Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for 2013-2014
*Updated June 12, 2013: rates pending administrative action to finalize
Tuition for full-time Buffalo State graduate students is $4,935 per semester for New York State residents and $9,175 per semester for out-of-state students. Tuition for part-time graduate students is $411 per credit hour for New York State residents and $765 per credit hour for out-of-state residents.

Tuition for Undergraduate Coursework
Matriculated (degree-seeking) graduate students pay graduate tuition rates for any undergraduate coursework taken, regardless of its applicability to the student's degree program.

Premajor and nondegree students are charged undergraduate tuition rates for undergraduate coursework and graduate tuition rates for graduate coursework. Full-time registration cannot be less than $2,935 or more than $4,935 (New York State resident tuition rates).

Please note: The rates listed are subject to review and may change without prior notice.


Miscellaneous fees  (subject to change without notice) 
Application fee: $65

College Fee
A mandatory college fee of $12.50 per semester for full-time students and $.85 per credit hour for part-time students is collected by all units of the State University system to finance the operating budget.

Health Fee
All full-time students are required to pay a $138.75 per semester health fee; part-time students pay $11.60 per credit hour per semester. This fee provides basic medical assistance to students on campus through the Weigel Health Center. A mandatory health fee is collected by all units of the State University system.

Waiver for off-site distance-education students
Students enrolled exclusively in off-campus or distance learning courses with no on-campus meetings are eligible for a waiver or refund of the student health fee (not the mandatory health insurance), provided they are not concurrently enrolled in on-campus courses. If a student is enrolled in both on-campus and off-campus or distance learning courses, the health fee applies to all courses for which the student is registered. The Weigel Health Center is responsible for processing health fee waivers. More information and refund forms are at Weigel Health Center, (716) 878-6711.

Technology Fee
A mandatory technology fee of $163.75 per semester for full-time students and $13.70 per credit hour for part-time students is collected to provide enhancements to campus technology.

Graduate Student Association Fee
This fee of $26.64 per semester for full-time students and $2.22 per credit hour for part-time students supports funding requests for research & scholarship; managed by the Graduate Student Association.

Parking Fee
Students who wish to park on campus pay $70 per academic year and $10 for summer-only permits.

Room and Board
The residence hall room rate is $3,362 per semester for a double-occupancy room. Room rental does not include telephone service, which students arrange with the telephone company. Moore Complex apartments start at $3,787 per semester. Single rooms in the Student Apartment Complex are $4,805. Meal plan rates vary per semester. For additional information on housing rates and meal plans, visit

Miscellaneous Expenses
Miscellaneous expenses will vary depending on the student’s academic program, personal spending habits, and commute distance.

Mandatory Student Health Insurance
The Buffalo State College student health insurance plan has been developed especially for Buffalo State students. The plan provides coverage for sickness and injuries that occur on and off campus and includes cost-saving features to keep the coverage as affordable as possible.

All full-time domestic undergraduate and graduate students who attend Buffalo State College are eligible and automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan unless a waiver form with proof of health insurance coverage is returned to the college's Weigel Health Center by the applicable deadline.

Part-time domestic students are eligible to purchase this coverage, however they are not automatically enrolled in the plan. Spouse and dependent coverage is available.

Contact the Weigel Health Center at (716) 878-6711 for enrollment information or a waiver form. International students must purchase the SUNY International Health Insurance or have comparable coverage.

Online waiver and information on the health insurance plan through Buffalo State College.

International Student Health Insurance
All international students must enroll in a group health insurance plan available through the college. If they carry a health insurance policy that provides coverage comparable to the SUNY-mandated health insurance, it may be accepted as an alternative, if approved by the director of the Weigel Health Center. There also are rates for coverage during any semester. The premium is subject to change each year. All American students studying abroad must carry this insurance.

Call (716) 878-6711 for more information about international student health insurance.

Health insurance information for international students.

Summer Session Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are charged at the credit-hour rate for all courses taken during summer session.

For more information, visit

Graduate tuition and fees.