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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.

2021-22 Typical Expenses for Undergraduate Students at a SUNY College (as of July 2021)


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 $7,070 $7,070 $16,980 4
Student Fees 5 $1,740 $1,740 $1,740
Room and Board $14,540 $4,470 $14,540
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS $23,350 $13,280 $33,260
Indirect Costs 6
Books and Supplies $1,270 $1,270 $1,270
Personal Expenses $1,480 $1,570 $1,480
Transportation $1,000 $1,740 $1,100
TOTAL INDIRECT COST $3,750 $4,580 $3,850
Community Colleges Associate Degree Programs
  In-State/In-District Out-of-State Residents 1
Living on CampusCommuterLiving on Campus
Direct Costs 2
Tuition $5,070 $5,070 $9,920 7
Student Fees 5 $820 $820 $820
Room and Board $11,800 $3,970 $11,800
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS $17,690 $9,860 $22,540
Indirect Costs 6
Books and Supplies $1,360 $1,360 $1,360
Personal Expenses $1,190 $1,240 $1,190
Transportation $1,100 $1,700 $1,200
TOTAL INDIRECT COST $3,650 $4,300 $3,750

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 rates for non-New York residents enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at University Centers and Doctoral Degree-Granting Institutions are as follows:

  • University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University: $24,990
  • University at Albany, Binghamton University: $24,910
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Upstate Medical University, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, College of Environmental Science and Forestry: $17,830

5

This figure represents the average fee. Typically fees at the State-operated campuses range from $1,030 to $3,450.

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 $4,350 to $5,800.  The range for non-resident tuition is $5,040 to $15,870.

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