Tuition for CUNY Undergraduate Programs

(Effective Fall 2015)

Type of Student New York State Residents Out-of-State Residents

Full-time Students at Four-Year Colleges

$6,330 per year

$16,800 per year1

$560 per credit

Full-time Students at Community Colleges

$4,800 per year

$9,600 per year 1

$320 per credit

Part-time Students at Four-Year Colleges

$275 per credit

$560 per credit

Part-time Students at Community Colleges

$210 per credit

$320 per credit

1 Tuition based on taking 15 credits per semester

2 Students who live in NY State but do not live in New York City may be eligible for the same tuition as a NYC resident. To pay NYC tuition, you must submit a Certificate of Residency Form to the Bursar's Office by a specified date.

Fees - Undergraduate

Technology Fee

Paid by each student to help improve computer services in the colleges. Full-time students pay $125.00 per semester and part-time students pay $62.50 per semester.

Activity Fees

Funds paid by each student to support student clubs, student government, various campus services, and a variety of student activities. These range from around $60 to $180.00 per semester for a full-time student. A part-time student pays less.

Consolidated Service Fee: 

$15.00 per semester

Related Costs - Budgets

There is more to the cost of education than just tuition and fees. Whether you are planning to attend CUNY as a half-time or full-time student, you can approximate your own expenses for the academic year (nine months) by considering the items below.  Your Cost of Attendance at CUNY includes the budget below in addition to your tuition and fees. 

Nine Month Student Budgets 2015-2016

Students Living at Home or with Relatives

Books and Supplies

$1,364

Transportation

$1,054

Lunch

$1,148

Personal Expenses

$1,816

Room and Board

$4,210

Total

$9,592

Students Living Away from Home

Books and Supplies

$1,364

Transportation

$1,054

Lunch

$1,148

Food at Home

$2,135

Personal Expenses

$4,208

Housing

$10,386

Total

$20,295

Tuition for CUNY Graduate Programs

(Effective for Fall 2015)

Student Type New York State Residents Out-of-State Residents, International Students

Masters

Full-time

$5,065 / semester

$780 / credit

Part-time

$425 / credit

$780 / credit

Maintenance of matriculation

$210 / semester

$340 / semester

Master of Business Administration (Baruch College)

Full-time

$7,450 / semester

$1,020 / credit

Part-time

$665 / credit

$1,020 / credit

Master of Architecture (City College)

Master of Engineering (City College)

Full-time

$5,930 / semester

$870 / credit

Part-time

$505 / credit

$870 / credit

Doctoral of Physical Therapy (Hunter College and and College of Staten Island)

Full-time

$5,460 / semester

$985 / credit

Part-time

$625 / credit

$985 / credit

Master of Public Administration (Baruch College, City College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice)

Full-time

$5,820 / semester

$8920 / credit

Part-time

$500 / credit

$920 / credit

Master of Social Work (Hunter College and Lehman College )

Full-time

$6,685 / semester

$910 / credit

Part-time

$560 / credit

$910 / credit

Doctoral

Level I full-time

$4,530 / semester

$875 / credit

Level I part-time

$515 / credit

$875 / credit

Level II

$2,840 / semester

$6,310 / semester

Level III

$1,130 / semester

$2,240 / semester

Doctoral of Nursing Practice

Level I full-time

$6,685 / semester

$910 / credit

Level I part-time

$560 / credit

$910 / credit

Level II

$6,685 / semester

$910 / credit

Level III

$6,685 / semester

$910 / credit

Law School

Full-time

$7,050 / semester

$11,710 / semester

Part-time

$595 / credit

$975 / credit

Fees - Graduate

Doctoral and Master's Application Fee:

$125.00

Student Activities Fee (varies by campus):

range $15-$140 per semester

University Consolidated Fee:

$15.00

Technology Fee:

Full-time — $125 per semester
Part-time — $62.50 per semester

Financing - Graduate

Even with reasonable tuition rates, financing a college education can be difficult, especially if you have other financial obligations. More information on how you can meet your educational costs, visit CUNY's Financial Aid for Graduate Studies web page or The Graduate Center's Financial Assistance web page.

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