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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
2017-2018
Academic Year
2018-2019
Tuition & Fees $ 26,440 $ 27,070
Living Expenses $ 15,658 $ 16,752
Health Insurance $ 1,302 $ 1,302
Total:  $ 43,400 $ 45,124


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

Expenses
Stipended: 9 Credits
 2017-2018

Stipended: 12 Credits
2017-2018
Tuition $ 18,606 $ 24,158
Living Expenses $ 16,102 $ 16,102
Health Insurance  $ 424 $ 424
Total:  $ 35,132 $ 40,684


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

Expenses
Unstipended: 9 Credits
2017-2018
Unstipended: 12 Credits
2017-2018
Tuition 18,606 $ 24,158
Living Expenses $ 16,102 $ 16,102
Health Insurance $ 1,302 $ 1,302
Total:  $ 36,010 $ 41,562


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

Expenses Summer 2018 Summer/Fall 2018 Fall 2018 Academic Year
2018-2019
Tuition/Fees $ 12,392 $ 28,567 $ 16,174 $ 32,349
Living Expenses $ 6,499 $ 16,117 $ 9,619 $ 19,589
Health Insurance $ 490 $ 1,103 $ 613 $ 1,471
Total: $ 19,381 $ 45,787 $ 26,406 $ 53,409

 



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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