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The average net price New York's private, not-for-profit college and university students pay is $26,535 per year -- significantly lower than the "sticker price" at most institutions. 

New York's private, not-for-profit colleges and universities give $5.7 billion in aid to their students each year. When that aid is combined with state and federal student aid programs, the average net price students actually pay for tuition + room + board is lower than you might expect.

Net price is the amount students and their families actually pay for tuition + room + board after student aid is factored in. "Sticker price" is a college or university's published full price for tuition + room + board. With 90% of private college students receiving some form of student aid, only a small minority of students pay the full "sticker price."

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2016-17