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 

These charts show the cost of one semester or one academic year at UAlbany. See per-credit tuition rates.
 

NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS
 

Tuition

Spring 2021 Fees

Total per Semester

Total for Fall & Spring Semesters

Undergraduate

$3,535 $1,038.50 $4,475 $9,048.50

Master of Business Administration

$7,500

$696

$8,196

$16,392

Master of Social Work

$6,540

$696

$7,236

$14,472

All other Master & PhD programs

$5,655 $696 $6,351 $12,702

 

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS
 

Tuition

Spring 2021 Fees

Total per Semester

Total for Fall & Spring Semesters

Undergraduate

$4,240 $1,038.50 $5,180 $10,458.50

Master of Business Administration

$9,000

$696

$9,696

$19,392

Master of Social Work

$7,850

$696

$8,546

$17,092

All other Master & PhD programs

$6,785 $696 $7,481 $14,962


Residency: Learn about New York State residency requirements to determine whether you qualify for in-state tuition.

Online charges are for students enrolled in Exclusively Online Degree and Certificate Programs.

 

Per-Credit Tuition Rates

Spring 2021 Out-of-state Resident Online Undergraduate & Graduate Per-credit Tuition Rates

Spring 2021 NYS Resident Online Undergraduate Per-credit Tuition Rates

Spring 2021 NYS Resident Per-credit Online Graduate Tuition Rates
 

Part-time students: Full-time tuition and fees cover 12 or more credits each semester.  

  • Undergraduate students who enroll in fewer than 12 credits are charged at the undergraduate per-credit rates. 

  • Graduate students who enroll in fewer than 12 credits are charged at the graduate per-credit rates. 
     

Non-degree students: Non-degree students are charged by their course level. 

  • The undergraduate rates are charged for courses lower than the 500 level. 

  • The graduate rates are charged for courses at or above the 500 level.
     

See previous per-credit tuition rates.

Additional Information about 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.