Many students look for ways to finance their cost of attendance. Binghamton can assist you in exploring your options with grants, loans, scholarships and student employment. First, it’s important to understand how the cost of attending Binghamton University is calculated. The total price varies depending on whether you’re a New York state resident, an out-of-state-resident, live on- or off-campus, or are an international student.
Note to international students: As a public university, Binghamton University is able to offer an elite education at a fraction of the cost of U.S. private schools. International students are not eligible for federal/state funding; however, we encourage you to refer to the information maintained by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) which may be helpful to you.
If a student visa is required to enroll, international students must submit an International Student Financial Statement and an official bank statement verifying their ability to meet all education and living expenses for the first year of study.
The cost of attendance is based on both direct and non-direct costs. Both are taken into consideration in your financial aid package to help meet the total estimated cost of attendance. Note: Financial aid and cost of attendance is calculated using nine months of attendance; 12 months if you attend summer sessions.
Direct costs are charges that appear on your tuition bill (tuition and fees) and non-direct costs are your estimated living expenses (i.e. books, supplies, personal expenses). Total costs will vary depending on choices of dining (resident or commuter), housing options (on-campus and off-campus), travel (for visiting your family or others) and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Beginning with the 2012-13 aid year, the housing allowance for off-campus living will be different than the allowance for living on campus. The allowance is based on monthly rental rate averages surveyed in the area. Note: If you live in University plaza, you are billed directly by Binghamton University and you will be required to sign a 12-month lease. Your fall semester bill will include five months of rental charges, and the spring semester bill will include seven months of rental charges. You will need to plan accordingly to meet your rental expenses during the summer months.
Click here for a detailed chart of direct (billable) costs for 2012-13.
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Last Updated: 3/19/13