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Comprehensive Fee Waiver

Download the PDF version of the Comprehensive Fee Waiver Request (PDF 53KB)

Deadline for Submission:

  • Summer Semester: Last day for the drop/add period
  • Fall Semester: September 30th
  • Winter Session: Last day for the drop/add period
  • Spring Semester: February 28th

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the next business day.

In order to receive a partial waiver of the Comprehensive Fee, a student’s study must take place outside of the University at Buffalo grounds. If a partial waiver is granted, students can waive the Health Services, Transportation and Campus Life Fees. Undergraduate students can also waive the Athletics and Recreation Fees during the fall and spring semesters. Students cannot waive the College Fee, Technology Fee or Transcript Fee components.

Waiver requests are handled per semester. The chart below summarizes the data available on previous academic years, plus the most recently completed semester.

Academic Year 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Comp. Fee Waiver Inquiries 1057 1524 1481 2234 1233 2134
Comp. Fee Waivers Granted 857 1345 1300 2195 3774 3274
Email/Mail Inquiries 907 1424 1370 1868 693 1467
Phone Inquiries 150 100 111 366 540 667
Graduate students receiving waivers 830 (96.8%) 1187 (88.3%) 1034 (79.5%) 1674 (76.3%) 2356 (62.4%) 1894 (57.8%)
Undergraduate students receiving waivers 27 (3.2%) 158 (11.7%) 266 (20.5%) 521 (23.7%) 1418 (37.6%) 1380 (42.2%)

Questions and comments regarding the Comprehensive Fee may be emailed to UBstudentaccounts@buffalo.edu.

Last updated: April 18, 2017 12:13 pm EST