Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.61 / 4.00 John Gottardy
Director Of Financial Aid
Financial Aid
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
50

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
43

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
33

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
70.40

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The University at Buffalo participates in all Title IV aid programs as well as the State of New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP Grant). Eligibility for these federal and state aid programs are geared toward low income families with the goal of providing access to higher education.

In addition to these federal and state programs UB offers a variety of institutional scholarships aimed at benefiting low income families. The University at Buffalo’s Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (UB EOP) is a multifaceted student academic enrichment program for talented and economically disadvantaged students who are inadmissible for general programs. EOP students come from first-generation, low-income families and underrepresented minority communities.

Another key UB program designed at minimizing the cost of attendance is The Office for University Preparatory Programs (OUPP) which is housed in UB’s Cora P. Maloney Center and comprised of three pre-college programs. The programs consists of Liberty Partnerships, Upward Bound and the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP). Each of these programs is charged with working with middle and/or high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to educate and prepare them for post-secondary education.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

While students can take advantage of all federal and state grant and scholarships programs as a part-time student, the university participates with NY in the awarding of the Aid for Part-Time Study Program (APTS) fund. This grant is available to NY residents who are low-income and pursing their education on a part-time basis.
Many of our institutional scholarships are also available to students pursing part-time studies and are awarded to students with overall high financial need.
The University at Buffalo Child Care Center, Inc. (UBCCC) consists of two child care sites located at UB’s North Campus and South Campus of the University at Buffalo (UB). The sites, which are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS), are designed to serve children of UB students, faculty and staff. UBCCC is one of the few centers in Western New York that is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The child care centers are open year-round and offer both full-time and part-time care and serve the needs of children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years.
UBCCC is a private, not-for-profit organization, dependent primarily upon tuition from parents and special grants from the State University of New York Central and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, culture, national origin or ability.
UB is committed to serving the needs of our US veterans. The university has designed a centralized service center to assist veterans.


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
75

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We do not presently have an objective way of calculating the percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students and thus the figure listed above is our best educated guess.

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