Student Financial Services

Cost of Attendance

Thank you for your interest in the State University of New York at New Paltz! Below is the total estimate of direct billed and indirect (non-billed) costs for a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at New Paltz for one year (fall & spring). This estimated cost of attendance, also known as a 'budget', is an estimate of what a family may spend for an academic year at New Paltz. The budget is not a bill- instead, it helps you estimate your total yearly cost and is also used for financial aid eligibility. The fall and spring billing invoices will be issued electronically by Student Accounts and will only include direct billed costs such as tuition, fees, etc., whereas the budget below includes additional expenses you may incur such as transportation and books.

If you plan to enroll part-time your charges will be reduced per our tuition and fees schedule.


2021-2022 Cost of Attendance

(Current costs as of August 2021 and are subject to change)

Budget ComponentsUndergraduate New York Resident On/Off CampusUndergraduate Non-Resident On/Off CampusUndergraduate Commuter (Living with Parents)Graduate New York ResidentGraduate Non-Resident
Tuition $7,070* $16,980 $7,070* $11,310** $23,100***
Fees $1,455 $1,455 $1,455 $1,455 $1,455
Personal Expenses $1,810 $1,810 $1,810 $1,810 $1,810
Room $9,970 $9,970 $1,500 $9,970 $9,970
Board (meal plan) $4,800 $4,800 $1,500 $4,800 $4,800
Loan Fees $50 $50 $50 $50 $50
Transportation $1,060 $1,060 $1,060 $1,060 $1,060
Books and Supplies $1,240 $1,240 $1,240 $1,240 $1,240
Total for year $27,455 $37,365 $15,865 $31,695 $43,485
Total per semester $13,727.50 $18,682.50 $7,842.50 $15,847.50 $21,742.50


*reflects tuition rate for non-Excelsior recipients; Excelsior tuition rate is $6,470

**if enrolled in an MBA program the in-state tuition rate is $15,000

***if enrolled in an MBA program the out-of-state tuition rate is $24,390


-Costs for off-campus housing and meals, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses may vary by student.

-Students living off-campus or at home will not be billed for room and board. However, student commuter meal plans are available for purchase.