Hartwick Landscape

The HartLand Promise

A Commitment to our Neighbors

Hartwick’s HartLand Promise

When it comes to deciding where to go to for a future-focused education, we want students who live or attend high school in the region to think of Hartwick College!

At a comparable cost of attending a SUNY University Center, students in public and private high schools in Otsego County, Chenango County, Delaware County, Herkimer County, Madison County, Montgomery County, Onondaga County, Oneida County and Schoharie County, can now take advantage of Hartwick’s unique education approach through the College’s new HartLand Promise cost of education rate.

Made possible through the generosity of donors, the HartLand Promise is yet another step in Hartwick’s deep and historic commitment to the region.

How it Works

Eligible students from the nine surrounding counties who apply and are admitted will be charged tuition and fees of — on average — between $9,500 and $10,500 per year for 2024-25.

To be Eligible

Students Must:

Live or attend high school in one of the nine counties: Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga or Schoharie.

Be accepted as a first-time, full-time (12 credits) student.

Live on campus.

Be an accepted transfer student who resides in or attends a college/university in one of the nine counties.

Apply Today

For more information, contact Hartwick College admissions@hartwick.edu.


No. If you live or attend high school in one of the nine counties, the HartLand Promise will be automatic if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Living on campus will offer countless opportunities to fully experience everything that Hartwick has to offer – making friends, having a rich academic experience, taking advantage of social and recreational activities – and you’re close to everything!

Yes, for those who are eligible and admitted, the cost of tuition and fees will be comparable to the cost of attending a SUNY University Center.

As a long-standing member of the community – 225 years! – we want to ensure that talented students in our region are able to affordably pursue their educational goals with us. And once they graduate, we hope they pursue their professional and personal life ambitions right here in our community.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to offer this program to our incoming students.

Yes, transfer students who reside in or attend a college/university in the nine counties who are accepted at Hartwick for the first time are eligible for the HartLand Promise.

Office of Admissions

Hartwick College
P.O. Box 4022
Oneonta, New York 13820