COVID Fee Credit Adjustments and Refunds

As a result of COVID-19, the following adjustments were made to student accounts for the spring 2020 semester. These adjustments reflect credits of eligible Course Fees (e.g., lab fees), housing, dining, Comprehensive Fee and Student Activity Fees.

About COVID Refunds and Credits

Student Accounts has worked with fee stewards across the university to determine credits due to students for the spring 2020 semester as a result of COVID-19. 

Students have received prorated credits for certain fees where services have been discontinued or curtailed due to the COVID-19 emergency. A calculated credit amount has been determined for each of these fees.

After credits are applied to the student’s account, a refund will be granted where applicable.

Students anticipating a refund are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit. Funds should be available in student bank accounts within 2 business days from the time the direct deposit refund is initiated, depending on your financial institution. Direct deposit refunds will be processed the week of May 4, 2020.

For students without a direct deposit profile, refunds will be mailed by check to the student’s permanent address the week of May 11, 2020.

Campus Fees

Students will receive prorated credits for certain fees where services have been discontinued or curtailed due to the COVID-19 emergency. A calculated credit amount has been determined for each of these fees.

Campus Fees Adjustments
Fee Name Adjustment

Campus Housing

Dining

  • Prorated credits will be issued for Any 19, Any 14 and block meal plans. Students who continued to utilize their accounts after March 24, 2020 are not eligible for credits
  • For exclusively Dining Dollar meal plans, expiration dates are extended through the end of the fall semester. Non-returning students may request refunds
  • For more information, visit Campus Dining and Shops COVID-19 web page or email ubcard-info@buffalo.edu

Athletic Fee

 

  • Full-time undergraduate students will receive a credit of $53.15
  • Part-time undergraduate students will receive a pro-rated credit of $4.43 per credit
  • Graduate and professional students are not assessed this fee

Campus Life Fee

  • Full-time students will receive a credit of $47.55
  • Part-time students will receive a pro-rated credit of $3.96 per credit

Recreation Fee

  • Full-time undergraduate students will receive a credit of $13.50
  • Part-time undergraduate students will receive a pro-rated credit of $1.12 per credit
  • Graduate and professional students are not assessed this fee
Student Activity Fees Undergraduate Student Association (SA) Full-time undergraduate students will receive a credit of $54.50; Part-time undergraduate students will receive a pro-rated credit of $4.54 per credit
Graduate Student Association (GSA) A credit of $7.92 will be applied to students in GSA
American Student Dental Association (ASDA) A credit of $28.07 will be applied to students in ASDA
Student Bar Association (SBA) A credit of $82.31 will be applied to students in SBA
Graduate Management Association (GMA) A credit of $33.68 will be applied to students in GMA
School of Pharmacy Student Association (SPSA) A credit of $6.50 will be applied to students in SPSA
Medical Student Polity (MSP) Fall 2019 A credit of $35.88 will be applied to students in MSP

Transportation Fee

  • Full-time students will receive $121.13
  • Part-time students will receive a pro-rated credit of $10.10 per credit

Course Fees

As of March 23, 2020, the university moved to a distance-learning model of instruction through the remainder of the Spring semester.  Due to this change, some of the fees that have been assessed may be fully or partially refunded if there are course and lab materials no longer being utilized, or services no longer being offered. In instances where original fee cost components have been replaced with various other cost components to accommodate the change in service delivery, or a lab requirement may be satisfied at a future date (incomplete grade), a credit will not be applied.

Course Fee Refunds

Fee Type 

Course Number

Credit Adjustment

Aquatics Course Lifeguard Fee

REC 119, REC 120, REC 121

$16.00

Music Lab Fee

MUS301, MUS302

$75.00

Arch Freshman Studio Fee

ARC102

$250.00

Aquatics Course Lifeguard Fee

REC 175

$8.00

Art 331 Lab Fee

ART331

$13.63

Art Drawing Lab Fee

ART111, ART207, ART208, ART307

$60.63

Art Photography Lab Fee

ART 210

$70.82

Art Photography Lab Fee

ART 313

$70.82

Art Photography Lab Fee

ART 360

$26.20

Art Photography Lab Fee

ART 470

$51.20

Art Painting Lab Fee

ART211, ART212, ART231, ART311, ART312, ART411, ART412

$78.50

Art Sculpture Lab Fee

ART 120

$113.75

Art Sculpture Lab Fee

ART 229

$54.25

Art Sculpture Lab Fee

ART329

$78.75

Art Sculpture Lab Fee

ART 333

$162.15

Art Sculpture Lab Fee

ART 429

$78.75

Art Sculpture Lab Fee

ART 430

$78.75

Art Print Media Lab Fee

ART202, ART205, ART259, ART304, ART306, ART326, ART341, ART476

$82.72

Art 2D Lab Fee

ART105

$61.10

Art Figure Drawing Lab Fee

ART224, ART323

$45.12

Art Graphic Design Lab Fee

ART140, ART201, ART221, ART250, ART320, ART322, ART410, ART489, ART589

$61.61

Film Production

DMS402, DMS415, DMS416, DMS515, DMS516, DMS580

$67.27

Video Production

DMS103, DMS105, DMS341, DMS342, DMS343, DMS434, DMS436, DMS534, DMS536, DMS611

$44.86

Games & Digital Programming

DMS121, DMS221, DMS428, DMS439, DMS462, DMS562,

$37.40

Physical Computing

DMS110, DMS122, DMS551, DMS605

$54.20

Art Lab Fee

ART 473

$13.33

Art Lab Fee

ART 494

$53.33

Art Lab Fee

ART 573

$13.33

Chemistry Lab Fee

CHE106, CHE113, CHE114, CHE127, CHE128, CHE202, CHE215, CHE252, CHE322, CHE330, CHE414

$15.00

Biomedical Engineering Lab Fee

BE312

$32.50

MIC 401 Lab Fee

MIC401

$10.00

Architecture & Planning Grad

All Graduate Student Majors

$72.00

Architecture & Planning UG

All Undergrad Student Majors

$58.00

MS Finance Academy Fee

All MS Finance Students

$116.43

EMBA Program Fee

All EMBA Students

$232.00

Clinic Management Systems Fee All D4 Students $1,944.00

Contact Us

UB Student Accounts
Email: ubstudentaccounts@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1800