University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$17,469
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,415
$30k - $48k
$13,497
$48k - $75k
$18,956
$75k - $110k
$22,147
$110k+
$22,612
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,099
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,769
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,723
Books and Supplies
$1,203
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: ubfa@buffalo.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
45%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,198
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,216
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,301
Students receiving state aid
45%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,739
Students receiving federal aid
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,216
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$7,275,869
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$6,276,677

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,592
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,785
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,213
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,999
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$207

What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
Because I'm from NY, I pay in-state tuition, which really is comparably cheap. The Engineering program at UB is phenomenal, though. There are state-of-the-art labs here, and the professors definitely have experience. Also, the Honors College here (which unfortunately does not accept transfer students) is incorporated very well and allows students to excel beyond their academic program. They do charge a mandatory activity fee (about $100), but all sports games are free to students (all Division I teams, Go Bulls!), there are hundreds of free clubs, two free concerts a year, and plenty of activities throughout the year such as movies and tie-dye nights. Definitely worth it!
Sandra from Athens, NY
SUNY Schools are known for having low tuition compared to private schools. This is why SUNY and UB have both seen record numbers in incoming applications this year. And because our staff is filled with research professors, our classes are modern and innovative.
Taryn from Clarence, NY
Being a SUNY school Buffalo gives students a lot of bang for their buck. Tuition for in-state students is roughly five thousand a semester and the educational experience is worth every cent. The university offers numerous academic services including tutoring, undergraduate research, career centers, career fests, etc. Whether you are a freshman who has fallen behind in their calculus class or a graduating senior who needs help writing their resume and preparing for job interviews--UB has services to assist you. There is also a shuttle service available for all students that runs between north and south campus. It helps you save on gas money and its good for the environment! Aside from academic service UB also sponsors dozens of fun events and activities. Each year they hold a fall and spring fest concerts. Every Friday the student association sponsors late night events in the student union. There is always an occasion for free food, carnivals are set up, and free movies (with popcorn included!) There is plenty to do at UB and most of it is free!
Deanna from Scotia, NY
For in-state students, it is (of course) cheaper than for other students. BUT that should not be discouraging! The rooms are a great size, the campus is gorgeous and the education is great.
Alana from Salisbury Mills, NY
For being a New York resident, SUNY Buffalo is a bang for the buck education if you are looking for a large school with lots of academic opportunities. The school has many Division 1 athletic teams for boys and girls and there are many club and inter-mural teams here as well.
Hannah from Saratoga Springs, NY
SUNY Buffalo is such a great school that provides a top education and tons of fun for a very low tuition.
Ashlie from East Rochester, NY
Now, as public schools go UB is not that pricey and when you consider all the resources that come with two large, bustling campuses (and one more I have yet to visit) you really are paying a little to get access to a lot. That is as long as you take advantage of the resources that you are paying for. A lot of people don't take advantage of these and end up paying the same price for very little in the long run.
Matthew from Stockbridge, GA
DEFINITELY!!! I pay in-state tuition and I feel like I get more than I am paying for. There is always something free being given away in the student union, whether it's t-shirts or food. Students get into sporting events free. There are so many clubs to join, or you can start your own it's a really simple process. The only thing I would say is not so much worth it are the books, the book store on campus charges an outrageous amount, and you dont get very much back when you return them.
Emily from Watkins Glen, NY
No question about it - as part of the SUNY system, it is one of the cheapest schools you could attend (if you live in NY that is). Large Research University for super cheap. Biggest in the SUNY system and very high quality school. One of the only public universities with pharmacy, architecture, and medical programs.
Kelsey from Rochester, NY

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