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Current Costs of Attendance

**The Bursar maintains the current tuition and fees on the Bursar web page.

The Office of Financial Aid establishes standard student budgets each year as a basis for awarding financial aid funds. The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment. SUNY Downstate uses an average, rather than actual expenses. The cost of attendance for the financial aid programs is a student’s cost for the period in which the aid is intended.

The cost of attendance is determined by law (Higher Education Act, Sec. 472) and is not subject to regulation by the Department of Education. The law specifies the types of costs that are included in the cost of attendance, but SUNY Downstate determines the appropriate amount to include.

A student’s cost of attendance generally is the sum of the following: The tuition and fees normally assessed for a student carrying the same academic workload, An allowance for books, supplies, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, and an allowance for room and board. We are not permitted to include costs such as credit card bills, costs prior to attendance, review classes not required by the school, or costs during the summer when school is not in session. A Financial Aid Cost of Attendance IS NOT a personal budget. The Financial Aid Budget is a good starting point to create a personal budget.

The total amount of financial aid you can receive is limited by your financial aid budget — an average of costs based on residency (in-state or out of state), type of program, and other factors. The costs taken into consideration in the budget include tuition, fees, housing and meals, books, supplies, medical expenses, transportation, and personal expenses.

Direct charges include tuition, fees, & dorm charges if you reside in a dorm room.

Indirect Costs: These are costs you are likely to incur while attending school but are not paid directly to the school.


2017-18 First Year Medical School Budgets and Estimated other Costs

2017-2018 First Year Medical School Budgets
Direct Costs
are costs you pay directly to SUNY Downstate. If you have comparable health insurance
you may be able to waive this, check with the Student Affairs web site for details
NYS Resident NYS Resident Non NYS Non NYS NYS Resident
Tuition Tuition Tuition Tuition Tuition
MED 1 - (10 Months) Dorm Resident Off Campus Dorm Resident Off Campus Lives with Parents
Tuition  $40,150 $40,150 $65,160 $65,160 $40,150
Fees (Average) $674 $674 $674 $674 $674
Health Insurance $4,392 $4,392 $4,392 $4,392 $4,392
Dorm $10,090 $0 $10,090 $0 $0
Books & Supplies  $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
* Dorm costs are estimated and depend upon room assisgnment and duration of your lease, check with Residential Life for actual costs
* The Book and supply costs are estimates based on information from the book stor, check with the bookstore for actuial costse
Indirect Costs
are estimates of costs you may incure while attending medical school. 
This will help guide you in calculating what your indirect costs will actually be.
Dorm Resident Off Campus Dorm Resident Off Campus Lives with Parents
Food/Board $4,520 $4,520 $4,520 $4,520 $4,520
Room/Apartment $0 $17,060 $0 $17,060 $0
Miscellaneous $5,700 $5,700 $5,700 $5,700 $5,700
Travel $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Loan Fees $1,155 $1,155 $1,155 $1,155 $1,155
Monthly allowance used in this budget
Board Per month $452
Room ON Campus/Per month $1,009
Room Off Campus/Per month $1,706
Transportation/per month $150
Miscellaneous Per month $570
* Your residency is determined by the Admissions Office before you attend and by the Registrar as a continuing student
* At this moment we have no information about the possiblility of a tuition increases
* There is no food plan while living in the dormitory



* After you have received your award letter for next year if you have concerns that you have unusual school related expenses that go beyond or are not reflected below you may come to the Office of Financial Aid and consult with the staff about those concerns. You should bring receipts to show the actual amounts paid so we may determine how and if they may be taken into consideration.