Estimated Cost of Attendance

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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.

Cost of attendance at UB varies depending on a number of factors and tuition is subject to change.

Estimated Domestic Student Costs

The Office of Student accounts has the most up-to-date tuition information for domestic graduate and professional students.

The Financial Aid office has developed a Cost of Attendance (COA) tool to assist students with budget management while earning a degree. The COA reflects typical expense patterns of UB students based on research conducted by the Financial Aid Office in conjunction with the academic divisions. 

Estimated 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.

International Student Estimated Budget (2020-21)

Please note that the following information is for one academic year (nine months/two semesters).

Degree Program



Food and Housing


Graduate (General Programs)






Architecture (MArch) $24,500 $4,862


Audiology (AuD) $23,340 $4,862



Dental (DDS)





International Dental (IDP) $62,950 $111,614 $23,366 $197,930
Dental Degrees (MS/PhD) $23,100 $27,962 $18,201 $46,163
Dental AEGD/MS $23,100 $27,962 $21,201 $49,163
Endodontics Advanced Certificate $23,100 $24,685 $21,201 $68,986
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Certificate $23,100 $27,962 $18,201 $46,163
Orthodontics Advanced Certificate/MS $23,100 $33,650 $21,201 $77,951
Periodontics Advanced Certificate $23,100 $29,600 $19,701 $72,401
Prosthodontics Advanced Certificate $23,100 $26,778 $21,201 $71,079
TMD/Orofacial Pain Advanced Certificate $23,100 $11,650 $19,701 $54,451

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)








Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)





Law (JD and LLM)





Management MS (General Programs) $23,100 $5,453 $15,363 $43,916
Management MS Finance $23,100 $6,140 $15,363 $44,603
Management MS MIS (Summer Track) $28,878 $6,292 $20,484 $55,654
Management MS MIS
(Fall Track)
$25,989 $5,962 $20,484 $52,435





EMBA $26,000     $26,000
PMBA $11,400     $11,400






Social Work (MSW) $22,210 $4,862 $15,363 $42,435

Personal Budget Notes

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 2019-20 academic year; tuition prices for 2020-21 may or may not change; actual tuition prices for academic year 2020-21 will be announced in the summer of 2020. 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.