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Costs & Finances

Costs & Finances
Costs & Finances

Costs for International Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Beginning July 2022:

All international applicants must provide documentation of a minimum of $36,200.28 (undergraduate) and $35,544.28 (graduate) in financial support per year. International students also are required to have health insurance, which is mandated by SUNY.

International Undergraduate Student

2022-2023 Academic Year1

Tuition & Fees (Full-Time, 12 Credit Hours per Semester $ 18,396.00
Living Expenses (Housing, Meals, Books, Travel) $ 15,237.00
Mandatory SUNY International Health Insurance $  2,567.28
Total $ 36,200.28

 

International Graduate Student

2022-2023 Academic Year1

Tuition & Fees (Full-Time, 9 Credit Hours per Semester) $ 17,964.00
Living Expenses (Housing, Meals, Books, Travel) $ 15,013.00
Mandatory SUNY International Health Insurance $  2,567.28
Total $ 35,544.28

 

Costs subject to change

All freshman and sophomore international students are required to live in the residence halls, or until they earn junior status, 60 credit hours.  Students over the age of 21 are not required to live on campus. The meal plan is optional for juniors and students age 21 or older.

Required Financial Documentation

Once you are accepted at Buffalo State, you will be required to submit documents proving you have the financial means to support yourself during the first full calendar year, including tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Your financial documents are not related to your admission decision, however our office cannot issue you an I-20 until you have provided sufficient evidence of financial support. Submitting your financial documents as soon as possible will allow us to finalize your application and process your immigration documents in a timely manner. 

While proof of funding is only required for first calendar year, you are expected to fund your studies for the duration of your academic program. Please remember that you should not look to employment as a means of support. International students need special authorization for employment in the US and are limited in the number of hours they can work. 

 

 

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International Student and Scholar Services

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  South Wing 410 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5331 •  Fax: (716) 878-3054   herrittl@buffalostate.edu