2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at SUNY Buffalo State is $8,428 for New York residents and $18,338 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for Buffalo State is $8,384 for New York residents and $18,294 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.52% for New York residents and decreased by -0.24% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs decreased by 8.62% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs decreased by 8.39% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($9,441) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,436 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$8,472 $18,382$18,008
2020-2021$8,428$18,338$16,456
Change % 2020-2021-0.52%-0.24%-8.62%
2021-2022$8,384$18,294$15,038
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $12,115 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $23,905 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at Buffalo State is $12,087 for New York residents and $23,877 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been decreased by -0.23% for New York residents and decreased by -0.12% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($10,366) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($18,206 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,143 $23,933$18,008
2020-2021$12,115$23,905$16,456
Change % 2020-2021-0.23%-0.12%-8.62%
2021-2022$12,087$23,877$15,038
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Buffalo State.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$286$694
2019-2020$295$708
2020-2021$304$722
Graduate2018-2019$462$944
2019-2020$471$963
2020-2021$480$982
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $33,700 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $42,200 for SUNY Buffalo State graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$33,700$37,400$30,900
7 Years After Graduation$34,500--
8 Years After Graduation$37,800--
9 Years After Graduation$39,200--
10 Years After Graduation$42,200$48,900$37,600

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Buffalo State?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $34,857 for New York residents and $75,149 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at SUNY Buffalo State have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$8,541$8,656$8,772$8,889$34,857
Out-of-State$18,516$18,696$18,877$19,060$75,149
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$8,656$8,772$8,889$9,008$35,325
Out-of-State$18,696$18,877$19,060$19,245$75,879
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$8,772$8,889$9,008$9,129$35,798
Out-of-State$18,877$19,060$19,245$19,432$76,615
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$8,889$9,008$9,129$9,252$36,278
Out-of-State$19,060$19,245$19,432$19,621$77,359
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$9,008$9,129$9,252$9,376$36,765
Out-of-State$19,245$19,432$19,621$19,811$78,110
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $105,491 for New York residents and $145,783 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at SUNY Buffalo State have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at SUNY Buffalo State.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$26,101$26,281$26,463$26,647$105,491
Out-of-State$36,076$36,321$36,568$36,818$145,783
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$26,281$26,463$26,647$26,832$106,223
Out-of-State$36,321$36,568$36,818$37,070$146,777
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$26,463$26,647$26,832$27,020$106,962
Out-of-State$36,568$36,818$37,070$37,323$147,779
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$26,647$26,832$27,020$27,210$107,709
Out-of-State$36,818$37,070$37,323$37,579$148,790
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$26,832$27,020$27,210$27,401$108,463
Out-of-State$37,070$37,323$37,579$37,837$149,808
Last year, 75% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $72,263 for New York residents and $112,555 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at SUNY Buffalo State have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at SUNY Buffalo State.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$17,794$17,974$18,156$18,340$72,263
Out-of-State$27,769$28,014$28,261$28,511$112,555
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$17,974$18,156$18,340$18,525$72,995
Out-of-State$28,014$28,261$28,511$28,763$113,549
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$18,156$18,340$18,525$18,713$73,734
Out-of-State$28,261$28,511$28,763$29,016$114,551
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$18,340$18,525$18,713$18,903$74,481
Out-of-State$28,511$28,763$29,016$29,272$115,562
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$18,525$18,713$18,903$19,094$75,235
Out-of-State$28,763$29,016$29,272$29,530$116,580

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at SUNY Buffalo State.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
SUNY Buffalo State 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$8,428$1,038$16,456$18,338$1,038 $16,456
Graduate$12,115 $1,038$16,456$23,905 $1,038$16,456

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