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SUNY at Purchase College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,481 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,870 tuition
$12,708 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$1,703 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$30,931 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,320 tuition
$12,708 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$1,703 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,445 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,529 avg)
42% get state aid ($2,963 avg)
26% get institn'l aid ($2,445 avg)
69% get loans ($6,661 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.20% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.52% 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 $5,824 60%
Federal Grant Aid $4,529 36%
Pell Grants $4,334 34%
Other Federal Grants $938 14%
Institution Grant Aid $2,445 26%
State Grant Aid $2,963 42%
Student Loans $6,661 69%
Federal Loans $5,802 69%
Other Loans $14,795 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 - $5,000 Y Y Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 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 at Purchase College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577-1400
(914) 251-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $245
Out of State $638


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Joe from Maspeth, NY
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    The biggest thing this school has going for it is the price. That's why I came, because I'm broke. Otherwise I would so have preferred a private school, or maybe even another state school. This place is terribly underfunded, so the facilities suck and the staff can be thin in certain majors. If you're looking for a BA in the liberal arts, it's cool because you can do your undergrad pretty cheap. If you're looking for a BFA and get into a conservatory, then congratulations on getting to utilize the majority of this schools funds. It's probably a better school for commuters. If you're close enough, don't live here.

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  • Danielle from Doral, FL
  • Aug-13-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    As said, an affordable option for anyone who wants an extensive education, especially arts students.

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  • Lele from Bronx, NY
  • Jan-09-2013 I am a current student here

    the campus is in the middle of nowhere so its a good idea if you drive to get close to civilization. The campus shuttle bus is always available to transport you to white plains or port chester.

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  • Andrea from Carmel, NY
  • Jul-02-2012 I am a current student here

    Great cost for a school that offers so much. Most art schools are very expensive, but Purchase is a super affordable school where students can get the most from their money spent. In state tuition plus housing and meal plans tends to be around twenty grand a year, which is a bargain if you ask me.

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  • Brandon from Rosedale, NY
  • Jun-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Education at Purchase College is comprable to that of Pratt institute, Parsons New School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. The price, however, amounts to almost half of the competition.

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