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Veteran/Dependent of Veteran

Effective July 1, 2015 honorably discharged Veterans and dependents of Veterans can be eligible for in-state tuition rates.

Provisions in the “Veterans Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability Act of 2014” will require all public Universities to offer in-state tuition to Veterans & dependents.

In-state Tuition Policy for U.S Military Veterans or the Dependents of U.S. Military Veterans

Such policy shall further provide that the payment and fees by any student who is not a resident of New York State shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students who are residents of the state if such student is enrolled in University at Buffalo and attending said institution or educational unit in accordance with the federal GI Bills and in compliance with all applicable eligibility requirements thereof:

  • A spouse or child using GI Bill benefits in which they are eligible for, or;
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in New York State (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls at University at Buffalo within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more, or;
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the State of New York (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls into University at Buffalo within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

Please fill out the Application for In-State Residency-Short form Active Duty & Veteran (PDF) and submit required documents listed on the form.

Application Filing Deadlines

  • Summer Term: June 1
  • Fall Term: September 15
  • Winter Session: January 15
  • Spring Term: February 15

Please note: If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

Applications and documents will NOT be accepted by fax or email. Communications are conducted through UB email, United States mail, or telephone. You will receive an approval or denial letter in the mail once a decision has been made.

Last updated: September 26, 2017 12:04 pm EST