In 2022, tuition for full-time Stony Brook University, State University of New York students was $7,070 a year for in-state students and $24,990 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Stony Brook University, State University of New York 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 insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Be sure to verify your state's criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
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SUNY Stony Brook has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at SUNY Stony Brook.
Room and board at SUNY Stony Brook is $16,594 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.
The location of a college or university can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city can be costly, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Stony Brook University, State University of New Yorkis in a suburban setting in New York, not far from New York City.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for SUNY Stony Brook.
What will the cost of attending SUNY Stony Brook be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,594|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Stony Brook University, State University of New York undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 9,560 of the 17,999 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. SUNY Stony Brook meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,195 a year. Around 46% of SUNY Stony Brook undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. SUNY Stony Brook graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,997 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for SUNY Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
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 2022, SUNY Stony Brook awarded 8,384 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $81.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $15.65 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook was $13,195 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of SUNY Stony Brook seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-1,739|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending SUNY Stony Brook 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the SUNY Stony Brook's net cost calculator on their website.
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.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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