Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice by action of the SUNY Board of Trustees.
Effective with the Spring 2020 term
|NYS Residents||Credits||Tuition per Term|
|Students must live in New York State for the full year (12 months) prior to the term starting and have an intent to make New York their permanent home (domicile) in order to receive NYS resident rates.||
|$295 per credit**|
|Online Out-of-State Residents||Credits||Tuition per Term|
|Rate applies to nonresident students enrolled in an approved distance-learning degree program.||1-11||$353 per credit|
|Out-of-State Residents||Credits||Tuition per Term|
|Nonresident students who attended an approved New York state high school for two or more years, graduated from an approved New York state high school, or received a NYS GED and who applied for admission to the State University of New York within five years of receiving a New York state high-school diploma/GED may be eligible for in-state rates.||
|$708 per credit, less $355 SUNY Empire nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $353|
|$8,490 less $4,250 SUNY Empire nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $4,240|
* All nonresident students are automatically eligible for an Empire State University nonresident tuition grant to offset their educational costs.
** All active-duty, military, guard, reservists, and veterans are eligible for an Empire State University military tuition grant of $45 per credit to offset their educational costs. The net tuition for military students is $250 per credit. All fees, except service-related fees and residency fees for residency-based courses, are waived for spouses of veterans, active duty, guard and reserve members.
All enrolled students are subject to the fees below.
|Mandatory Fees per Term|
|College Fee||$1.70 per credit or $25.00 for 12+ credits|
|Student Activity Fee||$8.75 per credit up to a $35 maximum|
|Technology Fee||$185 per term|
|Health and Wellness Fee||$15 per term for enrollments less than 12 credits
$35 per term for enrollments of 12+ credits
|Other Related Fees|
|Orientation Fee||$50 per application to the university|
|Portfolio (Assessment) Fee||$315 at initial undergraduate matriculated enrollment (one time)|
|Individualized Prior Learning Assessment (iPLA) Fee||
The Individualized Prior Learning Assessment (iPLA) fee changed to a $700 flat fee effective with the spring 2019 term when registration opened on October 9.
We have discontinued other grandfathering of fees based on first matriculation date. Only students who previously paid any iPLA or IEF fees will not be charged for additional assessments.
|Academic Transcript||$10 per transcript|
|Time Payment Plan||$25 nonrefundable application fee per term|
|Late Registration Fee||$50|
|Time Payment Plan Late Payment Fee||
*Effective with the fall 2011 term, if you are a full-time student and eligible for a NYS TAP award, you may be eligible for an additional tuition credit to offset some or all of the increase in tuition. You will be notified by Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) if you will receive an award.
Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for NYS Resident Undergraduates
Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for Online Out-of-State Undergraduates
Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for Out-of-State Undergraduates
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