Broad Based Fees
In accordance with State University of New York Policy 7804, Stony Brook University charges certain fees in addition to the tuition fee for students enrolled at the University. These broad-based fees are generally charged to all enrolled students to finance discrete activities that benefit the student body, excluding those activities that are part of the core instructional program. Broad-based fees include the Intercollegiate Athletics Fee, Campus Recreation Facilities Fee, Student Health Services Fee, Technology Fee, and the Transportation Fee. Information regarding the SUNY mandated College Fee is also provided on this page.
Additional information regarding these fees is provided below. Students with further questions regarding these fees should contact the associated service area.
FY15/16 Proposal Letters
Feedback is not only welcome, but encouraged. You can use the Broad Based Fee Feedback Form to send us your comments. We read all feedback carefully, but please note that we may be unable to respond to each comment or question individually.
State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees policy requires collection of the College Fee from all students. Proceeds from the fee are used to supplement campus operations.
The College Fee is assessed to all students, and is prorated for part time students.
Academic Excellence Fee
The SUNY Board of Trustees authorized the implementation of the Academic Excellence and Success Fee at University Centers, including Stony Brook, to provide financial resources necessary for maintaining quality academic and student success programs and to support NYSUNY2020.
The Academic Excellence and Success Fee is assessed to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students. The fee is prorated for part time enrollment.
Intercollegiate Athletics Fee (Undergraduate Students Only)
The Intercollegiate Athletics Fee provides support for Stony Brook University's 20 Division I Intercollegiate Athletic programs. Students assessed this fee can attend all regular season intercollegiate athletic events without charge.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Fee is assessed only to undergraduate students, and is prorated for part time enrollment.
Campus Recreation Facilities Fee (Undergraduate Students Only)
The Campus Recreation Facilities Fee supports the operation of our new Recreation Center and pays for the development and maintenance of new and existing sport fields.
The Campus Recreation Facilities Fee is assessed only to undergraduate students, and is prorated for part time enrollment.
For more information on the Campus Recreation Center, visit:
Student Health Services Fee (Formally Infirmary Fee)
Revenue from this fee is directed to health counseling and prevention services and related programs. The fee funds the operation of the Student Health Services Office.
The Health Services Fee is assessed to all students, and is prorated for part time enrollment. Waivers of the Health Services Fee are granted only for students enrolled in courses or Research/Internships ALL listed with a designation of ON-LINE or OFF-CAMPUS, or ALL meeting after 5:00 PM or on Saturday/Sunday. Courses, internships, and credit bearing research without officially listed meeting times or locations are generally charged this fee by default. Students who reside in on-campus dormitories or University apartments are not eligible for a waiver. Requests for waivers must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Accounts and received prior to the end of the Add/Drop period for the term. Requests received after the Add/Drop date will not be considered for a waiver.
Revenue generated from the Technology Fee is used to address specific technology needs such as computing and information technology (i.e., smart classrooms, distance learning offerings, high speed internet connection), library automation, library electronic databases, remote network access, public computing sites, student services automation (i.e., registration, billing), and other administrative systems.
More information regarding this fee is provided on the The Division of Information Technology website.
This fee is charged to all students, and is pro rated for part time enrollment.
The Transportation Fee supports the operation and maintenance of student transportation services on campus and between the campus and the surrounding community.
This fee is charged to all students, and is prorated for part time enrollment. Waivers of the Transportation Fee are granted only for students enrolled exclusively in courses or credit bearing Research/Internships ALL listed with an official designation of ON-LINE or OFF-CAMPUS. Requests for waivers must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Accounts and received prior to the end of the Add/Drop period for the term. Requests received after the Add/Drop date will not be considered for a waiver.