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Deposits and Fees

Housing Agreement Cancellation, Termination, and Financial Liability Information

Housing cancellations prior to posted deadlines are eligible for a $100 credit of the deposit. After a student moves into their housing assignment, they are financially liable until the end of the agreement period. Please see the related housing website for the most up to date information on this information:  https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/studentaffairs/res/housing/financial_liability.php

Meal Plan: Students who withdraw from the University will be billed a pro-rated portion of the meal plan up to, and including, the official withdrawal date. Pro-rations are calculated on a weekly basis.

Students who wish to cancel their meal plan because they have moved off-campus or to a cooking building/area in the Residence Halls for the Fall semester must notify the Meal Plan Office either in writing to: Faculty Student Association, 250 Stony Brook Union, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3209, or in person during office hours Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

Deposit Refunds / Refund of the Tuition Deposit

Tuition deposit refund requests must be made in writing to Student Financial Services Office, Stony Brook Union, Suite 207, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3222, 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 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 by November 1 or 30 days after the offer of admissions, whichever is later. There are no refunds of the tuition deposit after the first day of classes.

Refund of the Orientation Fee

Students who withdraw from the University  within 10 business days of paying their tuition deposit and matriculating may be eligible for a partial refund of the $300 Orientation Fee. There will be a $100 processing fee subtracted from the refund. Requests for refunds must be received no later than 5 business days before the first day of classes. Refunds will not be given after this deadline,  regardless of deposit/matriculation date or whether students have enrolled at the University.   

All requests for refunds must be made in writing. To request a refund of the Orientation Fee, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at enroll@stonybrook.edu to withdraw your acceptance of admission and request a partial refund of the Orientation Fee. The request will be forwarded to the Bursar’s Office for processing. Questions about Orientation Fee refund requests can be directed to the Orientation Office at (631) 632-6710.