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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


The University at Buffalo is proud to be designated as a "Military Friendly School".

The Department of Veterans Affairs sponsors several education assistance programs to qualified veterans and active duty service members.

Use the VA Education Programs Comparison Chart to determine which benefit you may be eligible to receive.

Your decision to apply for a certain education benefit could impact your eligibility for other benefits. Here are a few factors to keep in mind:

You can begin the application process in one of the following ways:

After you apply, use VA's interactive map to find out how quickly your regional office is processing education claims. Your education benefits are processed at one of four specialized regional claims processing centers in Atlanta; Buffalo, NY; Muskogee, OK; and St. Louis, MO.

Federal and State Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid. You may be eligible for a Pell Grant or low-interest Direct Loans regardless of your eligibility for Veterans education benefits.

If you are a resident of New York State, complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application, along with the New York State Veterans Tuition Award Supplement to determine if you are eligible for the Veterans Tuition Award through New York State.

In-State Tuition Rate Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) makes it possible for dependents of members of the Armed Forces to be eligible for in–state tuition rates.

Provisions in the Veterans Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability Act of 2014 require all public Universities to offer in-state tuition to Veterans and their dependents.

Visit the Office of Student Accounts New York State Residency website for information on application requirements and deadlines. 

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: October 12, 2015 4:21 pm EST