Pre-Enrollment Deposit and Refund Policy

Each new student is required to pay an advance tuition deposit and an additional deposit when housing is requested. Fall deposits, which are applied against charges incurred by the student in the first semester, are due by May 1.

Tuition deposit refund requests must be made in writing to Student Accounts Office, 254 Administration, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-1301, or faxed to (631) 632-1308 by the appropriate deadlines below.

Fall: Refund requests for deposits made for the Fall semester must be received by the date printed on the acceptance letter; For Fall, the due date is May 1 or 30 days after the offer of admissions, whichever is later. However, there are no refunds of the tuition deposit after the first day of classes.

Spring: Refund requests for deposits made for the Spring semester must be received within 30 days after the offer of admissions or the first day of Spring classes, whichever is earlier. There are no refunds of the tuition deposit after the first day of classes.

A housing deposit is required to reserve a housing assignment on campus. If a student no longer plans to reside on campus, he/she may request a partial refund of his/her housing deposit in accordance with the appropriate semester deadlines. If a student chooses to request a refund after making a room deposit, a forfeit fee of $100 per each request will be assessed.

There are no refunds of the housing deposit after the start of classes, regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled for the semester.

Fall: The last day to cancel housing and receive a partial refund of the housing deposit is August 15. Applicants who submit a housing deposit after August 15th for the Fall semester must request a refund by the start of classes.

Spring: Applicants requesting a partial refund of the housing deposit made for the Spring semester must request the refund by January 15.

Applications for a partial refund of the housing deposit must be made in writing:

Fax the request to (631) 632-9211 or mail to:

Office of Campus Residences
Mendelsohn Quad
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-444

For more information, see the Office of the Bursar website: http://www.stonybrook.edu/bursar