Summer Programs
Summer Sessions: Financial Information

Financial Responsibility
By registering for classes, a student assumes a legal obligation to pay tuition, fees and room and board charges (if applicable). If a balance is not paid by the due date, a hold will be placed on the account, which will prevent further registration, or release of transcripts. If the account is submitted to a collection agency, the student will be responsible for all collection costs and legal fees incurred.


Communication with Students
The email system available through the website is Alfred University’s official form of communication with all students. Visit the ITS account activation web page to activate your network account. You may contact Student Accounts anytime via email.


Tuition Rates for Summer 2014
In calculating tuition and fees the credit hours total will be based on the sum of both Summer Session I and Summer Session II.

2014 Tuition for students taking 11 credit hours or less*:
Undergraduate Courses (non-art) - $902 per credit hour
Graduate Courses (non-art) - $810 per credit hour
Art Courses (undergrad and grad) - $511 per credit hour plus applicable studio fees

(*These rates do not apply to the non-credit Summer Ceramic Workshops. Please consult workshop listings for cost and registration information.)

2014 Tuition for students taking more than 11 credit hours:

Undergraduate - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Professional Studies: $13,912, School of Engineering: $11,262

Graduate - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Professional Studies: $19,010, School of Engineering: $11,260

Undergraduate (in-state): $8,184
Undergraduate (out-of-state): $11,262
Graduate Students (in-state or out-of-state): $11,260

If you plan on taking more than 11 credit hours during the summer and are unsure of your full-time tuition rate, please contact the Student Accounts Office in the Student Service Center at 607.871.2123 for clarification.


Other Fees for Summer 2014

2014 Student Service Fee:
Part time (for students taking 11 credit hours or less) - $80 per person
Full time (for students taking more than 11 credit hours) - $475 per person

Other Fees
Please note that studio materials fees and other course fees are charged to specific courses. For individual course fees, please see the detailed class information in the Banner Web Schedule of Classes.

Late Registration Fee - $35 (applies to those registering after the first day of class)



Summer Course Registration Began: March 17, 2014

Tuition and Fees due: prior to the first class

2014 Housing Contract/Payment due: 4 weeks prior to first class (for students who wish to reside on campus)

Late Registration Fee ($35) assessed after: 1st day of class

Last day to receive 100% refund of tuition and fees charged: 1st day of class (Student must drop course on-line before midnight of the first day of class.)

Last day to receive a 50% refund of tuition and fees charged: 2nd day of class (Student must withdraw in person in the Student Service Center by the end of the second day of class.)

Important: Students who qualify for tuition remission must submit their tuition remission request forms at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the class(es) for which they are registering.


2014 Housing Rates

Summer Session I or II (six-week) rate for shared apartment/suite: $855/person

4-week rate for shared apartment/suite: $570/person

3-week rate for shared apartment/suite: $428/person

2-week rate for shared apartment/suite: $285/person

1-week rate for shared apartment/suite: $180/person

Students must supply their own bed and bath linens, pillows and blankets. (Bed linens are also available through an outside contracted linen service. Students who wish to receive this service must contract for it when making arrangements for on-campus housing. The cost for linen service is $15 per week and it includes one pillow, one pillowcase, one top sheet, one bottom sheet and one blanket.)

Students who require summer housing must complete a summer housing contract and submit it to the Office of Residence Life at least four weeks prior to the start of their first class. All campus housing locations are smoke-free areas. View Summer Housing Code of Conduct.


Student Bills and Payment

All tuition and fees must be paid in full prior to the first day of class.

Alfred University has a paperless electronic billing and payment site, hosted by “CASHNet.” Students can log into BannerWeb to access the billing and payment site. (New students need to activate their AU email account in order to receive billing notification.) The link to connect to CASHNet is on the Student Services page. If you are not the primary payer of your student bill, please log in to give access to the person that needs to see and pay your bill.

