Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year


Per Semester

Per Year




Standard Room



Odell’s Village



Meal Plans (one is required of all students)


Per Semester

Per Year

Finger Lakes meal plan



Seneca meal plan



Geneva (70-meals) plan



Pulteney (30-meals) plan



Co-op housing meal charge



Click here for additonal information on meal plans.

Required Fees


Per Semester

Per Year

Health Services Fee *



Student Activity Fee^



Technology Fee**



Other fees

Car registration


Limited use (Odell’s/fraternities)


Lock change (depending on type)

25.00 - 75.00

Replace identification card


Study Abroad Surcharge


Transcript fee


Matriculation deposit^^



* - The Health Services Fee is required of all full time students and provides support for a broad range of general medical services including services at the Hubbs Health Center, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol counseling programs. Please note that this fee is not associated with the domestic Student Health insurance option, which is an opt-in program at an additional cost.

^ - The Student Activity Fee is required of all full time students.  The student government has established a student activities fee that is billed and collected by the Colleges on behalf of student government. This fee covers the expenditures of student organizations and is subject to change by student referendum.

** - The Technology Fee is required of all full and part time students.  This fee enables technology-related student services like help desk support, wireless networking, access to instructional technology tools and software, and training classes.

^^ - The matriculation deposit is credited to the institutional deposit, and refunded upon graduation or otherwise permanent separation from the colleges. The matriculation deposit is to cover either damage incurred to property of the Colleges or for other expenses incurred by the student. Please note that enrollment deposits are forfeited, should a student decide not to matriculate into the Colleges.

Course Fees

Applied Music Classes (Music Lessons) carry an additional nonrefundable fee of $350. Certain other short term study abroad courses may carry an additional fee. Rates are determined in conjunction with student enrollment after arrangements are finalized and may be billed later than the standard term bill. The cost of attending certain off-campus programs exceeds regular tuition, fees, room and board.

Meal Plan Details

Finger Lakes Plan:  Unlimited access to SAGA, $325 Snack Money, 8 Guest Passes, parents eat FREE with students, plus you get a birthday cake. Parents are exempt from eating free with students during special events including, but not limited to Orientation, Homecoming and Commencement.

Seneca Plan:  15 meals per week to SAGA and $200 Snack Money.

Geneva Plan:  70 meals per semester to SAGA and $475 Snack Money.

Pulteney Plan:  30 meals per semester to SAGA and $250 Snack Money.

Fraternity Housing and Meal plans

All college-managed fraternity housing must maintain 95 percent occupancy or the fraternity residents must meet a corresponding financial obligation. Occupancy levels will be determined each semester following the second week of that semester. If such a financial obligation arises, additional room charges necessary to meet the 95 percent occupancy target will be charged to the appropriate students' account for that semester.  Note that fraternities bill the students directly for their house meal plans, and therefore fraternity residents are not required to carry a school meal plan.

One Card Funds

The One Card is the official Colleges ID and is used across campus: such as getting into your residence hall, working out at the gym, doing laundry, and attending campus events all made easy with this multi-purpose card. It can also be used to fund Community Cash. Community Cash is a declining balance account that can be used for purchases on campus for the on campus eateries or at the Colleges Bookstore. There are also several off campus vendors participating in the program. Funds are added through credit card via the One Card website. If you have a credit balance on your student account, you can ask to transfer specific amounts to your One Card account if covered by an existing credit. However, balances are not moved from the One Card account to the student account. Click here for more information.


Student Accounts Department
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3343

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
(summer hours: 8:30am - 4pm)


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