Costs of Attendance: Doctoral

The cost of attendance represents a student's maximum financial aid eligibility.

Cost of Attendance: ( also known as "COA" for short, or "budget") = tuition + fees + living expenses

Direct Costs: Direct costs include tuition, fees, room and board (if living on campus).

Indirect Costs: Indirect costs are not paid directly to Downstate and may vary based on individual needs, these include books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.

Doctor of Philosophy

Tuition is paid by the program. Visit Bursar's webpage for up to date rates.


Total:  $56,012
Fall/Spring Budget
Fees (Average) $619
Indirect Costs
Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment $1,500
Room & Board $19,422
Living Expenses $4,410
Health Insurance $0
Travel $1,500
Loan Origination Fee $555
Total Indirect Costs  $28,006

All listed above are estimated and subject to change at the discretion of the SUNY Board of Trustees and/or SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. Loan fees are updated July 1st annually per Treasury Department.