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 2021-22 through 2025-26.

Broad-based Fees Consultation Process for 2021-22

February 15, 2021

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 2021/22 through 2025/26.

SUNY has calculated the 2021/22 maximum annual Broad-Based Fee weighted average HEPI percentage as 2.55%.

Broad-based fee increases are to be used to fund state-mandated costs (collective bargaining, negotiated contractual increases, increased fringe benefits, 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. In light of the current environment, fee stewards were asked to keep requested increases limited to funding mandates and life and safety related programs, activities, and expenses.

The University at Buffalo is also planning to submit for preliminary approval on next year's (2022/23) Broad-Based Fee rates to help students and their families to better plan for upcoming changes to their cost of attendance.

To continue to offer programs and services that our UB students need and expect in the current State, SUNY and UB budget climate, a 2.08% increase to the existing components of the Comprehensive Fee have been proposed for 2021/22. In 2022/23, our requested comprehensive fee rate increase is 1.93%.

The proposed increase would support state-mandated increases in salaries, minimum wage, fringe benefits, 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 on a per credit-hour basis for part-time students (with the exception of the Transcript Fee), and the current waiver policy (revised and approved Summer 2020) will be maintained.

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Rate Table

Comprehensive Fee: 5-Year Broad-Based Fee Plan
Fee 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26

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Athletics

$10.50 $0.00 $11.00 $0.00 $11.00 $0.00 $11.50 $0.00 $11.50 $0.00

Campus 
Life

$6.50 $6.50 $5.50 $5.50 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Career Services $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
College $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Health

$14.00 $14.00 $12.00 $12.00 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50

Recreation

$1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00 $1.00 $0.00

Tech-
nology

$17.00 $17.00 $16.00 $16.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00

Transportation

$9.50 $9.50 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

Total Increase (annual)

$58.50 $47.00 $55.50 $43.50 $57.50 $45.50 $58.50 $46.00 $58.50 $46.00

Current 
Rate
(annual
cum-
ulative)

$2,818.50 $2,233.00 $2,877.00 $2,280.00 $2,932.50 $2,323.50 $2,990.00 $2,369.00 $3,048.50 $2,415.00

Proposed Rate (annual
cum-
ulative)

$2,877.00 $2,280.00 $2,932.50 $2,323.50 $2,990.00 $2,369.00 $3,048.50 $2,415.00 $3,107.00 $2,461.00

Academic Excellence
and 
Success 
Fee

$100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00

The Comprehensive Fee components include support for the following:

  • intercollegiate athletics (undergraduates only)
  • recreation (undergraduates only)
  • career services
  • campus life
  • college fee
  • student health
  • technology
  • transportation
  • transcript

Fees continue to be prorated on a per credit-hour basis for part-time students (with the exception of the Transcript Fee), and the current waiver policy will be maintained.

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 of 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.html) through February 26, 2021. Details can be found on the Broad-Based Fee website and will follow in upcoming Spectrum ads. 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 as 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.

 

Sincerely,

 

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

Christina Hernandez
Interim Vice President for Student Life