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Stony Brook University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,149 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,170 tuition
$11,819 on campus room & board
$900 books
$2,260 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$34,569 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,590 tuition
$11,819 on campus room & board
$900 books
$2,260 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,327 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,964 avg)
45% get state aid ($3,811 avg)
52% get institn'l aid ($2,327 avg)
50% get loans ($5,936 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.7% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 13.5% 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 $6,801 70%
Federal Grant Aid $4,964 36%
Pell Grants $4,849 36%
Other Federal Grants $878 5%
Institution Grant Aid $2,327 52%
State Grant Aid $3,811 45%
Student Loans $5,936 50%
Federal Loans $5,148 50%
Other Loans $11,479 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
  • 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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  • 5
  • David
  • Apr-30-2014 I am a current student here

    It's definitely worth every penny. You get a really strong education and support from the staff who are always willing to help you out. The best thing for me is the people you get to meet. The diversity is extraordinary and I've made friends of so many different races,cultures and nationalities. It's got a city vibe to it so you never feel alone and with over 350 clubs there's definitely something out there for you to get into. There are tons of internship, work and research opportunities available in different departments and even the opportunity to study abroad in a different country.

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