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University at Buffalo 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

$5,608 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
77% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($4,687 avg)
41% get state aid ($3,247 avg)
29% get institn'l aid ($5,608 avg)
54% get loans ($8,046 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 $7,215 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,687 33%
Pell Grants $4,472 33%
Other Federal Grants $525 15%
Institution Grant Aid $5,608 29%
State Grant Aid $3,247 41%
Student Loans $8,046 54%
Federal Loans $6,900 53%
Other Loans $9,888 7%

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
  • 4
  • Alexander from Williamsville, NY
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    SUNY Buffalo is very affordable especially with financial aid and/or scholarships. It is even cheaper for in-state students and the four year cost is not an overwhelming price to worry about after one graduates.

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  • anonymous from East Amherst, NY
  • May-14-2014 I am a past student here

    Students enjoy the relief of a relatively reasonable college tuition despite the enriching college experience the University has to offer. However, housing can get expensive without Financial Aid and scholarships.

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