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SUNY Cortland Tuition & Cost

Cortland, New York

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New York Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for SUNY College at Cortland
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,745
Room and Board $13,200
Other Expenses Budget$2,935
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for SUNY College at Cortland
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,745
Room and Board $13,200
Other Expenses Budget$2,935

In-state tuition at SUNY College at Cortland for undergraduate students residing in New York is $7,070. Room and board charges total $13,200 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,200 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,745 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,935 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending SUNY College at Cortland full time should expect a total annual cost of $26,150.

Undergraduate tuition at SUNY College at Cortland is $16,980 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $13,200 for room and board, $1,200 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,745. Students are advised to budget $2,935 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $36,060. This figure is 37.9% 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.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending SUNY College at Cortland, 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 SUNY College at Cortland
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,654
$30,001 to $48,000$14,525
$48,001 to $75,000$18,700
$75,001 to $110,000$19,429

The average reported annual net price for SUNY College at Cortland for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,743 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad SUNY College at Cortland received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,341 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 67% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,281 and 13% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,757.

Finanical Aid SUNY College at Cortland
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,341 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,185 58%
Pell Grants $4,624 27%
Other Federal Grants $2,548 40%
State and Local Grants $4,349 50%
Federal Student Loans $5,281 67%
Other Student Loans $11,757 13%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to SUNY College at Cortland, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $59,180. The loan balance of $59,180 is a four year multiple of the $14,795 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 $627 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 $59,180
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $627.41
Total Interest Paid $16,108.78
Sum of All Loan Payments $75,288.78

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year New York Residents Non Residents
1 $26,150 $36,060
2 $26,635 $36,729
3 $27,129 $37,410
4 $27,632 $38,104

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at SUNY College at Cortland to be $104,600 - 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 SUNY College at Cortland
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New York Residents $295 $885 $1,180
Out of State Residents $708 $2,124 $2,832

Estimated cost for a class at SUNY College at Cortland 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 SUNY College at Cortland versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

SUNY College at Cortland 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=196149 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Cortland.