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SUNY Empire State College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,113 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,470 tuition
$11,600 off campus room & board
$1,528 books and supplies
$515 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,963 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,320 tuition
$11,600 off campus room & board
$1,528 books and supplies
$515 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,451 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
78% get federal aid ($4,249 avg)
62% get state aid ($2,939 avg)
74% get institn'l aid ($1,451 avg)
36% get loans ($7,985 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.73% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.34% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,187 87%
Federal Grant Aid $4,249 78%
Pell Grants $4,174 78%
Other Federal Grants $836 7%
Institution Grant Aid $1,451 74%
State Grant Aid $2,939 62%
Student Loans $7,985 36%
Federal Loans $8,150 35%
Other Loans $3,515 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does SUNY Empire State College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4391
(518) 587-2100
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $270
Out of State $680


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Maggie in Missouri
  • I am a current student here

    Compared to other colleges and universities, I'd say you get quite a big bang for your buck. The school isn't so incredibly expensive that you can't pay for at least most of it with grants and scholarships. The education gained from the school is high quality and could hold its own against any other college or university. I believe you get an excellent education for a fraction of what you'd pay at a more costly college or university.

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  • 5
  • La-Shawn from Bronx, NY
  • I am a current student here

    In comparison to private college in New York State, SUNY Empire State is very affordable. You get quality education for an affordable price.

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  • 5
  • Wanda from Rochester, NY
  • I am a current student here

    You def get a bang for your buck if you are requesting Prior Learning credits. You will not have to take predetermined course track. you will be allowed to create your own and challenge whatever classes you feel fits your work history. Be advised though this is hard work (not an easy A)!

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