Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees 2021-2022 (through 07/01/22)

We commit more than $60 million in comprehensive aid and $30 million in Hartwick scholarships and grants. This financial contribution to our students reflects how much we believe in the value of the educational experience we provide.

Learn more about the generous financial aid we offer.

If you need to contact us, we are available to speak with you at 607-431-4300.  You also may email your questions or concerns to

Current Rates for 2021-22 Full-Time Matriculated Students through 07/01/22
Tuition $48,790
Room (Double)** $7,060
Board (Unlimited Plan) $6,555
Comprehensive Fee*** $1,024
TOTAL $63,429
Matriculation Fee – Freshman, first semester only $400
TOTAL $63,829

Health Insurance is mandatory for all full-time students. Please refer to section on health insurance for costs and waivers.

**Room and board rates may differ based on residence hall or meal plan.

***Comprehensive Fee for all matriculated students. This fee includes, but is not limited to, student activity fees, Pine Lake WICKit card, technology and lab use.

An Enrollment Deposit of $400 is required of all matriculated students upon entering the College. This non-refundable fee is credited to the student’s first semester billing statement.


Other Miscellaneous Fees and Part-Time Rates 2021-2022
Over-Election Fee, per credit $350
Late Add Course Fee, per course $50
3-Year Degree Program Deposit $300
Transcript Fee $10
Missed Appointment Fee- Perrella Health Center $10
Art Courses- Studio Fees, per credit $25
Private Music Lesson- One-hour less/Rate per year,
music majors are discounted
Private Music Lesson- Half-hour less/Rate per year,
music majors are discounted
Physical Education Fees 2021-2022
Body Boot Camps $50
Cardio Kickboxing $50
Core Cycle $50
Fit Yoga $50
Gentle Yoga $50
Vinyasa Yoga $50
Golf $80
Healthy Way to Weight Loss $50
HIGH Fitness $50
Hiking $50
Horsemanship $175
Indoor Cycling $50
Life guarding $65
Fitness Professional Certification $225
Mental Wellbeing $50
Mindfullness & Self Care $50
Personal Fitness/Relaxation $50
Pilates $50
Powerful HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) $50
Res. to Emergency/Comm CPR $140
Self Defense $50
Sports Health $50
Strategies to Manage Stress $50
Stride, Strength & Stretch (running based course) $50
Water Safety Instructor $65
Women and Weights $50
Zumba $50
Part-Time Student Fees 2021-2022
Tuition per credit hour $1,565
High School Tuition, per credit $110
Audit/Non-credit, per course $150
Bassett Nursing- Beginning Summer 2021, per credit $600
18-Month Accelerated Nursing Program, per credit $960
Summer Nursing Program, per credit $600
Summer Tuition, per credit $370
Summer Online Tuition, per credit $290
Tech Fee for Summer Online-Non Hartwick Students $100
Summer Internship Fee- internship up to 4 credits $390
Summer Internship Fee- internship 5-8 credits $780
Fifth Fall, per credit TBD

*Some courses have an additional course fee. These courses will be designated with a $ in their title. In addition, there may be other charges related to courses/tests. Students should check with the academic department offering their course(s) if they have any questions.

**Nursing students will have additional fees related to their course of study. Listings of these fees are available from the Department of Nursing.

2021-22 Room Rates 
Triple $6,114
Double $7,060
Single $8,183
Leitzell $8,205
Townhouse and Apartments $8,808
Super Single $9,128
Pine Lake- Single/Robertson $8,183
Pine Lake- Double/Robertson $7,056
Pine Lake- All cabins, Farmhouse, Robertson Lodge Apt. $8,521
Pine Lake- Super Single $9,128



The annual tuition charge for matriculated students covers 12-18 credit hours for Fall and Spring terms, and 4 credit hours in January. A full-time matriculated student who has been granted permission to overload will be charged an over-election fee for over 18 credit hours in Fall and Spring, and over 4 credit hours in January. A student dropping below the 12 credit hours prior to the end of the Add/Drop period will be considered part-time and Financial Aid may be affected. Fall Term charges include fall semester and one-half of January Term. Fall Term is electronically billed on July 15 and payments are due August 5. Spring semester e-statements are posted on December 15 and payment is due January 5. Spring semester statements include charges for the second half of January Term and the spring semester. In addition, an e-bill statement will be generated for any month in which there are new or outstanding charges.

Special billing concerns related to January Term:

  • There is no adjustment in room/board for students approved to study remotely, take an online course, or elect not to participate in J Term courses.
  • There is no tuition adjustment for students who do not participate in J Term classes.
  • Students returning to campus housing for J Term who were not charged room and board for the fall semester will be charged two additional weeks room/board.
  • Students returning to campus housing for J Term who were refunded room and board in the fall, will be charged two additional weeks room/board.
  • Students who enroll in J Term and decide to withdraw from classes after the start of the semester will not receive any adjustments for tuition.
  • Students who are off campus in an approved program or internship will receive a meal plan adjustment, for approved meal plans, the time not on campus.  No adjustments are made for room charges.



Checks should be made payable to Hartwick College in United States dollars. Tuition, room, board, and fees are payable in two payments; the first one on or before August 5 and the second payment on or before January 5. For a monthly installment plan, please see the following sections. For each month, or part of a month that payments are delinquent, a fee of 1% will be charged for each month or fraction of a month throughout the duration of such delinquency. A charge of $25 will be accessed for any payments, personal or online, if such payments are not honored by the bank.

