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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

The State University of New York remains committed to providing students with the best education possible at an affordable cost. In addition, financial assistance is available to help you meet these costs.

2017-18 Typical Expenses for Undergraduate Students at a SUNY College (as of July 2017)


State-Operated Campuses Baccalaureate Degree Programs
State-operated campuses include University Centers, University Colleges and Technology Colleges.
  New York State ResidentsOut-of-State Residents 1
Living on CampusCommuterLiving on Campus
Direct Costs 2
Tuition 3 $6,670 $6,670 $16,320 4
Student Fees 5 $1,640 $1,640 $1,640
Room and Board $12,810 $3,860 $12,810
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS $21,120 $12,170 $30,770
Indirect Costs 6
Books and Supplies $1,340 $1,340 $1,340
Personal Expenses $1,590 $1,630 $1,590
Transportation $1,110 $1,900 $1,210
TOTAL INDIRECT COST $4,040 $4,870 $4,140
Community Colleges Associate Degree Programs
  In-State/In-District Out-of-State Residents 1
Living on CampusCommuterLiving on Campus
Direct Costs 2
Tuition $4,520 $4,520 $9,350 7
Student Fees 5 $720 $720 $720
Room and Board $10,380 $3,770 $10,380
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS $15,620 $9,010 $20,450
Indirect Costs 6
Books and Supplies $1,340 $1,340 $1,340
Personal Expenses $1,160 $1,270 $1,160
Transportation $1,280 $1,980 $1,380
TOTAL INDIRECT COST $3,780 $4,590 $3,880

 

1

More information about residency status.

2

Direct Costs include those paid directly to the campus. Students in off-campus housing do not pay the associated cost to a campus directly.

3

Tuition rate for Excelsior Scholarship recipients pursuing baccalaureate degree programs is $6,470. After crediting the Excelsior Scholarship and certain other student financial aid awards, the net charge for tuition to these students is $0.

4

Tuition rate for non-New York residents enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at University at Buffalo and Stony Brook University is $24,180 and is $21,550 at University at Albany and Binghamton University.

5

This figure represents the average fee. Typically fees at the State-operated campuses range from $1,210 to $3,260.

6

Indirect Costs are not typically paid directly to the campus and the range of spending is based on personal choices.

7

Community colleges generally double their in-state tuition for non-residents. The range for resident tuition is $3,500 to $4,800.  The range for non-resident tuition is $4,600 - $14,000.

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