For Parents and Authorized Users - Once you are listed as an Authorized User you will receive the user name and password needed to access the CASHNet System by the email designated by your student. Once you have a user ID and password, log on to to see the new bill. If you already have access, but have forgotten your password, you can reset it yourself by clicking the link on the homepage, or contact your student to reset the password.

The CASHNet website has payment links for a secure and convenient way to pay the account balance for no additional cost if paying directly from your checking or savings account (this process is called ACH). A $25 returned payment charge will be assessed for each occurrence of a returned payment.

Please note that an additional 18% per annum rate of interest will be charged on all past due balances. A hold will be placed on the student account, which will prevent registration changes and the release of transcripts.

Arrangements in lieu of full payment including tuition remission, employer reimbursement or financial aid must be complete prior to the first day of class. (Tuition remission forms must be submitted at least two weeks before the class starts.)


Students who drop a course on the first day of class must do so on-line by midnight in order to be eligible for a 100% refund. Students who withdraw on the second day of class must do so in person at the Student Service Center before the office closes on that day (3:30 p.m.) in order to be eligible for a 50% refund. After that no refunds will be issued to students who withdraw.


Financial Aid
In most cases, the availability of financial aid for summer school is limited and not the same as during the academic year. Students should speak with a Financial Aid staff member well in advance of classes regarding their summer aid eligibility. An appointment is usually not necessary. Most questions can be answered by Financial Aid staff on a walk-in basis or through a phone call. For further information please call the Financial Aid Office at 607.871.2159.


Financial Information for International Students
To comply with the United States government's financial regulations for F-1 visa students, Alfred University requires proof of full financial support. International students must submit the following documents to the Office of International Programs at least 6 weeks prior to the start of classes in order to receive the Form I-20 from Alfred University:

  • A legible copy of the student's passport
  • Alfred University Summer Sessions Financial Statement for International Students with an official stamp from a notary or bank. The student's sponsor must complete this form.


  • An official letter from the student's sponsor's bank indicating sufficient funds (officially translated into English) OR
  • An official letter from the student's government or sponsoring organization indicating the terms and amount of financial support

As soon as this information is received by the AU Office of International Programs, they will start the process for the I-20 and send it to the student's home address. The student will then need to make an appointment with the U.S. Consulate to obtain a visa. Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website for instructions on how to apply for an F-1 visa. All students must also show proof of health insurance. International students with questions should contact the Office of International Programs at 607.871.2269.


Three-month Payment Plan
A three-month interest-free payment plan is available for summer tuition accounts. The payment plan, offered through AU, runs April through June for first session courses, and May through July for second session courses. The payment plan will be available in April 2014 through the CASHNet eCommerce System. To sign up for the summer payment plan and inquire about the enrollment fee or anything else regarding the payment plan, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 607.871.2123, or visit them at the Student Service Center in Seidlin Hall.


Employer Reimbursement
If you are entitled to this educational benefit through your employer, you are required to provide the AU Student Service Center with written verification of the terms of your entitlements. Students should be prepared to sign a promissory note to cover their balance and are responsible for employer billing.


Tuition Remission - Employee Benefit
Tuition remission benefits must be applied for through the AU Human Resources Office. Forms must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the first class. Approved applications are processed as financial aid. Late applications and processing may require a signed promissory note at the Student Service Center. Note: tuition remission is not available for summer independent studies or other summer courses taught by a faculty member to only one student.


Students with Past Due Balances
Registration will be denied to applicants with past due balances from previous semesters and/or to those students who have not received financial clearance for the current semester.


Auditing a Course
Some summer courses may be available for auditing on a very limited basis. Individuals wishing to audit summer courses must first find out if the course they wish to take is open to auditors and then get the approval of the instructor.

The instructor must sign the audit form. (In the case of art courses, the Dean of the School of Art and Design must also approve and sign the form.) If the student has an advisor, the advisor must sign also. Registering to audit a course cannot be done on-line. A paper audit form must be completed, approved as indicated above, and submitted to the Student Service Center. Auditors will be charged 50% of the regular course tuition. For further information about auditing a summer course, please contact the Student Service Center at 607.871.2123 or via email.