Summer is an excellent time to catch up or get ahead in your studies, make progress towards graduation, and explore new and interesting topics.
Stony Brook’s tuition rate is among the most affordable of all top-tier universities in the nation, and we support eligible students with financial aid in the form of unsubsidized loans.
It’s important to understand how summer financial aid will impact your award levels in the following fall and spring semesters, as there are limits to the amounts students can receive in Direct Loans in one academic year. Our advisors are here to speak with you should you have questions about your eligibility for summer aid or financial decision-making.
This calculator is designed to help you estimate what your total summer expenses will be based on the various options you select
* Be sure to read our section on Enrollment and your Aid to understand how changes in enrollment can impact your Eligibility for financial aid.
You can also view our Summer Aid Videos for a tutorial on how to use the summer aid expense calculator and for an overview of the summer aid process.
Notification of summer awards to eligible students begins early May.
View our Summer Aid Timeline
Students who have submitted a valid FAFSA and who have also enrolled for summer classes will automatically be awarded a summer financial aid award package. It is important to understand that receiving summer aid will likely reduce your fall/spring award package. Please read the award program details below for additional information and how your fall/spring awards may be affected.
In order to receive a summer financial aid award package the following must be in effect prior to the last day of your summer enrollment:
- You must be a matriculated Stony Brook student.
- We must have a valid FAFSA on file.
- You must not have any outstanding To Do List Items.
- Must Meet SAP requirments.
Stony Brook University participates in the following summer financial aid programs.