Broad-based fees for institutions within the State University of New York (SUNY) are generally charged to all enrolled students to finance discrete activities that benefit the student body—excluding those activities that are part of the core instructional program. Buffalo State's broad-based fees include:
Broad-based fees are intended to work in concert with SUNY's rational tuition plan, providing students and their families with information that will help them to plan for the costs of college. SUNY's expectations for campuses include:
SUNY's Policy on Fees, Rentals and Other Charges provides system-level information regarding broad-based fees. Buffalo State's Broad-Based Fee Policy describes the process for establishing fees at this institution.
Buffalo State's current broad-based fees are:
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Total, Broad-Based Fees
These fees are additional to the broad-based fees listed above:
The student activity fee supports programs that benefit Buffalo State students, including programs for cultural and educational enrichment and recreational and social activities. A student-body referendum, held every two years, determines whether student activity programs will be supported by either voluntary or mandatory student fees.
A mandatory graduate student fee helps to support research and scholarship, participation in professional organizations, travel expenses for professional purposes, and professional development opportunities.
Buffalo State's Student Accounts Office manages the collection of tuition and fees for the campus.
Fee waivers are granted on a per-semester basis for Buffalo State students who meet one of these three conditions:
Summer session is deemed one semester for consideration of broad-based fee waivers.
Fee waivers are not automatic. Student seeking fee waivers must apply for them.
In accordance with SUNY policy, Buffalo State provides for participatory student involvement in the broad-based fee decision-making process, hosting forums for discussion and opportunities for questions and answers.
We welcome your input! To provide feedback on broad-based fees, or to comment or inquire about the consultation process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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