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Tuition & Fees 2016-2017

Per Semester


Full-Time Students (12 to 18 credit hours)
Tuition $13,200.00
College Fee $170.00
Student Activity Fee $100.00
Fees for laboratory and studio courses $10.00 – $360.00

Health Insurance

Summer 2016 Only (May 15, 2016 through July 31, 2016) – $564.00

Fall 2016 – Summer 2017 Annual (August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017) – $2,458.00

Part-Time Students

Tuition (per credit hour) $880.00
College Fee (for 6 to 11 credit hours) $80.00
Student Activity Fee (per credit hour) $7.00
Fee for laboratory and studio courses $10.00 – $ 360.00


Tuition (per credit hour) $967.00

Student Activity Fee per credit hour for 1-9 credit hours $11.00

Student Activity Fee for over 9 credit hours $100.00

Special Tuition

Audited courses or non-credit hour courses (per credit hour equivalent)
Undergraduate $440.00
Graduate $483.50

Residence and Board

                           Canavan Hall                       Campus (Single Room)
19 Meal Plan     $6,212.50  per sem           $6,737.50 per sem

14 Meal Plan     $6,062.50 per sem            $6,587.50 per sem

10 Meal Plan     $6,012.50 per sem            $6,537.50 per sem

Collegiate Village – Room Charges Only
Four Bedroom      $5,000.00 per semester
Two Bedroom       $5,237.50 per semester

Triple occupancy of room (if required) (deduct from Canavan Hall rate) ($300.00)

Special Fees

  • Application fee payable with application: $25.00
  • Challenge Examination Fee: $100.00 plus Tuition fee $30.00 per credit hour
  • Credit for Learning from Life Experience (CLLE) Assessment Fee: $100.00 plus Tuition fee $30.00 per credit hour
  • Tuition deposit required first semester:
    • Undergraduate Students – $100.00
    • International Students – $100.00
    • PA & PT Undergraduate Students – $200.00
    • PA & PT Graduate Students – $500.00
  • Room reservation deposit applicable to first semester room bill: $200.00
  • Music lessons (per term): $360.00
  • Transcript Fee: $5.00
  • Late Payment Fee: $100.00
  • Returned check charges (NSF): $15.00
  • Registration Reinstatement Fee: $200.00
  • First year Student Fee (for all Freshman students): $175.00

Payment of full-time tuition entitles students to take 12-18 hours of course work. Students will be charged at the part-time credit-hour rate ($880.00) for each credit hour taken beyond 18 per semester.

The charge for room and board covers the period beginning with the evening preceding the opening of classes and extends to the day following the last examination.  Regular school holidays are included in the boarding period, but the Thanksgiving holiday, inter-semester recess, and spring break are excluded.  Students who arrive before the opening of the semester or who stay after it ends will be charged an extended residence fee of $15.00 per day.

Financial Agreements

The College reserves the right to change its schedule of tuition, residence and board, and special fees when it is deemed advisable.  The College will not be responsible for the loss of money or other valuables. Personal property is the student’s own responsibility.  It is recommended that students residing in campus housing contact their personal or family insurance carrier to review coverage. Any damage to College property will be charged to the student.


Students are expected to make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts (Duns Scotus Hall, Room 112) by the due date stated on their billing statement for the amount of the semester charges less any financial aid and/or bank loans.  A $100.00 late payment fee will be assessed if arrangements are made after this date.  If financial aid and/or bank loans are pending, students must sign a promissory note in the Office of Student Accounts in order to complete the registration process and be admitted to classes.  Registrations will be canceled for any student who does not make satisfactory payment arrangements.  Tuition bills are mailed to students if they register at least 1 month before the start of a semester.  Students who register after that date or make changes to their original registration should call or come to the Office of Student Accounts for their bill.  Checks should be made payable to Daemen College and mailed to the Office of Student Accounts, Duns Scotus Hall, Room 112, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, New York 14226.

Other payment options are available such as payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express or the Daemen College Promissory Note.  Please call (716) 839-8213 for additional information.  All financial obligations must be settled in full before any claim is made for a degree, semester grade reports, or transcripts.  Students will be charged for collection agency fees and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in enforcing collection of any and all outstanding amounts owed to the College.

Room Deposits

By May 1 all enrolled resident students who intend to return for the fall semester must make a room deposit of $200.00.  This amount will be credited on the first semester’s bill.  A refund of the room deposit will be made if a written notice of withdrawal from residence is received by the Director of Residence Life by May 1.  (New students should contact the Admissions Office.)  A full refund also will be made to those students not permitted to register for the fall term.  Students who are not sure if they are academically qualified to continue should make this deposit; if they are not eligible to continue, a full refund will be made.

Tuition Deposits

A $100.00 deposit for Undergraduate Students & International Students is regarded as the student’s commitment to the College and is required in order to guarantee a seat in the entering class.  A $500.00 deposit for PA & PT Graduate Students is regarded as the student’s commitment to the College and is required in order to guarantee a seat in the entering class.  The tuition deposit is non-refundable.

Withdrawals and Refunds

If a student moves out of the residence halls to off-campus housing after the first day of classes, housing and meal charges will be pro-rated.  Please note this will be handled at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life.  The meal plan portion will be refunded on a pro-rated basis from the date a Withdrawal from Housing form is submitted to the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

A housing contract release  requested in writing before the start of the Spring semester will be granted for the following reasons: participation in a college sponsored program away from the Amherst area, serious illness or injury to the resident, death in the immediate family or the withdrawal from Daemen College through the Office of Academic Advisement.  All requests must be submitted in writing to the Director of Residence Life for consideration.

The College views registration as the student’s official statement of intent to enroll in a subsequent semester.  Therefore, once registered, the student is financially obligated for the payment of all applicable tuition and fees unless a Notice of Intent to Withdraw form is filed in the Office of Academic Advisement, Room 108 of the Research & Information Commons.  The date of withdrawal will in every case be considered to be the date on which a Notice of Intent to Withdraw form has been filed. Should a student fail to follow the withdrawal procedure outlined above, no refund will be made.  The tuition refund policy for all students will be as follows:

  • Prior to and within first week of classes 100%
  • Within the second week 80%
  • Within the third week 60%
  • Within the fourth week 40%
  • Within the fifth week 20%
  • After the fifth week No Refund

Students or parents who feel that individual circumstances warrant an exception to the published policy may submit a written request indicating the special circumstances to the Bursar of Daemen College, who will respond within seven days.

If a student’s enrollment is canceled because of an error on the part of the College, full tuition and fees will be refunded.  The refunds will be sent to the student within thirty days of filing a properly completed Notice of Intent to Withdraw form.

Credit for Financial Aid

It is the student’s responsibility to complete all arrangements for any financial aid (described in the following section of this catalog) which he or she may be eligible to receive.  Credit toward college bills for financial aid awards will be given when the payment or award notice, approved by the appropriate agency, is received by the Office of Student Accounts, Room 112, Duns Scotus Hall.  The student must resolve any financial aid and college bill discrepancies through consultation with the Financial Aid Office and the Office of Student Accounts.

Updated on June 24, 2019

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