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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,333 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,570 tuition
$11,310 on campus room & board
$1,034 books
$2,419 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$30,953 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,190 tuition
$11,310 on campus room & board
$1,034 books
$2,419 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,809 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($5,032 avg)
53% get state aid ($2,416 avg)
36% get institn'l aid ($4,809 avg)
71% get loans ($5,718 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.50% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.69% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,248 71%
Federal Grant Aid $5,032 29%
Pell Grants $4,217 28%
Other Federal Grants $1,002 25%
Institution Grant Aid $4,809 36%
State Grant Aid $2,416 53%
Student Loans $5,718 71%
Federal Loans $5,088 71%
Other Loans $8,682 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University at Buffalo offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-6900
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $232
Out of State $675


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Erin from Lackawanna, NY
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    For the education and opportunities I receive, I believe that the tuition is the biggest bang for my buck.

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  • 5
  • Nikolas from Grand Island, NY
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Particularly for in-state students, you really can't go wrong. UB, especially among those students who grew up in Buffalo, tends to have a very negative stigma among prospective students. THIS CANNOT BE MORE WRONG. I really can't stress that enough. Everyone I've ever talked to, from all around the country and all around the world, tells me the same thing (which I say as well): UB was my last choice, actually. I didn't really want to come here, but I'm really glad I did. This place is way better than I expected. It's true. I like to call it the Diamond in the Rough of Buffalo. Not only are there an unbelievably huge amount of things going on at all times on this campus (see above), but it also has the best value for your studies. This is really important, so I want to hammer this home as well as possible. When in high school, everyone is so focused on picking a school that's right for me and what I want to do. The hard truth is that unless you're one of the EXTREMELY small amount of people that 100% knows what they want to do for a career and what goals they have before they even graduate college, there is NO school that's right for you other than the school that GIVES YOU THE MOST OPTIONS. 99% of students go to college and change their minds, and that's ok. You absolutely want to pick a school that not only creates an environment for you to experience more than you could ever imagine, including cultures from countries all across the globe, but that also provides you with the flexibility of being able to change what you're studying. You really don't want to pick a small school that offers a relatively small amount of programs, just to possibly change your mind and then have to transfer because the school you chose to attend doesn't have a program in what you'd like to study after changing your mind. UB is like its own city.(and even people from New York City say this) - there's a lot to offer.

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  • 5
  • Juliya from Amherst, NY
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Extremely affordable for the education you receive. I recommend this school to anyone and everyone. I am 100% proud to be a UB alumni!

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