Finances

Electronic bills (eBills) are now the exclusive billing method for all Buffalo State student account balances. Paper bills are no longer mailed to students. Students should print their QuikPAY statement if needed. All e-billing notifications will be sent to your Buffalo State student email address.

Students are required to pay tuition and fees upon receipt of invoice with cash, credit card, or through a deferred payment plan. Deductions will be made under various financial aid programs upon approval of the Financial Aid Office.

Room and board charges must be paid prior to arrival on campus. These charges are usually included in the bill covering tuition and fees. The rates listed below are subject to review and may change without prior notice.

Further information concerning payment is available in the Student Accounts Office, Moot Hall 260, (716) 878-4121, studentaccounts.buffalostate.edu.

Explanation of Terms

Full time—A student registered for 12 or more credit hours a semester is considered a full-time student.

Part time—A student registered for 1 to 11 credit hours a semester is considered a part-time student.

Semester—An academic year at the college consists of a fall semester and a spring semester. Yearly expenses are twice the semester rate.

Resident (for tuition purposes)—As established by the State University Board of Trustees, an individual university registrant is considered a New York State resident and is charged in-state tuition rates when that individual is determined to have a permanent and principal home in New York State for 12 months prior to registration. Those who do not meet this requirement are presumed to be out-of-state residents and are charged out-of-state tuition rates unless satisfactory proof is presented to show that domicile in New York State has, in fact, been established.