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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.

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

Expenses Academic Year
2019-2020
Tuition & Fees $27,605
Living Expenses $17,046
Health Insurance $1,492
Total: $46,111


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

Expenses Stipended: 12 Credits
2019-2020
Stipended:  9 Credits
2019-2020
Tuition & Fees $24,844 $18,934
Living Expenses $16,466 $16,466
Health Insurance $424 $424
Total: $41,734 $35,824


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

Expenses Unstipended: 12 Credits
2019-2020
Unstipended:  9 Credits
2019-2020
Tuition & Fees $24,844 $18,934
Living Expenses $16,466 $16,466
Health Insurance $1,642 $1,642
Total: $42,951 $37,042

 


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

 

Expenses Fall 2019 Academic Year
2019-2020
Tuition & Fees  $13,802  $27,605
Living Expenses $10,111 $20,557
Health Insurance $687 $1,642
Total:  $24,600 $49,803

  



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 cannot be more than six months old. 

  • 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 -

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