Paying for College
The State University of New York is able to keep tuition affordable because of the considerable state support provided to the University. This state support combined with tuition dollars goes toward educating each SUNY student. Although tuition at The State University of New York is already modest, financial aid is available.
Across all SUNY campuses, approximately 75% of all full-time undergraduates receive some form of grant, loan or employment assistance. All State University campuses use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for financial aid.
While overall costs at SUNY are lower than costs at private or independent colleges, the academic and personal experience, graduation rates and outcomes of SUNY students are equal to and often exceed those of students attending more expensive private institutions.
The information presented here will help you become aware of services and programs which assist students and families in paying tuition and other college costs. In addition, you will find information about the SUNY financial aid application process.