate of Cost

The cost for a commuting student can be estimated at $46,899 - $48,814 for 2021-2022. Resident student costs can be estimated at $60,979 - $62,877. Actual costs may vary, depending upon academic program and choice of residence. The above figures do include non-billed costs that the student may incur: Books, supplies, personal and transportation expenses.

Withdrawals and Refunds

A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from any courses before the conclusion of the fall, spring, winter, or summer sessions must first obtain a withdrawal form available in the Office of the Registrar. A resident student must also advise the Office of Community Living (Sarazen Student Union, room 318). The date of withdrawal will be the later of the student’s documented last date of attendance at an academically-related activity or the date indicated by the student as his/her intended withdrawal date when the student submits a written statement of withdrawal. If a student leaves the College at any time during the semester without following this procedure, he/she will be marked as having failed in all courses for the semester. No refund will be given after the fifth week of the semester for fall and spring. No refund will be given for Summer Sessions after the fourth class has met. Any credit balances will be refunded by the method paid. A request for refund must be made in writing to Student Accounts in order for a refund to be issued.

Tuition: Tuition will be refunded on a proportionate basis according to the following schedule: Fall and Spring Semesters

Two weeks or less 80% Five weeks 20%
Three weeks 60% Over five weeks No refund
Four weeks 40%    

Students who receive financial aid and terminate their studies before the end of a semester may be required to refund a portion of their financial aid. The formula to be used is described in the Financial Aid section of this catalog. This refund policy is not applicable to students dismissed from the College and/or College housing for disciplinary reasons. If the College must return federal aid to the government on behalf of a student dismissed or denied access to housing and food services within the first four weeks of a semester because of disciplinary sanctions, the College will charge the student the amount the College was required to refund the government on his/her behalf. This refund policy does not apply to emergency closings; see Academic Information and Regulations.

Room and Board Fees

All full time students, with the exception of commuters and transfer students, are required to live in college residence facilities to the extent space is available and to purchase a board plan.

If you wish to appeal the residency requirement at any time, you must:

  1. Contact the Office of Community Living to request a petition to be released from the residency requirement. The form is to be completed and returned to the Office to Community Living, Sarazen Student Union, room 318. The appeal should be a request to be contractually released from the Housing/Food Service requirement for the subsequent semester or academic year. Examples may include but are not limited to: particular medical health needs, changes in your personal or financial circumstances or to review a first year freshman’s request to change to commuter status as defined by the student handbook, Siena Life.
  2. You and your family are strongly encouraged to include written documentation in support of the reason(s) (e.g. medical information, financial information, etc.) with your request for appeal.
  3. In the event that you are granted a release from the residency requirement or contract, you are no longer subject to the residency requirement as determined by the Appeals Board.
  4. The decision of the Office of Community Living is final.
  5. Students who withdraw from the College will receive a pro-rated refund dependent upon the ability to fill all beds.
  6. Students with billable damage (room/suite/townhouse and common area damage or vandalism) in excess of $100.00 may have this Housing/Food Service Contract immediately cancelled.
  7. Students dismissed from housing for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund of housing fees (room and board, if applicable).

Other fees: Other fees will not be refunded in whole or in part.