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Stony Brook University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,060 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,470 tuition
$12,302 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$2,388 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$37,140 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,550 tuition
$12,302 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$2,388 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,811 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($5,035 avg)
41% get state aid ($4,118 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($2,811 avg)
50% get loans ($6,215 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.351% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 12.3% 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 $7,105 69%
Federal Grant Aid $5,035 34%
Pell Grants $4,925 34%
Other Federal Grants $673 6%
Institution Grant Aid $2,811 54%
State Grant Aid $4,118 41%
Student Loans $6,215 50%
Federal Loans $5,214 49%
Other Loans $12,783 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Stony Brook University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
101 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-6000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Jeffrey from Suisun City, CA
  • Sep-12-2015 I am a current student here

    I ATTEND CHURCH, as much as I can and I spend as much time in school as I most possibly can because where much is expected then much is required.

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  • 5
  • Gina from Massapequa, NY
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook is relatively cheap yet you get access to so many resources and opportunities. We get over 100 free prints (included in a fee in tuition) per week while most colleges get around that much per semester. Also, we get access to a newly remodeled gym without any surcharge (another fee in tuition that everyone pays) and there are plenty state-of-the-art machines. Additionally, we get the entire Microsoft Office Suite for up to 5 devices for free which is very useful.

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  • 2
  • Tony from Croton On Hudson, NY
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook has a tendency to waste money on frivolous things (vending machine skins?? Fireworks that they set off during the day??) and a lot of things they should be putting their money into (dorm quality, food quality, less popular sports, financial aid) fall by the wayside. I definitely feel overcharged for most things.

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  • 4
  • Virginia from Baldwin, NY
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook is one of them ost reputable public universities in the country; you're getting a private school education for a public school's cost. $20K is fair, compared to the $50K+ you could be paying.

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