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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.
  • Tuition prices noted above are the actual tuition prices for the 2015-16 academic year; tuition prices for 2016-17 may or may not change; actual tuition prices for academic year 2016-17 will be announced in the summer of 2016. Visit for more information.
  • Fees include the Student activity fee, comprehensive fees, the international student fee, 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 $1,000–$1,500 per semester. Some programs, such as architecture, art programs, and health-related programs may have significantly higher costs for supplies.
  • Personal and incidental costs are not included. Students should budget at least $1,000 per semester.
  • All above estimated costs are subject to change.
  • Total costs typically increase 5 percent to 8 percent annually.
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