Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate students are considered full-time when they take nine (9) credit hours per semester, or six (6) credit hours per semester if they hold a teaching assistantship. Certain types of financial aid (e.g. the TEACH grant) may have different credit hour requirements for full time status designation. Students who plan to take student loans should consult individually with a financial aid counselor to ensure optimal financial aid distribution.

Graduate tuition is charged by credit; tuition is capped at 12 credit hours.

All fees and rates listed below represent current charges for matriculated students attending fall and spring semesters. All charges are subject to change. Interested persons should refer to the Student Accounts web pages at for updated charges.

Graduate Degree Tuition and Fees

Full-time, per semester (12+ credit hours):

*New York State Resident Tuition

$  5,435.00

Out-of-State Resident Tuition


College Fee

$      12.50

Student Services and Programs Charge

$    795.50

Part-time (per credit hour):

*New York State Resident Tuition

$     453.00

Out-of-State Resident Tuition

$     925.00

College Fee

$          .85

Student Services and Programs Charge

$      66.30

All rates and fees are subject to change.  Individuals should view the Student Accounts web page for the current university charges at:

Full-time rates do not apply for summer or J-Term semesters; tuition is calculated at the part-time per credit hour rate.

* State University policy requires that a student be a resident of New York State for one year prior to registration in order to qualify for in-state resident tuition charges. Students should contact the Student Accounts Office for complete information governing residency requirements.

NOTE: Non-matriculated graduate students are charged tuition according to the level of the course. During the fall and spring semesters only, students taking 12 or more hours will be charged according to the course level combination with a minimum charge equal to the full-time undergraduate rate and the maximum capped at the full-time graduate rate, determined also by their residency status.