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Tuition & Fees

The University at Buffalo offers students an excellent education at a cost that is more affordable than most other major research universities. In 2011, the State of New York established a predictable tuition plan for SUNY. In support of this tuition agreement, the University at Buffalo has developed a strategic plan which directs revenues to initiatives which will positively impact the student experience by emphasizing academic quality, student success, and affordability.

Tuition and fee rates for all programs are listed on the University at Buffalo Student Accounts website at:

In addition to tuition and fees charged by the University, DDS and most Advanced Education programs have program-specific fees and requirements.  Advanced Education students should contact their Program Director for information.  DDS students may refer to the following Estimated Expenses DDS document, which is updated as changes occur:

2016 - 2017 Estimated Expenses DDS

The University at Buffalo offers students an excellent education at a cost that is more affordable than most other major research universities.  As our costs rise, and in recognition of students’ and families’ need to plan for college, the university sought a tuition agreement which would make costs transparent and enable us to plan for the outstanding educational experience that our students expect and that we wish to deliver. In 2011, the State of New York established a predictable tuition plan for SUNY and CUNY campuses. The plan enables the University at Buffalo to raise additional revenues that directly benefit students through a new Academic Excellence and Success fee. It also limits increases to tuition for out-of-state students to no more than 10 percent annually. Approval of the fee and annual out-of-state tuition amounts is dependent upon an annual review of the university's plan for improving the educational experience for students.

Billing and Due Dates

A complete explanation of University billing dates and due dates for every semester is available on the UB Student Accounts website.  

Fall 2016 

University eBill Notification 
emailed after 4:00 p.m. EST
University eBill Due
July 28, 2016* August 17, 2016
September 12, 2016** October 12, 2016
October 17, 2016 November 16, 2016
November 14, 2016 December 14, 2016

*If you enroll on or before July 17, 2016

**If you enroll after July 17, 2016

Continuing students are required to maintain their enrollment each term. Students who are not registered for at least 1 course for credit on July 17, 2016 will be charged a $40 late registration fee. This is non-negotiable and must be paid.

All new students should be registered by the first day of classes for the term. A $40 late registration fee will be charged to any student who is not registered on the first day of classes, but who subsequently registers. This fee will apply to all students including those who receive late admission to the university.

Note: The last day for new UB students to enroll for the fall 2015 term without a $40 late registration fee is August 28, 2016.

Liability Deadlines

SUNY Policy

When you register, you assume responsibility for paying all tuition and fees associated with your enrollment/registration. You must pay even if you did not attend a single class unless you have dropped or resigned your courses according to the published deadlines. This applies to those who are withdrawing from the University OR those who have fallen below full-time status.

Note: If you have received Title IV financial aid (Pell, Perkins, SEOG, Direct Loans) for the semester you resign, you should examine the Policy Statement for the Adjustment of Financial Aid Due to Discontinuance of Study.

Advanced Education programs in the School of Dental Medicine follow the Liability Deadlines posted on the UB Student Accounts website at:

The DDS program follows the liability deadlines listed below.  These deadlines are based upon the start date for each individual course:

Financial Liability is
For Courses Dropped/Resigned Tuition
By the end of the First Week of Classes 0%
Second Week of Classes 30%
Third Week of Classes 50%
Fourth Week of Classes 70%
After Fourth Week of Classes 100%