Many students look for ways to finance their cost of attendance. Binghamton can assist you in exploring your options with grants, loans, scholarships and student employment

First, it’s important to understand how the cost of attending Binghamton University is calculated. The total price varies depending on whether you’re a New York state resident, an out-of-state-resident, live on- or off-campus, or are an international student.


2017-18 Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget


New York State Resident
Out-of-State Resident










  Housing and Meals









(as of January 2017, subject to change) 
* Total cost of attendance for international students is $39,000 (as of January 2017, subject to change).
** Figures reflect housing plan standard double and meal plan C

Direct vs. indirect costs

Direct costs are charges that appear on your tuition bill (i.e., tuition, fees, housing, meal plan).

Indirect costs are other educational expenses (i.e., books, supplies, personal and travel expenses).

For financial aid purposes, the estimated cost of attendance budget is based on both Direct and Indirect costs. Both are taken into consideration in your financial aid package to help meet your total estimated cost of attendance. Total costs will vary based on your choice for meals (i.e., meal plans, self-prepared), housing (i.e., living on or off campus), travel (visiting your family or others) and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Note: financial aid and cost of attendance is calculated using nine months of attendance; 12 months if attending summer session.

ON CAMPUS housing and meal plan rates and options
OFF CAMPUS living and financial aid


Note to international students:

As a public university, Binghamton University is able to offer an elite education at a fraction of the cost of U.S. private schools. International students are not eligible for federal/state funding; however, we encourage you to refer to the information maintained by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) which may be helpful to you.

If a student visa is required to enroll, international students must submit an International Student Financial Statement (110KB) and an official bank statement verifying their ability to meet all education and living expenses for the first year of study. 


Last Updated: 3/23/17