Suny Canton Application

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

Things to Know Before Applying

Regular Decision Deadlinerolling
Early Decision DeadlineN/A
Early Action DeadlineN/A
Application Fee$50

Academic Factors Considered for Admission

Class RankNot Required
Secondary School RecordRequired
Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.)Required
College-Preparatory ProgramRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNot Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Not Required

This College’s Accepted and Transferable Credits

Advanced Placement (AP) CoursesYes
Dual-Credit ClassesYes
Life Experience CreditsYes

Contacting the Admissions Department

Admissions Department
E-mail[email protected]
Phone(800) 388-7123
Fax(315) 386-7929
Address34 Cornell Drive, French Hall Canton, NY 13617

suny canton tuition


  • NY Resident
  • Out-of-State (2yr)
  • Out-of-State (4yr)
  • Per Credit


Room and Board$7,105.00$14,210.00
Comprehensive Fees$809.50$1,619.00
Total Cost$11,449.50$22,899.00
Other Estimated Expenses*$1,665.00$3,330.00
Estimated Cost of Attendance$13,114.50$26,229.00

*Not billed by College – Expenses could include loans, textbooks, transportation, supplies, etc.

Online / Commuter

Comprehensive Fees$809.50$1,619.00
Total Cost$4,344.50$8,689.00
Other Estimated Expenses*$2,476.00$4,952.00
Estimated Cost of Attendance$6,820.50$13,641.00

*Not billed by College – Expenses could include loans, textbooks, transportation, supplies, etc.


Medical Insurance Fee

The Medical Insurance Fee is mandatory for all full-time students not covered by comparable insurance. Students are billed by semester. Waiver of this charge cannot be given after the end of the add-drop period (first 5 class days) in any semester. Spring semester fee is effective to mid-August.

COSTSFall SemesterSpring Semester
US Students$1,028.00$1,402.00
International Students$823.45$1,142.83

Parking Fee

The Parking Fee is mandatory for all students parking a vehicle on campus. The amount is based on the number of credits you take per semester.

12+ Credit Hours$188.60
1-11 Credit Hours$80.60

Comprehensive Fee

The Comprehensive Fee is made up of the following charges:

Name of FeeFull-Time Charge
(per semester)
Charge per Credit Hour
Activity Fee$105.00$8.80
Alumni Fee$15.00$0.00
Athletic Fee$246.00$20.50
College Fee$25.00$1.70
Educational Technology Fee$189.50$15.80
Health Fee$181.00$15.10
Recreational Facilities Fee$43.00$3.60
Transcript Fee *$5.00same as full-time
Placement Fee **$20.00$0.00
Orientation Fee **$100.00same as full-time
* Charged to all students regardless of the number of credit hours.
** Charged for first full-time semester only.
  1. The Activity Fee is a mandatory fee imposed by the students for the students. This fee was passed with an 87% approval of the students. It is used to support student government activities. All student clubs, organizations, newspaper, radio station, intramural activities and campus events are funded from this fee. Payment of the fee enables an individual to join any of the organizations or attend any of the events sponsored by the student government.
  2. The Alumni fee supports the College Alumni Association. Alumni services include; scholarships, gatherings, alumni weekend, and the alumni newsletter. You may request a waiver of this fee by submitting a written request to the SUNY Canton Alumni Association, FH 100, before the end of the 4th week of classes. If you are a scholarship recipient, you may not waive the Alumni fee. If you have not been awarded a scholarship and choose to waive the Alumni fee, you will not be eligible for future scholarship assistance. The Alumni Office thanks you for your support.
  3. The Athletic Fee is a mandatory fee that supports a comprehensive intercollegiate athletic program.
  4. The College Fee is a mandatory fee imposed by the State University of New York.
  5. The Educational Technology Fee is used to support student access to computer networks, library information systems, multimedia classrooms, engineering, health and business technologies as well as future infrastructural modifications and other instructional technologies.
  6. The Health Fee is a mandatory fee which provides student health care and health education on campus. This is not Medical Insurance. Having medical insurance does not exempt you from this fee.
  7. The Recreational Facilities fee provides membership for the utilization and staffing of the SUNY Canton Fitness Center and Campus Center Gymnasium. You may submit a written request for a waiver to the VP for Administrative Services, FH 100, no later than the end of the 4th week of classes.
  8. The Transcript Fee is a mandatory fee which provides students with free official transcripts, upon written request, for life.
  9. The Placement Fee is a one-time mandatory fee charged to all first-time full-time students only. This gives students access to the career services educational and vocational library with resources for both students who want to transfer and those who are seeking employment. Graduates may use the resources and services of the office at no charge.
  10. The Orientation Fee is a one-time mandatory fee charged to all first-time, full-time students for social, cultural, and educational activities related to entering college.

Housing Charges

The college has a mandatory housing policy. All students must complete an application for housing or waiver with the Office of Residence Life each academic year. If students have questions or concerns regarding the housing reflected on their statements (or ahead of their statement being due) they should contact the Residence Life Office at (315) 386-7513 or [email protected] for more information regarding their housing.

Students may also visit Residence Life’s page on our website to review housing information at Office of Residence Life.

Room and Meal Charges Per Semester

Room TypeRoomLaundryMealsTOTAL
Double Room$4,175.00$55.00$2,875.00$7,105.00
Single Room$6,050.00$55.00$2,875.00$8,980.00
Kennedy Hall Suite$5,460.00$55.00$2,250.00$7,765.00

A meal plan for commuters is also available for $795.00 per semester.

Note: Students housed in triple rooms (traditional double rooms with a third roommate) pay the standard double room rate and are credited $150 three times throughout the semester (every 5 weeks). If the third roommate leaves the room, then the remaining occupants will no longer receive a triple room credit.

Meal Plans: As a residential campus, the College requires that all students living in a residence hall participate in a meal plan. If you have questions or concerns pertaining to the meal plan you are seeing, or in regard to meal plans in general you may view Meal Plan Information or by contacting the College Association at (315) 386-7624 or [email protected].

Additional Expenses

Students are expected to also have the following out-of-pocket expenses:

  • $650 for Books & Supplies
  • $800 for Transportation ($300 for on-campus students)
  • $500 for Incidental Expenses

Additional Fees

  • Course Fee, certain courses have fees associated with them with varying amounts.
    • View the 2020-21 Course Fees
  • Late Fee, $40 assessed to students failing to complete and pay the bill by the billing deadline.
  • Returned Check Fee, $20 assessed for each check used for payment which has been returned from a bank as unpaid. (not to exceed the face value of the dishonored check or $20).
  • Add/Drop Fee, $20 per course.
  • Identification Card Replacement Fee, $15 per card.
  • Graduation Fee, $25 charged only in the semester in which the student plans to graduate.

Additional Notes

Roo Express Account

This is a discretionary spending account which can be used at the textbook center, campus store, and all dining facilities. A maximum of $1,200 per semester can be set up. This account is accessed with the student ID card. You may also establish this discretionary spending account, separate from your financial aid package, online at

Campus Cash Account

This is an on-campus spending account. Campus cash may be spent at all dining locations, Campus Center Store, the Textbook Center, and vending machines. Campus Cash is part of your meal plan and is non-refundable.

Hold Policy

Untimely payment of outstanding student account balances may result in a hold being placed on a student’s account and the subsequent withholding of enrollment, grades, transcripts, diplomas and class selection. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Service Center to discuss any special circumstances surrounding an outstanding account. Balances remaining at the end of the semester are subject to referral to the New York State Attorney General or a collection agency.

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