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Estimated Expenses: F-1 & J-1 Students

Below is a brief overview of Stony Brook University’s tuition, fees and housing charges for Undergraduate and Graduate students studying in both F-1 and J-1 status. In order to obtain a Form I-20 or DS-2019 applicants must provide sufficient proof of liquid funds which meet or exceed the first year's estimated educational and living expenses. Please be advised that these charges are subject to change, and funding amounts considered sufficient may vary from year to year. Some programs have special tuition and fees (MBA, DPT, PA, DDS, MD) which are not listed below.

For information on scholarship opportunities and private education loan lending institutions, visit SBU's Financial Aid website.

F-1 Undergraduate Students: Full-time Tuition and Fees

Expenses Academic Year
Fall 2021-Spring 2022
Academic Year
Spring 2022-Fall 2022
Tuition & Fees $28,575 $28,643
Living Expenses $19,218 $19,602
Health Insurance $1,876 $1,908
Total: $49,669 $50,153


F-1 Graduate Student: Full-time, Stipended Tuition and Fees

Expenses Stipended: 9 Credits
Spring 2022-Fall 2022
Tuition & Fees $19,826
Living Expenses $17,305
Health Insurance $561
Total: $37,692


F-1 Graduate Student: Full-time, Unstipended Tuition and Fees

Expenses Unstipended: 9 Credits
Spring 2022-Fall 2022
Tuition & Fees $19,826
Living Expenses $17,305
Health Insurance $1,907
Total: $39,039


J-1 Exchange Students: Full-time Tuition and Fees

 

Expenses Spring 2022 Academic Year
Spring 2022-Fall 2022
Tuition & Fees  $14,287  $41,849
Living Expenses $9,609 $26,857
Health Insurance $1,090 $1,907
Total:  $24,986 $70,613

  



Acceptable Sources of Funding

Documentation of funding must be provided on official letterhead (with a translation in English if applicable), include the amount of funding available in U.S. dollars, and must be issued  no more than six months prior to your program state date. Prospective students must produce one or more of the following as proof of sufficient funds.

  • Personal funds :  A bank statement in the prospective student's own name documenting current balance ($USD); alternatively, a letter from the bank manager indicating current account balance ($USD).
  • Support from family / other private individuals: A bank statement, no more than 6-months old, for each source of  liquid funds, printed on letterhead in English.
  • Stony Brook University  funding:  Offer letter detailing the terms of sponsorship, including amount of support, duration, and type (example: Tuition Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship (Grant-in-Aid), Teaching Assistantship, Research Assistantship, Fellowship, etc.) is required.
  • (US or foreign) Government support:  Evidence of support should be presented in English, on agency letterhead, and detail the purpose of the support, amount of support ($USD), and specify the period during which the support will be available.  Must be signed by an appropriate government officer. 
  • Agency or business support:  Evidence of support should be presented in English, on agency letterhead, and detail the purpose of the support, amount of support ($USD), and specify the period during which the support will be available. It should include an original signature from an appropriate officer.

 

- Tuition & fees subject to change without notice -