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Affordable Excellence

Stony Brook University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment.
- U.S.News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 50 public universities in the nation.
- Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America.
- As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs.


  • Doctoral Students

    The Graduate School at Stony Brook University offers a variety of highly competitive funding opportunities for doctoral study, such as teaching and research assistantships, Graduate Council fellowships, the Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship and the GEM Fellowship. Enrolled students also can compete for a variety of other fellowships and awards.

    For specific information on the opportunities available, contact your program or visit the Campus Resources section of the Graduate School website.

  • Master's and Certificate Students

    Financing for master’s degree and certificate programs may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private), federal work-study programs, employer reimbursement programs, and time-option payment plans offered through the University. In addition, students may pursue campus employment opportunities.

  • Non-Degree Students

    Generally, students not enrolled in a degree granting program are not eligible for federal or state aid. However, if the courses are prerequisites leading to admission into a degree-granting program, and the student is enrolled for six or more credits, we can offer a federal student loan.

    Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Services website for more detailed information. In addition, our Student Accounts website provides detailed costs for resident, non-resident, and international tuition and fees, as well as information on housing and health insurance costs.


Top 1%

in the



- Center for World University Rankings



Top 35

best value
public university



- Kiplinger's



Top 40

instutions funded by the National Science Foundation



- National Science Foundation



Top 100

universities in the nation



- U.S. News & World Report