Student Accounts

School for Graduate Studies Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice by action of the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Effective with the Fall 2016 Term

NYS ResidentsCreditsTuition Per Term (Non-MBA)MBA Tuition Per Term
Students must live in NYS for 12 months and intend to make NY their permanent home (domicile) in order to receive NYS resident rates. 1-11 $453 per credit $600
12+ $5,435 $7,205
Out-of-State ResidentsCreditsTuition Per Term (Non-MBA)MBA Tuition Per Term
Nonresident students who graduated from a New York state high school or received a NYS GED and who applied to the college within five years of graduation/GED may be eligible for in-state rates. 1-11 $925 per credit, less $291 ESC nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $634 $1,016 per credit, less $176 ESC nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $840
12+ $11,105 less $3,496 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $7,609 $12,195 less $2,108 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $10,087

*All nonresident students attending ESC are automatically eligible for an Empire State College nonresident tuition grant to offset their educational costs.

All enrolled students are also subject to the fees listed below.

Mandatory Fees Per Term

College Fee $0.85 per credit or $12.50 for 12+ credits maximum
Student Activity Fee $6.25 per credit up to a $25 maximum
Technology Fee $185 per term
Health and Wellness Fee $15 per term for enrollments less than 12 credits
$35 per term for enrollments of 12+ credits

Other Related Fees

Orientation Fee $50 per application to the college
Residency Fee $350 per residency (for residency-based courses only; does not include lodging and meals)
MBA Program Fee (MBA students only)

$375 at initial MBA enrollment (one time)

Course Materials Fee (Advanced Certificate in Project Management students only)

$12 (for use of software which is required for three of the four courses)

Service-related Fees

Returned Check Charge $20
Academic Transcript $5 per transcript (first-ever transcript is free)
Time Payment Plan $25 nonrefundable application fee per term
Late Registration Fee $30
Time Payment Plan Late Payment $30

Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for NYS Resident (Non-MBA) Students

Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for Out-of-State (Non-MBA) Students

Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for NYS Resident MBA Students

Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for Out-of-State MBA Students

Detailed Fee Information