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Buffalo State College Tuition & Cost

Buffalo, New York

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New York Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for SUNY College at Buffalo
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$1,416
Room and Board $14,386
Other Expenses Budget$2,750
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for SUNY College at Buffalo
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$1,416
Room and Board $14,386
Other Expenses Budget$2,750

Residents of New York pay an annual total price of $26,660 to attend SUNY College at Buffalo on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,070 for tuition, $14,386 room and board, $1,038 for books and supplies and $1,416 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,570 which is 37.2% higher than New York residents. The tuition charge is $16,980 while room and board is $14,386, books and supplies are $1,038 and other fees come in at $1,416.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend SUNY College at Buffalo when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income SUNY College at Buffalo
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,484
$30,001 to $48,000$12,992
$48,001 to $75,000$17,154
$75,001 to $110,000$18,186

The average reported annual net price for SUNY College at Buffalo for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,400 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

94% of full-time undergrad SUNY College at Buffalo received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,597 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 62% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,267 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,338.

Finanical Aid SUNY College at Buffalo
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,597 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,898 87%
Pell Grants $4,782 68%
Other Federal Grants $996 40%
State and Local Grants $3,861 85%
Federal Student Loans $5,267 62%
Other Student Loans $9,338 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to SUNY College at Buffalo, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,428. The loan balance of $36,428 is a four year multiple of the $9,107 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $348 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $36,428
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $347.56
Total Interest Paid $5,279.60
Sum of All Loan Payments $41,707.60

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year New York Residents Non Residents
1 $26,660 $36,570
2 $27,154 $37,248
3 $27,658 $37,939
4 $28,171 $38,643

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at SUNY College at Buffalo to be $106,640 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at SUNY College at Buffalo
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New York Residents $295 $885 $1,180
Out of State Residents $708 $2,124 $2,832

Estimated cost for a class at SUNY College at Buffalo based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at SUNY College at Buffalo versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

SUNY College at Buffalo Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196130 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Buffalo.