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 2019 Term

NYS ResidentsCreditsTuition Per Term (Non-MBA)MBA Tuition Per Term
Students must live in New York State for the full year (12 months) prior to the term starting and have an intent to make New York their permanent home (domicile) in order to receive NYS resident rates. 1-11 $471 per credit $625
12+ $5,655 $7,500
Online Out-of-State ResidentsCreditsTuition Per Term (Non-MBA)MBA Tuition Per Term
Rate applies to nonresident students enrolled in an approved distance learning degree program.  1-11 $565 per credit $750 per credit
12+ $6,785 $9,000
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 $963 per credit, less $398 ESC nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $565 $1,016 per credit, less $266 ESC nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $750
12+ $11,550 less $4,765 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $6,785 $12,195 less $3,195 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $9,000

*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 $1.70 per credit or $25.00 for 12+ credits maximum
Student Activity Fee $8.75 per credit up to a $35 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)

MBA Healthcare Leadership Executive Retreat

$650 per face-to-face retreat (does not include lodging and meals)

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

$22 (for use of software which is required for three of the four courses)

Service-related Fees
Returned Check Charge $20
Academic Transcript $10 per transcript
Time Payment Plan $25 nonrefundable application fee per term
Late Registration Fee $50
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 Online Out-of-State (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 Online Out-of-State MBA Students

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

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