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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***


471.00  565.00  963.00


164.58 164.58 164.58


635.58 729.58 1,127.58

*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 for 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


Financing Your Education

Financial Aid

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 .

Matriculated Students

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. 

Non-Matriculated Students

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.