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Educational Costs






The College Fee is a universal fee covering fees

normally associated with admissions,

student activities, labs, online fees, and graduation.


After 15 credit hours, a student must declare a major

and matriculate.

Non-matriculated students are not eligible for Financial Aid.


These classes are made available, as space permits, to USC AOS/AAS Graduates at the reduced non-matriculated tuition rate.


The Utica School of Commerce reserves the right to modify, alter, or change the tuition and/or fees without prior notice at the discretion of the college administration.


Student Accounts

Tuition and fees are due and payable prior to the start of classes each semester. For your convenience, USC may defer payment based on estimated financial aid. If your estimated financial aid is reduced, or if you leave school for any reason, you are responsible for any balance due as determined by the college’s refund policy. A return check fee of $20 will be charged by the college. Accounts must be current prior to the start of each semester.


Institutional Refunds

Students intending to withdraw totally from school after beginning attendance for any semester must notify their Campus Director or the Dean of Students of their intent to withdraw from school in writing, in person, or by telephone. Calculations of refunds for a student who withdraws without notification will reflect back to his/her last date of documented attendance.


When a student withdraws from school, tuition for the semester will be calculated from the following refund policy:
















No refund after week 4 of the semester.

All student fees are non-refundable after week one of the semester.


Return of Title IV Funds
In accordance with federal law, if a student who is a recipient of Title IV grant and/or loan funds (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan) withdraws during a payment period, Utica School of Commerce must determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned as determined by a formula established by federal law (pro-rata refund). If the student withdraws before completing 60 percent of the payment period, the amount of assistance that a student has earned is determined on a pro-rata basis. Once a student completes more than 60 percent of the payment period, the student has earned all of the assistance for that payment period.


Books and Supplies

The cost for books and supplies will vary from semester to semester, depending on classes and credit loads. A fair estimate is $600-$700 per semester. Students are expected to pay for books with cash, personal check, or credit card. Books may also be charged to the student account if sufficient financial aid is available.






If a student desires help in selecting housing, a staff member is available to assist the student in locating appropriate housing. Costs of housing vary depending on the type of accommodations.


Other Expenses

Students at the Utica School of Commerce may have other expenses during their course of study. For those students who drive, indoor parking is available at the Utica Campus on a first-come, first-served basis for a semester fee. For those who utilize City of Utica transportation, bus passes are available through Centro. For transportation and parking facilities at Canastota or Oneonta, contact the Branch Director.


Although it is difficult to determine exactly how much students will spend on social activities and lunches, one could expect to spend up to $300 a semester for these items.

Please contact Admissions

for exact pricing

There are two ways  to afford your education! Enroll full or part time with the help of Financial Aid or try a non-matriculated course for $99 per credit hour*.​


*Non-matriculated only (up to the first 15 credits). See the complete details in the College Catalog.


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