Tuition and Fees
The table below contains sample per-credit tuition rates as of Fall 2021.*
Tuition & FEES FOR ONE Graduate CREDIT
New York Resident
Out-of-State Resident in an Approved Online Master's Program**
Non-Resident, On-Campus Graduate***
*Tuition rates are set by the State University of New York Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice.
**Students who do not live or work in NY and are matriculated in one of our fully
online programs may be eligible for this special rate. Please refer to the guidelines
out-of-state students in fully online programs before applying.
***International students should refer to the Bursar's website for tuition rates and the Visa and Immigrations website for estimated costs for F-1 and J-1 students.
Student Financial Services Resources
- New York State and Out-of-State Residents Complete Per-Credit Tables
- Out-of-State Students in Fully Online Programs
- Full-Time Rates
- New York Residency Requirements
- Live Chat (Available During Office Hours)
Financing Your Education
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.
Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Services website to learn more about funding opportunities for graduate students.
TIME OPTION Payment Plan
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 Student Financial Services website .
Financing for master’s degree and certificate programs may be available through awards , scholarships , loans (federal and private), employer reimbursement programs, student employment, veteran’s programs and time-option payment plans offered through the University. The Financial Aid Office website explains which options are available. Please read through the material and reach out to the staff if you need further clarification.
Generally, students not enrolled in a degree-granting program are not eligible for federal or state aid. Please refer to the Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Services website for guidance.