Billing Information 2021-2022

Tuition Costs Per Semester 2021-2022

Full Time Students: 
Tuition: 12 to 16 Credits: $17,250 
Over 16 Credits (per additional credit over 16): $310 
General Fee/Technology Fee: $350 

Part Time Students: 
Tuition: Less than 12 Cr. (per credit)$1,150
General Fee/Technology Fee: $175 

Graduate Students: 
Tuition (per credit): $1,085 
Technology Fee (MBA Only): $30 
Technology Fee (M.S.Ed.): $60 

Additional Fees: 
Pathways Program: $2,250 
Late Registration Fee: $30 
Graduation Fee (due prior to graduation): $155  
Returned Check Fee: 20 

Laboratory Fees: some courses require additional fees to cover lab expenses. 
LATE PAYMENT FEE: $50.00 per month

Housing and Meals: 
Housing (3 or 4 per Unit): $3,960 
Housing (Double): $4,400 
Housing (Single): $4,650 
Plan C Unlimited Meals + $100 DB dollars (required for first year): $3,490 
Plan B 200 Meals + $200 DB dollars: $2,990 
Plan A 75 Meals + $300 DB dollars (students currently on plan for 2021 ONLY): $1,950 

Tuition Refund Policy

According to federal guidelines, refunds from financial aid cannot be issued until after the fourth week of school has been completed. 

Refund Schedule: 
Tuition (less any deposits) for the 2021-2022 academic year will be refunded according to the following percentages based on the date of the written withdrawal request. The date on which the Registrar is informed in writing will be considered the date of withdrawal either from the college or from a course. The college will grant tuition credit as follows:  

      If withdrawal date is:               Percentage             

      Before school begins               100% 
      During the first two weeks       75%
During the third week               50%
During the fourth week            25% 

If you are entitled to a refund due to an over-payment, you must complete a Student Refund Request Form in the Business Office. Once the Business Office receives your refund request your account will be reviewed and if you are due a refund, a check will be issued to you in the next refund period. 

Housing and meal plan refunds will be processed as outlined in the housing contract. 

Other important refund notes: 

  • Approved TAP awards cannot be refunded until the College has received the funds from NY State. Generally, there is a delay in funds that are received from NY State 
  • All college fees are non-refundable 
  • Deposits are non-refundable 

Financial Aid

The financial aid reflected on this bill is either authorized or memoed for the current semester. Although the financial aid listed has been used to reduce the current amount due, all financial aid is subject to change in order to comply with Federal and State financial aid regulations. 

TAP Awards 
New York State Residents Only 
If TAP is listed on your bill, it may be an estimate based on the information you submitted on your 2021-2022 FAFSA. If the amount differs from the amount listed on the award certificate received from the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation, adjust the amount on the bill, and submit a copy of the award certificate with the bottom portion of the bill and your payment. 

Receiving an award certificate from the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation does not necessarily guarantee the remittance of funds to the College. Students who receive the award must be certified by the College to be full-time, matriculated, and in good academic standing. 

Student Loans 
Stafford, PLUS & Alternative Loans
Most Stafford and PLUS loan disbursements are now sent to the college through Electronic Funds Transfer. You will be notified by the Business Office when your loan disbursement is credited to your account.  

If your loan cannot be disbursed through Electronic Funds Transfer, the student loan check will be mailed directly to the College. The Business Office will notify you in writing when your check is received.  

Please note: The amount credited may be less than borrowed amount due to fees deducted by the lender.

Payment Options

For those students who have registered, all tuition and fees must be paid in full or assigned to a  payment plan for the: 

  • Spring Semester no later than January 21, 2022 

Students will not be permitted to register for upcoming semesters unless all indebtedness to the College is either paid or assigned to a payment plan and clearance has been received from the Business Office. 

Online Payments: Payments by credit card or checking/savings can be made online by visiting Payment Options.

Checks: Made payable to St. Thomas Aquinas College. There will be a $20 charge for any check returned for NSF. No check will be re-deposited. Should a returned check result in late payment, there will be an additional $50 late payment fee. 

Credit Cards: The College accepts American  Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. When paying by mail, please complete and return the credit card information portion of your bill, including card number, expiration date, and authorized signature. 

The College, in collaboration with Nelnet, offers payment plans to help you meet the cost of college tuition. We offer payment plan options that allow you to pay your semester obligation over a 3, 4, or 5 month period. The cost of the payment plan is $45 per semester. Plans begin as follows: 

  • 5 payments Dec 25th - April 25th - Close date for enrollment in the 5-month payment plan is 12/20/21
  • 4 payments Jan 25th - April 25th - Close date for enrollment in the 4-month payment plan is 1/21/22
  • 3 payments Feb 25th - April 25th - Close date for enrollment in the 3-month payment plan is 2/23/22

For more information on these plans contact Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056 or online at www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/stac.

Important Office Information

Business Office 
Location: Main Level, Borelli Hall, Room 205 
Phone Number: 845-398-4042 

Office of Financial Aid 
Location: 2nd Floor of Spellman Hall (use the entrance to Spellman Hall closest to the tennis courts) 
Phone Number: 845-398-4097 

Registrar’s Office 
Location: Spellman Hall, Suite 101 
Phone Number: 845-398-4300

For office hours, please contact each individual office. 

Important Phone Numbers:

College's Main Number845-398-4000
Campus Safety & Security845-398-4080
Health Services845-398-4242
Human Resources845-398-4038
Lougheed Library845-398-4223
Residence Life845-398-4068
Student Personnel Services845-398-4051