We try to keep Purchase affordable and accessible to all, whether you’re coming from down the road or across the globe. Our Financial Aid Office is experienced and trained to handle your questions and unique situations. Review the costs of attendance below and when you’re ready to enroll, we’ll be here to guide you through the process of paying for school. Purchase College also awards scholarships based on academic achievement, talent, and program of study.

  • Rates contained on this page are subject to change without notice pending New York State, SUNY or College Board of Trustee action.
  • The College has instituted a moratorium on broad-based fees and course fees (As of Fall 2017: Does not include room rates, meal plans or the Activity Fee as it is a fee that is decided upon by the student government.)

Costs

Full Time Undergraduate, Living On and Off Campus 2021-2022:

Student Residency & Housing Tuition per semester Fees per semester Room per semester (average cost) Meals per semester (average cost) Total Semester Cost Total Yearly Cost
NY Resident On Campus $3,535 $941.50 $4,549 $2,720 $11,745.50 $23,491
NY Resident Off Campus $3,535 $941.50 $0 $0 $4,476.50 $8,953
Out of State On Campus $8,490 $941.50 $4,549 $2,720 $16,700.50 $33,401
Out of State Off Campus $8,490 $941.50 $0 $0 $9,431.50 $18,863

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Additional Fees:

  • Medical Insurance = $1,175 (Fall 2021) / $1,455 (Spring 2022) Can be waived online if you have proof of outside insurance coverage. See Health Insurance Section
  • One-Time Orientation Fee (charged during your first matriculated semester at Purchase). $210 for Freshman, $175 Transfers and $77 for Graduate students.
  • One-time ID Fee of $25.00 charged in the first semester for all students who are new to Purchase College.
  • Any course-related fees
  • Music students have a mandatory charge of $37.00 per semester for a Performance Lab Fee. Music students who are registered for Private Lesson(s) and/or Master Classes are charged $1,219.87 per course.

 

Full Time Graduate, Living Off Campus 2021-2022:

Student Residency & Housing Tuition per semester Fees per semester Room per semester (average cost) Meals per semester (average cost) Total Semester Cost Total Yearly Cost
NY Resident $5,655 $941.50 $0 $0 $6,596.50 $13,193
Out of State $11,550 $941.50 $0 $0 $12,491.50 $24,983

Additional Fees:

  • Medical Insurance = $1,175 (Fall 2021) / $1,455 (Spring 2022) Can be waived online if you have proof of outside insurance coverage. See Health Insurance Section
  • One-Time Orientation Fee (charged during your first matriculated semester at Purchase). $210 for Freshman, $175 Transfers and $77 for Graduate students.
  • One-time ID Fee of $25.00 charged in the first semester for all students who are new to Purchase College.
  • Any course-related fees
  • Music students have a mandatory charge of $37.00 per semester for a Performance Lab Fee. Music students who are registered for Private Lesson(s) and/or Master Classes are charged $1,219.87 per course.