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. 

  • Full-Time Undergraduate, On Campus 2019-20

     

    Fall 2019

    Spring 2020

    2019-20 Year

     
    NY Resident 
    Out of State 
    NY Resident
    Out of State
    NY Resident 
    Out of State
    Tuition
    $3,535 $8,490 $3,535 $8,490 $7,070 $16,980
    Fees
    $941.50 $941.50 $1,883
    Room
    $4,549 $4,549 $9,098
    Meals
    $2,725 $2,725 $5,450
    Billed Charges 
    $11,750.50  $16,705.50 $11,750.50 $16,705.50 $23,501   $33,411

  • Full-Time Undergraduate, Off-campus 2019-20

     

    Fall 2019

    Spring 2020

    2019-20 Year

     
    NY Resident 
    Out of State 
    NY Resident
    Out of State
    NY Resident 
    Out of State
    Tuition
    $3,535 $8,490 $3,535 $8,490 $7,070 $16,980
    Fees
    $941.50 $941.50 $1,883
    Room
    $0 $0 $0
    Meals
    $0 $0 $0
    Billed Charges 
    $4,476.50  $9,431.50 $4,476.50  $9,431.50 $8,953 $18,863

  • Notes for on-campus costs

    Notes:
    1. Cost listed is for a full time student (12 or more credit hours).
    2. Average charges do not reflect course fees, orientation fee, music fees, and medical insurance. Course fees may be higher for Conservatory students. All 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.
    3. There is a one-time ID Fee of $20.00 charged in the first semester for all students who are new to Purchase College.
    4. Cost of standard double room. Different housing options are offered. 
    5. Students living off campus should budget for housing and meal charges even though these expenses are not billed by the College. 
    6. Students living off campus may opt to purchase a meal plan but are not required.
    7. Cost is for Traditional plan (19 meals/week; the default plan for new students). Please refer to Meal Plans for additional choices. Meal plan is mandatory for Residence Hall students. Apartment dwellers and Commuters are welcome to take advantage of the meal plans offered (but are not required)

     

    Rates contained on this page for 2019-20 are subject to change pending New York State, SUNY or college action.


  • Notes for off campus costs

    Notes:
    1. Cost listed is for a full-time student (12 or more credit hours).
    2. Students living off campus should budget for housing and meal charges even though these expenses are not billed by the College.
    3. Students living off campus may opt to purchase a meal plan but are not required.
    4. Average charges do not reflect course fees, orientation fee, music fees, and medical insurance. Course fees may be higher for Conservatory students. All 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.
    5. There is a one-time ID Fee of $20.00 charged in the first semester for all students who are new to Purchase College.

     

    Rates contained on this page for 2019-20 are subject to change pending New York State, SUNY or College action.


  • Full-Time Graduate, Living off campus 2019-20

     

    Fall 2019

    Spring 2020

    2019-20 Year

     
    NY Resident 
    Out of State 
    NY Resident
    Out of State
    NY Resident 
    Out of State
    Tuition
    $5,655 $11,550 $5,655 $11,550 $11,310 $23,100
    Fees
    $941.50 $941.50 $1,883
    Room
    $0 $0 $0
    Meals
    $0 $0 $0
    Billed Charges 
    $6,596.50  $12,491.50 $6,596.50  $12,491.50 $13,193 $24,983

  • notes for graduate costs

    Notes:
    1. Cost listed is for a full-time graduate student (9 or more credit hours).
    2. Students living off campus should budget for housing and meal charges even though these expenses are not billed by the College.
    3. Students living off campus may opt to purchase a meal plan but are not required.
    4. Average charges do not reflect course fees, orientation fee, music fees and medical insurance. Course fees may be higher for students in the Fine Arts.  All 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. 
    5. There is a one-time ID Fee of $20.00 charged in the first semester for all students who are new to Purchase College effective Fall 2019.

     

    Rates contained on this page for 2019-20 are subject to change pending New York State, SUNY or College action.