Tuition & Fees for Undergraduate 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. 

How much will college cost?

It’s important to know that with merit scholarships, state aid and federal aid, you’ll likely pay less than the total costs listed below to earn your degree. 

Nearly 80% of our undergraduate students apply for financial aid and about 60% receive money they don’t need to pay back. 


Cost for Full-Time Students 

This chart shows the cost of an academic year at UAlbany. Use our Net Price Calculator to get a better sense of what you might actually pay. See per-credit tuition rates.



Annual Fees

On-campus Housing*

Meal Plan*

Total for Fall & Spring Semesters

New York State resident






Out-of-State resident






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

If you're an international or online student, please visit our Tuition & Fees for International Students or Tuition & Fees for Online Students pages.

* Room & Board: 

  • Housing costs listed above are based on a Quads Standard Double for a full academic year. Visit the Residential Life website for additional room options and rates. 

  • Meal plan costs listed above are based on a myGreatDane Meal Plan for a full academic year. Visit the UAlbany Dining website for additional meal plan options and rates.

Per-Credit Tuition Rates

Summer 2021 Per-credit Tuition Rates

Spring 2021 Undergraduate Per-credit 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 these per-credit rates. 

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

  • Courses below the 500 level are charged at the undergraduate rate. 

  • Courses at or above the 500 level are charged at the graduate rate

Please note that non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. 

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 freshmen, admitted transfer students and current undergraduate students for more information.


The University at Albany is proud to provide scholarships that recognize our students' noteworthy achievements.

Visit our Scholarships page to see the range of scholarships and awards available to our incoming freshmen and transfer students, as well as undergraduate students continuing their studies.

Note: Some awards require an additional application.

Federal Financial Aid

Many of our students qualify to receive federal aid, including Pell Grants, work-study and direct loans.

Learn more about federal financial aid programs.

State Financial Aid

New York State offers students several financial aid programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), the Excelsior Scholarship Program and Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS). 

Recipients of state aid must be New York State residents or otherwise qualify under the NYS Dream Act.

Learn more about New York State financial aid programs.

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


Net Price Calculator 

Use this SUNY calculator to get a sense of what your net price would be at UAlbany. 



Have questions? 

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