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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

    $7,560

    $7,560

    Meal Plan

    $4,260

    $4,260

    TOTAL DIRECT COST

    $20,250

    $33,670

    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

    $23,018

    $36,438

  • Direct Costs

    New York State Resident

    Out of State Resident

    Tuition

    $10,390

    $20,190

    Fees

    $1,431

    $1,431

    TOTAL DIRECT COST

    $11,821

    $21,621

    Indirect Costs

    New York Resident

    Out of State Resident

    Books

    $900

    $900

    Transportation

    $3,968

    $3,968

    Personal

    $13,728

    $13,728

    TOTAL INDIRECT COST

    $18,596

    $18,596

    ESTIMATED YEARLY COST

    $30,417

    $40,217

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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