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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

  • North Campus
    Porter Quad, Building 2
    • M - Th: 8:30 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

Applying for Financial Aid

The University at Buffalo utilizes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which asks for basic information to determine your eligibility for all the financial aid programs sponsored by the Federal Government.

The FAFSA is also needed for New York State and University at Buffalo financial aid, scholarships, and loans.

Remember to apply for a FSA ID (formerly PIN) for your online applications.

Complete and submit the FAFSA every year after January 1 and before March 1 to be considered for campus-based funds, such as Federal Work Study, Perkins, and Health Profession Loans.

File early! You do not have to receive your UB acceptance letter or complete your tax return before you complete your FAFSA. You can use estimated tax information and indicate "Will File" in the income section initially, and then make a correction once your tax returns have been filed. Once the FAFSA is processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in approximately three (3) weeks. Corrections can be made online to your Student Aid Report (SAR). Remember to have your FSA ID number available to make corrections. You will receive a second SAR to confirm the changes.

The federal (Title IV) school code for the University at Buffalo is 002837.

Financial Aid Eligibility

You must meet all of the following criteria to receive federal financial aid:

The Student Aid Report (SAR)

Your SAR summarizes the data from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicates your official Expected Family Contribution.

You’ll receive one of the following within a few days (if you filed your FAFSA electronically) to four (4) weeks (if you mailed a paper FAFSA):

If University at Buffalo is listed on the SAR, we have received the same information electronically. Please review the SAR for accuracy. If corrections are required, follow the instructions and submit the corrections to the processor. Be sure to sign the corrected SAR. As a result of sending corrections to the processor, you will receive a revised SAR to confirm the changes.


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 26, 2015 6:00 am EST