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A Buffalo State Education Is a Smart Investment

National rankings have given Buffalo State high scores for offering value added to occupational earnings and social mobility to its graduates. Beyond affordable, a Buffalo State education is something that will continue to pay dividends both personally and professionally in years to come.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

$6,670 annual (full-time, in state)
$16,320 annual (full-time, out of state)
$1,306 annual fees*

Costs subject to change

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees by Semester

Graduate Tuition and Fees

$10,870 annual (full-time, in state)
$22,210 annual (full-time, out of state)
$759 annual fees*

Costs subject to change

Graduate Tuition and Fees by Semester

Return on Investment

Top-notch Education

At Buffalo State, you'll have access to a top-caliber education that includes small class sizes, personalized attention, and high-quality academics—at a fraction of the cost charged by private institutions.

An Affordable Value

According to the College Board, the average tuition and fees at a four-year private college are $33,500+ a year.

In comparison, Buffalo State is one of the most affordable universities—public or private—in the state of New York and beyond.

You'll Be Prepared

In a recent alumni surveys, approximately three-quarters of graduates agreed or strongly agreed that Buffalo State helped them prepare for their current job.

When you graduate, you’ll have one of the most marketable degrees in the nation. A degree from the State University of New York has instant credibility wherever you go.

Financial Aid

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82 percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid packages (including loans).

The average financial aid award is $12,451.

The Financial Aid Office administers the federal financial aid programs at Buffalo State and assists with acquiring state and private aid. The office also provides helpful information on scholarships and work-study positions.

Special Sessions

January Term (J-Term)

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January Term 2018

January Term (J-Term) is a standalone term that is separate from both the fall and spring semesters.

January 3-23, 2018


November 1, 2017–January 4, 2018


Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Summer Session

Buffalo State students studying outside.

Graduate on time, catch up on electives, fulfill final credits to receive your degree, complete professional certification requirements, or just take advantage of affordable in-state tuition.


Summer Session ES (May 21–June 1)
Summer Session SM (May 21–June 15)
Summer Session A (May 29–June 22)
Summer Session B (June 25–July 20)
Summer Session C (July 23–August 10)
Summer Session I (May 29–July 13)
Summer Session II (May 29–August 10)


Begins April 4, 2018

How to Register


Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

When to Apply

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SUNY Buffalo State offers rolling admission, which means there is no fixed application deadline.

Applications are reviewed as they are completed and received—the first round of fall decisions go out in mid-December for first-year (freshman) students and in mid-January for transfers.

You are welcome to submit an application at any time during the year, but are encouraged to apply as soon as you are able. The majority of our classes fill early in the semester.

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