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Contact

Phone: 716-645-8232

Fax: 716-645-7760

Advisor Appointment Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Phone Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Email: UBFA@buffalo.edu

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Net Price Calculator

The University at Buffalo is a prominent national research university that has been ranked one of the best values among public colleges in the United States. Yet we know full well that students and families considering UB may still have concerns about how to manage college expenses. In fact, about 65 percent of our undergraduates receive some financial aid.

When you use the Net Price Calculator, please keep a few important things in mind:

  1. Results Are Not Tailored to Specific Circumstances: This calculator will be helpful in determining average costs. But it provides, at best, general guidance. Please remember that the estimates of grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study and loans that may be applied to meet costs do not take into account a change in a family’s income (up or down), satisfactory academic progress, enrollment status or funding eligibility for campus-based aid and scholarship.

  2. UB’s Trends Are Better Than the National Average: On average, UB students who take college loans enter their professional lives with loan debt that is, according to our research, 23 percent lower than the national average (four-year institutions). The average debt of UB graduates in the most recent data available is $17,425 for their entire undergraduate education.

  3. Merit Scholarships Vary by Individual: UB awards its incoming freshman class about $4 million dollars in merit-based aid each year. Please consult UB’s merit scholarship guidelines to better understand whether you might qualify for a merit award. While the Net Price Calculator includes merit scholarship funding in its assessment, the funding is applied generally, exclusive of your individual academic qualifications. For this reason, it may significantly overestimate or underestimate merit-based aid for individual students.

    Please remember that it is imperative to meet all admission application deadlines in order to qualify for merit-based scholarships.

  4. Work Study Funding is Limited: The Federal Work-Study Program provides employment opportunities to students who demonstrate financial need. Students are paid an hourly rate and receive paychecks every two weeks. This aid is not credited to your student account.

    Award of work study is an individual campus decision subject to funding available in a given year and, therefore, might not appear in your final award notice.

  5. Costs May Change: The calculator currently utilizes aid and cost data from the 2012-13 financial aid year. Costs are subject to change at any time and without notice. Your final award will reflect the figures current at the time of your award.

  6. The FAFSA Is Critical: You must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You may do this anytime after Jan. 1; for UB’s purposes, the priority deadline is March 1.

  7. UB’s Office of Financial Aid Is Ready to Help: Please call the UB Office of Financial Aid at 716-645-8232 for help in determining how best to finance your educational needs.

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: March 12, 2014 6:56 am EST