The University at Buffalo offers students an excellent education at a cost that is more affordable than most other major research universities.
New York State residents enrolled in exclusively online academic programs will be charged the tuition rate for resident students. Non-residents enrolled in exclusively online academic programs will be charged the tuition rate for non-resident online students.
The exclusively online academic programs have been previously approved by the Provost’s Office and registered by the New York State Education Department. These programs are in distance education format, consistent with the student’s intention to take courses exclusively online at the time of application and matriculation toward the degree.
If you are enrolled in one of these approved online academic programs, you are eligible for a Comprehensive Fee Waiver.
A matriculated student is charged tuition at the rate of his or her program for all courses in which he or she is enrolled, regardless of course level and regardless of whether or not any course is to be included in his or her degree program.
A non-matriculated student is charged tuition at the rate applicable to each course as determined by the course level. If a student is matriculated at the University but is taking a course as a non-matriculated student, the student will be charged as a matriculated student.
A visiting student is matriculated in a degree program at another campus of State University, is charged tuition according to his or her classification (undergraduate, graduate, for example) at his or her home campus. Admission as a matriculated student supersedes admission as a non-matriculated student.
The University at Buffalo offers students an excellent education at a cost that is more affordable than most other major research universities. UB strives to remain one of the nation’s best values in higher education and will continue to be a major public university and the premier public institution in the Northeast with continued student support.
Each year, approval of the annual undergraduate, graduate, and professional tuition rates is dependent upon an annual review of the university’s plan for improving the educational experience for students.
UB supports extended library hours, support programs to increase student retention, a university-wide writing center, digital access to textbooks, enhanced and renovated classrooms and labs, recruiting and retaining the best faculty, and the continuation of the Finish in Four program — a program that provides a proactive plan to ensure graduation in four years, thereby reducing costs to students and their families. Tuition increases allow for academic investments that enable UB to build on the momentum of the first five years of NYSUNY2020 by continuing to invest in students’ education through hiring more faculty, continued investment in need-based financial aid for students, and investing in experiential learning programs within the General Education requirements, known as the UB Curriculum.
In addition, the university supports a generous merit and need-based aid program that provides significant scholarship funds to first-year students.
UB strives to remain one of the nation’s best values in higher education and will continue to be a major public university and the premier public institution in the Northeast with continued student support.
Effective Fall 2024, UB will discontinue the domestic health insurance plan offered by the university to our students. Additionally, we will no longer mandate health insurance for domestic students attending the University at Buffalo. Health-related programs may require students to have health insurance. Please check with your academic program about specific health insurance requirements. Learn more about the change.