Updated for Academic Year 2012 - 2013
The standard course load for a full-time student is fifteen credit hours per semester. An overload is defined as any program registration over eighteen credit hours per semester, in which case an additional fee is assessed for each additional credit hour. Full-time students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. There is no refund for those students who are carrying at least twelve but fewer than the standard fifteen credit hours. Matriculated students who wish to take fewer than twelve credit hours (an underload) must request special part-time status. Part-time students pay for each credit hour and an application fee as follows:
|Credit Hour Fee||$1,438|
The College requires a $65 nonrefundable application fee to be paid at the time a student applies for admission. This fee may be paid by cash, check, or credit card (Visa & MasterCard only).
A deposit of $500 is required from entering students upon acceptance. If the student decides not to attend Skidmore, the $500 deposit is forfeited. For students who do attend Skidmore, the funds will remain as a deposit until the student separates from the college, at which point it will be applied to any outstanding charges and any balance will be refunded.
A deposit of $400 is required in the Spring semester from all returning students. The $400 will be billed in February 2012, payable by March 15, 2012, and will be credited against tuition at the time of Fall billing; $200 of this deposit will be refunded to withdrawing students who notify the Registrar in writing by June 15, 2012, after which there will be no refund.
Official transcripts of a student's entire academic record at Skidmore College are issued by the Office of the Registrar at the student's request. Students will be charged a one-time fee of $150 at the point of matriculation that will cover the cost of transcript requests for the life of the student. No additional per copy fees will be charged unless the request requires special handling. Skidmore reserves the right to withhold transcripts if an outstanding balance is owed the college.
Required fees include the Student Activity Fee and the General Fee. The Student Activity Fee is determined by the Student Government Association and is used to cover the costs for student publications, speaker, organizations, and related activities. The General Fee partially finances the operation of the Library, Student Center, Sports Facility, Burgess Cafe, Spa, athletics and other programs.
Special Course Fees
Certain departments, such as Art, Education, Science, and Music charge fees for specific courses or programs.
Study Abroad Fees
Students accepted to participate in an approved study abroad program for any semester of study will be charged tuition and fees at a rate equivalent to the regular Skidmore Tuition, Scribner Village Apartment Room rate, and Full Board rate, unless the particular study abroad program does not provide meals as part of the regular program. For more details, please contact the Skidmore College Office of International Programs.
Housing Change Fee
The Office of Residential Life charges a $15 fee for campus residence room changes.
Late Payment Fee
Student Fees, as described in the Schedule of Payments and appearing on the student bill, are payable by the dates indicated in the Schedule of Payments. Incidental charges and miscellaneous fees (such as special course fees) are due upon receipt of any succeeding bills. Students are expected to pay their fees on time or make definite payment arrangements with the Bursar's Office for late payment, before attending class or occupying a room for the semester billed. Special payment arrangements are made on a case by case basis and may be extended to families experiencing an unexpected medical or financial hardship or other extenuating circumstances. Any special arrangements must be agreed upon in writing between the Bursar's Office and the student at least one week before the payment is due.
Delinquent accounts will be assessed a late fee equal to 1.5% of the past due balance. If the account remains in arrears, registration for subsequent semesters may be denied, and a student's transcripts and diploma may be withheld.
Summer School & Summer Special Programs
Fee information is available from the Office of the Dean of Special Programs.
Non-Matriculated students may take a partial or full load of courses each semester, up to a maximum of ten courses while holding special non-matriculated status. Non-Matriculated students pay a $25 application for each semester of study at the time of registration, and a fee of $1,438 for each semester hour of credit. Non-Matriculated students who register for twelve or more credit hours per semester also pay Required Fees (see above) for each semester of study. Non-Matriculated students who wish to audit a course may pay a $250 audit fee ($500 for studio art, dance, or theater courses) in lieu of the regular fee. Senior citizens may audit most courses for $25 but will be required to pay $400 to audit courses in studio art, dance, and theater.