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Graduate Academic Offerings Database

Tuition & Funding

World-class and affordable: These words define graduate study at Binghamton University.

Investor's Business Daily recently ranked Binghamton in the top ten for return on investment, while national publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and the Fiske Guide to Colleges consistently rank Binghamton among the elite institutions providing superior programs at costs significantly below comparable private institutions. Combine those accolades with low-cost living in upstate New York and funding opportunities, and your return on investment will prove hard to beat.

Cost of Graduate Studies

2015-16 Graduate Tuition
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Fees: A prorated, per credit fee, starting at $90.
International students also add an average of $650/semester for health insurance and international student services fees.

Binghamton University – a public university subsidized by New York State – makes an excellent education economically possible. Our tuition and fees are competitive and we offer reasonable health insurance options.

Even better, the low cost of living in the Greater Binghamton area allows you to enjoy affordable housing, a moderate climate, a lively urban center, and an inspirational environment for less money than in most other university cities. Plus, major metropolises such as New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boston, Baltimore, and Toronto are all within driving distance.

Funding Fact Sheet

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Aside from maintaining reasonable tuition rates, Binghamton University offers numerous funding options. From loans, to fellowships, to student employment, to travel funding, Binghamton University can help you find the sources you need to enhance your career and make your education attainable. Explore as many avenues as you can, using the links below to get you started.

Financial Aid

Federal unsubsidized loans and Graduate PLUS loans are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. (Due to the Budget Control Act of 2011, graduate students are no longer eligible for subsidized loan funds beginning with the 2012-13 aid year.)

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by April 1 of each year. Explore the Financial Aid website for updated details and ALERTS. The website also provides information about alternative private loans for both U.S. citizens and international students.

Graduate students with a FAFSA on file at Binghamton University will be offered up to $20,500 (if eligible) in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan funding each year.  For the 2014-15 aid year, financial aid notifications will be sent to the students BU email account beginning July 1st.

Assistantships & Fellowships

Approximately 850 students are supported each year by Binghamton University's competitive teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, research project assistantships and fellowships, most of which include a generous stipend and a tuition scholarship. One of our most highly sought fellowships is the Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowship for Graduate Students. Visit our Assistantships & Fellowships page for more information about these funding opportunities.

Please note that some assistantships and fellowships may require a filed FAFSA to determine need.

Employment Opportunities

Binghamton University offers numerous employment opportunities that can supplement both your income and career objectives.

Graduate Assistantships: Competitive Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions are available for current graduate students who are not working in a teaching assistant or Graduate Work Study capacity.  In order to obtain a GA position you must be in good academic standing.   To check for assistantship offerings, visit the Graduate Schools Jobs and the Division of Student Affairs Assistantship websites.

Graduate Work Study: Positions are available on campus for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who qualify on the basis of financial need. Work-study participants earn an hourly wage and work 10 to 20 hours per week.

To apply for Graduate Work Study, students must complete the Graduate Work Study Application, following the directions on the form. Eligibility is determined using information provided on the applicant's FAFSA. After receiving and reviewing the application, departments with Graduate Work Study openings will contact the applicant directly if they wish to schedule an interview.

Part-Time Employment: The Career Development Center (CDC) maintains a comprehensive list of both on- and off-campus employment listings that incoming students can access well before the start of the semester. To check for employment listings, visit the Student Employment website and eRecruiting, the CDC's premier tool for job searches.

Travel & Research Funding

Binghamton University's graduate students participate actively in professional conferences and research opportunities. In order to help support graduate students, the University offers travel and research funding, including the Foundation Travel Grant, GSO Travel Funding, and the Rosa Colecchio Travel Award.

External Funding

Binghamton University's Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards lists external funding opportunities for graduate students and offers advice on tracking down external funding.

The Community of Science (COS) is the leading Internet site for networking within the academic and scientific community. It maintains one of the most extensive databases online of current grant and fellowship opportunities.

Binghamton University's Graduate Community of Scholars (GCOS) hosts workshops geared toward the professional development of graduate students, including a grant-writing workshop to help students learn how to best plan and write successful grant or fellowship proposals.

Funding for Non-Degree/Non-Matriculated Students

Non-matriculated students are not eligible for most sources of financial aid. Financial aid in the form of federal loans may be available under certain circumstances. Click here for more information.

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Last Updated: 6/18/15