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Costs & Aid


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At Jefferson, we’re committed to keeping college affordable and helping you find the best options to pay for your education.

Jefferson offers quality education at a competitive price - you might find it costs far less than other schools you're considering.

It's always a good idea to carefully plan how you will pay for college, and we'll point you to some useful resources. But first, the numbers:


per-year tuition and fees for New York residents. Only $209 per credit hour.


savings compared to average resident tuition ($7,515) and fees at New York public universities.


per-year tuition and fees for non-residents. Only $414 per credit hour.


approximate savings compared to average non-resident tuition and fees ($24,000) at public universities nationwide.


per credit resident tuition.


per credit non-resident tuition.


Step-by-step guidance for loans, scholarships, and more

We can help you understand your financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and loans. We'll guide you through each process step-by-step.

  • Apply for aid walks you through the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA), the most important piece of the aid process.
  • Types of aid explains types of aid—from grants and scholarship you don’t pay back to loans that require repayment once you graduate.
  • Apply for scholarships lists scholarships available to Jefferson students.


per-year tuition and fees for NYS residents ($10,608 for non-residents).


percent of students receive financial aid.


available scholarships, including several that cover full tuition.


We’re here to help

Find answers to common financial aid questions or connect with a counselor to talk about your options. You can reach us at or 315-786-2437.

Net price calculator

Estimate everything from tuition to books to living costs and learn how financial aid can help you cover your costs with this handy calculator SUNY offers.

Jefferson-Can Awards

Jefferson-Can Community Scholars Program scholarships cover up to the amount of full first-year tuition to be applied to non-tuition expenses, for top scholars from Jefferson and Lewis counties in New York. Applications and awards are administered through the Northern NY Community Foundation.

Excelsior Scholarship

New York is the first state to offer tuition-free college at public institutions like Jefferson for families earning up to $110,000. There are guidelines to be aware of and the application is separate.


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