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The Graduate School

Costs and Funding

Binghamton University — a public university subsidized by New York state — makes an excellent education economically possible. 

Investor's Business Daily recently ranked Binghamton in the top 10 for return on investment, while national publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and the Fiske Guide to Colleges consistently rank Binghamton among the elite institutions providing superior programs at costs significantly below comparable private institutions.

Combine those accolades with the low cost of living in upstate New York and funding opportunities, and your return on investment will prove hard to beat.

Graduate students at Binghamton obtain financial support from a variety of sources, including assistantships, fellowships and scholarships. Many pursue external funding or research and travel funding. These opportunities provide graduate students with ways to lower their bills while gaining teaching, research and practice experience.

The low cost of living in the Greater Binghamton area allows you to enjoy affordable housing, a moderate climate, a lively urban center and an inspirational environment for less money than in most other university and college towns. Plus, major cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Toronto and Washington, DC, are all within driving distance. 

2017 - 2018 Approximate Costs*

Per Academic Year for Residents (New York State Students)
  Graduate Business Administration (MBA) Nursing Practice (DNP) Social Work (MSW) Pharmacy (PharmD)
Tuition $10,870 $14,700 $24,390 $13,080  $25,840
Fees** $2,076 $2,076 $2,076 $2,076 $2,076 
Total (12 Credits) $12,946 $16,776 $26,466 $15,156 $27,916
Per Academic Year for Non-Residents (Out-of-State and International Students*)
  Graduate Business Administration (MBA) Nursing Practice (DNP) Social Work (MSW) Pharmacy (PharmD)
Tuition $22,210 $24,390 $32,160 $22,210  $36,450
Fees** $2,076 $2,076 $2,076 $2,076 $2,076 
Total (12 Credits)*** $24,286 $26,466 $34,236 $24,286 $38,526

*Figures are current for August 2017 and are subject to change

**Some programs, including those in the College of Community and Public Affairs, School of Management, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, may have additional fees.

***International students should add an average of $1,300 per calendar year for international student health insurance and service fees.

For a complete breakdown of student fees, including program-specific fees, please visit the tuition and fees charts on the Student Accounts website.

Last Updated: 4/17/18