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Using Banner to Register

Students must use the official Buffalo State Banner Student Information System to register for courses each semester. 

How to Login to Banner

Registration Dates

Start and end dates for registration will be e-mailed each semester. Once registration has opened, students will be eligible to register continuously until registration closes.

Students are expected to complete registration within two weeks after they become eligible to register and to attend the first meeting of all classes in which they have enrolled.


Register for Classes

  • Select "Student" then select "Registration"
  • Select "Add or Drop Classes"
  • Select the semester
  • Select "Class search" to find and add classes
  • After finding your desired class, check box and select "Register"
Login to Banner

View Class Schedule

  • Select "Student"
  • Select "Registration"
  • Select "View Required Books, Course Materials, and Printable Schedule"
  • Select the semester

Order Your Textbooks

  • From your class schedule screen
  • Select the orange GO! button at the top of the screen (goes to BuffaloState Bookstore website)
  • View your books for each class
  • Purchase your books

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View Grades

  • Select "Student"
  • Select "Registration'
  • Select 'View Required Books, Course Materials, and Printable Schedule'
  • Select the semester

Financial Aid

Federal Aid

Students enrolled in an eligible program may be eligible for federal financial aid.

To apply for federal aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.

Buffalo State’s federal school code: 002842

State Aid

New York State TAP is only available to postbaccalaureate students in a teacher certification program taking undergraduate coursework.

Accepting Financial Aid

  • Start at your Bannerweb home screen
  • Select "Financial Aid" then "Financial Aid Status"
  • Select the current award year
  • Select "Awarded," to review and accept your financial aid award
  • Contact Financial Aid at (716) 878-4902 or

Financial Aid Office

View or Pay Your Bill

  • Start at your Bannerweb home screen
  • Select 'View/ pay bill'
  • Enter QuikPay system to view and pay your bill.
  • Contact the Student Accounts Office at (716) 878-4121 or

Student Accounts Office

Cost Calculator

Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

Student Resources

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Technology Help
Technology Help

The IT Support Desk is your main contact for any technology-related questions or issues.

Call (716) 878-4357 (HELP)

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Campus Safety
Campus Safety

Campus emergencies: (716) 878-6333