Tuition and Fees

Effective Fall 2015 Semester

New York City Residents and New York State Residents with B-81 on file:
   Full-time (12-18 credits/billable equivalent credits) $2,400.00
   Part-time (per billable equivalent credit) $210.00
Undergraduate (all others):  
   Non-degree (per billable equivalent credit) $265.00
   Senior citizen fee (per semester or session) $65.00
Non-New York City Residents, New York State Residents without B-81 on file, and Foreign Students:
   Full-time (per billable equivalent credit) $320.00
   Part-time (per billable equivalent credit) $320.00
Undergraduate (all others):  
   Non-degree (per billable equivalent credit) $420.00
Special Fees for all Students, Matriculated & Non-Matriculated:
Student Activities Fee:  
   Full-time (Per Semester/Session) $61.75
   Part-time (Per Semester/Session) $28.25
University Student Senate Fee (Per Semester/Session) $1.45
Consolidated Services Fee (Per Semester/Session including senior citizens) $15.00
Technology Fee:  
   Full-time (Per Semester/Session) $125.00
   Part-time (Per Semester/Session) $62.50
Transcripts (No charge for transcripts sent to a CUNY college) $7.00
Late Registration $25.00
Change of Program $18.00
Readmission (Effective January 1, 2014) $20.00
Duplicate of ID Photo Card
     or Other College Record
Duplicate Diploma $30.00
Nonpayment Service Fee $15.00
Returned Check Processing Fee $20.00
Cooperating Teachers $25.00
Special Examinations: First
                    Each additional
Non-Degree Application Fee – Per Semester $65.00
Freshmen Application Fee $65.00
Transfer Student Application Fee $70.00

*NYS Residents who reside outside of the 5 boroughs must submit an “Out of County Certificate
All Hostos Community College tuition and fee amounts are subject to change without notice.

Changes to Payment Options for Tuition, Fees and other Charges

Please be advised that effective March 13, 2016, CUNY will be changing the policy regarding credit or debit card payments for tuition, fees and other charges.

After March 12th, you will NO longer be able to use a credit or debit card to make payments directly to Hostos through CUNYFirst. ACH withdrawal from a US bank account (checking or savings) will be the only online payment option available. Cash, check, or money order will still be accepted for payment in person at the Bursar’s Office in the Savoy Building Basement Room B105.

For future semesters/sessions, all credit and debit card transactions will be processed via the CUNY Payment Plan, which can be accessed through CUNYfirst Self Service. The payment plan provides you and your family the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months. This flexibility enables you to reduce the burden of paying all tuition and fee charges prior to the start of the academic term. This payment plan is an interest-free benefit to you and your family.

The enrollment fee for the payment plan is $75 per semester/session.

If you opt for ACH withdrawals from a bank account, a discount will be provided which will lower the enrollment fee to $40 per semester/session.

The ACH withdrawal payment option through CUNYfirst Self Service continues to be an alternative payment option that is cost effective since it does not require an enrollment fee.


If you have registered for courses and change your mind about attending please be sure to drop all classes. Don’t assume the school will run a cancellation process absolving you of any charges. You must withdraw from your classes prior to the first day of the semester to avoid tuition and fee drop charges. Any student that does not officially withdraw from classes prior to the start of the term is subject to being charged based upon the University’s academic calendar. If you withdraw for the semester and receive a book advance (refund), you will most likely have to return those funds to the school.

Residency In Brief

The following table outlines the basic requirements a student must fulfill to qualify for the in-state tuition rate as a resident of the state or City of New York. As is set forth in the Manual, students may also qualify for the in-state tuition rate on other grounds, including having attended/graduated from a high school or having obtained a GED (since 2014, the Test Assessing Secondary Completion or "TASC" exam) in the State of New York.

Residency Requirements For Community Colleges

Is a US Citizen; or a Permanent Resident; or has a Qualifying Immigration Status AND  
Has continuously resided in state of NY for 12 months immediately preceding the first day of classes AND  
Has continuously resided in New York City for the 6 months immediately preceding the first day of classes OR  
Has presented a valid certificate of residence to the CUNY community college from his/her home New York State county AND  
Has a bona fide Intent to reside in New York permanently THEN Eligible for in-state tuition

County Residencies