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SUNY Empire State College Tuition & Cost

Saratoga Springs, 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 Empire State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,528
Other Fees$560
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,600
Other Expenses Budget$2,226
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for SUNY Empire State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,528
Other Fees$560
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,600
Other Expenses Budget$2,226

Residents of New York pay an annual total price of $22,984 to attend SUNY Empire State College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,070 for tuition, $1,528 for books and supplies and $560 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $32,894 which is 43.1% higher than New York residents. The tuition charge is $16,980 while books and supplies are $1,528 and other fees come in at $560.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend SUNY Empire State College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income SUNY Empire State College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,978
$30,001 to $48,000$13,359
$48,001 to $75,000$14,519
$75,001 to $110,000$15,126

The average reported annual net price for SUNY Empire State College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,059 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad SUNY Empire State College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,736 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 42% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,479 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,945.

Finanical Aid SUNY Empire State College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,736 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $649 56%
Pell Grants $5,475 59%
Other Federal Grants $1,514 18%
State and Local Grants $3,571 56%
Federal Student Loans $6,479 42%
Other Student Loans $7,945 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to SUNY Empire State College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $41,820. The loan balance of $41,820 is a four year multiple of the $10,455 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 $399 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $41,820
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $399.01
Total Interest Paid $6,061.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $47,881.07

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year New York Residents Non Residents
1 $22,984 $32,894
2 $23,410 $33,504
3 $23,844 $34,125
4 $24,287 $34,758

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at SUNY Empire State College to be $91,936 - 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 Empire State College
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 Empire State College 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 Empire State College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

SUNY Empire State College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196264 IPEDS survey data for SUNY Empire State College.