SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$18,093
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,149
$30k - $48k
$14,787
$48k - $75k
$20,564
$75k - $110k
$23,139
$110k+
$24,111
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,756
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$26,596
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,003
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,096
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,006
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,527
Students receiving state aid
47%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,422
Students receiving federal aid
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,006
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$296,258
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,883,575

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,416
Students receiving federal loans
63%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,000
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,118
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,750
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$218

What Students Are Saying

3.57 Average Rating
You definitely get your money's worth at UAlbany. There are so many things to do, clubs to join, volunteer activities, getting involved in the school newspaper, being on a sports team-- UAlbany offers a TON of stuff to make sure you get your money's worth.

Nevertheless, if you need some extra help in paying tuition, try applying or financial aid. If that doesn't work, I suggest you apply for T.A.P. ONLY if you live in New York State. Almost everybody gets it; it's around $250 per semester.
Angela
its a suny school.. enough said.
Justin from Nedrow, NY
It's totally worth going to a SUNY school at pratically a fifth of the price of private colleges where you learn the same material as private schools and have similar learning styles where the teachers are amazing and absolutely helpful. Since it is a SUNY you know they aren't getting the best pay so obviously the teachers want to be there for you and to help you!
Daina from Monroe, NY
For all they do, and compared to all the other schools, YES! It has one of the best prices and you get a lot back. Private schools can nickle and dime you to death it seems. But since it is state funded, things are kept pretty nice, there are many facilities at your reach, and you are in a good location for research.
Nyla from Salt Point, NY
Compared to other school's that I looked at this one was my best option financially. Out of state tuition is only a little over 24,000 and in state tuition is a little over 17,000 which is not that much in comparison to other schools. Not to mention the fact that you are getting the same, if not a better education than a private school for a fraction of the price. The only reason private schools charge so much is because they have smaller amounts of people in classrooms. Even though there may be 500 people in a class at a time you are still getting a fantastic education if you pay attention and do what needs to get done.
Chelsea from Sterling, CT
I was looking at a couple of private schools that were very expensive. What made the difference was the price of UA and the financial aid they offered. The financial aid they gave me exceeded the tuition amount, and so I have enough money to pay for books and gas. I don't know anyone who is really struggling to pay for their education there. I have found that for the price, the education is a great deal.
Shiloh from Valatie, NY
The University costs about $20,000 right now. It's pretty cheap considering the rankings and reviews this school gets on public policy, business, social welfare, criminal justice, engineering, and education. It has a partnership with the NYS Legislature for internships as well. Although it may seem cheap now, tuition may go up in the near future. Funding is a major problem in the SUNY system now and programs have been cut (theater, French, Italian). It all depends on what you want to major/minor in.

Each quad contains 8 residence halls. Each residence hall is equipped with washing machines and dryers. They are all free of charge. Also, the tower of each quad has a free gym for whoever wants to avoid the freshmen 15!

Other expenses

Transportation here was a little weird for me. If you want to take a bus somewhere, it's free. Whether it's a shuttle or public transportation, uAlbany students get on for free. Cab rides are $7 is you're alone, $4 each for 2-3 people, and $3 for 4 or more.

Food here is cheap.... well pizza is cheap. A slice of pizza in the City of Albany can range from $1-$2, but don't worry, the quality is still there. There is a Wal-Mart conveniently located around campus if you need to buy...well they sell everything. They're open 24hrs on weekdays!
Emmanuel from Albany, NY
SUNY Albany is a top notch school when it comes to this category. Tuition is around 16-18,000 plus books and other expenses. It's way less than other private schools in New York and other states. However, it's more expensive for out-of-state students.
Neil from West Hempstead, NY

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