Paying for College

A college education is an investment in your future. 
There’s no better place to make that investment than here at the State University of New York.

SUNY's tuition and fees are among the most competitive in the nation.

Tuition & Fees

(Enrollment Weighted)

SUNY Community College unweighted tuition $5,699
SUNY 4-year college tuition $9413
Out of state public 4 year college tuition $29150
Private college tuition $41540

What do you get?

Access to 64 colleges and universities with nationally-ranked academic programs, vibrant and diverse campus life, and opportunities for all to succeed.

Welcome to SUNY. We'll help you make college as affordable as possible.

Tuition Assistance Available for Part-Time Study

Part-time students taking at least 6 credit hours per semester are now eligible for New York State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) without a prior history of full-time study. TAP awards grants of up to $5,665 annually and, in addition to applying for federal student aid, is one of the first financial aid options New York State students should consider.

How do you get it? Apply for NYS TAP through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Start with SUNY Smart Track

Planning to pay for college can feel overwhelming. We’ll help you step by step.

SUNY Smart Track® is the nation’s most aggressive and comprehensive effort to assure financial aid
transparency. Smart Track is dedicated to helping you and your family make the best decision in college

Students, school administrators, and other learners can get started with financial planning at CashCourse:

Financial Skills with CashCourse

SUNY Tuition and Fees

The State University of New York remains committed to providing students with the best education at an affordable cost. In addition, two out of three SUNY students receive financial aid to help cover these costs.

SUNY 4-Year Colleges and Universities 2023-24 Typical Expenses for Undergraduate Students at a SUNY College
(as of August 2023)

SUNY 4-Year Colleges and Universities

SUNY Community Colleges

What does it mean to be a New York State resident?

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Types of Financial Aid

Student financial aid comes in various forms, primarily scholarships, grants, work study, and loans. Most students use a combination of these to make college affordable.