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 January 2014 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 $411 per credit $505
12 $4,935 $6,065
12+ $4,935 plus $411 each additional credit $6,065 plus $505 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 $765 per credit, less $190 ESC Nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $575 $840 per credit, less $133 ESC Nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $707
12 $9,175 less $2,266 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $6,909 $10,075 less $1,584 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $8,491
12+ $9,175 plus $765 for each additional credit over 12; with ESC nonresident grant: $6,909 plus $575 for each credit over 12 $10,075 plus $840 for each additional credit over 12; with ESC nonresident grant: $8,491 plus $707 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 $.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) $150 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 $295 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