Billing Information

 
 

Bills are issued on a semester basis and are available online.  Every student is required to CLEAR his/her bill by the due date each semester. To clear the bill, the student must confirm his/her intent to attend SUNY Oneonta by signing the semester Affirmation Statement and submitting appropriate payment. Bills can be cleared online at my.oneonta.edu, by US Mail, or in person. Even if the amount due is zero, the bill must be cleared each semester by the due date. This will activate registration, dining, housing and financial aid eligibility.   Click on the appropriate link below for further details:

New Freshmen and Transfers

Returning Undergraduates  

Graduate and Non-Degree Students

Payment Options

Link to Financial Aid Web Page

Payment Plans

Important Information about Private Scholarships

529 Savings Plans

Checklist

A step-by-step guide to ensure that all billing/payment requirements are met.

New Freshmen and Transfers

A postcard notifying you of online bill availability will be mailed to your permanent address each semester. Bills must be CLEARED by the due date.  Fall bill postcards are mailed in early July and are due at the beginning of August; spring bill postcards are mailed in early December and are due at the beginning of January.

Your bill will include charges for tuition, fees, optional health insurance, room and dining, if applicable.  All matriculated undergraduates are billed at the full-time tuition rate regardless of registration at the time of billing.  Your bill will also show a credit for the deposits you paid and the semester portion of the financial aid that appears on your award letter (with some exceptions).  The amount due simply reflects the difference between your semester charges and your payments and deferrals (financial aid and other credits).  You also have the option of making adjustments to your bill, such as waiving health insurance, adding Dragon Dollars, and claiming other payment credits such as private scholarships.
 
You will be required to CLEAR your bill by the due date, even if no payment is due.  Clearing your bill confirms your intent to attend SUNY Oneonta during the current semester and activates your registration, financial aid eligibility, room and dining, and access to all on-campus services.  To clear your bill go to my.oneonta.edu and under the "Student" tab, click on Finances (student username and password required) and follow the prompts.  Your payment by credit card (Mastercard, VISA, Discover, Am. Ex.) will be accepted.  Or you may clear your bill via mail by completing the worksheet on the bill, signing the Affirmation Statement , and returning with appropriate payment in the envelope provided.

Administrative Fee and Drop for Non-Payment - Students who submit their bill after the due date will be charged the Administrative Fee of $30.00. Course Registration, housing assignments and financial aid eligibility will be cancelled for matriculated undergraduates who do not submit their signed bill with appropriate payment with in one week of the due date.

 

Returning Undergraduates

Be sure to clear your bill online or via mail by the due date, even if no payment is due.  Remember that this is required to confirm your attendance for the semester and to activate your registration, financial aid, dining accounts, dragon dollars and student services.

If your bill is not cleared by the due date, the College will assume you have changed your plans and will not be attending.  Your registration, housing, and financial aid eligibility will be cancelled and offered to another student.

Financial Aid Refunds:  if you are eligible for a refund, have cleared your bill, completed all financial aid requirements, and fully registered, you will receive your refund when the College receives disbursements on your behalf.

Administrative Fee and Drop for Non-Payment - Students who submit their bill after the due date will be charged the Administrative Fee of $30.00. Course Registration, housing assignments and financial aid eligibility will be cancelled for matriculated undergraduates who do not submit their signed bill with appropriate payment with in one week of the due date.

 

Graduate and Non-Degree Students

A post card notifying you that your semester bill is available online will be mailed to you prior to the start of each term for which you have registration.   

You will be required to CLEAR your bill by the first day of classes, or upon receipt of your bill if you register on or after the first day of classes. Clearing your bill confirms your intent to attend SUNY Oneonta during the current semester and activates your registration, financial aid eligibility, room and dining, and access to all on-campus services.  To clear your bill go to my.oneonta.edu and under the "Student" tab click on Finances (student username and password required) and follow the prompts.  Your payment by credit card (Mastercard, VISA, Discover, Am. Ex.) will be accepted.  Or you can clear your bill via mail by completing the worksheet on the bill, signing the Affirmation Statement , and returning the with appropriate payment in the envelope provided.

Late Payment Fee - Students who submit their bill after the due date will be charged the Late Payment Fee of $30.00.

 

Important Information about Private Scholarships

If you have been awarded a private scholarship it will be factored into your financial aid package and can be deferred as a credit on your bill until payment arrives from your sponsor.  Private scholarships payments are usually issued directly the College and applied to the student account. 

Scholarship award letters should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office before July 1.  The amount will be split between the fall and spring semesters unless otherwise directed by the award letter.  The semester portion of the scholarship will appear on your bill as a credit in Section D, Financial Aid/Other Credits. If your award letter is not submitted before July 1, you can submit it along with your paper bill and subtract out the fall portion on the Optional Adjustment Worksheet. We will defer the amount of the scholarship until it is paid by your sponsor (up to 30 days after the start of the semester).

If you receive payment directly from your sponsor, endorse and mail the check and scholarship award letter directly to the Student Accounts Office at SUNY Oneonta. Do not mail it in the blue envelope addressed to NBT Bank.  

529 Savings Plans

If you plan to pay your bill from a 529 plan, you may withdraw funds to be paid directly to the College or to you.  If payment is to be sent to SUNY Oneonta by your plan administrator, you may indicate a pending direct payment on your paper bill in the "Other" section of the Optional Adjustment Worksheet. Also, please submit documentation of your request for payment when you return your student bill. Electronic payment from your 529 plan administrator is preferred. Federal School Code: 002847 Campus Code: 00  If the payment is send directly to you, simply submit your full personal payment by the due date of the bill.

Checklist

To Clear your bill online

  • Go to my.oneonta.edu.  Click on “Student Bill” in the left-hand column.  Do not mail a paper bill if clearing online.  The student username password is required for this option which is available daily from 8am to 8pm.

To Clear your bill via mail

  • Print the bill from my.oneonta.edu or request a paper copy of the bill be mailed home by clicking here.
  • Complete “Optional Adjustment Worksheet” on the bill and make any adjustments necessary.
  • Indicate any declined financial aid items on the bill.  Be sure to notify your Financial Counselor of declined aid items.
  • Report any additional credits on the back of the bill where indicated.
    • Enclose documentation of approved Alternative Loan
    • Go to www.financialaid.oneonta.edu and under "Applying for Aid" follow the instructions (Step 11) for adding a Direct Parent Plus Loan.
    • Enclose documentation of any private scholarship not already listed as a deferral in Section C.  If submitting a scholarship check, mail directly to Student Accounts and do not use the envelope provided (addressed to NBT Bank).
    • Enclose account statement if deferring pending payment from 529 account.  
  • Sign the Affirmation Statement on the bill

New Students:  go to my.oneonta.edu and click on the Student tab then Finances and click on “Federal Financial Aid Authorizations” (required for students receiving any federal grants or loans). Or to print a paper copy to mail click here.

Information about appeals/waivers for the Comprehensive Student Fee.