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Next Phase of SUNY Rational Tuition Plan Effective with September 2012 Term

By Pamela Malone, director, Student Accounts

June 22, 2012

The next phase of the SUNY Rational Tuition Plan will be effective with the September 2012 term.

Last year, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved and the NYS Legislature passed a rational tuition plan for SUNY that gradually increases tuition rates over a five-year span. Under the plan, SUNY Empire State College can continue offering high-quality and flexible educational opportunities to adult learners at reasonable prices while allowing students to better predict their educational costs.

The second phase of the plan goes into effect in the September term. Increases are included for undergraduate, M.A., MAT and MBA rates for both NYS residents and nonresidents. As a reminder, the tuition structure for nonresident students also changes this September, so all nonresident (except military) students, regardless of center affiliation, are changed to out-of-state rates and are awarded an Empire State College Nonresident Grant.

Tuition rates beginning in September are as follows:

Undergraduates:

NYS Resident Out-of-State Residents Out-of-State with ESC Grant
$232 per credit $618 per credit $325 per credit
$2,785 for 12+ credits $7,410 for 12+ credits $3,899 for 12+ credits


M.A. and MAT:

NYS Resident Out-of-State Residents Out-of-State with ESC Grant
$390 per credit $695 per credit $546 per credit
$4,685 for 12+ credits $8,340 for 12+ credits $6,559 for 12+ credits


MBA:

NYS Resident Out-of-State Residents Out-of-State with ESC Grant
$464 per credit $763 per credit $649 per credit
$5,565 for 12+ credits $9,160 for 12+ credits $7,791 for 12+ credits

Some military students are experiencing a change in their funding. To reaffirm the college’s commitment to members of the military and their families, beginning in September, military rates will be as follows:

  • The telecommunications fee will be waived for all active-duty service members, reservists and National Guard members and veterans. The portfolio, college, student activity and health and wellness fees for this population have been waived in the past and that remains unchanged.
  • Active-duty service members, reservists and National Guard members and veterans will continue to receive in-state tuition rates, regardless of where they reside.
  • In-state tuition rates now will be extended to the spouses and dependents of active-duty service members, regardless of where they reside.

For complete information on tuition and fees, visit www.esc.edu/tuition. Questions should be directed to studentaccounts@esc.edu.

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Article Contributors
  • Danielle Benedict
  • Helen Edelman
  • Suzanne Hayes
  • Hope Ferguson
  • Pamela Malone
  • Ann Therese McCorkell
  • Vickie Moller
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Evelyn Wells
  • Betty Wilde-Biasiny