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SUNY Stony Brook Tuition & Cost

Stony Brook, New York

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In State New York Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Stony Brook University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$3,385
Room and Board $15,498
Other Expenses Budget$2,420

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Stony Brook University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$3,385
Room and Board $15,498
Other Expenses Budget$2,420

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Stony Brook University for undergraduate students residing in New York is $7,070. Room and board charges total $15,498 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $900 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,385 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,420 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Stony Brook University full time should expect a total annual cost of $29,273.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $24,990 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $15,498 for room and board, $900 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,385. Students are advised to budget $2,420 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $47,193. This figure is 61.2% higher than what New York residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Stony Brook University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,478 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Stony Brook University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Stony Brook University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,863
$30,001 to $48,000$14,163
$48,001 to $75,000$19,344
$75,001 to $110,000$21,214

Financial Aid

75% of full-time undergrad Stony Brook University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,468 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 38% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,916 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,136.

Finanical Aid Stony Brook University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,468 75%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,146 64%
Pell Grants $5,410 37%
Other Federal Grants $1,445 45%
State and Local Grants $4,644 46%
Federal Student Loans $4,916 38%
Other Student Loans $15,136 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Stony Brook University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $44,428. The loan balance of $44,428 is a four year multiple of the $11,107 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $471 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $44,428
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $471.01
Total Interest Paid $12,093.29
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,521.29

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year New York Residents Non Residents
1 $29,273 $47,193
2 $29,816 $48,068
3 $30,369 $48,960
4 $30,932 $49,868

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Stony Brook University to be $117,092 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Stony Brook University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New York Residents $295 $885 $1,180
Out of State Residents $1,041 $3,123 $4,164

Estimated cost for a class at Stony Brook University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Stony Brook University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Stony Brook University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196097 IPEDS survey data for Stony Brook University.