Board Charge Refunds

Refunds are calculated according to college and federal regulations and guidelines, less a $20 service charge for processing. No refunds are given after the drop/add session at the start of each semester. Contact the Buffalo State Campus Dining Services Office, Campbell Student Union 223, for additional information.

Activity Fee, College Fee, Health Fee, Athletic Fee, and Technology Fee

These fees are refunded only when registration is canceled during drop/add period.

Parking Fee

The Parking Fee is refundable within the first two weeks of class upon surrender of parking permit.

Service Fees

The following fees are administered to comply with mandatory SUNY 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 any course requiring performance auditions. Registrations for independent study, special projects, and contracts turned in after the second week of classes that generate the only registration for a student will also be 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 1st.

Late Payment Fee

A $30 fee is charged if the final 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.

New York State Debt-Collection Mandate

The State University reserves the right to withhold academic records from any student who has not satisfied or made provision to satisfy all obligations incurred in the State University system. Unpaid accounts are, in due course, turned over to an external collection agency. Collection costs are added to the amount of indebtedness.