Definition of Fees

Student Activity Fee

This fee covers student government, the Student Center, and such student activities as student newspapers and Student Center events.

Undergraduate Fall and Spring (Winter Intersession)—$118.55

  • Athletics and Recreation—$20*
  • Career Services—$5*
  • Child Care—$5
  • Emergency Medical Squad (EMS)—$2
  • Esports and Gaming Club—$5
  • Health Care Clinic—$20*
  • NYPIRG—$5
  • Student Center—$32.50*
  • Student Forensics Society—$2
  • Student Government Clubs / Activities—$10.55
  • Student Government Operating Budget $5
  • Study Abroad Scholarship Association—$1.50
  • Vanguard Newspaper $2.50
  • WBCR Radio Station—$1
  • Women’s Center—$1.50*

Undergraduate Summer Sessions—$78.55

  • Athletics and Recreation—$10*
  • Child Care—$5
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)—$1
  • Esports and Gaming Club—$1
  • Health Care Clinic—$20*
  • NYPIRG—$5
  • Student Center—$32.50
  • Student Government—$4.05

Graduate Fall and Spring (Winter Intersession)—$74.25

  • Child Care—$5
  • Health Clinic—$20*
  • Student Center—$32.50*
  • Student Government—$16.75

Graduate Student Summer Sessions—$60

  • Child Care—$5
  • Health Care Clinic—$20*
  • Student Center—$32.50*
  • Student Government—$2.50

*While access to campus is restricted, these services are still functioning remotely. These services also offer live support through the Virtual Front Desk. For more information on how to contact these offices, visit the Student Resources page.

CUNY Consolidated Fee

This fee covers the external processing of financial aid applications, the immunization program, the job location/development program, system-wide tuition and fee collections by the Office of the University Controller, and the administration of various tests such as the skills assessment tests.

Technology Fee

In 2003, the CUNY Board of Trustees adopted legislation requiring students to pay an annual technology fee. Each year, a committee composed of students, administrators, and faculty, chaired by the provost, solicits suggestions from the college community and prepares a plan for the use of the Technology Fee funds. Approved projects are expected to further the college’s goals of expanding student access to computing resources, improving computer-based instruction, improving support for students using college computers, improving student services, and using technology to enrich student life on campus.

Maintenance of Matriculation

Master’s students must be in a matriculated status to complete degree requirements. This includes resolving INC grades, taking comprehensive examinations, and filing theses as final requirements in preparation for graduation. Students must also be registered during the semester in which they intend to graduate. If they are not registered for any credit-bearing classes that are recognized by their program, they must register for maintenance of matriculation status and pay the required fee, which cannot be waived.

Tuition Liability Charges

Students who withdraw from classes on or after the first official day of classes are liable for all or part of the original tuition charges and any applicable student fees, plus the Student Activity, CUNY Consolidated Services, and Technology fees. Refer to the semester’s tuition liability schedule for liability amount.

Excess Contact Hours Fee

Excess hours are contact hours (class hours) in excess of credit hours. Graduate students taking classes that have more contact hours than credit hours pay an excess contact hour charge. For example, if a three-credit class meets five hours a week, a New York State resident student pays $65 per excess contact hour ($130 for the two extra hours) and a non–New York State resident pays $85 per excess contact hour ($170 for the two extra hours).

Academic Excellence Fee

This fee is assessed for the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema M.F.A. programs in cinema arts (producing; directing; screenwriting; cinematography; post-production; digital animation & visual effects), media scoring, and sonic arts. The will be used to fund the exceptional facility and programmatic expenses such as specialized equipment, staff, maintenance, and other needs.

Private Music Lessons Fee

This fee is assessed on a per-course basis for courses that may involve one-on-one music-performance lessons in an effort to maintain and strengthen the quality of Brooklyn College’s music instruction. A fee of $250 is assessed for the following courses:

Course Name Course Number
Private Lessons in Music Performance (for B.A. in Music and B.Mus. Students) MUSC 3791, 3792, 3793, 3794, 3795, 3796, 4841, and 4842
M.Mus. Private Lessons in Music Performance (SED 88184) MUSC 7791, 7792, 7793, and 7950
Advanced Certificate in Music Performance Private Lessons MUSC 6791, 6792, 6793, and 6794
Advanced Diploma in Music Performance Private Lessons MUSC 7795, 7796, 7797, and 7798

Late Registration Fee

This fee is charged when a student’s first registration activity occurs on or after the first official day of classes.

Change of Program Fee

This fee is charged for a change of program on or after the first official day of classes.

Materials Fee

This fee is charged to specific courses that require special materials such as film rental charges, transportation, field trip expenses, and other non-instructional costs.

Readmission Fee

This fee is charged upon registration to students readmitting to the college after an absence of one or more academic semesters.

Duplicate Diploma Fee

This fee is charged for a replacement diploma.

Replacement ID Fee

This fee is charged for to replace a lost Brooklyn College ID.

Returned Payment Fee

This fee is charged when a payment is returned or unable to be collected by the college for any reason.

Absentee Exam Fee

This fee is charged when a student has received an ABS grade and is given permission to retake the final.

Recreation Fee

This fee is charged to students who wish to use the athletics facilities such as the gym and swimming pool.

Speech and Hearing Fees

These fees are for clinical services provided by the Speech and Hearing Center.

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