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State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Old Westbury, NY 4-Year Public

SUNY Old Westbury Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at State University of New York College at Old Westbury was $7,070 a year for in-state students and $16,980 a year for out-of-state students. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Does SUNY Old Westbury Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

State University of New York College at Old Westbury is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,070 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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SUNY Old Westbury International Student Tuition

SUNY Old Westbury has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

SUNY Old Westbury-specific scholarships

International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

SUNY Old Westbury Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at SUNY Old Westbury

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at SUNY Old Westbury

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The State University of New York College at Old Westbury campus is in a suburban setting in New York, not far from New York City. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does SUNY Old Westbury cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State Tuition $16,980
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

State University of New York College at Old Westbury Financial Aid

The majority of SUNY Old Westbury undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 2,386 of the 4,242 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. SUNY Old Westbury meets 60 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,195 a year.

Most Common Loans for SUNY Old Westbury Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on SUNY Old Westbury financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at SUNY Old Westbury

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, SUNY Old Westbury awarded 2,151 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $16,296,780 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $39,013 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

State University of New York College at Old Westbury Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for SUNY Old Westbury students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at SUNY Old Westbury was $11,195 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of SUNY Old Westbury seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Out-of-State, On-Campus $5,785

What will attending SUNY Old Westbury really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the SUNY Old Westbury's net cost calculator on their website.

SUNY Old Westbury Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

SUNY Old Westbury Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

SUNY Old Westbury has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: International Students

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

SUNY Old Westbury Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,070

In State

$16,980

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,070
$16,980
Fees
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Unknown
Housing
Unknown
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Books
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SUNY Old Westbury Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

62%

Average Financial Aid Package

$10,395

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,461

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,070

Out-of-State

$16,980

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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