Explanation of Terms

Full Time

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

Part Time

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

Semester

An academic year at Buffalo State 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 of New York 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.