CUNY Tuition Increase Effective Spring 2011

December 3, 2010 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies would like to announce to our community that on November 22nd, to preserve academic programs and meet high enrollment demands in the face of continuing state and city budget cuts and a difficult economy, the CUNY Board of Trustees approved a tuition schedule that includes a 5% tuition increase beginning with the Spring 2011 term. The Board also authorized a 2% increase effective Fall, 2011.

All students in SPS online programs are considered New York State residents. SPS Online Baccalaureate students who attend full-time will experience an increase from $2,300 per semester to $2,415 per semester. Part-time Online Baccalaureate students’ tuition will increase from $195 per credit to $205 per credit.

Similarly, full-time students in the SPS Online M.S. in Business Management and Leadership program will experience an increase from $3,680 per semester to $3,865 per semester. Part-time Online Master’s degree students’ tuition will increase from $310 per credit to $325 per credit. New York State resident students enrolled in SPS master’s degree programs conducted in traditional in-class settings will experience the same increases; tuition for out-of-state residents and foreign students with temporary visas will increase from $575 per credit to $605 per credit.

SPS certificate students’ tuition will increase from $285 (New York State residents and online participants) or $610 (out-of-state residents and foreign students with temporary visas) to $300 per credit and $640 per credit, respectively. Advanced certificate students’ tuition will increase from $310 (New York State residents and online participants) or $575 (out-of-state residents and foreign students with temporary visas) to $325 and $605, respectively.

All new and returning SPS students are encouraged to:

  • Review the new tuition rate schedule before arranging payment of tuition and fees.
  • Consult the SPS Financial Aid Office for financial planning guidance.
  • Use online tools to review registration or financial statements via e-SIMS.

Students returning to SPS are further encouraged to:

  • Review the new tuition rate schedule before signing up for the Spring 2011 tuition payment plan.  Students with a contract in place must request an increase to cover the differences before the tuition payment deadline.
  • Contact their employers’ human resources or benefits office regarding the CUNY tuition increase before submitting Spring 2011 employer vouchers or letters of credit for approval.  If a student’s account is already at its maximum, and the increase will result in a balance due, the student should consider signing up with Tuition Pay before the semester begins to benefit from reduced monthly installments. Contact our financial aid office for other viable options.
  • Federal Direct Student Loans, third party payments, and other arranged or approved tuition payments and planning must now be reevaluated.   Students are encouraged to contact us for further information.

The SPS Bursar’s Office can be reached at 212-652-2060 or bursar@sps.cuny.edu.

The SPS Financial Aid Office can be reached at 212-652-2895 or financialaid@sps.cuny.edu.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) serves New York City’s dynamic marketplace by providing timely, innovative and high-quality programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs.  Drawing on CUNY’s nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, SPS offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs, including CUNY’s first fully online degree programs.

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