Class Eligibility:

The settlement covers attended of eligible SUNY schools between Fall 2007 and Spring 2011, who paid out-of-state tuition but who either:

  • Attended a New York State high school (for two or more years and applied to SUNY within 5 years of graduation) or
  • Attended a New York State GED program (and applied to SUNY within five years of receiving your GED)

Eligible schools include:

  • Binghamton University
  • College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • College of Optometry
  • Downstate Medical Center
  • Stony Brook University
  • University at Albany
  • University at Buffalo
  • Upstate Medical University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Empire State College
  • Purchase College
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • The College at Brockport
  • The College at Old Westbury
  • Alfred State College
  • Farmingdale State College
  • Maritime College
  • Morrisville State College
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Institute of Technology
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The settlement does not include Cornell, SUNY Community Colleges, or Alfred University.

Estimated Amount:

The settlement fund will refund the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. For a four year program this amount may exceed $30,000.

Proof of Purchase:

You are required to provide some personal details (name, address, social, etc) so they can verify you studied at SUNY. You may provide high school or GED transcripts, if you still have them, to speed up your claim, but this is not necessary.

Claim Form: SUNY Claim Form
Case Name: Strum, et. al. v. SUNY, et. al., Index No. 2011/00064, Broome County, New York
Case Summary:

The plaintiffs allege that SUNY violated the law by charging out-of-state tuition to students who resided out of state, but that graduated from New York High Schools or got their GED in New York. SUNY disputes this, but has agreed to refund tuition to students in this situation.

Payments will include interest.

Settlement Pool: Uncapped
Settlement Website: SUNY Non-Resident Tuition Refund
Claim Form Deadline: September 4, 2013
Claims Administrator: suny@all-counsel.com