• How to Pay for College

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Paying for College

The State University of New York offers an excellent education with low tuition and plenty of financial aid so you can move forward with little or no student debt.

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

Plan for a future with little or no student debt with SUNY

Financial aid starts with filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Everyone planning to attend college should fill out the FAFSA.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Find the FAFSA code for your SUNY campus

Types of Financial Aid

SUNY is a national leader in financial aid transparency.
That means when you get a financial aid award letter from a SUNY school, you know you can trust it.

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:

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