Tuition & Costs
All accepted international students are awarded renewable scholarships to help cover the cost of attendance — even transfers! Scholarship amounts are determined by a combination of your academic achievement, country of origin and demonstrated financial need.
Cost of Attendance for International Students
When you enroll in a college or university, you can expect to have two kinds of expenses: Billed and Unbilled. Billed expenses are assigned to you by the institution. Examples are tuition and meal plans. Unbilled expenses include books, supplies and personal expenses. See below for more information about billed and unbilled expenses.
|Cost and Fees||Cost per Year (USD)|
|Room (double occupancy)||$9,440|
|Food (meal plan)||$5,300|
|Health Insurance (required)||$1,640|
|Total Billed Cost (before scholarships)||$35,710|
Please note that tuition and billed costs are expected to increase by about 5% each year.
The Total Billed Cost listed above will be decreased by considering the available scholarships for international students. The average scholarship awarded to accepted international student applicants at SUNY Plattsburgh is $10,500 USD per year but can be up to $13,500 USD per year.
Enrolled international students will also need to budget for the significant living expenses that will come from sources other than the institution. These are called “unbilled expenses” and include the following:
|Type of Expense||Cost per Year (USD)|
|Books and supplies||$1,200/year|
|Total Unbilled Cost||$3,000/year|
The federal government requires all universities to collect financial information prior to issuing an I-20 or other immigration documents that are needed to secure a student visa. Submitting an official bank statement showing a value of at least $30,000 USD with your application will allow us to generate your I-20 as soon as you have been accepted. (This amount represents the total cost of your estimated billed and unbilled college expenses, minus the minimum financial award you will receive upon acceptance).