SUNY College at Potsdam
Potsdam, 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.
$14,425
Calculate your net cost
Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,793
$30k - $48k
$12,128
$48k - $75k
$16,651
$75k - $110k
$19,810
$110k+
$20,966
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.
$8,452
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.
$18,232
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.
$13,390
Books and Supplies
$1,340
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@potsdam.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
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.
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,703
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.
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,825
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,680
Students receiving state aid
73%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,376
Students receiving federal aid
58%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,825
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.
$21,735,387
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,713,849

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.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,833
Students receiving federal loans
80%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,024
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,102
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.
$18,000
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$271

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
The educational cost is like any other SUNY school. Its WAY cheaper than Clarkson University or any private schools, but the price to live there is approximately the same if not MORE than the cost of classes. For this reason, I am continuously seeking scholarships to continue my stay. My parents are helping me with the educational costs, but the cost of dorms and board are excessive like any other school. While you're there, you'll say It's so worth it, but once you get home and see your savings balance, you'll wonder how you're going to get by without having to spend over $300 a month in loans when you graduate. Still, I don't regret moving away for school. It's an experience you can only live ONCE…and one you’ll never forget.
Patricia from Stillwater, NY
As a state school it doesn't cost as much as other schools, however I feel like I get more for my money here then I would at the private schools I had been also looking at when applying.
Stephanie from Macedon, NY
Being a SUNY school, the cost of attendance is reasonable.
Robert from Center Moriches, NY
The school is not very expensive compared to private universities. Also the meal plan is worth the food there
Haley from Ticonderoga, NY
With SUNY tuition, Potsdam is definitely a smart choice to save money. With professors from so many different backgrounds you get a unique experience learning from quite prestigious professors. They're also very dedicated to what they do, and they're always willing to help with any problem you have.
SUNY Potsdam Student

Similar Colleges