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Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2019-20

The cost of attendance is the total estimate of both direct (billed) and indirect (non-billed) costs for enrollment as a full-time student at SUNY Geneseo. This is used for the awarding of financial aid. It is NOT your actual bill. We sometimes call it the "budget" because it is an estimate of what a student/family may spend during one year at Geneseo. Actual costs may vary depending on living arrangements, selected meal plan and course load.

Note: Incoming freshmen are required to have a notebook computer. If you wish to purchase a laptop from Geneseo or elsewhere, this cost could be added to your cost of attendance. You will be referred to a private education loan to cover the cost. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

The student billing notice is calculated based on the direct costs for the semester. Fall bills are sent to students in early July and are due on August 1st. Spring bills are generated in November and are due on January 1st. For billing and payment information, visit the Student Accounts Office website.

For the 2019-20 Academic Year, we estimate the following costs for undergraduate students.

Total Estimated Budget

Undergraduate, NYS Resident, Living On or Off-Campus

Item Cost
Tuition $7,070
Fees $1,807
Room Rent*1 $8,370
Meal Plan*1 $4,536
Books $1,000
Travel $1,500
Personal $1,009
Total Estimated Budget $25,292

* First-year students (freshmen and transfers) are required to have the Gold Meal plan. Commuter plans are available for off-campus students.

1. Not billed if living off-campus

Information about applying for New York State Residency Status is available on the admissions website.

Undergraduate, Non-NYS Resident, Living On or Off-Campus

Item Cost
Tuition $16,980
Fees $1,807
Room Rent*1 $8,370
Meal Plan*1 $4,536
Books $1,000
Travel $1,500
Personal $1,009
Total Estimated Budget $35,202

* First-year students (freshmen and transfers) are required to have the Gold Meal plan. Commuter plans are available for off-campus students.

1. Not billed if living off-campus

Undergraduate, NYS Resident, Living with Parent(s)/Commuter

Item Cost
Tuition $7,070
Fees $1,807
Room Costs $1,500
Meal Plan (optional) $1,500
Books $1,000
Travel $1,500
Personal $1,009
Total Estimated Budget $15,386

Graduate, NYS Resident, Living Off-Campus

Item Cost
Tuition $11,310
Fees $936
Room Rent $8,370
Meal Plan* $4,536
Books $1,000
Travel $1,500
Personal $1,000
Total Estimated Budget $28,652

* Commuter Plans are available for off-campus students