SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions Deposit and Refund Policy

Admissions Deposit

An admissions deposit of $250 is required of each accepted applicant as a token of the student’s intention to enroll. Applicants who plan to enter for the fall term must forward their $250 deposit by May 1, or within 30 days after acceptance, whichever is later. Applicants who plan to enter for the spring term must forward their $250 deposit by Dec. 1, or within 30 days after acceptance, whichever is later.

Room Deposit

The room deposit for first-year students is included in the $250 admissions deposit and is applied against the room rent for the first semester. For students eligible to live off-campus or at home, the room deposit will be credited to tuition for the first semester upon submission of a valid exemption request. It is important to note that room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing applications and exemption request forms can be accessed online after receipt of the initial admissions deposit.

Deposit Refunds

The $250 admissions deposit is refunded when a written request for a refund is received in the Admissions Office by May 1 for the fall term or Dec. 1 for the spring term. If notification of acceptance is received after May 1, or Dec. 1, the written request for refund must be received within 30 days after acceptance, but before registration.

In special cases, when a written request is received by the director of admissions after the referenced dates, but before the beginning of the semester, refunds may be granted provided that:

  1. The circumstances involved are deemed beyond the student’s control and warrant such action; or
  2. The student forwarded the deposit based upon a conditional acceptance that was subsequently rescinded; or
  3. The student is withdrawing to enter military service.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Student Accounts
Phone: (518) 564-3120
Fax: (518) 564-3116
Email: student_accounts@plattsburgh.edu