Fee Consultation Process

In an effort to provide for student consultation and to assist in planning for the next few years, the university is providing a five-year broad-based fee plan, including anticipated student fee rates for 2023-24 through 2027-28.

Broad-based Fees Consultation Process for 2023-24

February 8, 2023

In an effort to provide for student consultation and to assist you in planning for the next few years, the University is providing a five-year Broad-Based Fee rate increase plan, including anticipated fee rates for 2023/24 through 2027/28.

Based on current estimates, the 2023/24 maximum annual broad-based fee-weighted average HEPI percentage is estimated as 3.6%.

Broad-based fee increases are to be used to fund state-mandated costs (collective bargaining, negotiated contractual increases, and minimum wage increases), as well as for access to vital scholarly information resources and technology that support the learning and research needs of UB students.

To continue to offer programs and services that our UB students need and expect in the current State, SUNY and UB budget climate, a 3.54% increase to the existing components of the Comprehensive Fee has been proposed for 2023/24. The proposed increase would support state-mandated increases in salaries, minimum wage, costs as a result of inflationary increases, increased technology and library costs and services, and central academic investments.

The Comprehensive Fee components include support for the following: intercollegiate athletics (undergraduates only), recreation (undergraduates only), campus life, career services, college fee, student health, technology, transportation, and transcript. Fees continue to be prorated per-credit-hour for part-time students (except for the Transcript Fee), and the current waiver policy (revised and approved Summer 2020) will be maintained.

Campus Life increases will support anticipated state-mandated negotiated salary and benefit increases, other contractual obligations including mandated NYS minimum wage increases as well as initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion and student success.

Health Services increases will support increased costs and staff related to their increased service demands, state-mandated negotiated salary and benefit increases for personnel funded through the Health Fee, as well as inflationary increases and minimum wage increases.

Intercollegiate Athletics (undergraduate only) increases will support operational cost increases.

Recreation (undergraduate only) increases will support operational costs, including minimum wage increase for student payroll.

Technology increases will provide access to vital scholarly information resources and technology that support the learning and research needs of UB students, as well as minimum wage increases for student employees and inflation for Information Technology contractual increases for campus-wide software and hardware licenses.

Transportation increases will support state-mandated negotiated salary increases for personnel funded through the Transportation Fee, including fringe and minimum wage increases, and will support the replacement of outdated equipment and improvement of service delivery.

Included within Broad-Based Fees is the Academic Excellence and Success Fee, which supports building and enhancing academic and student success programs. This includes upgrading classroom facilities, support for the Center for Excellence in Writing, strategic enrollment management and strategic initiatives such as the Heart of the Campus.

Final UB recommendations for the five-year Broad-Based Fee plan will be made after student consultation has closed. The student consultation process is based on recommendations developed by the State University of New York (SUNY).

More information on UB's student Broad-Based Fees, proposed increases, and the waiver process, is available at http://www.buffalo.edu/studentaccounts/tuition-and-fees/broad-based-fees.html.

Several opportunities for student comment have been made available. Student advisory groups have been formed for each fee and served as the primary avenue for student input into the developing, executing, funding, and evaluating services offered through each Broad-Based Fee. If you would like additional information about how to join a student advisory group, please visit https://www.buffalo.edu/studentaccounts/tuition-and-fees/broad-based-fees/broad-based-fee-consultation.html.

Student and student leader comments on the proposed Broad-Based Fee adjustments are encouraged via the "Contact Us" form on the Student Accounts website (http://www.buffalo.edu/studentaccounts/forms/contact-us.htmlthrough February 17, 2023. Details can be found on the Broad-Based Fee website and will follow in an upcoming Spectrum ad. In addition, we will conduct an assessment of student fee interests and concerns via the My Opinion survey, which can be accessed through MyUB.

Broad-Based Fee adjustments, if adopted, would be reflected in Student Account statements distributed to all returning and new students in mid-July. 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.


A. Scott Weber
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Brian Hamluk
Vice President for Student Life

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Five-Year Broad-Based Fee Plan for Requested Increases
  2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Fee Undergraduate Graduate Undergraduate
Athletics $10.50 $0.00 $11.00 $0.00 $11.00 $0.00 $11.50 $0.00 $11.50 $0.00
Campus Life $13.00 $13.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.50 $5.50 $5.50 $5.50 $5.50 $5.50
Career Services $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
College $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00







Health $54.00 $54.00 $14.00 $14.00 $22.00 $22.00 $23.50 $23.50 $20.50 $20.50
Recreation $1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00
$17.00 $17.00 $17.50 $17.50 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 $18.50 $18.50
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$9.50 $9.50 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50
Total Increase (annual)
$105.00 $93.50 $58.50 $46.50 $68.50 $56.50 $71.00 $58.50 $68.50 $56.00
Current Rate (annual cumulative)
$2,968.50 $2,383.00 $3,073.50 $2,476.50 $3,132.00 $2,523.00 $3,200.50 $2,579.50 $3,271.50 $2,638.00
Proposed Rate 
(annual cumulative)

$3,073.50 $2,476.50 $3,132.00 $2,523.00 $3,200.50 $2,579.50 $3,271.50 $2,638.00 $3,340.00 $2,694.00
Academic Excellence & Success Fee $150.00 $150.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00