Cost of Attendance

In addition to the fixed direct cost listed in the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog, the CIA is required to estimate a cost of attendance (COA) that includes indirect costs such as personal expenses and transportation. While the COA can be one of the more confusing aspects of the financial aid process, it gives the student and the student's family an idea of what costs might be incurred beyond tuition and fees so they can plan accordingly. It is important to differentiate between direct and indirect costs, as indirect costs are simply estimates used by SFRS during the awarding process to determine a student's financial need, while direct costs are actual amounts that will be charged to the student's account. See the charts below for the average COA by campus and program.

Keep in mind that SFRS can only award students an amount of aid equal to or less than their associated cost of attendance budget. Students who have questions regarding their budget, would like consultation in planning their budget, or would like copies of the cost of attendance should contact SFRS. For more information about COA, view this video.

 

New York – Undergraduate Programs (excluding online programs)

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parent

Direct Cost   Direct Cost   Direct Cost  
Tuition $33,850 Tuition $33,850 Tuition $33,850
General Fee $1,670 General Fee $1,670 General Fee $1,670
Board Fee $4,240 Board Fee $4,240 Board Fee $4,240
Supplies $1,100 Supplies $1,100 Supplies $1,100
Room $8,870        
  $49,730   $40,860   $40,860
Indirect Costs   Indirect Costs   Indirect Costs  
    Room $7,740    
Books $1,000 Books $1,000 Books $1,000
Personal $2,450 Personal $1,550 Personal $700
Transportation $1,350 Transportation $2,526 Transportation $2,526
  $4,800   $12,816   $4,226
           
COA $54,530 COA $53,676 COA $45,086

New York – Online Graduate Programs

Online BBA

 
Direct cost
(based on 6 credits per term)
 
Tuition $9,360
Technology fee $420
  $9,780
Indirect cost  
Books $2,000
   
COA $11,780

Online MPS—Food Business

 
Direct cost  
Tuition $21,140
Indirect cost  
Books $2,000
   
COA $23,140

Online MPS—Wine Management

 
Direct cost  
Tuition $21,140
Wine fee $1,000
  $22,140
Indirect cost  
Books $2,000
COA $24,140

 

California

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parent

Direct Costs   Direct Costs   Direct Costs  
Tuition $33,850 Tuition $33,850 Tuition $33,850
General Fee $1,670 General Fee $1,670 General Fee $1,670
Board Fee $3,640 Board Fee $3,640 Board Fee $3,640
Supplies $1,100 Supplies $1,100 Supplies $1,100
Room $9,080        
  $49,340   $40,260   $40,260
Indirect Costs   Indirect Costs   Indirect Costs  
    Room $9,940    
Books $1,000 Books $1,000 Books $1,000
Personal $2,450 Personal $1,550 Personal $700
Transportation $1,350 Transportation $2,526 Transportation $2,526
  $4,800   $15,016   $4,226
           
COA $54,140 COA $55,276 COA $44,486

 

Texas

Off Campus

With Parent

Direct Costs   Direct Costs  
Tuition $33,850 Tuition $33,850
General Fee $910 General Fee $910
Board Fee $1,820 Board Fee $1,820
Supplies $1,100 Supplies $1,100
  $37,680   $37,680
       
Indirect Costs   Indirect Costs  
Room $7,680    
Books $1,000 Books $1,000
Personal $1,550 Personal $700
Transporation $2,526 Transportation $2,526
  12,756   $4,226
       
COA $50,436   $41,906