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Skidmore College
Bursar's Office

Reflections in Haupt Pond

Other Fees

Updated for Academic Year 2022–23


The standard course load for a full-time student is 15 credit hours per semester. An overload is defined as any program registration more than 18 credit hours per semester. There is no additional charge for an overload.  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 12 but fewer than the standard 15 credit hours. Matriculated students who wish to take fewer than 12 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 $2,038
Application Fee $25

Application Fee

The College requires a $65 nonrefundable application fee to be paid at the time a student applies for admission. This fee is paid through the Common Application or the Coalition Application websites.

Advance Deposits

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.

Records Fee

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

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 Off-Campus Study & Exchanges.

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 and room selection for subsequent semesters may be denied.

Summer School and Summer Special Programs

Fee information is available from the Office of Special Programs.

Non-Matriculated Students

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 $2,038 for each semester hour of credit. Non-matriculated students who register for 12 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.