Financial Aid

Individual financial aid advising appointments regarding federal and state loans are available with your financial aid adviser.

Financial Aid Adviser

Jennifer Rice, UB Financial Aid Counselor, is available for appointments. You can email her with questions or to set up an appointment.

Jennifer Rice

UB Financial Aid Counselor

Room 7202, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 645-8232 (Chose prompt 2 or stay on the line.)


Regular office hours during the semester are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-in hours are also available.

Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantships

If you are on a graduate teaching or research assistantship, please consult with your academic department or program for more information.

Domestic Out-of-State Students

If you are on an assistantship, you will be required to apply for New York State Residency after your first semester. Consult your academic department or program for more information.

The University at Buffalo’s Financial Literacy Program is designed to help students understand the basics of money management. For helpful information and resources, including The Cash Course, which is particularly helpful for students, see:

Student Finances

Cost of Attendance/Tuition

Tuition Bills

Newly admitted domestic students claiming permanent domicile in New York State for 12 months or more at the time of application will be asked to upload three supporting documents to verify residency, prior to initial enrollment. You will be deemed an out-of-state resident for tuition purposes until you complete this process. Following your offer of admission, you will receive an email with instructions and deadlines. See Verifying New York State Residency for more information about this policy.  

University at Buffalo students will be receiving electronic billing statements (eBill). University eBill notifications will be sent to your email address. The University does not send out paper tuition bills. The navigation to your eBill will be provided in the email.

It is your responsibility to check your UB email account. Failure to view your eBill will not be accepted as a reason to waive the late payment fee. For more information on tuition bills and methods of payment, please see the Student Accounts website. You can view your permanent address and update it by logging in to MyUB .

Direct Deposit of Refunds

The University at Buffalo strongly recommends that all students establish direct deposit, which will allow your financial aid and/or overpayment refunds deposited directly into your U.S. bank account.

Here are the advantages for you:

  • There is no risk of your check being lost or stolen in the mail.
  • You don’t have to go to the bank to cash or deposit it.
  • Funds for direct deposit participants will be available sooner when a refund is generated.

Details are available on the Student Accounts website.

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