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Tuition & Fees

Financial aid and student accounts are here to help you. Call (518) 564-2072 or (518) 564-3120, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Thursdays, when phones open at 9 a.m.).  

Use the categories listed below to identify the undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees you may incur each semester.

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About Tuition & Fees

Some students may have additional fees not shown here, such as orientation fees, application fees, advanced placement fees and/or certain course fees. Additional points to keep in mind:

  • Full-time tuition and fees is defined as registered for at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • An academic year consists of fall and spring semesters. Winter and summer terms are in addition to annual amounts shown here.
  • Tuition and fee information provided below do not include financial aid. Most students at SUNY Plattsburgh receive financial aid.
  • Tuition and fees may be subject to change after publication, including tuition and fee increases due to currency exchange rate fluctuations for study abroad programs.

Distance Learning Tuition Rate

A student at SUNY Plattsburgh is eligible for the online non-resident tuition rate if the student satisfies the following three criteria in a term:

  • Matriculated in one of our exclusively online academic programs (see list below); and
  • Only enrolled in online distance learning courses in a given term; and
  • Has not had an address within the borders of New York state at any point within July 1 and June 30 of a given state-operated campus fiscal year.

The following academic programs are designated as exclusively online for billing purposes:

  • 755D – Accounting B.S. (completion program)
  • 8073 – Fitness and Wellness Leadership M.S.
  • 0058 – Healthcare Informatics Certificate
  • 0203 – Nursing RN-to-B.S.
  • 063D – Special Education Grades 7 to 12 Advanced Certificate

SUNY Plattsburgh may require the student to submit documentation that demonstrates the student satisfies the criteria above.

A non-resident student with fully online coursework matriculated in any other academic program will be charged the standard non-resident tuition rate even if the student has not resided within the borders of New York state within the fiscal year. 

Tuition & Fees for 2020–2021

Information provided below is a guide to the expenses you may incur.  Refer to your student account for each term you are enrolled for your actual billed costs. 

Main Campus

Branch Campus

A Note About Online Programs & Online Courses:

Students matriculated in one of our exclusively online academic programs may be eligible for a discounted online tuition rate.  The following academic programs are designated as exclusively online for billing purposes:  Accounting B.S. (major code: 755D), Fitness & Wellness Leadership M.S. (major code: 8073), Healthcare Informatics Certificate (major code: 0058), Nursing RN-to-B.S. (major code: 0203), Special Education Grades 7-12 Advanced Certificate (major code: 063D).

Online Programs

Part-Time & Non-Billed Costs

Credits & Refunds Related to COVID-19


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