Summer Term

Alfred University is a great place to learn in the summer! The weather is great, the scenery beautiful, and with a lighter course load, you can enjoy the surrounding area at your leisure. Alfred University's Summer Term offers a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. Two six-week sessions, special short-term courses of 2, 3 or 4 weeks, on-line courses, internships and independent studies allow you to easily plan a schedule that fits your needs and interests.

Why should I take a Summer Term course?

  • Complete a full semester course within a few weeks
  • Improve your academic standing
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Lighten your course load in the Fall and/or Spring
  • Accelerate your degree
  • Online classes
  • Take graduate courses, or prepare for graduate studies

Summer Term classes are open to current Alfred University students, incoming first-year students, transfer students and undergraduate and graduate students from other colleges and universities. Courses at the 100 and 200 level are also open to local, commuting high school juniors and seniors. Courses are offered by the School of Art and Design as well our other four colleges and schools.

Summer Term 2024

  • Summer Term (12 weeks) - May 13 - August 2
  • Summer Session I (6 weeks) - May 13 - June 21
  • Session I-A (3 weeks) - May 13 - May 31
  • Session I-B (3 weeks) - June 3 - June 21
  • Session II (6 weeks) - June 24 - August 2
  • Session II-A (4 weeks) - June 24 - July 19

Summer Term Refund Policy & Add-Drop-Withdraw Dates

Many diverse courses are offered during Summer Term from each of our colleges and schools. To see what courses are scheduled, you can do a search in Banner which will give you the most up-to-date listing. Courses are added or deleted until just before each of the Summer Terms begin.

  • Currently enrolled Alfred University full-time and part-time students must register online using Banner.
  • All other students wishing to take summer courses must complete an online registration form. Click "Non-Matriculated Student Registration" on the upper left side of this page to get to the online form. New students attending in person must also submit an Immunization Form before registration can be completed. Please click the link "Immunization Form" further down on this page.
  • View complete details regarding Summer Term registration, fees, payment, and housing listed on this page or via the links on the upper left of this page.

Online Courses

Several summer courses are being offered online or in an online "hybrid" format. (Hybrid courses are online classes with some required on-campus meeting dates).

Immunization Form Due: with course registration (for new students)
Students taking online courses do not need to provide immunization documentation.

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

For refund information please contact the Student Service Center at 607-871-2123.

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.

Requirements for International Students

Contact the Office of International Programs at 607-871-2269 for information about participating in Alfred University's summer programming (classes and workshops). International students taking online courses do not need to provide visa status information.

Tuition and Fees Due: Prior to the first class

Housing and Dining Payment Due: 4 weeks prior to first class (for students who wish to reside on campus)

Tuition for Summer 2024

  • $360 per credit hour
  • Art courses may have additional studio/materials fees

(These rates do not apply to non-credit Summer Art Workshops offered through the School of Art and Design)

Other Fees for Summer 2024

Student Service Fee

Online and On-campus courses $110

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 BannerWeb Schedule of Classes.

Late Registration Fee

$35 (applies to those registering after the first day of class)

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.

Student Bills and Payment

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 notifications.) 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 into CASHNet 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.

Financial Aid

In most cases, the availability of financial aid for summer school is limited ad 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 Office of Student Financial Aid at 607-871-2159.

Housing and Dining

Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates

Please contact the Office of Residence Life (607-871-2186) for more information regarding opening and closing dates of residence halls.

Housing Reservations

Summer campus housing is available for students aged 18 or older. Students who require summer housing should contact the Office of Residence Life at 607-871-2186. This MUST be done at least four (4) weeks prior to your first class. You will be notified of your housing assignment shortly before the start of the summer session you are attending via your AU email account. All campus housing locations are smoke-free areas. Smoking is only allowed 25' from any building on campus. Animals are NOT allowed in any building on campus, including the residence halls.

Rooms are rented for either summer term and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Campus housing facilities are clean and adequate, but spartan (no phones or TVs, no maid service, no fans or air conditioning). Students typically supply their own bed and bath linens, pillows and blankets. However, bed linens are 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 $16 per week and it includes one pillow, one pillowcase, one top sheet, one bottom fitted sheet and one blanket. Along with your own personal items, you may want to bring with you dishes, cooking utensils, pots and pans, lamp, fan (the halls are not air conditioned), wastebasket, hangers, TV (if desired), etc., as these are some of the items not supplied. There is a full kitchen on the main floor of the residence hall for student use. Laundry facilities are available in the residence hall. All housing locations are smoke-free. No pets are allowed (unless assisting the visually impaired).

Additional information concerning where to go and how to obtain your key when you arrive on campus will be provided to you with your housing confirmation. If you have any questions concerning housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 607-871-2186

Living Accommodations on Campus

Summer students will be housed according to preference and availability. Accommodations are furnished with twin beds (36"x 80"), dressers, desks and chairs.

Campus Housing Rates for Summer 2023

Summer Term I or II for a single room in a corridor-style residence hall:

6-week rate: $1010 - Single Room, Double Room (shared with someone else) $935
4-week rate: $670 - Single Room, Double Room (shared with someone else) $625
Weekly rate: $210 - Single Room, Double Room (shared with someone else) $195

*Linen is NOT included but can be requested at a rate of $25 for the summer.

Control of Animals Policy

Animals are not allowed in any University building unless trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Documentation is required; please contact the Office of Residence Life for more information (607-871-2186)


While no meal plan is available during Summer Term I, most summer students are housed in a residence hall that has full kitchen facilities so they can prepare their own food if they wish to. Meals may also be obtained at restaurants in the Village of Alfred.

The dining hall will be open during most of Summer Term II and there may be a limited meal plan available for students residing on campus. (Summer Term II students interested in the meal plan should contact the Residence Life Office at 607-871-2186 for further details.)

As final grades are recorded they become viewable and printable by students on BannerWeb. Requests for copies of official transcripts should be made to the Registrar's Office in the student Service Center. See the Transcript Request web page for information on how to obtain an official transcript.

Alfred University offers both residential and day-long sports and academic summer institutes and camps for elementary and high school aged students as well as various summer art workshops catered to community members.