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 2014 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 $432 per credit $551
12 $5,185 $6,610
12+ $5,185 plus $432 each additional credit $6,610 plus $551 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 $841 per credit, less $236 ESC Nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $605 $924 per credit, less $153 ESC Nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $771
12 $10,095 less $2,836 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $7,259 $11,085 less $1,831 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $9,254
12+ $10,095 plus $841 for each additional credit over 12; with ESC nonresident grant: $7,259 plus $605 for each credit over 12 $11,085 plus $924 for each additional credit over 12; with ESC nonresident grant: $9,254 plus $771 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 (formerly telecommunications fee) $175 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 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