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Tuition Assistance For SUNY Employees (SUNY B-140W)

State employees who work half-time or more apply for educational assistance  through the tuition waiver program (SUNY B-140W).

Read About Eligibility and Procedures

SUNY B-140W Tuition Waiver

Eligible Employees

Full and part-time state, Research Foundation (RF) and University at Buffalo Foundation (UBF) employees. Applicants must maintain their employment status with the university for the duration of the course for which tuition is waived.

Employees must have at least six months of cumulative service prior to the beginning of the course for which they have applied.

Eligible Courses

The waiver may be applied to any SUNY-sponsored, credit-bearing course. The course may be taken for credit or no credit. Community college courses are not eligible.

Assistance is available for up to eight credit hours per semester or session not to exceed 15 credit hours per academic year as long as funding lasts.

Assistance

A percentage of the full credit hour cost will be waived dependent upon your employment status with the university. All fees will be charged to the employee. Any outstanding balances in Student Accounts must first be cleared before the waiver will be applied.

Funding Source Tuition Assistance Requirements
25%
50% 100%
State .50 to .99 FTE 1.00 FTE Course required by performance evaluation
Research Foundation .50 to .99 FTE 1.00 FTE Not eligible
University at Buffalo Foundation .50 to .99 FTE 1.00 FTE Not eligible

Application Process

For University at Buffalo course waivers, the process may take several weeks.

I Am Taking a University at Buffalo Course

  1. Register for your course(s) via the usual course registration process.
  2. Submit the SUNY B-140W Tuition Waiver to:

Human Resources
120 Crofts Hall
North Campus

Once approved, Human Resources (HR) will forward your application to Student Accounts for adjustment to your bill.

The deadline to submit your application is the last day to drop/add classes on the Academic Calendar.

I Am Not Taking a University at Buffalo Course

  1. Register for your course(s) via the usual course registration process.
  2. Submit the SUNY B-140W Tuition Waiver to:

Human Resources
120 Crofts Hall
North Campus

Once approved, Human Resources (HR) will forward your application to Student Accounts for adjustment to your bill.

The deadline to submit your application coincides with the last day to drop/add classes with the campus you are attending.

I Am Not a University at Buffalo Employee

Contact your SUNY campus Human Resources Department for assistance in applying for this waiver. Your waiver cannot be processed through UB Human Resources.

Assistance for all student, course registration and billing information

Contact an Expert

Tracy Czarnecki

Health Benefits and Retirement Specialist

State Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-4490

Email: tac39@buffalo.edu

Instructions

Step 1

  1. Download the Tuition Assistance (B-140W) form
  2. Complete all required information and sign  

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Step 2

  1. Download the Employee Information Form
  2. Complete all the information
  3. Sign the form (Make a copy for your records if desired)

Step 3

  1. Attach Employee Information  form to your SUNY B-140W form
  2. Submit both forms to your supervisor to:

• Complete the Supervisor section in About the Employee and sign
• Sign Part II, Item 11 of the B-140W form
• Submit both forms to:

Human Resources
120 Crofts Hall
North Campus

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Health Benefits and Retirement Specialist

State Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-4490

Email: tac39@buffalo.edu

 
 
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Updated: 4/1983 (B-140W), 8/2015 (About Employee and Course)

Owner: Human Resources, State Benefits