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Office of Financial Aid

Welcome New Students

View the 2015 "Paying For College" Orientation Presentation (PDF) Presented by The Office of Financial Aid and The Office of Student Accounts!

Important Dates

Financial Aid Advisors will be available to meet with students and families on Saturday, August 29 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Advisors will be located in Porter Quad; Building 2 in the Ellicott Complex on the North Campus and in 104 Harriman Hall on the South Campus. No appointment is necessary!

New York State Financial Aid Awards: The Office of Financial Aid will begin reviewing individual eligibility for all New York State financial aid awards on August 31, 2015. During this process we will review your enrollment status, determine your good academic standing and verify your approved major status. Awards being reviewed include the TAP Grant, including the SUNY Tuition Credit award, and all NYS Scholarships.

Students who received an award notification from HESC on or before August 17, 2015 can expect the results of the certification process beginning the week of September 21, 2015. The certification process will continue throughout the academic year and award rosters processed weekly as received.

Certified NYS awards will be credited to student’s accounts by October 14, 2015.

Deadline to Apply for Federal PLUS and Alternative/Private Loans: The eBill due date for Fall 2015 is August 26, 2015. To ensure all financial aid funds are credited to your account before the due date, apply for Federal Direct PLUS and Alternative/Private loans before August 12, 2015. Loan requests received after August 12 will be processed, but may not be applied to your account before the eBill due date. Late fees may be incurred for balances not paid in full before the August 26, 2015 due date.

Reminders and News

Check your UB email often! Our office sends several emails to the general student population throughout the course of the year to make sure you have all the information you need.

Complete Your HUB To Do List Requirements! Check your HUB To Do List and complete any outstanding requirements. Your financial aid may be held until you have completed your checklist requirements.

Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.

Last updated: August 27, 2015 4:11 pm EST


Phone: 716-645-8232
Fax: 716-645-7760


Mailing Address

  • 232 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone Hours

  • M - Th: 9 am - 4 pm
  • F: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Office Hours (Walk-Ins Welcome)

  • North Campus
    115A Porter, Bldg 2
    • M, W, Th: 8:30 am - 5 pm
    • Tu: 9:30 am - 5 pm
    • F: 10:30 am - 5 pm

    Student Response Center (SRC)
    232 Capen Hall
    • M - F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • South Campus
    104 Harriman Hall
    • M, W, Th: 8:30 am - 5 pm
    • Tu: 10 am - 5 pm
    • F: 11 am - 5 pm

SUNY Smart Track Financial Literacy Program

Online courses and mini-modules are available to teach students personal finance basics.

SUNY Smart Track Financial Literacy Program

News & Announcements

Aug 21, 2015
The last day to enroll in a 3 installment Fall 2015 payment plan is September 4th.
Aug 12, 2015
The first Fall 2015 payment due date is Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  You will be subject to a [...]
Jul 29, 2015
Don’t forget to check your email address for the first Fall eBill notification. The [...]
Jul 28, 2015
The last day to enroll in a 4 installment Fall 2015 payment plan is August 4th.
Jul 22, 2015
The 3 installment payment plan enrollment starts on August 5th. You cannot enroll in a payment plan [...]

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