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University at Buffalo Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does University at Buffalo Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for University at Buffalo, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. If you're looking for specific information on University at Buffalo costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does University at Buffalo Charge for Tuition?

$10,782 In-State Tuition & Fees
$28,702 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

Combined out-of-state tuition and fees at University at Buffalo for the 2020-2021 academic year was $28,702 for undergraduates. If you were a New York resident, the yearly charges were $10,782.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does University at Buffalo cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do University at Buffalo Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $28,702 for out-of-state undergrads, University at Buffalo is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country.

In-state undergrads in New York pay an average of $16,784 for tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from New York pay an average of $10,782 a year to attend University at Buffalo, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

If you want to know how University at Buffalo compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwideMiddle AtlanticNew York
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: University at Buffalo Financial Aid.

University at Buffalo Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.22% In-State Tuition Increase
1.11% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$46,587 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 2.22% for the past five years, New York residents could expect to pay $11,266 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If the in-state University at Buffalo tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $22,782, and four years would cost $46,587.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students have grown by about 1.11% in the past five years. This school year, students outside of the state will pay an estimated $29,343.

This would result in a total cost of $59,012 for two years and $119,343 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at University at Buffalo.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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