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. 

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

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. Use our Net Price Calculator to get a better sense of what you might actually pay. 


Cost for Full-Time Students 

Full-time tuition and fees cover 12 or more credits each semester. This chart shows the cost of an academic year at UAlbany. 

Type of StudentTuitionAnnual FeesOn-campus HousingMeal PlanTotal for Fall & Spring Semesters
New York State resident$7,070$3,398$9,944$6,090$26,502
Out-of-State resident$25,660$3,398$9,944$6,090$45,092

Housing & Food: 

  • Housing costs listed above are based on a Quad 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 myUnlimited Meal Plan Number 1 for a full academic year. Visit the UAlbany Dining website for additional meal plan options and rates.


Cost for Part-time Students

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

Per-credit Rates for New York State Residents 

Number of CreditsTotal Tuition & Fees for Spring 2024
1 credit$389.90
2 credits$779.60
3 credits$1,169.40
4 credits$1,559.20
5 credits$1,949.00
6 credits$2,634.55
7 credits$3,024.35
8 credits$3,414.15
9 credits$3,936.83
10 credits$4,326.63
11 credits$4,716.43


Per-credit Rates for Out-of-state Residents 

Number of CreditsTotal Tuition & Fees for Spring 2024
1 credit$1,163.80
2 credits$2,327.60
3 credits$3,491.40
4 credits$4,655.20
5 credits$5,819.00
6 credits$7,278.55
7 credits$8,442.35
8 credits$9,606.15
9 credits$10,902.83
10 credits$12,066.63
11 credits$13,230.43


Additional Information about Tuition & Fees


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.


Learn more about the campus services covered by student 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 — $265 for freshmen and $125 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. Please visit the Per-credit Tuition Rates page for specific course fees.


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. 

View the full-page Net Price Calculator.




Have questions? 

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