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Alfred University

Alfred University

Alfred University

Alfred University is a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred in Western New York, USA, an hour and a half south of Rochester and two hours southeast of Buffalo. Alfred has an undergraduate population of around 2,000, and approximately 300 graduate students. Though the institution has five separate schools and colleges, the institution’s reputation is grounded in the arts and engineering.

Alfred University offers over 60 majors and areas of concentration at its four colleges and schools. Alfred’s four private colleges are The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of Business, The Inamori School of Engineering, and The Graduate School.

The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) consists of the School of Art and Design, with its own dean, and four state-supported materials programs cross-organized within Alfred University’s School of Engineering. The College of Ceramics is functioning technically as a “holding entity” (currently with an interim unit head) for the fiscal support of the state programs and the NYSCC mission. The unit head assists with budget preparation for the two aforementioned AU schools and the NYSCC-affiliated Scholes Library of Ceramics (part of the campuswide, unified AU library system), and acts in a liaison role to SUNY.

The School of Art and Design, technically a subunit of the College of Ceramics but autonomously-run with its own dean, is further subdivided into divisions. A visit to the school in 2009 led media historian Siegfried Zielinski to state that Alfred is “the center of alchemy for the 21st century.”  Alfred’s School of Engineering (also autonomously-run with its own dean) currently has four state-supported programs and two privately-endowed programs.

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Alfred University Tuition and Fees

Full-time Tuition & Fee
Alfred University is a private institution. However, some of our academic programs receive support from New York State resulting in individual programs with different tuition structures. Stated below is Alfred University’s anticipated tuition structure by individual programs, and where applicable, by NY State residency status, for the 2011-12 academic year.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Business
Freshman $25,974
Transfer Student $25,974
Mechanical and Undecided Engineering
Freshman $21,026
Transfer Student $21,026
School of Art & Design, Biomedical Materials Engineering Science, Ceramic Engineering, Glass Engineering Science, and Materials Science and Engineering (Freshmen & Transfer)
NY State Resident $15,280
Non-NY State Resident $21,026
Full-time Student Service Fee
The student service fee supports student activities and organizations and subsidizes campus health care.
Per Year $910

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Part-time Tuition & Fee
Part-time tuition rates (<12 credits per semester) for 2011-12 are $842 per credit hour. The part-time student service fee for 2011-12 is $156 per year.

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Room & Board
On-Campus Housing (double room) $5,900 per year

Most freshmen live on campus in a traditional style residence hall double room. A limited number of single rooms are available at $6,500 per year.

On-campus students may choose from several different dining plan options ranging in cost from $5,262 to $5,598 per year. The full meal plan ($5,598) is used in financial aid budgets.

Off-Campus Living (average cost) $11,498 per year

Students living off-campus (not with parents) are provided the above estimated average cost for room and board expense planning and it is used in financial aid budgets.

Off-campus students may elect to purchase a board plan. The available plans start at $2,216 per year in 2011-12.

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Estimated Books, Supplies, & Personal Expenses
Books & Supplies $1,050
Personal $1,650

Actual expenses for books, supplies, and personal needs may vary widely among students. These expenses will be dependent on life style, personal choice, major, travel distance to school and other factors.

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Sample 2010-11 Full-time Freshman Cost of Attendance(on campus)
Liberal Arts & Sciences and Business Undecided, Mechanical Engineering
Tuition $25,974 $21,026
Fee 910 910
Room & Board 11,498 11,498
Books & Supplies 1,050 1,050
Personal 1,650 1,650
Total $41,082 $36,134
School of Art & Design, Biomedical Materials Engineering Science, Ceramic Engineering, Glass Engineering Science, and Materials Science and Engineering
NY State Resident Non-NY State Resident
Tuition $15,280 $21,026
Fee 910 910
Room & Board 11,498 11,498
Books & Supplies 1,050 1,050
Personal 1,650 1,650
Total $30,388 $36,134

*Art and Design students are charged an additional mandatory $20 annual wood shop fee and should plan on a higher amount for books and supplies.

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Notes
Tuition fees, room and board charges are determined by the Alfred University Board of Trustees. Over the past several years annual tuition and fee increases have been in the 3-4% range and room and board increases have been in the 0-4% range.

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