Graduate Fees

Fees listed are pending approval from the State University of New York Board of Trustees and subject to change.

Student Accounts Office
Moot Hall 260
(716) 878-4121

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Mandatory Graduate Fees

College Fee*
A mandatory college fee of $25.00 per semester for full-time graduate students and $1.70 per credit hour for part-time graduate students is collected by all units of the State University of New York system to finance the operating budget. The mandatory college fee is non-refundable.

Graduate Student Association Fee*
A mandatory graduate student fee of $42.00 per semester for full-time students and $3.50 per credit hour for part-time students is collected from matriculated students to fund the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA is the sole administrator if this fee.

Health Fee*
All full-time graduate students are required to pay a $174.50 per semester health fee. Part-time students pay $14.65 per credit hour per semester. A mandatory health fee is collected by all units of the State University of New York system. Buffalo State’s health fee supports services both on campus and remote, including health and counseling services, health promotions, nutrition counseling, and programs that maintain compliance with state regulations. These services are available to every student, whether in person or remote, and telehealth options are available for students outside the WNY area. Thus, the health fee is not waivable.

Technology Fee*
A mandatory technology fee of $182.00 per semester for full-time students and $15.15 per credit hour for part-time students is collected to provide enhancements to campus technology.

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

Waiver of Broad-Based Fees for Exclusively Online Students

Out-of-state students enrolled in Buffalo State's online courses are eligible for special tuition rates if they meet the following criteria:

1. Must be enrolled exclusively in online courses,
2. Must not have had an address in New York State within the last fiscal year (July 1–June 30).**

  • Graduate tuition per credit hour: $565.00.
  • Mandatory graduate fees per credit hour: $33.25.

Please note: The tuition rate on the e-bill initially shows as out-of-state tuition. Once Student Accounts verifies that a student has met online tuition eligibility (typically after 100% liability date), the tuition rate will be adjusted to reflect appropriately.

**Current student residency status at the time of enrollment at Buffalo State will be used to determine the residency requirement of online tuition rates.

Graduate Nonmandatory Fees, Late Fees, and Service Charges

Parking Costs

Students who wish to park on campus pay $70 per academic year (fall through spring semesters) and $10 for summer-only permits. Payment for parking is refundable within the first two weeks of class upon surrender of the parking permit.

Academic Transcript Fee
There is a $9 fee for each transcript request.

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.

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.

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.

Late Payment Fee
A $30 fee is charged when the semester bill is not paid by the due date.

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.

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

Refer to New York State Debt Collection Mandate.