Broad-based fee waivers are granted for Buffalo State students who meet one of these conditions:
(1) those who are enrolled in study-abroad;
(2) those who reside outside of Erie and Niagara counties and are enrolled exclusively in online courses; or
(3) those who reside outside of Erie and Niagara counties and are participating exclusively in off-site internships, master’s project, student teaching curricula, or similar that never meet on campus.
Please note that courses taught via remote instruction are not considered to be online courses and therefore are not eligible for broad-based fee waivers. Those enrolled in remote instruction classes are not eligible for fee waivers.
Fees subject to waiver are the athletics and transportation fees. Fee waivers are not automatic.
The International and Exchange Programs Office performs the fee waiver application process on behalf of study-abroad students; all other students seeking fee waivers must apply for them each term or semester via Banner, SUNY Buffalo State's integrated student information system.
Inquiries about health fee waivers should be directed to the Weigel Health Center. The Health Center will notify the Student Accounts Office of any necessary adjustments.
Summer session is deemed one semester for consideration of broad-based fee waivers.
For summer 2022, students may apply for fee waivers from May 3, 2022, through July 19, 2022.
For fall 2022, students may apply for fee waivers from August 2, 2022, through September 11, 2022.
Applying for a Waiver
Fee waivers are not automatic. Students must apply for them, as follows:
To apply, please log in to Banner, then go to Student > Student Account. Click on "Broad-Based Fee Waiver Requirements" and follow the application instructions.
If a waiver application is approved, a refund will be processed within six weeks after the drop/add period has ended. If a waiver application is denied, an e-mail notification will be sent within six weeks after the drop/add period has ended.
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