Cost of Attendance (COA):

The total amount it will cost a student to go to school – usually expressed as a yearly figure. It is determined using rules established by the U.S. Congress. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus room and board (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and, if applicable, dependent care, costs related to a disability, and miscellaneous expenses, including an allowance for the rental or purchase of a personal computer.

 

Also included are reasonable costs for eligible study-abroad programs. An allowance (determined by the school) is included for reasonable costs connected with a student’s employment as part of a cooperative education program. For students attending less than half time (less than six credit hours), the COA includes only tuition and fees and an allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and dependent-care expenses. Contact our office if you have any unusual expenses that might affect your cost of attendance.

The COA has two basic types of components. The first are direct costs where all students pay fixed predetermined amounts such as tuition and fees and room and board for those students residing on campus. The others are indirect costs including books and supplies, personal expenses, transportation and living costs for those not living on campus. 


 2020-2021 NY Resident: Full-time Undergraduate 

  •  

    On-Campus

    Off-Campus

    Living with Parents

    Tuition

    $7,070
    $7,070
    $7,070

    Fees

    $1,486
    $1,486
    $1,486

    Room & Board 

    $14,548
    $14,548
    $8,660

    Orientation Fee 

    $70
    $70
    $70

    Books & Supplies

    $1,240
    $1,240
    $1,240

    Books & Supplies (Art students)

    $2,484
    $2,484
    $2,484

    Transportation

    $1,160
    $1,800
    $1,800

    Personal

    $2,120
    $2,120
    $2,120

    Music Course fee 

    $2,514
    $2,514
    $2,514

    Loan Origination Fee

    $84
    $84
    $84

 2020-2021 Out-of-State Student: Full-time Undergraduate 

  •  

    On-Campus

    Off-Campus

    Living with Parents

    Tuition

    $16,980
    $16,980
    $16,980

    Fees 

    $1,486
    $1,486
    $1,486

    Room & Board 

    $14,548
    $14,548
    $8,660

    Orientation Fee 

    $70
    $70
    $70

    Books & Supplies

    $1,240
    $1,240
    $1,240

    Books & Supplies (Art students)

    $2,484
    $2,484
    $2,484

    Transportation

    $1,160
    $1,800
    $1,800

    Personal

    $2,120
    $2,120
    $2,120

    Music Course fee 

    $2,514
    $2,514
    $2,514

    Loan Origination Fee

    $84
    $84
    $84

2020-2021 NY Resident: Full-time Graduate 

  •  

    On-Campus

    Off-Campus

    Living with Parents

    Tuition

    $11,310
    $11,310
    $11,310

    Fees 

    $1,486
    $1,486
    $1,486

    Room & Board 

    $14,548
    $14,548
    $8,660

    Orientation Fee

    $25
    $25
    $25

    Books & Supplies

    $1,240
    $1,240
    $1,240

    Books & Supplies (Art students)

    $2,484
    $2,484
    $2,484

    Transportation

    $1,160
    $1,800
    $1,800

    Personal

    $2,120
    $2,120
    $2,120

    Music Course fee

    $2,514
    $2,514
    $2,514

    Loan Origination Fee

    $202
    $202
    $202

2020-2021 Out-of-State Student: Full-time Graduate

  •  

    On-Campus

    Off-Campus

    Living with Parents

    Tuition

    $23,100
    $23,100
    $23,100

    Fees 

    $1,486
    $1,486
    $1,486

    Room & Board 

    $14,548
    $14,548
    $8,660

    Orientation Fee 

    $25
    $25
    $25

    Books & Supplies

    $1,240
    $1,240
    $1,240

    Books & Supplies (Art students)

    $2,484
    $2,484
    $2,484

    Transportation

    $1,160
    $1,800
    $1,800

    Personal

    $2,120
    $2,120
    $2,120

    Music Course fee 

    $2,514
    $2,514
    $2,514

    Loan Origination Fee

    $202
    $202
    $202

Notes & Fee’s not included above: 

  • Room & Board- an average cost from the housing options and meal plan options.
  • Medical Insurance = $1,175 (Fall 2021) / $1,455 (Spring 2022) per semester. Can be waived online if you have proof of outside insurance coverage. See Health Insurance Section
  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to College Board of Trustee or New York State Legislative actions