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Payment Methods and Deadlines

Tuition, fee, room and meal charges are to paid in full by the published registration term due date.  A deferred payment plan is available for the fall and spring semesters and must be submitted when the term charges are not paid in full.  Any account not paid in full without submission of a deferred payment plan agreement will be assessed a $25.00 administrative fee and may be subject to late fees.  Payments for tuition, fees, room and meals are made to the Business Office or through Buff Advisor.

Payments can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Check, all checks are required to have driver's license number, phone number, and student id number
  • Money order, with student id number
  • Cashier's check, with student id number
  • Credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover accepted through Buff Advisor)
  • Debit card (accepted through Buff Advisor, may need to check with your personal bank for transaction limit)
  • Emergency tuition and fee loan, (application is found on Buff Advisor, using the emergency loan link)

Emergency loans for tuition and fees will be applied to the student's account after the 12th class day of the semester for fall and spring, after the 4th class day for summer semesters, and within 24 to 48 working hours for intersession semesters.  A confirmation number will be shown on the screen when the loan application is completed. All applicants will receive an email in their Buff email account 24 to 48 working hours after applying giving the status of their application. Interest begins accruing when the loan is applied to the student's university balance as a payment at the rate of 5% daily. The maximum tution and fee amount for fall and spring is $2,500.00, and for summer and intersession semesters is $1,500.00.

Book loans are applied to the student's Buffalo Gold Card, and cannot be transmitted in any other way.  Loans are 90 day loans in the fall and spring semesters and 45 day loans in the summer and interession terms. Interest begins accruing when the loan is applied to the student's account or Gold Card at the rate of 12% daily. The maximum book loan is $600.00 in the fall and spring semesters, $200.00 in the summer terms, and $100.00 in the intersessions.  Students may apply for emergency tuition and fee and book loans through Buff Advisor using the emergency loan link.

No billing statements are mailed.

Registration charges are posted on Buff Advisor approximately two weeks prior to the payment deadline.Students may print an itemized statement for each semester using the View Account and Make Payments link on Buff Advisor

Early Registration Payment Deadlines

  • August 13, 2014 - Fall Semester 2014
  • December 16, 2014 - January Intersession 2015
  • December 16, 2014 - Spring Semester 2015
  • May 5, 2015 - May Intersession 2015

Registration Payment Deadlines

  • September 2, 2014 - Fall Semester 2014
  • December 16, 2014 - January Intersession 2015
  • January 27, 2015 - Spring Semester 2015
  • May 5, 2015 - May Intersession 2015

Payment must be received in the Business Office by the deadline.  Payments postmarked on the due date are not considered as meeting the deadline.

Failure to pay by the due date may result in cancellation of registration. Students will be charged $25 and an additional $4 per semester credit hour in registration fees if priority registration schedules are deleted and they re-register. Students who registered in the regular registration period who are deleted for non-payment will be charged a $100 fee to re-register.

Billing information is available on the web through Buff Advisor.

Deferred Payment Plan

Tuition, fees, room and board may be paid on a deferred payment plan during the fall and spring semesters only.

Spring Semester 2015 Deadlines

One-fourth of account balance is due by December 16 for students registered as of December 7. Students who register after December 7 must have one-fourth of account balance paid by January 27. The remaining three quarterly payments are:

  • February 16, 2015
  • March 13, 2015
  • April 15, 2015

All payments are due by 4 p.m.

Students who choose to pay on a deferred payment plan will be charged a $25 administration fee and will need to submit a payment plan agreement through Buff Advisor.