Tuition & Fees for Online Students

A Valuable, Affordable College Degree 

Earning a college degree from the University at Albany is a smart investment in your future. That's because the value of your degree is determined not just by the education and career preparation you receive, but also by how much it costs to receive it.

As a public research university, UAlbany costs considerably less than most private institutions offering the same rigorous academic experience. 

It’s important to note that with scholarships and other forms of financial aid you’ll likely pay less than the total costs listed below to earn your degree.  

 

Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Students 

Full-time tuition and fees cover 12 or more credits each semester. These charts show the cost of one semester or one academic year at UAlbany. 

Note: You must be enrolled in an Exclusively Online Degree or Certificate Program to be eligible for online tuition rates. Learn more about eligibility.
 

NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS

Review New York State's residency requirements to determine whether you qualify for in-state tuition.
 

 

Fall 2021 Tuition

Fall 2021 Fees

Total per Semester

Total for Fall & Spring Semesters

Undergraduate

$3,535 $1,113.50 $4,648.50 $9,297

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$7,500

$771

$8,271

$16,542

Master of Social Work (MSW)

$6,540

$771

$7,311

$14,622

All other Master & PhD programs

$5,655 $771 $6,426 $12,852

 

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

 

Fall 2021 Tuition

Fall 2021 Fees

Total per Semester

Total for Fall & Spring Semesters

Undergraduate

$4,240 $1,113.50 $5,353.50 $10,707

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$9,000

$771

$9,771

$19,542

Master of Social Work (MSW)

$7,850

$771

$8,621

$17,242

All other Master & PhD programs

$6,785 $771 $7,556 $15,112


 

Per-credit Tuition & Fees for Fall 2021

Students who enroll in fewer than 12 credits are charged at these per-credit rates. See detailed current and previous per-credit rate charts.
 

NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS

Review New York State's residency requirements to determine whether you qualify for in-state tuition.

Number of Credits Total Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Total MBA Tuition & Fees Total MSW Tuition & Fees Total Tuition & Fees for all other Masters & PhD Programs
1 credit $358.84 $686.76 $606.76 $532.76
2 credits $717.68 $1,373.52 $1,213.52 $1,065.52
3 credits $1,076.52 $2,060.28 $1,820.28 $1,598.28
4 credits $1,435.36 $2,747.04 $2,427.04 $2,131.04
5 credits $1,794.20 $3,433.80 $3,033.80 $2,663.80
6 credits $2,341.79 $4,150.56 $3,670.56 $3,226.56
7 credits $2,700.63 $4,837.32 $4,277.32 $3,759.32
8 credits $3,059.47 $5,524.08 $4,884.08 $4,292.08
9 credits $3,497.69 $6,210.84 $5,490.84 $4,824.84
10 credits $3,856.53 $6,897.60 $6,097.60 $5,357.60
11 credits $4,215.37 $7,584.36 $6,704.36 $5,890.36

 

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

Number of Credits Total Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Total MBA Tuition & Fees Total MSW Tuition & Fees Total Tuition & Fees for all other Masters & PhD Programs
1 credit $416.84 $811.76 $715.76 $626.76
2 credits $833.68 $1,623.52 $1,431.52 $1,253.52
3 credits $1,250.52 $2,435.28 $2,147.28 $1,880.28
4 credits $1,667.36 $3,247.04 $2,863.04 $2,507.04
5 credits $2,084.20 $4,058.80 $3,578.80 $3,133.80
6 credits $2,689.79 $4,900.56 $4,324.56 $3,790.56
7 credits $3,106.63 $5,712.32 $5,040.32 $4,417.32
8 credits $3,523.47 $6,524.08 $5,756.08 $5,044.08
9 credits $4,019.69 $7,335.84 $6,471.84 $5,670.84
10 credits $4,436.53 $8,147.60 $7,187.60 $6,297.60
11 credits $4,853.37 $8,959.36 $7,903.36 $6,924,36

 

Additional Information about Tuition & Fees

Eligibility for Online Tuition Rates

Online degree or certificate tuition rates are set forth in New York State Education Law §355(2)(h)(4).

Online charges are for students enrolled in Exclusively Online Degree and Certificate Programs at a SUNY state-operates campus that have been previously approved by the Provost's Office and registered by the New York State Education Department in a distance education format. Furthermore, such students must have applied to and been matriculated into an Exclusively Online Degree and Certificate Programs.

To be eligible for online, out-of-state resident tuition and fees, a student must:

  • be enrolled in an Exclusively Online Degree and Certificate Program

  • may not be attending any on-campus (in-person) classes

  • must not have had an address or presence within New York State at any point in the prior and current academic years (July 1 to June 30).

To be eligible for online, New York State resident tuition and fees, a student must:

For a list of Online Degree and Certificate Programs, please visit UAlbany's Online Learning website. If you are enrolled in all online courses, but not enrolled in one of UAlbany's Exclusively Online Degree and Certificate Programs, you do not qualify for online tuition and/or fees.

    Fees

    Student-Alumni Partnership Fee: The fees listed above include the optional Student-Alumni Partnership Fee. To opt-out of this $30 fee, please complete the Student-Alumni Partnership Opt-Out Request every semester.  

    New Student Fee: The fee totals listed above do not include the one-time New Student Fee — $255 for freshmen and $115 for transfer students — charged to all new undergraduate students. 

    Course Fees: Students who register for select courses — such as certain lab and art classes — will be charged course fees, which are solely used to support the additional costs for materials, supplies and special services related to the course. View a list of courses that require course fees.

    Learn more about the campus services covered by student fees.

    Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the SUNY Board of Trustees. 

     

    Financial Aid

    Financial need for many programs can only be determined by filing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please review our application instructions for admitted freshmenadmitted transfer studentscurrent undergraduate students and all graduate students for more information.

    Learn more about financing your education.
     

    Note: For information on financial aid for veterans and military-connected students, including the GI Bill and Military Tuition Assistance, please visit the Office of Veteran and Military Student Services website

     

    Have questions? 

    Contact Student Financial Services at [email protected] or 518-442-3202 for a consultation.