Tuition & Financial Aid
Information on tuition and financial aid for SUNY online courses
How much does an online course or degree cost?
Whether you are taking a single course, or completing an entire degree online, how you will pay for your online education is an important consideration.
SUNY online courses are a 'great deal'. Even for out-of-state students, the cost of taking courses online at SUNY is often more affordable than other institutions, public or private. And there is no question about reputation when you earn a SUNY Degree - it's an accredited degree by the State University of New York.
Average cost-per-credit at SUNY Campuses
Below are some average costs-per-credit for the majority of SUNY Campuses offering online courses*:
University Centers and Colleges cost-per-credit (avg)
$220.00 Undergraduate, $370.00 Graduate*
Community Colleges cost-per-credit (avg)
$150 (ranges from $120 - $173)*
*Cost-per-credit rates depend upon campus and residency status. When you take a SUNY online course from an SLN campus you must register with the campus that is offering the course. Tuition costs, including registration, cost-per-credit, and online learning fees may vary from campus to campus.
The total cost of an online course or program of study at SUNY SLN Campuses
The ranges shown above are approximate and may have changed by the time you register for your online course or degree program. The above costs are in-state only - non-resident tuition costs will be higher. Since costs per credit and associated fees may vary from campus to campus, please contact the campus offering the course you are interested in, and to confirm the total cost for the course or program of study you are interested in pursuing.
Financial aid, scholarships, grants and loans
SUNY institutions are New York State Accredited institutions, and as such, benefit from a variety of financial aid resources, from federal government loan and financial grant programs to tax credits like the Hope, American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Education credits, whether you are a full time student or a part-time learner, or a military veteran, there are many ways to finance and help pay for your higher education costs. You can read about them on our Education Tax Credits & Deductions page.
For more information on SUNY Financial Aid programs and state and federal programs for financial aid at SUNY, please contact the Financial Aid Office at the campus offering your course or program online.