Description of Optional Fees
|Name||Per Semester||Per Credit|
|Cardinal Cash||Student Choice||Student Choice|
|Cardinal Computer Care Services||$55||N/A|
|Domestic Student Health Insurance||$1,004||N/A|
|Parking Permit Registration and Fee||Registration = $30/year. Fee = $78 when in 7 credits or more||Registration = $30/year. Fee = $39 when in 6 credits or fewer|
|Student Alumni Fee||$15||N/A|
|Student Medication Fee||$25||N/A|
|Fitness Center (for faculty/staff/alumni)||varies||N/A|
Cardinal Cash is a campus administered prepaid declining debit account accessed with a student ID card. Every SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal Card ID holder has a Cardinal Cash account. There is no need to open an account; all that is required to access the functionality of Cardinal Cash is to make a minimum deposit of $10.
Cardinal Computer Care Services
Cardinal Computer Care Service CCCS is another way Computing & Desktop Support Services (CSDS) works to assist students and ensures that they get the most out of our computing resources while at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Domestic Student Health Insurance
Student Injury & Sickness Insurance Plan
All full-time, matriculated, domestic students enrolled in academic programs that are located on the Plattsburgh campus are automatically enrolled in SUNY Plattsburgh's medical insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. However, all (1) domestic, matriculated, part-time; (2) non-matriculated; (3) branch campus; and (4) online academic program students taking at least one course are eligible to enroll in this plan.
Academic Term Period Rates & Coverage Dates
2019-2020 Coverage Annual Cost Fall Semester
8/15/19 - 1/15/20
1/15/20 - 8/15/20
Full-time undergraduate student only $2,008 $1,004 $1,004 Part-time and graduate student - voluntary $2,008 $1,004 $1,004 Spouse only $1,895 $948 $948 One child $1,895 $948 $948 Two or more children $3,791 $1,895 $1,895 Spouse and two or more children $5,686 $2,843 $2,843
Our student medical insurance carrier is through UnitedHealthcare (UHC).
Waiving Coverage Under This Plan
To waive coverage under this plan you need to apply for a waiver on the insurance company's website. After you log into MyPlattsburgh follow the instructions below:
- Click Student tab
- Go to the Student Accounts menu
- Click Medical Insurance / Waiver
Follow the instructions to complete and submit the waiver. You will receive an email notifying you if your waiver has been approved.
Please note:the due date for submitting fall semester waiver is September 30 and the due date for submitting spring semester waiver is March 1.
Our student medical insurance carrier is through UnitedHealthcare (UHC). Visit http://www.haylor.com/sunyplattsburgh for more information.
The green fee gives each Plattsburgh student an opportunity to help the environment by encouraging initiatives that support campus sustainability. This process is overseen by the Campus Committee on Environmental Responsibility, a group of students, faculty, administrators and other employees who help to implement these projects. Almost half of our students at Plattsburgh contribute.
In past years, the green fee supported the student vegetable garden, a student bike shop, led lights, recycling bins, new bike racks, signage in Rugar Woods, the bio-diesel fuel project, and several other initiatives.
While we are still in the early years of implementation, the projects funded from the green fee show every sign of providing tangible improvements that foster campus sustainability. It is a program designed by students for students.
For more information about the SUNY Plattsburgh green fee, please contact:
Email: [email protected]
Parking Permit Registration (Decal)
All students are automatically billed two parking fees on their tuition bills:
- $30 parking registration fee is billed annually to obtain a parking hang tag for the academic year.
- $78 parking fee is billed each session for the privilege of parking in designated lots. (Half-rate applies to part-time students with six or fewer credits.)
If parking on campus during a session, the student must include both parking fees on the bill when confirming enrollment and complete remaining parking registration instructions.
A veteran waiver is available to a student that served in, and was honorably discharged from, the United States Armed Forces, in a full-time, active duty, status during a designated time of war. Proof is required by permanently filing a DD-214 with UPD at [email protected].
If not parking on campus, the student is responsible for removing both optional parking fees from the tuition bill before confirming enrollment; or a special cancellation request must be submitted to [email protected] (where applicable, hang tag returned) no later than 10 business days from the start of a session. The student may request to be re-billed, if parking circumstances change within the session.
SUNY Plattsburgh University Police Parking Office
101 Broad Street (Health Center)
Student Alumni Fee
The student alumni fee provides valuable benefits to students, including career networking and support for programs and special events on campus.
Cardinal Connections provides direct online access to successful Plattsburgh alumni and students via the Plattsburgh Alumni Community (PAC) for career networking purposes. This program also sponsors etiquette dinners, the Student Ambassadors group, Cardinal Graduation Expo, career night and senior receptions. A lifetime benefit, Cardinal Connections continues to support students after graduation through the Plattsburgh Alumni Association, the online Plattsburgh Alumni Community, regional and campus events such as Homecoming Weekend, Cardinal Athletic Hall of Fame and reunions.
The Distinguished Visiting Alumni Program brings highly successful alumni back to campus to interact with current students as mentors. The Distinguished Visiting Alumni Award is presented during the program by the Plattsburgh Alumni Association to honor graduates for professional achievements, contributions to society and service to the alma mater.
Student Alumni Grants underwrite more than 40 student-initiated educational programs each year, including guest speakers, workshops and artistic performances.
Please note that a student may decline this fee by visiting the Office of Alumni Relations and requesting a fee waiver/reimbursement within two weeks of the start of the semester.
For more information about the SUNY Plattsburgh Student Alumni fee, please contact:
Student Medication Fee
This is an optional fee for all students who are enrolled in at least one course on the main campus.
The Student Health and Counseling Center provides over-the-counter medications and patient education. These services allow students to take control of their health and eliminate unnecessary provider visits.
Students who are acutely ill and in need of prescription medications that are in the center's formulary can have that medication dispensed at the center. This service provides expedient treatment and the most ill students do not need to travel to a pharmacy to obtain medications.
For more information about the student medication fee at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Fitness Center (for faculty/staff/alumni)
The recreation fee is a new mandatory fee for all students who are enrolled in at least one course on the main campus, including online courses. Students who pay the recreation fee no longer have to pay a separate fitness center fee in order to access the fitness center facility.
The fitness center fee will continue to serve as as optional membership and dues fee for faculty, staff and alumni wishing to access the fitness center facility. This is a pay-for-use program. View requirements and eligibility information
Summary of Other Fee Costs (at Plattsburgh) The below fees provide for the summer orientation program, new student opening weekend activities and other transition programming. The fees are not directly connected to student attendance at summer orientation. Name Cost Domestic Freshman Orientation and Enrollment Fee $175 (one-time charge) Domestic Transfer Orientation and Enrollment Fee $125 (one-time charge) International Student Orientation and Enrollment Fee $420 (one-time charge)