Tuition/Aid

The Excelsior Scholarship

With the passage of the 2018 State Budget, New York is now home to the nation's first accessible college program.

What we know so far

Eligible students are as follows:

  • Attend a public institution
  • If student was previously enrolled in college, they must have completed at least 30 credits per year, in the program of study, to qualify. If previous credits were in a private college, at least 30 credits per year must be accepted upon transfer in order to qualify
  • Students must complete at least 30 credits per year
  • Meet Adjusted Gross Income limits as follows:
    • $100,000 in 2017/18
    • $110,000 in 2018/19
    • $125,000 in 2019/20 and thereafter.
  • Awards are limited to the length of the program (2 year, 4 year, or 5 year)
  • Must have their Grade Point Average (GPA) certified by their institution indicating that coursework was successfully completed
  • Must live in New York State for a continuous number of years equal to the duration of the award received. There is no requirement that the student be employed during that period, but they cannot work in another State.
    • If a student fails to meet these requirements the award will be converted to a student loan

Where to find additional information:

 New York State Higher Education Service Corporation (NYS HESC) has been provided the authority to establish application procedures and a method of selecting recipients to eligible students.

 For the most accurate and up to date information visit their website at https://www.hesc.ny.gov/

 You can even sign up to receive an alert when the application becomes available.

 Additional updates to follow once more is known.


Online Billing and Payment System

The College uses an online billing and payment system that provides students and parents with an in-depth service that's detailed and information-oriented in a secure environment. Take time to familiarize yourself with the system by accessing your myRedDragon account. For more detailed information, please read our brochure (PDF).

As an affordable choice for your higher education, SUNY Cortland offers exceptional value for the investment you make in your future. You’ll also be pleased to discover our reasonable costs for tuition, fees, living expenses, books and transportation. In addition, nearly 80 percent of SUNY Cortland students receive some form of financial aid.

Estimated Cost of Attendance Summary

Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance 2017 - 2018
  NYS ResidentsNon-NYS Residents
Tuition - Full Time (1) $6,470 $16,320
Fees $1,630 $1,630
Room and Meal Plan (average) $12,410 $12,410
Billed Expenses $20,510 $30,360
  1. Cost listed is for a full-time student (12 or more credit hours).

Rates contained on this page for 2017-18 are tentative and subject to change pending New York State, SUNY or college action.

Read more detailed information about costs.

As an affordable choice for your higher education, SUNY Cortland offers exceptional value for the investment you make in your future. You’ll also be pleased to discover our reasonable costs for tuition, fees, living expenses, books and transportation. In addition, nearly 80 percent of SUNY Cortland students receive some form of financial aid.

Estimated Cost of Attendance Summary

Graduate Student Cost of Attendance 2017 - 2018
   NYS
Resident
Non-NYS
Resident
Tuition (1) $10,870 $22,210
Fees $1,630 $1,630
Total Billed Charges (2), (3) $12,500 $23,840
  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 expenses even though these expenses are not billed by the college.
  3. Students living off-campus may purchase a meal plan. Please refer to Meal Plan Options for additional choices

Rates contained in this page for 2017-18 are tentative and subject to change pending New York State, SUNY or college action.

Read more detailed information about costs.


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at SUNY Cortland provides a broad range of financial aid services. Make this your first stop when looking for resources to help you fund an affordable education at SUNY Cortland.

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts Office at SUNY Cortland handles payments, billing, refunds for overpayment or withdrawal from school, monthly payment plans and other financial transactions.

School Codes

FAFSA
Federal School Code: 002843

TAP
Undergraduate: 0910

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