Undergraduate 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 2018 Term
|NYS Residents||Credits||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.||
|$286 per credit**|
|Out-of-State Residents||Credits||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.||
|$694 per credit, less $351 ESC nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $343|
|$8,325 less $4,205 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $4,120|
|Online Out-of-State Residents||Credits||Tuition per Term|
|Rate applies to nonresident students enrolled in an approved distance learning degree program.||1-11||$343 per credit|
* All nonresident students attending ESC are automatically eligible for an Empire State College nonresident tuition grant to offset their educational costs.
** All active-duty, military, guard, reservists and veterans are eligible for an Empire State College military tuition grant of $36 per credit to offset their educational costs. The net tuition for military students is $250 per credit. All fees, except service-related fees and residency fees for residency-based courses, are waived.
All enrolled students also are subject to the fees listed below.
|Mandatory Fees per Term|
|College Fee||$.85 per credit or $12.50 for 12+ credits|
|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|
|Portfolio (Assessment) Fee||$315 at initial undergraduate matriculated enrollment (one time)|
|Individualized Prior Learning Assessment (iPLA) Fee||
The Individualized Prior Learning Assessment (IPLA) fee changed to a $700 flat fee effective with the spring 2019 term when registration opened on October 9.
|Academic Transcript||$10 per transcript|
|Time Payment Plan||$25 nonrefundable application fee per term|
|Late Registration Fee||$50|
|Time Payment Plan Late Payment Fee||
*Effective with the fall 2011 term, if you are a full-time student and eligible for a NYS TAP award, you may be eligible for an additional tuition credit to offset some or all of the increase in tuition. You will be notified by Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) if you will receive an award.
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