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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,163
Out-of-state: $46,833
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,524
Out-of-state: $28,194
Room and Board
$14,631
Books and Supplies
$1,203
Other Expenses
$2,805
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
ubfa@buffalo.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002837
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,479 (80.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,806 (73.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,210 (90.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
139 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$10,448
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,692 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,915
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,491 (73.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,706
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 857 (39.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
305 (8.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,869

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
13,809 (71.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,690 (77.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,119 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
742 (99.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$10,735
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,929 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,427
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,169 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,200
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,523 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
723 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,841

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,062
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private lenders

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,223

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