Broad-Based Fees

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Broad-based fees are generally charged to all enrolled students to finance activities that benefit the student body, excluding those activities that are part of the core instructional program.

Types of Broad-based Fees

  • Comprehensive Fee
    The Comprehensive Fee is a consolidation of campus-required fees that support several university services. The Comprehensive Fee is paid by all students at the University at Buffalo, unless they meet fee waiver requirements. Comprehensive Fee components, except for the transcript fee, are assessed at a per-credit hour basis for part-time students.
  • Academic Excellence and Success Fee
    In response to NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant initiative in 2011, the University at Buffalo created a strategic investment plan to invest in and expand academics and research, need- based aid, and faculty and researchers. Fueled by NYSUNY 2020, the plan was leveraged by capital funding, a rational tuition policy, and the Academic Excellence and Success Fee (AESF).

Frequently Asked Questions About Fees