Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs- Costs are based on full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours) for both Fall and Spring Semesters.

2019-2020 Freshman & Transfer Estimated Costs


Resident Students

Commuter Students (living with parent)

Off-Campus Apartment









Average Room Cost




Housing Allowance




Food Allowance




Board $7,100 N/A N/A
Average Loan Fees $68 $68 $68
Books $1,446 $1,446 $1,446
Personal Expenses $834 $834 $834
Transportation Allowance $1,480 $2,384 $1,480
Total Costs $70,536 $61,148 $70,536

*Total Direct Costs apply to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. See also International Cost of Attendance

**Housing rate is the typical cost of freshman housing.  Some dorms have higher rates.

Link to NYS Interim Award Information 

Application Deadlines

First-year Students

To be eligible for merit scholarships and grants, we need to receive your admission application by January 15th. If you are applying early decision, the deadline is December 1st. For need-based aid, we recommend that you file the FAFSA by February 1st.

Transfer Students

Transfer student financial aid is awarded on a rolling basis.  For fall enrollment, priority is given to those who submit the FAFSA by April 15th, and we recommend that students complete the FAFSA by July 1st.  For spring enrollment, FAFSA submission by December 1st is encouraged.

Special Circumstances Appeal

The Financial Aid Office has the authority to make professional judgments and adjustments to your eligibility within specific guidelines from US Department of Education rules and regulations.

We understand that some families may have changes or special circumstances that should be considered when calculating financial need.   We are committed to considering all facts and assisting families however we can.  If you feel you have a special circumstance or have had a family change since filing your FAFSA, please write a detailed letter explaining your situation so we can assess how we may be able to help.  We are unable to consider consumer indebtedness as a special circumstance as families make different choices that result in various amounts of consumer debt.    

Please note that we will begin officially processing Special Circumstances on March 1 as part of the process is determining a reasonable estimate of your current financial situation.  You are welcome to submit the letter explaining the situation at any time and we will request appropriate documentation after reviewing it.  If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Kara Pitts, Director of New Student Financial Aid at    

Your appeal will be reviewed carefully, and if approved, adjustments will be made to your financial aid award package based on the availability of funds.