Veterans and Dependents of Veterans

Provisions in the “Veterans Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability Act of 2014” require all public universities to offer in-state tuition to honorably discharged veterans and dependents.


In-state Tuition Policy for U.S Military Veterans or the Dependents of U.S. Military Veterans

Such policy shall further provide that the payment and fees by any student who is not a resident of New York State shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students who are residents of the state if such student is enrolled in University at Buffalo and attending said institution or educational unit in accordance with the federal GI Bills and in compliance with all applicable eligibility requirements thereof.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A spouse or child using GI Bill benefits in which they are eligible for, or;
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in New York State (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls at University at Buffalo within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more, or;
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the State of New York (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls into University at Buffalo within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.


Please fill out the Residency Application for New York State Tuition Purposes—Military and submit required documents listed on the form.

Application Filing Deadlines

We will accept applications for the Military and Veterans exceptions at any time for the current semester.   

If you’ve submitted a residency application and have not received a decision from our office, you are still responsible for paying the amount due by the billing due date.   Failure to pay the amount due will result in a late payment fee.  You should also be aware of the financial liability deadlines, as these may occur while you are waiting for a decision from our office.

Applications and documents will NOT be accepted by fax or email. Communications are conducted through UB email, United States mail, or telephone. You will receive an approval or denial letter via your UB email once a decision has been made.

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.