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At UB, you will receive a great education from some of the world’s best professors and researchers at an affordable cost—one of the lowest in the U.S.

The following financial information shows the minimum costs that will be indicated on your I-20 / DS-2019 Certificate of Visa Eligibility. Actual costs will vary depending on degree, program and personal spending. Visit Student Accounts for more information.

2015 - 2016 International Student Estimated Budget

One Academic Year (9 months / 2 semesters)

Degree Program



Food and housing







Please note the following in your personal budget plan:

  • Tuition is set by the State University of New York; it is subject to change without notice.
  • For the fall and spring semesters, UB’s tuition price is based on the full-time flat tuition model; the tuition prices noted above are the same price for 12–18 credits.
  • Fees include the Student Activity Fee, comprehensive fees and International Student Health Insurance.
  • Food and housing (also known as “board”) costs are based on average on-campus residence hall costs; this cost will vary slightly depending on room occupancy and dormitory.
  • Books and personal schools supplies are not included. Students should budget $750–$1,000 per semester. Some programs, such as architecture and art programs may have significantly higher costs for supplies.
  • Personal and incidental costs are not included. Students should budget at least $750 per semester.
  • All above estimated costs are subject to change.
  • Total costs typically increase 7 percent to 8 percent annually.
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