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COLLEGE PROFILE

Buffalo State College

Buffalo, NY

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,184
Out-of-state: $33,034
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,669
Out-of-state: $17,519
Room and Board
$12,332
Books and Supplies
$1,020
Other Expenses
$2,163
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinaid@buffalostate.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 1
Final deadline May 1
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002842
Free

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,760 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,688 (95.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,667 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met203 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met14%
Average Award$13,420
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,419 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,578
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,194 (71.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,736
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 300 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift158 (8.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,894
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants7,355 (88.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need7,263 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid7,082 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,264 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met23%
Average Award$12,749
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,651 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,850
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,944 (69.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,321
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 976 (13.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift560 (6.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,959
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$24,290
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
17.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Minority scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
496
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Communication, Education, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
124
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Theater/Drama, Performing Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
International Students
Number of Awards
24
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
International Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,593
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.00 3.29 491 503 471 23
Low 1.70 1.70 300 300 300 19
High 4.00 5.00 670 670 700 29
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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