The cost to attend college is increasing by the year. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCED), the prices for undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board at public institutions rose 28% between the 2008-09 and 2018-19 academic years. And at private nonprofit institutions, the increase was 19%. These increases are after adjusting for inflation. The only type of institution that saw an inflation-adjusted decrease during that time frame was private for-profit institutions where tuition decreased 6%. 

Of course, a modest decrease at private nonprofit institutions isn’t enough. Most students attend either public universities or private nonprofits, and that has people looking for affordable options. After all, the average cost of tuition at four-year institutions for the 2018-19 academic year was $28,123. 

Yahoo! Finance rated SUNY Poly as the Most Affordable College in New York: 

  • 2021-22 Cost of In-State Tuition & Fees: $8,578/yr. 
  • 2021-22 Cost of Room + Board (double room): $13,404/yr. 
  • 2021-22 Cost of In-State Tuition and Room + Board & Fees: $21,982 


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