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Financing a college education is an important investment and understanding a student's financial aid budget is a key component. The cost of attendance is calculated by each university for one year of attendance. The cost of attendance is based on direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include tuition, fees, room and board (if living on campus). Indirect costs are not paid directly to Stony Brook and include books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.

  • DIRECT COSTS

    New York Resident

    Out of State Resident

    Tuition

    $6,170

    $19,590

    Fees**

    $2,260

    $2,260

    Room***

    $7,552

    $7,552

    Meal Plan***

    $4,096

    $4,096

    TOTAL DIRECT COST

    $20,078

    $33,498

    INDIRECT COSTS

    New York Resident

    Out of State Resident

    Books

    $900

    $900

    Transportation

    $500

    $500

    Personal

    $1,368

    $1,368

    TOTAL INDIRECT COST

    $2,768

    $2,768

    ESTIMATED YEARLY COST

    $22,846

    $36,266

    *Costs effective 8/15/2014. All charges are subject to change following regulations from the state of New York, the State University of New York, and Stony Brook University. Please visit the Bursar/Student Accounts Website for actual charges.

    **Fees include: College Fee, Health Services Fee, Intercollegiate Athletic Fee, Recreation Center/Fields Fee, Technology Fee, Academic Excellence & Success Fee and Transportation Fee.

    ***Costs may vary depending on meal plan and housing options selected. Double dorm room and Silver Meal plan were used to calculate above meal and housing plans. All resident first year students are charged an additional fee for required opening weekend meals. All resident transfer students are charged an additional fee for opening weekend lunches.

    Full time students who do not have their own health insurance are required to purchase health insurance through the University. 
  • Direct Costs

    New York State Resident

    Out of State Resident

    Tuition

    $10,370

    $20,190

    Fees **

    $1,431

    $1,431

    TOTAL DIRECT COST

    $11,801

    $21,621

    Indirect Costs

    New York Resident

    Out of State Resident

    Books

    $900

    $900

    Transportation

    $3,968

    $3,968

    Personal ***

    $13,564

    $13,564

    TOTAL INDIRECT COST

    $18,432

    $18,432

    ESTIMATED YEARLY COST

    $30,233

    $40,053

    *Costs effective 8/12/2014. All charges are subject to change following regulations from the state of New York, the State University of New York, and Stony Brook University. Tuition and Fees may vary based on program of study. Please visit the Bursar/Student Accounts Website for actual charges.

    **Fees include: College Fee, Health Services Fee, Graduate Activity Fee, Technology Fee, Academic Excellence & Success Fee and Transportation Fee.

    ***Includes a $ 12,196 allowance for off-campus room and meals. 

    Full time students who do not have their own health insurance are required to purchase health insurance through the University.

Financial Need

Financial aid eligibility is based on your financial need. Financial need is calculated by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your Estimated Cost of Attendance. Once your financial need is determined, Stony Brook will work to create a financial aid package for you. The formula to determine your financial need is:

financial need calculation

Your EFC is calculated each year using a formula determined by the US Congress after the filing of a FAFSA. The federal formula looks not only at a student's income and assets, but also the parents' income and assets if the student is a dependent student. Your EFC is listed on the Student Aid Report (SAR) after your FAFSA has been submitted

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