Estimated Cost of Attendance

As a public school in the SUNY system, the University at Buffalo has a worldwide reputation for excellence, but costs much less than private schools.

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Estimated Cost of Domestic Attendance

Cost of attendance at UB varies depending on a number of factors. Please visit our Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts for detailed cost estimates.

International Student Costs

The following financial information shows the minimum costs that will be indicated on your I-20/DS-2019 Certificate of Visa Eligibility. Actual costs will vary depending on degree, program and personal spending. Visit the Office of Student Accounts for more information.

2019-20 International Student Estimated Budget

One Academic Year (nine months/two semesters)

Degree Program



Food and Housing


Graduate (General Programs)






Architecture (MArch) $24,500 $4,737 $15,065 $44,302

Dental (DDS)





Intl Dental (IDP) $62,950 $113,955 $21,135 $198,040

Doctor of Nursing Practice








Doctor of Physical Therapy










Management MS (General Programs) $22,650 $5,666 $15,065 $43,381
Management MS Finance $22,650 $6,249 $15,065 $43,964
Management MS MIS (Summer) $28,698 $6,266 $18,065 $53,029
Management MS MIS (FALL) $25,674 $5,966 $19,565 $51,205





EMBA $26,000 --- --- $26,000
PMBA $12,920 --- --- $12,920






Please note the following in your personal budget plan:

  • Tuition is set by the State University of New York; it is subject to change without notice.
  • Tuition prices noted above are the actual tuition prices for the 2018-19 academic year; tuition prices for 2019-20 may or may not change; actual tuition prices for academic year 2019-20 will be announced in the summer of 2019. Visit the Office of Student Accounts for more information.
  • Fees include the student activity fee, comprehensive fees, the international student fee and international student health insurance.
  • Food and housing (also known as “board”) costs are based on average on-campus residence hall costs; this cost will vary slightly depending on room occupancy and dormitory.
  • Books and personal schools supplies are not included. Students should budget $1,000–$1,500 per semester. Some programs, such as architecture, art programs and health-related programs may have significantly higher costs for supplies.
  • Personal and incidental costs are not included. Students should budget at least $1,000 per semester.
  • All above estimated costs are subject to change.
  • Total costs typically increase five percent to eight percent annually.