Affirming Enrollment / Accepting Financial Responsibility Policy

  • Student - Undergraduate
  • Student Accounts
Responsible Unit Office of Student Accounts & Office of Registration and Records
Responsible Cabinet Member VP for Administration and Finance
Adoption Date 2008-08-01
Last Revision Date 2021-07-21
Last Review Date 2021-07-21

Policy Statement

As per the guidance from the New York State Office of the Attorney General, all SUNY schools are advised to require students to affirm enrollment and accept financial responsibility. 

Each semester, students must indicate their commitment to their registered schedule for the upcoming term. Students who fail to complete the Affirming Enrollment process will be subject to cancellation of their course registration in order to maximize seating space in those classes for other students. Accepting Financial Responsibility represents the student’s agreement that they are solely responsible for payment of all charges associated with their student account. The student is also acknowledging their agreement to receive all billing statements electronically (“eBills”) via their Brockport email address, as well as their understanding that they will not receive a paper billing statement.


The purpose of the Affirming Enrollment / Accepting Financial Responsibility Policy is to allow students to complete the registration process, and attest to the University their understanding and agreement that they are solely responsible for paying all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs of attending during a specific academic term, in accordance with published payment deadlines. 


This policy applies to all students.


Enrolled Student — One who has registered for courses and has accepted responsibility for payment of all associated charges. The University refers to this as Affirming Enrollment and Accepting Financial Responsibility.

National Association of University and University Business Officers (NACUBO) — A membership organization of universities and other institutions involved in American higher education.

Policy Procedures

Each semester, you must indicate your commitment by affirming your enrollment online, via SUNY Brockport’s Web Banner (, Quicklinks, Web Banner), on or before the affirm deadline; in doing so, you are verifying your agreement to pay all charges associated with your student account by the stated tuition payment deadline (generally, the last business day prior to the first day of the term).

How to Affirm your Enrollment:    

• Access Web Banner  

• Log in using your Net ID and Password  

• Click on Student Services  

• Click on Registration  

• Click on Affirm Enrollment  

• Click on the drop down menu to select the term you are affirming enrollment for  

• Click on Submit

• Read the statement in the “Affirming Enrollment and Accepting Financial Responsibility” box

• Click the radio button next to Accept (or Decline) 

• Click Submit

• Once submitted, click Exit button to log out of Web Banner

Links to Related Procedures and Information

Verifying Enrollment — Information page

Web Banner

Contact Information

Office of Registration and Records

Office of Student Accounts

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2026-07-21 Five-year review
Revision Date 2021-07-21 Policy updated
Adoption Date 2008-08-01 Policy Adopted


This policy was approved by President’s Cabinet on 2021-07-21