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Description of Mandatory Fees


Mandatory fees are charged to all students to support several university activities and services. These fees are assessed to all enrolled students and are essential for the university to operate. Mandatory fees are not user based fees and students are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits these fees provide.

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Summary of Mandatory Fee Costs Effective Spring 2021 (at Plattsburgh)
Name Per Semester Per Credit
Athletic Fee* (except exclusively online programs**) $174 $14.50
Career Service Fee $41.50 $3.46
College Fee $25 $1.70
Recreation Fee $85 $7.08
Student Health Fee (except exclusively online programs**) $229.50 $19.13
Student Association Fee* (except exclusively online programs**) $55 $4.58
Educational Technology Fee $212.50 $17.71

PLEASE NOTE: When specified criteria is met, waiver of mandatory fees may be considered upon request and on a case-by-case basis. Please review each mandatory fee below for more information about waiving the fee. The deadline to request waiver of mandatory fees is the last day of classes for the corresponding semester.
*For Spring 2021, the Athletic Fee has been reduced by 25% and the Student Association Fee has been reduced by 48%. See our Q&A for fully online students.
**Students matriculated in one of our exclusively online academic programs will not have these fees. Learn more here.

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