Cost of Attendance

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.
*For tuition and fee schedules as well as billing information, please visit Student Accounts
  • 2019-20 Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance 
    On/Off Campus New York State Resident Excelsior Recipients Non-Resident
    Tuition $7,070 $6,470*** $24,660
    Fees $3,131 $3,131 $3,131
    Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
    Housing and Meals $16,068** $16,068** $16,068**
    Transportation $250 $250 $450
    Personal $750 $750 $750
    Total $28,269 $27,669 $46,059

    ** Figures reflect housing plan standard double and meal plan C
    ***For more information on the Excelsior Scholarship and application process please click here.

    Commuter Living with parent(s)  New York State Resident Excelsior Recipients  Non-Resident 
     Tuition  $7,070  $6,470***  $24,660
     Fees  $3,131  $3,131  $3,131
     Books  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000
     Housing and Meals  $3,334  $3,334  $3,334
     Transportation  $800   $800  $1,000
     Personal  $1,395  $1,395  $1,395
     Total  $16,730  $16,130  $34,520
    ***For more information on the Excelsior Scholarship and application process please click here.
  • 2019-20 Graduate Estimated Cost of Attendance 
    On/Off Campus New York State Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition $11,310 $23,100
    Fees $2,284 $2,284
    Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
    Living Allowance $17,068 $17,068
    Total $31,662 $43,652

    Commuter Living with Parent(s) New York State Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition $11,310 $23,100
    Fees $2,284 $2,284
    Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
    Living Allowance $3,334 $3,334
    Transportation $800 $1000
    Personal $1,395 $1,395
    Total $20,123 $32,113
  • 2020-21 Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance 
    On/Off Campus New York State Resident Excelsior Recipients Non-Resident
    Tuition $7,270* $6,470*** $24,660*
    Fees $3,224 $3,224 $3,224
    Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
    Housing and Meals $16,549** $16,549** $16,549**
    Transportation $250 $250 $450
    Personal $750 $750 $750
    Total $29,043  $28,243 $46,633

    * As of January 2020 and subject to change
    ** Figures reflect housing plan standard double and meal plan C
    ***For more information on the Excelsior Scholarship and application process please click here.

    Commuter Living with Parent(s) New York State Resident Excelsior Recipients Non-Resident
    Tuition $7,270* $6,470*** $24,660*
    Fees $3,224 $3,224 $3,224
    Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
    Housing and Meals $3,434 $3,434 $3,434
    Transportation $800 $800 $1,000
    Personal $1,395 $1,395 $1,395
    Total $17,123  $16,323 $34,713

    * As of January 2020 and subject to change
    *** For more information on the Excelsior Scholarship and application process please click here.

  • 2020-21 Graduate Estimated Cost of Attendance 
     
    On/Off Campus New York State Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition $11,310* $23,100*
    Fees $2,352 $2,352
    Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
    Living Allowance $17,549 $17,749
    Total $32,211 $44,201

    * As of January 2020 and subject to change

    Commuter Living with Parent(s) New York State Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition $11,310* $23,100*
    Fees $2,352 $2,352
    Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
    Living Allowance $3,434 $3,434
    Transportation $800 $1,000
    Personal $1,395 $1,395
    Total $20,291 $32,281
    * As of January 2020 and subject to change

For more information on tuition and fees for graduate students, please see The Graduate School.

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

Direct vs. indirect costs

  • 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 are calculated using nine months of attendance; 12 months if attending summer session.

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 and an official bank statement verifying their ability to meet all education and living expenses for the first year of study. 

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