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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and Fees

Effective Spring 2011

Detailed payment information is outlined with each semester bill and printed online in each semester’s schedule of classes. The City University of New York has adopted the schedule of student tuition and fee charges below. All fees and tuition charges listed in this catalog and in any registration materials issued by the college are subject to change by action of the trustees of the City University of New York without prior notice.

Students who now live in New York State but have had an address out of the state must submit proof of New York State residency. New students submit their documentation to the Admissions Office and continuing students to the Registrar’s Office. Applications for proof of New York State residency can be obtained in the Office of the Registrar, Room 217 Hunter North, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065. If, at the time of registration, proof of New York State residence has not been approved, students must pay out-of-state tuition; if acceptable proof is submitted and subsequently approved by the Registrar’s Office during the semester, a refund will be issued from the Bursar’s Office.


New York State Resident


Master’s (other than Social Work)

  Full-time $3,865/semester
  Part-time $325/credit

Master’s in Social Work (MSW)

  Full-time $5,110/semester
  Part-time $435/credit

Out-of-State Resident


Master’s (other than Social Work)

  Full-time $605/credit
  Part-time $605/credit

Master’s in Social Work (MSW)

  Full-time $685/credit
  Part-time $685/credit

Please note: Two master’s degree programs – audiology and physical therapy – formerly offered at Hunter College are now doctoral programs, administered at the CUNY Graduate Center. The master’s programs are closed for new admissions. Information on tuition and fees for these doctoral programs can be found at http://www.gc.cuny.edu/prospective_students/viewbook/master_finance.htm


Student Activity Fee (Fall & Spring only) $7.85
Technology Fee (Full-time) $100.00
Technology Fee (Part-time) $50.00
Application for matriculation $125.00
Late registration $25.00
Late payment fee $15.00
Consolidated service fee $15.00
Change of program fee $18.00
Maintenance of matriculation (Resident) $150.00
Maintenance of matriculation (Non-resident and foreign) $250.00
Excess hours (Residents) $65/hour
Excess hours (Non-Residents) $85/hour
Duplicate identification card $5.00
Comprehensive examination $15.00
Thesis Binding fee $15.00
Duplicate receipt $5.00
Transcript of records $7.00
Readmission $10.00
Returned check reprocessing fee $15.00
Duplicate diploma $15.00


Application for transcripts should be addressed to the Transcripts Division of the Registrar’s Office with correct remittance. The Registrar’s Office is located in room 217 North. (212) 772-4474

The application must state the name and address of the official to whom the information is to be mailed. Transcripts of records are mailed to the student’s home school only if requested by the student. In accordance with the general practice of colleges and universities, complete official transcripts and certificates (those bearing the original signature and seal) are sent directly by the university, not transmitted by the applicant. No transcripts will be issued for students who have unpaid financial obligations to Hunter College. The fee for the issuance of transcripts is waived when the transcript is to be forwarded from one unit of the City University to another.

Requests for certificates and other statements should also be addressed to the Registration Division of the Office of the Registrar.

Cancellation Policy

The college’s cancellation policy is both published on our website (www.hunter.cuny.edu/bursar) and detailed in all billing emails sent to students prior to bill due dates. The policy is also outlined in the sched­ule of classes. If you do not plan to attend college for the semester and fail to cancel your registration prior to the first day of classes, you will be liable for the tuition and fees incurred. Please be aware that you will still be liable for this balance even if you never attend classes for the semester.

Refund Policy

There are two types of student refunds.   One relates to students who drop their classes during the first three weeks of classes and have overpaid and the other involves the calculation of Federal Aid earned for Federal financial aid recipients only.

CUNY Policy - General refunds

This policy relates to all students who withdraw from courses prior to the first official day of the fourth week of classes. The refund policy is as follows:

100% tuition and fees prior to 1st official day of classes 

75% tuition only prior to 1st day of 2nd week of classes (fees are non-refundable)

50% tuition only prior to 1st day of 3rd week of classes (fees are non-refundable)

25% tuition only prior to 1st day of 4th week of classes (fees are non-refundable)

Return of Title IV (Federal Aid) Refunds

Students who completely officially withdraw or unofficially withdraw from ALL their class(es) who receive Federal Financial Aid are subject to a Return of Title IV Funds calculation.  It must be a COMPLETE withdrawal.  A withdrawal from one class is not subject to this calculation; however it can affect a student’s eligibility to receive financial aid.

Federal law states that the amount of Federal aid earned is determined by the amount of days the student was enrolled in class(es).

The Office of the Bursar will perform a calculation for each student subject to these rules and send a paper notification in the mail to the student.

Students are expected to pay whatever liability is not covered by the amount of financial aid earned.

Students who earn more funds than are required to satisfy their bill will be sent a post-withdrawal disbursement notification so they can receive these excess funds.

Please note that students who officially or unofficially withdraw are not entitled to a tuition refund because withdrawal grades carry a liability like any other class.

Financial Aid Processing Center

Room 1605 East Building, (212) 772-5017

The Financial Aid Processing Center’s (FAPC) primary role is to help students fulfill their tuition obligation by processing financial aid in coordination with the Bursar and Financial Aid offices. In addition to this role, this office administers Federal Work-Study Timesheets and Federal Perkins Loan Programs, processes emergency loans, monitors all accounts sent to collection agencies and maintains accountability over all financial aid funded book advances.

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