2023-2024 Estimated Costs

The following is a schedule of estimated expenses for full-time undergraduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition and fees are prorated for part-time students. Please note that tuition and fee charges are subject to change by official action of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Refer questions concerning these charges to Student Financial Services.

The amounts include direct expenses billed by the Student Accounts Office (e.g., Tuition, Fees, Room and Board) and indirect expenses not billed by Student Accounts (e.g., Books, Travel). Although indirect costs do not appear on the Student Account invoice, both direct and indirect costs are used by the Financial Aid Office in developing a student’s budget and in making financial aid commitments. The total estimated cost (direct and indirect) for one year (fall and spring terms) of full-time undergraduate study for a typical New York State resident student living on campus is about $29,952 of which approximately $26,502 is billed directly.

Payment Policies

Students are billed for tuition, fees, room and board following registration. The University posts statements electronically on epay.albany.edu. Notice of an updated statement is sent to the student's UAlbany email account. Students are directed to view and pay their charges on epay.albany.edu. On the E-Pay website, students may also enroll in the E-Payment Plan at a cost of $45 a semester. Depending on the date of enrollment, up to four installments per semester may be made. To avoid administrative/late payment fees, students should check their @albany.edu email account after the 20th of each month for notice of statements. Payment is due on the 15th of the following month. Save time, pay online at epay.albany.edu. Payments made by U.S. postal mail should allow at least five business days prior to the due date. Students must have proof of approved aid, waivers, or scholarships in order to defer payment. Without satisfactory evidence to defer, students are expected to pay charges up front and wait for reimbursement when the aid, waiver, or scholarship funds are actually received.

Students with unpaid financial obligations will have a “hold” placed on their records and will be unable to register for future terms or receive diplomas. In addition, the University assesses an Administrative or Late Payment Fee of up to $50 each time an invoice is issued and not paid or not covered by approved financial aid by the invoice due date. Invoices are issued on a monthly basis to students with outstanding balances. Students with past due charges from any SUNY unit are not permitted to register at the University at Albany.

Delinquent accounts are transferred to private collection agencies and/or the New York State Attorney General’s Office for collection. Delinquent accounts are subject to interest and collection fee charges.

New York State Residency for Tuition Rate Purposes

Students are charged in-state or out-of-state tuition rates based on their residency status. The Student Accounts Office follows SUNY policies in determining residency for tuition rate purposes. Generally, students are not considered in-state residents until they have established their domicile (permanent home) in New York and maintained it for 12 months.

Certain non-resident students may be eligible for the resident tuition rate if: they attended an approved NYS high school for two or more years, graduated from an approved NYS high school and applied for admission to the University within five years of receiving a NYS high school diploma; or attended an approved NYS program for a GED exam preparation, received a GED and applied for admission to the University within five years of receiving the GED. Students who think they qualify for this exception should complete and submit a residency application along with an official/final copy of the NYS high school transcript showing the award of the degree or an official copy of the NYS GED.

Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs webpage or contact [email protected] for information regarding in-state tuition rates for GI-Bill-eligible veterans and authorized dependents of veterans, and be sure to register your status on the MyUAlbany Student Home tab under U.S. Military Service Status.

Students who wish to appeal their out-of-state designation should contact Student Financial Services for an application and copy of the residency application guidelines. Applications for New York State Residency Status for Tuition Billing Purposes must be received in the Office of Student Accounts no later than the close of business on the deadline date for the semester in order to be considered for residency status for that semester. Deadlines: October 1, Fall; January 2, Winter; March 1, Spring; July 1, Summer.

Failure to submit an application by the deadline date will result in full liability for tuition at the out-of-state tuition rate.

Estimated Cost Information*

The following charges are estimates for the 2022-2023 academic year, and are subject to change without notice by official action of the State University of New York Board of Trustees.  


Fall 2023

Fall 2023 &
Spring 2024

N.Y.S. Residents



N.Y.S. Resident Excelsior Recipients



Out-of-State Residents



Resident On-Line Tuition



Non-Resident On-Line Tuition



Mandatory Fees

One-Time New Student Fee, Freshman



One-Time New Student Fee, Transfer



University Fee



Student Activity Fee



Intercollegiate Athletic Fee



Comprehensive Service Fee



Recreation & Campus Life Fee



Academic Excellence Fee



Career Services Fee 25.00 50.00
International Health and Emergency Student Insurance (mandatory for international students )



*Room Rental



*Board (non-Kosher, myUnlimited Meal Plan #1)



Other Expenses
Class Dues (optional)



Student-Alumni Partnership (optional)



E-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (optional)



Five Quad Contribution (optional)



SEVIS Fee (International Students)



Late Registration Fee



Late Payment/Administrative Fee (up to four per semester)






Personal, Travel, etc.



*Tuition and fee charges are subject to change without notice by official action of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Visit the University Tuition and Fees webpage for additional information.

Tuition Charge Adjustments/Refunds

Students who officially depart from the University or reduce the number of credits for which they are registered may be entitled to a proportionate refund of tuition paid or proportionate adjustment of tuition charges according to the schedule below. Refunds or adjustments of charges are based on the date the departure form is officially received by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (Taconic Third Floor) or the date the drop is officially processed by the Registrar’s Office, not on the date of the last class attended.

Students who register for courses and who do not drop their classes on MyUAlbany before the end of the fourth week of classes are liable for full charges. Please refer to the “Withdrawing from the University” and “Dropping Courses” sections of this bulletin for additional information.

For refund purposes, the first week of classes shall be deemed to have ended when seven calendar days, including the first day of scheduled classes, have elapsed. The first day of classes as scheduled by the campus shall be deemed to be the first day that any classes are offered. Refund schedules are subject to change by official action of the State University of New York. Students are encouraged to view the University's liability schedules.

Semester Liability

Official Withdrawal or Drop Tuition Liability
First Week 0%
Second Week 30%
Third Week 50%
Fourth Week 70%
Fifth Week 100%


Example of tuition liability and refund to an in-state student whose program drops below 12 credits:
Tuition charge for student taking 13 credits $3,535.00
Student drops a 3-credit course during fourth week:
Tuition charge as a part-time student for the remaining 10 credits (10 credits at $295.00) $2,950.00
Difference between amount originally charged as a full-time student and re-evaluated charges as a part-time student $585.00
Adjustment percentage as provided by schedule of tuition liability during fourth week 70%
Adjustment/Refund $175.50
Tuition Liability $409.50


A student who believes the unpaid balance on her/his account as a result of the adjustment for dropping or withdrawing from classes is incorrect has the right to file an appeal with the Tuition Appeals Committee.

Appeals must be filed no later than one year after the end of the term for which the tuition requested to be refunded was paid to the University.

Refund Policy for Recipients of Title IV Financial Aid

Eligibility for aid earned is based on the date of the student’s withdrawal from the University. Withdrawing students with federal Title IV aid may have a portion of their aid returned to the individual aid program, thus reducing the original amount of aid awarded. Federal regulations determine the amount to be refunded and the order in which the programs are repaid. As of the date of this publication, federal regulations require that funds be returned to the program in the following order: Unsubsidized Direct Stafford, Subsidized Direct Stafford, PLUS, Pell, and SEOG. Please contact the Student Financial Center for additional details.