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 2015 Term (pending administrative action to finalize)

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
12+ $5,435 plus $453 each additional credit $7,205 plus $600 each additional credit
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
12+ $11,105 plus $925 for each additional credit over 12; with ESC nonresident grant: $7,609 plus $634 for each credit over 12 $12,195 plus $1,016 for each additional credit over 12; with ESC nonresident grant: $10,087 plus $840 for each credit over 12

*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 up to a $12.50 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)

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