Sasa Vann

"Without the scholarships, I know I either wouldn't have gone to college or would be graduating with loads of debt."

Saša Vann, Class of 2016 

Psychology | Hospitality Administration

SUNY Value

We’re a SUNY campus, and that means the cost of attending Buffalo State is affordable and about one-third that of a private university. We're here to help you navigate the financial aid process, from budgeting to available aid programs.

Type of Aid

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Grants are usually given to students based solely on a demonstration of financial need.

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Scholarships are based on specific criteria which includes academic merit, financial need, field of study, or a combination.

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Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study

Work study is available during the fall and spring semesters. On average, students are eligible to work up to 12 hours per week. 

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Federal Loans
Federal Loans

Loans are a form of aid that must be repaid after graduation or when attendance drops below half-time status.

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Federal Teach Grant (TEACH)
Federal Teach Grant (TEACH)

This program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

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Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships and Grants are available to graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools and are privately funded by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.

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CARES Emergency Fund
CARES Emergency Fund

The federal CARES Act provides funding for students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of transitioning to online learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Annual Undergraduate In-State Tuition (+fees)


Annual Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition (+fees)


Students Offered Financial Aid

We're Here to Help

Financial Aid Office
1300 Elmwood Ave., Moot Hall 230
Buffalo, NY 14222  

Call Us: (716) 878-4902

Fax Us: (716) 878-4903

Email Us:

Office hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

School Codes

Federal School Code: 002842

New York State TAP School Code: 0905

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Cash Course
Cash Course

CashCourse is your guide to making informed financial choices. Register for a free account to find your assignments and other financial tools and start taking charge of your money.