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 ResidentsCreditsTuition 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
$286 per credit**
12+
$3,435
Out-of-State ResidentsCreditsTuition 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
$694 per credit, less $351 ESC nonresident grant* for a net tuition charge of $343
12+
$8,325 less $4,205 ESC nonresident grant for a net tuition charge of $4,120
Online Out-of-State Residents CreditsTuition per Term
Rate applies to nonresident students enrolled in an approved distance learning degree program. 1-11 $343 per credit
12+ $4,120

Notes:

* 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.


The fee is charged at the time a student’s individualized prior learning assessment request is accepted at the office of academic review and is nonrefundable once the request is accepted. If a student has been charged any amount for individualized prior learning assessments under the previous IPLA fee tiered structure, they will not be charged an additional IPLA fee.  For example, if a student has requested 8 credits of individualized prior learning assessments and paid a $350 IPLA fee in the past, that student will not be charged again for additional prior learning assessments.  Students who were charged the previous Individual Evaluation Fee (IEF) are also exempt from the IPLA fee.


We have discontinued other grandfathering of fees based on first matriculation date.  Only students who have previously paid any IPLA or IEF fees will not be charged for additional assessments.

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 Fee

$30

*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.

Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for NYS Resident Undergraduates

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

Table of Total Tuition and Fee Costs Per Credit for Online Out-of-State Undergraduates

Detailed Fee Information

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