Cost to Attend

The cost of attendance is the student's total estimated cost of attending a postsecondary institution for a specific period of time, as established by law. The cost of attendance is used to determine financial aid eligibility and comprises direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include tuition, mandatory fees and books. Indirect costs include living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. The estimated totals below represent the general cost of attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Estimated Cost of Attendance (based on a 15-week term)

  • Undergraduate (per term)
    • full-time independent students and dependent students not living with a parent: $11,008
    • full-time dependent students: $6,533
    • half-time independent students and dependent students not living with a parent: $9,366
    • half-time dependent students: $4,891
  • Undergraduate Out-of-State (per term)
    • full-time independent students and dependent students not living with a parent: $12,242
    • full-time dependent students: $7,767
    • half-time independent students and dependent students not living with a parent: $10,189
    • half-time dependent students: $5,714
  • Graduate (per term)
    • full time: $11,811
    • half time: $9,899
    • full time out-of-state: $13,366
    • half time out-of-state: $10,935

* Graduate students are assigned the budgets listed above, regardless of program.

View our information about need analysis to find out how student budgets are calculated and to link to the cost of attendance for out-of-state residents and less than half-time students.

Expenses included in the Cost of Attendance (COA)

  • tuition and fees
  • loan origination fees
  • household and food
  • books and supplies, equipment, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses
  • medical expense and insurance.

Residencies at the undergraduate and graduate level are not factored into the COA and may be added by our office upon request.

COA is an estimate that may be reviewed on an exception basis, with appropriate documentation, for the following conditions:

  • study abroad costs
  • dependent care expenses
  • expenses associated with a disability
  • expenses for a cooperative education program.

Please note that the COA for incarcerated students is limited to tuition and fees.

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financialaid@esc.edu

Fax: 518-581-2782

Mailing Address: 
Empire State College
Financial Aid
111 West Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Questions? Contact the student information center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.

FAFSA Info

Code: 010286
Name: SUC Empire State College

TAP Codes

Undergraduate: 0913
Graduate: 5680

Announcements

Aid for Part-Time Study funding has become available again for the 2014 spring term, which falls within the 2013-2014 academic year. You must apply for APTS for 2013-2014 in order to receive a 2014 spring award.

The priority deadline to apply for financial aid for 2014-2015 is April 1, 2014.