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Your UB Quota for Printing

Learn more about your semesterly "allowance" for free printing.

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When You Get Your UB Quota

Summer UB Quota is available effective Tuesday, May 30. Any remaining Spring quota will roll over.

Current UB students, faculty and staff receive a certain number of pages they can print for free at public computing sites per semester. This is called your "UB Quota." You may print from a computing sites computer or your own computer.

Please note: If you do not print during a semester, you do not receive a UB Quota for that semester, even if you are enrolled.

UB Quota Amount

Your UB Quota is the equivalent of:

  • 650 single-sided black and white pages for each of the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • 200 single-sided black and white pages for the Summer semester.
  • 100 single-sided black and white pages for Winter semester, only if enrolled in Winter semester courses. Winter semester quota is only available during Winter session, and is deleted at the end of the Winter semester.

You may also print in color, but it is more expensive (will use up more Quota). See Printing Costs for complete information.

Checking Your UB Quota Balance

Common Questions

Does my UB Quota "roll" over to the next semester?

Your UB Quota rolls over from Fall Semester to the Spring Semester, and from the Spring to Summer. However, your balance does not roll over to the next academic year (Summer to Fall), nor from Fall to Winter, nor Winter to Spring.

Can I add money to my UB Quota?

No, but there are other options (see below).

I spent my UB Quota but I still need to print. What are my options?

If you spend all the funds in your UB Quota for the semester, you may print using Campus Cash as the source of printing funds. You can also print using another quota (sometimes called a "purse") if your department provides one.

Learn how to print with funds other than your UB Printing Quota >

Do I keep my UB Quota after I graduate / retire?

Graduates can continue to access their quota up to 6 months after degree conferral. Retirees do not have access to quota.

Can I get a refund for unused quota?

There are no refunds for unused quota.

Is it possible to have more than one type of quota?

You may see other quota when you print elsewhere - some departments offer a separate quota, and UB's residence halls have a separate quota residents can see and use only in labs operated by Campus Living. These are separate from your UB Quota.

My document didn't print properly because the printer was jammed/out of paper/low on toner, but I was charged anyway. Can I get a refund?

Ask the consultant at the print service counter for assistance. If there is no print service counter, send email to the computing site team.

Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

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