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 2018-19 cost, please visit Student Accounts
2019-20 Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget
On/Off Campus New York State Resident Non- Resident
Tuition $7,070* $23,710*
Fees $3,026 $3,026
Books $1,000 $1,000
Housing and Meals $15,838** $15,838**
Transportation $250 $450
Personal $750 $750
Total $27,934 $44,774
2019-20 Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget
CommuterLiving with parent(s) New York State resident Non-resident
Tuition $7,070* $23,710*
Fees $3,026 $3,026
Books $1,000 $1,000
Housing and Meals $3,334 $3,334
Transportation $800 $1,000
Personal $1,395 $1,395
Total $16,625 $33,465
* as of December 2018, subject to change and reflects tuition rate for non-Excelsior recipients
** 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 are calculated using nine months of attendance; 12 months if attending summer session.

2019-20 Graduate Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget
On/Off Campus New York state resident Non- resident
Tuition $11,090* $22,650*
Fees $2,180 $2,180
Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Living Allowance $16,838 $17,038
Total $31,108 $42,868
2019-20 Graduate Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget
Commuter Living with Parent(s) New York state resident Non-resident
Tuition $11,090* $22,650*
Fees $2,180 $2,180
Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Living Allowance $3,334 $3,334
Transportation $800 $1,000
Personal $1,395 $1,395
Total $19,799 $31,559

*as of December 2018, subject to change

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

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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