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Tuition and Fees

The chart below shows tuition and fee rates for first-year students as of Fall 2019.* 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 *
$1,758 per three-credit course $3,234 per three-credit course $1,923 per three-credit course
$8,320 for full-time students (12-credits)*** $ 14,216 for full-time students (12-credits)*** $9,059 for full-time students (12-credits)***

*Students taking only online courses will pay slightly less than these amounts because certain fees are waived.

**International students (F-1 and J-1 ) are also charged a $100  International Student Service Fee. ALL students who are not US citizens or permanent residents are charged for international student health insurance at a different rate.

***Includes charge for mandatory health insurance ($1,542). Students with alternative health insurance coverage can waive this charge.

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, then federal student loans are available.

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.