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Tuition and Fees

Stony Brook's tuition rate is among the most affordable of all top-tier universities in the nation. Tuition and fees at SUNY are nearly 15% lower than the national average for public universities and 50% lower than those for for-profit institutions.The chart below shows tuition and fee rates for first-year students as of Fall 2018. The Bursar's website has the most up-to-date information and provides detailed costs for resident, non-resident, and international tuition and fees, as well as information on housing and health insurance costs.

New York State Residents Non-New York State Residents Taking On-Campus Classes* Non-New York State Residents Taking Classes Fully Online *
$1,682 per three-credit course $3,128 per three-credit course $1,855 per three-credit course
$6,504 for full-time students (12-credits) $ 12,284 for full-time students (12-credits) $8,672 for full-time students (12-credits)

*International students (F-1 and J-1 ) are also charged a $100 International Student Service Fee. 

Master's and Certificate Students

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

Non-Matriculated 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.

Financial Aid and Payment Plans

Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Services website for detailed information on funding opportunities.

Stony Brook recognizes the need for helping students manage the expenses of higher education. To this end, the University offers a Time Option Payment Plan (TOPP), a program that allows students to make equal and consecutive payments throughout the year. For details on this program, including enrollment deadlines,  visit the Bursar's website.