Policies

Confirmation of attendance

A survey will be placed in MyOswego two weeks prior to the start of the semester. You will be required to fill out the survey and confirm the acceptance of the following three statements. Failure to do so will result in de-registration from all your classes.

Confirm your attendance

  • Financial aid will not apply or refund until this has been satisfied.
  • If this is not completed prior to the end of the first week of classes you will be de-registered.

Accept your charges

  • Acknowledgement that you are responsible for the charges you incur as a student at SUNY Oswego.

Authorize SUNY Oswego to use your Title IV Federal Aid

  • Your federal aid will cover charges such as book store, parking, student association, alumni fee, arts fee, dorm damage, laundry fee as well as room and board.

Deregistration for non-payment and course cancellation

Deregistration

Payment must be received at least 12 days prior to the start of each summer and winter session. If payment is not received, you will be deregistered. No formal payment plans are offered for the summer and winter, however you may pay one quarter of the full balance at least 12 days prior to the start date to avoid deregistration. The remaining balance must be paid in full by start of session.

Course cancellation

Courses for each session can be cancelled by the college up to 7 days before the start date.

View academic calendar for session start dates.

Financial aid refunds

Financial Aid in excess of semester charges will be refunded to the student once all funds are received by the college. Students receiving Stafford Loans are given refunds from their loans if they have other confirmed financial aid (Pell, TAP, scholarships, etc.) to cover the charges. Refunds are available to the student two to three days after funds apply to the account and generate a refund. Bank holidays will delay refunds. 

All refunds are processed through BankMobile Disbursements in the manner in which the student chooses. All matriculated students will receive a green envelope in the mail that contains a Refund Selection Kit with a personal code. 

Please log in to www.refundselection.com or www.bankmobilevibe.com to choose how you would like your refunds processed.

Students receive two options:

  • BankMobile Vibe checking account 
  • ACH direct deposit to an existing bank account

To view your account and status of financial aid, visit MyOswego
"To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank, click here." 

                https://www.vibeaccount.com/swc/doc/landing/zl97kro8ikplm97r438q

Residency

New York State residency

The requirements for establishing New York State residency can be complex. Please read the Guide to Resident Tuition Policy carefully and contact Student Accounts if you have further questions. To apply for NYS Residency for tuition purposes the student must complete the application and provide at least three forms of supporting documentation. To print the application and the Guide to Resident Tuition Policy, click on the links below:

Applications must be submitted before the last day to add classes for the semester in which you are applying. 

Residency appeals

Students who wish to appeal their residency determination may file an appeal with:

University Residency Appeals Committee
SUNY Oswego
7060 State Rte 104
401 C Culkin Hall
Oswego New York 13126.  

Decisions made by the University Appeals Officer are final.

Administrative Procedures Manual

Policy Title: Residency, Establishment of for Tuition Purposes 
Document Number: 7810 
Effective Date: September 20, 2005

This policy item applies to: State-Operated Campuses

Withdrawals and drops

Financial liability is based on the following guidelines

  1. The College Calendar states the official first day of classes for semester and quarter courses.
  2. The date written on the Add/Drop or Withdrawal form is considered the final date of class attendance.
  3. Fees are refundable based on the Tuition refund policy (see below)
  4. The day you drop a class, by the myOswego web system, is considered the final date of class attendance for tuition liability purpose.

According to State University Administrative Policies, students who are given permission to cancel their registration shall be liable for payment of tuition in accordance with the following schedule:

PERIOD OF TIMELIABILITY
1st Week 0 %
2nd Week 30 %
3rd Week 50 %
4th Week 70 %
5th Week 100%


Liabilty and financial aid calculation worksheet

To print a worksheet designed to assist withdrawal students determine the amount of incurred liability and Financial Aid eligibility click link below:

Winter and summer sessions

Financial liability is based on the following guidelines for full and part-time students

  1. The College Calendar states the official first day of classes for semester and quarter courses.
  2. The date written on the Add/Drop or Withdrawal form is considered the final date of class attendance. 
  3. The day you drop a class, by the myOswego web system, is considered the final date of class attendance for tuition liability purpose.

According to State University Administrative Policies, students who are given permission to cancel their registration shall be liable for payment of tuition in accordance with the following schedule. Saturday is deemed to be the end of each week for refund purposes:


Liability during indicated week

LENGTH OF TERMFIRSTSECONDTHIRDFOURTHFIFTH
Semester 15-16 wk 0% 30% 50% 70% 100%
12-13 wk term 0% 40% 60% 100%
1/4 or 10 wk term 0% 50% 70% 100%
9 wk term 0% 55% 75% 100%
8 wk term 0% 60% 80% 100%
7 wk term 0% 65% 100%
6 wk term 0% 70% 100%
5 wk term 0% 75% 100%

Liability

FIRST WEEKSECOND WEEK
LENGTH OF TERM2ND DAY OF CLASSREMAINDER OF FIRST WEEKSTARTING 2ND WEEK
4 wk term 0% 50% 100%
3 wk term 0% 65% 100%
2 wk term 0% 80% 100%
1 wk term 100%

Returned check

All returned checks will incur a $20 returned check charges. When applicable, a late payment fee of up to $50 will also be incurred. If you feel the bank was at fault, a letter must be submitted as follows: The letter must be on original bank letterhead paper. The letter must state that the bank made an error which caused the check to be returned. Upon receipt of a bank letter, we will redeposit the original check, if you so desire, and any related charges will be waived.