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SUNY Buffalo State Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,716 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,570 tuition
$11,002 on campus room & board
$1,020 books
$1,124 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$27,966 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,820 tuition
$11,002 on campus room & board
$1,020 books
$1,124 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$820 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
52% get federal aid ($4,653 avg)
63% get state aid ($2,832 avg)
68% get institn'l aid ($820 avg)
73% get loans ($6,139 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.70% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.73% 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 $6,548 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,653 52%
Pell Grants $4,427 52%
Other Federal Grants $521 26%
Institution Grant Aid $820 68%
State Grant Aid $2,832 63%
Student Loans $6,139 73%
Federal Loans $5,608 72%
Other Loans $8,061 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does SUNY Buffalo State offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $232
Out of State $618


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Juliana from Bronx, NY
  • Mar-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely worth so much more than what you're paying. You have to take advantage of the opportunities though.

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  • 5
  • Richard from Buffalo, NY
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Buff State is a great choice for students who want to get their college education and the classes and professors are intuned with how college kids think and interact with the world because they all were college students themselves at one time.

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  • 3
  • Christian from New York, NY
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    You don't get the biggest bang for your buck, but you do get a good knock. My financial aid package was very helpful in my goal of achieving of educational prosperity. However, for what it's worth you should be getting a little bit more at Buffalo State for it's price. I won't take the school for granted though, it is visually stunning and educationally challenging.

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  • 5
  • Sarah from Kenmore, NY
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    A public school with the focus and attention of a private school. Small classes, with professors available to assist students if needed.

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