Service Fees

The following fees are administered to comply with mandatory State University of New York policy:

Late Registration Fee

Registrations on "late registration day" (the first day of classes) or later are charged a mandatory $40 late registration fee that cannot be waived or deferred. Exceptions are registrations for graduate workshops, independent study, special projects, contracts, and courses requiring performance auditions. Registrations for independent study, special projects, or contracts turned in after the second week of classes that generate the only registration for a student also are assessed the $40 late fee.

Billing Fee

A billing fee of $30 is assessed to each delinquency notice sent by the college. Late filing of financial aid does not waive this fee. All financial aid should be filed by March 1.

Late Payment Fee

A $30 fee is charged if the semester bill is not paid by the due date.

Late Drop/Add Fee

A $20 late drop/add fee is charged for each transaction after the first week of classes. Independent study, special projects, or contracts added after the second week of classes also are charged this fee.

Academic Transcript Fee

There is a $5 fee for each transcript request.

Returned-Check Fee

A $20 fee is charged for each check returned by the bank or any declined credit card transaction. The fee is nondeferrable and cannot be waived. An additional billing fee is charged on any transaction covering a course and/or room registration. If payment is not received within 10 days from the date of notification, the account is referred to the New York State Attorney General’s Office for collection and handling.

Graduate Admission Application Fee

A nonrefundable $65 processing fee must accompany the application for admission to a graduate program at Buffalo State. Payment of the fee is not contingent on any action or decision the college may render on the application, or on any subsequent decision by the applicant to withdraw the application.