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Buffalo, New York

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New York Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University at Buffalo
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,203
Other Fees$3,454
Room and Board $14,134
Other Expenses Budget$2,805
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University at Buffalo
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,203
Other Fees$3,454
Room and Board $14,134
Other Expenses Budget$2,805

Residents of New York pay an annual total price of $28,666 to attend University at Buffalo on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,070 for tuition, $14,134 room and board, $1,203 for books and supplies and $3,454 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $46,336 which is 61.6% higher than New York residents. The tuition charge is $24,740 while room and board is $14,134, books and supplies are $1,203 and other fees come in at $3,454.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University at Buffalo when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income University at Buffalo
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,605
$30,001 to $48,000$15,121
$48,001 to $75,000$19,834
$75,001 to $110,000$21,081

The average reported annual net price for University at Buffalo for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,264 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

72% of full-time undergrad University at Buffalo received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,859 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,188 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,700.

Finanical Aid University at Buffalo
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,859 72%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,321 69%
Pell Grants $5,145 36%
Other Federal Grants $367 19%
State and Local Grants $4,162 52%
Federal Student Loans $5,188 53%
Other Student Loans $12,700 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University at Buffalo, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $51,352. The loan balance of $51,352 is a four year multiple of the $12,838 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $490 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $51,352
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $489.95
Total Interest Paid $7,442.57
Sum of All Loan Payments $58,794.57

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year New York Residents Non Residents
1 $28,666 $46,336
2 $29,502 $47,688
3 $30,363 $49,079
4 $31,249 $50,511

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University at Buffalo to be $114,664 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University at Buffalo
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New York Residents $295 $885 $1,180
Out of State Residents $1,031 $3,093 $4,124

Estimated cost for a class at University at Buffalo based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University at Buffalo versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University at Buffalo Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196088 IPEDS survey data for University at Buffalo.