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Student Services Fee

The Purchase College Student Services Fee is a mandatory fee. 

Students are assessed at the rate of $911.50 per semester for full-time students and pro-rated on a credit-hour basis ($75.97/credit) for part-time students.

Activity Fee

Full Time rate: $125 (Per credit:$10.42)

Supports cultural, social, educational and general interest student programs as well as recognized student organizations sponsored by the Purchase Student Government Association.

Athletic Fee

Full Time rate: $165 (Per credit:$13.75)

Provides funding for the operation of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program and allows for free student admission to varsity athletic contests. In addition, all students benefit from the enhancement of our athletic facilities, fitness equipment, and jobs generated each year by the athletic fee and programs.

Campus Service Fee

Full Time rate: $44  (Per credit:$3.67)

Supports the maintenance and upgrade of roadways, parking areas, emergency phones, lighting, and variety of ancillary systems.

Health Fee

Full Time rate: $245 (Per credit:$20.42)

Provide staff in the Counseling Center and Health Service available to give professional, physical and mental health services. This fee is not the health insurance—it does not cover medications, diagnostic tests or services off campus.

Technology Fee

Full Time rate: $266.50 (Per credit:$22.21)

Supports the cost of operating the campus’ instructional computing labs; the campus’ high speed computing network; the Residence Halls’ labs and network; off-campus e-mail and internet connectivity.

Transportation Fee

Full Time rate: $66.00 (Per credit:$5.50)

Supports a bus system which provides service between the campus and shopping areas, as well as between the campus and the Transportation Center in White Plains, providing ready access to New York City.


Orientation Fee

$210 Freshman/ $175 Transfer/ $77 Graduate

The Orientation Fee is charged to all incoming students (first year, transfer and graduate students) to cover the costs associated with the summer and winter Orientation programs including but not limited to advising, registration, social programs, correspondence with new students, and new student program materials.

This is a mandatory fee regardless of your ability to attend the orientation session.

Transcript Fee

$5.00 per semester (flat-rate)

This fee allows students to request and receive official transcripts without additional charge. The transcript fee is billed each semester with a $60.00 cap.

College Fee

$25.00 per semester for full-time students or $1.70 per credit

Is a fee assigned to all students. It is used to support campus operations.

Course Fee(s)

Select courses — such as certain lab and art classes — will have a course fee which is solely used to support the additional costs for materials, supplies and special services related to the course. The amount of the course fee varies by class and can be found in the Purchase College Course Search.

Students registered for private music lessons or music master classes will be assessed a course fee of $1,219.87.

Performance Lab Fee (Music Majors and Minors)

$37.00 per semester

This fee is designed to cover the costs associated with recording student concerts, instrument inventory, instrument maintenance, and instrument rental. This fee is assessed to all Conservatory of Music students (including students pursuing a minor in music).

ID Fee

There is a one-time ID Fee of $25.00 charged in the first semester for all students who are new to Purchase College, effective Fall 2021.