In order to be eligible for a waiver of broad-based fees, a student must be enrolled exclusively in online courses. Those enrolled in remote instruction classes are not eligible for a fee waiver.
This semester Buffalo State is offering remote instruction due to COVID 19. Infrastructure, quality instruction and services continue with remote learning. Students will continue to receive quality instruction toward their SUNY degree.
Please note, courses taught via remote instruction are not considered to be online courses and therefore not eligible for broad based fee waivers.
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.
For the spring 2021 semester only, students who have chosen, or have been directed, to participate via a distance or online modality, regardless of county of residence, will be considered for the transportation fee waiver upon request. Transportation services and NFTA bus passes of students who have been approved for the waiver will be deactivated for the spring semester.
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.
Requests for health fee waivers should be directed to the Weigel Health Center. The Health Center will notify Student Accounts office of any necessary adjustments.
Summer session is deemed one semester for consideration of broad-based fee waivers.
For Spring 2021, students may apply for a fee waiver until February 21, 2021.
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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