Mail your check, made payable to Hartwick College, to : Office of Student Accounts, Hartwick College, PO Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820-4020. Please note the student name/account number on your check.

Through an outside servicer, Hartwick College accepts online payments for payments by MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express and ACH from checking or savings.  If you use this service there is a processing fee; 2.95% of the transaction when using a debit or credit card, and $1.50 when choosing Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from checking or savings account.


International Student Payment Option

The College has partnered with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to make international tuition payments. With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. International students can make an online payment using Flywire’s website.


Installment Payment Plan

Hartwick College has partnered with Educational Computer Systems Inc. in our continued commitment to assist families in affording an education. ECSI offers an interest-free Tuition Payment Plan with an enrollment fee of $65. Instead of making two lump-sum payments, ECSI allows you to pay all or part of your educational expenses in ten monthly installments. By enrolling in this plan, the tuition account will be credited each semester with one-half of the contracted amount. Program enrollment starts on June 1. You may contact ECSI by telephone at 866-927-1438 or by visiting their website at


Work-Study Earnings

Students employed on campus through the federal work-study program will be paid by check every two weeks for hours worked, and may request to have all or part of their earnings applied directly to the tuition account. To request the deduction, the student must complete a Payroll Deduction Authorization form with the Office of Student Accounts on a yearly basis. The form can be found here, completed electronically and submitted via email to  Parents of students receiving work-study as part of their financial aid award package should not deduct their student’s work-study award amount from the tuition account. Paychecks are delivered to the student campus boxes on payday. Automatic deposit to a checking or savings account is available; please contact Student Payroll for an application.

Check Cashing and Advances

Students and staff may cash personal checks for up to $40 per day at the cashier’s window in Bresee Hall, Monday through Friday.  Parents’ checks made payable to the student for $75 or less also may be cashed. An ATM provided by Community Bank, N.A. is located on the third floor of Dewar Hall.

If an emergency arises and a student needs to return home immediately, the Office of Student Accounts will advance the student the cash amount required. Should this need arise, parents must contact the Director and request the amount needed. Once approved, the advance amount will be added to the student’s tuition account.


If total payments and/or financial aid result in an overpayment, a refund must be requested. The student will be the recipient of the refund unless a parent loan generates the credit balance. Credit balances from parent loans are refunded to the parent borrower. Financial aid must be posted and verified before any refund can occur. Refund requests are processed within five to seven days. Any authorization obtained for disbursing financial aid funds continues to be valid in subsequent years unless rescinded in writing.  Upon separation from the college, we will refund credit balances of $5.00 or more to the student or parent.

Tuition Insurance

All full time Hartwick College students will be automatically enrolled into the Tuition Insurance Plan, through an outside servicer, A.G. Dewar Inc., to provide coverage if a student must leave the College mid-semester due to a serious illness or accident. As with the health insurance plan, there is an option to opt out of the coverage.  However, we encourage you to review the coverage prior to taking any action.  The cost of the plan is $284 a year, billed $142 each semester.  The 75% coverage applies after the refund policy outlined in the next section.  The waiver and other important information is found at

Refund Policy

There may be an occasion during the academic year when a student decides to withdraw from the College after classes have begun. Refunds of tuition will be made according to the following schedule. The Fall billing period includes all of Fall Term and one-half of January Term. The Spring billing period includes the second half of January Term and all of Spring Term.

Second Week of Billing Cycle 80%
Third Week of Billing Cycle 70%
Fourth Week of Billing Cycle 60%
Fifth Week of Billing Cycle 50%
Sixth Week of Billing Cycle 40%
Seventh Week of Billing Cycle 30%
No adjustments after week seven of the semester.
  • For students voluntarily taking a general or medical leave or withdrawing from the college:
    • After the seventh week of the billing period, no refund of tuition will be made.
    • Financial Aid will be recalculated according to institutional, state and federal policies/regulations.
    • Room charges are prorated for the first two weeks of the billing period only. After two weeks, no refund is given.
    • Board charges for the board/meal plan will be prorated on a weekly basis for the first seven weeks of the billing period, after that there will be no refund of board.
    • Comprehensive Fee is non-refundable after the start of the semester.
    • Course fees, such as Art, Music, Nursing, PE, etc., are non-refundable after the start of the semester.
    • The optional health insurance fee is non-refundable after the start of the semester.
    • See Tuition Insurance for further information on medical leaves.

    Quarantine or isolation:

    • For those who quarantine or isolate off campus, there is no refund of room and board for the time they are not on campus.

    Administrative Leave, Suspension or Expulsion:

    • Administrative leave, suspension, interim suspension or expulsion – no adjustments for Tuition, Fees, Room or Board.

    Mandatory campus closure:

    • If for any reason the campus must be closed to residential living, room and board charges will be refunded on a prorated weekly basis.  No room or board charges will be refunded after the seventh week of the billing period.
    • If for any reason the campus must be closed to residential living, and remote instruction is not possible, tuition will be reimbursed on a pro-rated basis.  Please refer to the tuition refund chart above.  All adjustments will be predicated on a recalculation of financial aid.

    Temporary college-wide remote study:

    • If for any reason the College must revert to remote study only for a temporary period, there will be no refunds of room, board or tuition and fee charges.