SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, 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.
$17,923
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,685
$30k - $48k
$13,302
$48k - $75k
$17,745
$75k - $110k
$20,047
$110k+
$22,014
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.
$8,874
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.
$18,654
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.
$17,870
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@esf.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
70%
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.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,628
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.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,844
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,725
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,318
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,844
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,990,249

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.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,925
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,633
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,808
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.
$15,500
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$204

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Great price for what you get! Compared to a lot of other colleges I looked at this was definitely one of the more reasonably priced ones. I am an out-of-state student but received a scholarship from ESF so I am basically paying in-state tuition.
Jordan
ESF is a SUNY school so the tuition is very cheap. I would say the bang for the buck is really big. The ESF facilities are very nice and the professors and classes are challenging, yet very high quality. ESF students also have access to all of Syracuse University's facilities, activities, and even some classes, while still paying SUNY tuition. Besides the overpriced meal plan through Syracuse, what you get for the money you spend is totally worth it!
Ashlyn from South Lima, NY
ESF is very inexpensive, even for a SUNY school. For in-state students, tuition plus fees comes to about $3000 a semester. It is incredibly affordable, helpful with financial aid and loans, and you get a priceless education. There is no reason to go to an expensive school if your college career plans match up with what ESF has to offer.
Hilary-Anne from Fabius, NY
A great education at a highly accredited school for a good price.
Amanda
Tuition at SUNY ESF is a third of those paying at Syracuse University, yet we are still able to reap most of the benefits. It has a small school feeling yet has all the amenities of a large school.
Kristine from Syracuse, NY
SUNY = 1/2 the cost of private schools and a school like ESF has all the connects that a private school would. Plus the added bonus of having SU right next door is amazing. They have every major you could think of and I've used professors at SU as a resource multiple times. The courses at ESF are also some that aren't found anywhere else.
OAKIE!
Being a State school, ESF isn't that costly. I am out of state, but have an ESF academic scholarship which covers the extra out of state tuition. I believe its around $5,000 a year, but unfortunately it is slowly going up.

Your first year will be the most costly considering you're made to live on campus. You live in Syracuse dorms and eat Syracuse food, which Syracuse being a private school makes the whole cost of living more than it really needs to be. But it's definitely worth it!
Samamtha from White Hall, MD
ESF is fairly cheap by most standards - you get an education you could get from a bigger college for a state college price, as well as access to everything at SU, if you so please. However, if you have a broad range of interests and aren't just narrowly focused on the environment, that access to SU seems almost essential. You won't really find anything other than that on the ESF campus.



Centennial is insanely nice, but the price is huge (somewhere around the 6th highest room and board in the nation, I think). If I wasn't getting most of the money from financial aid, I wouldn't be able to afford living here. And getting an off-campus apartment with a few friends is definitely cheaper once your second year comes up (as well as having all of the other associated advantages).
Ravyn from Romulus, NY

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