If you need to submit an IRS Tax Return with your verification materials and do not have a copy, refer to the How to Obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript Guide.
Due to IRS changes to protect taxpayer data, tax transcripts will no longer include the full last name or the entire social security number. Students submitting a tax transcript (via fax, email, or in-person) must include their Last Name and Banner ID on each page of the tax transcript. Failure to comply with this important change may result in a significant delay in processing your verification and financial aid package.
Students are strongly advised to always exhaust federal aid before applying for private loans. Students that apply for a private loan but have not completed a FAFSA must complete the Alternative Loan Counseling below.
Financial aid offices are permitted to share a student's FAFSA data with organizations that meet certain criteria, provided the student has provided the school written consent to do so. Buffalo State is authorized to share FAFSA data with the following organizations:
Students are reminded that they can also share their data directly using one of the following two (2) ways:
ALERT: Effective July 1, 2018, Buffalo State is no longer permitted to participate in the GRE Fee Reduction Certificate Program. This is due to new guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Education.
Students are encouraged to visit the GRE website for more information about the program and new process.
Cross Registration allows full time undergraduate Buffalo State students to cross register for an additional course at another approved institution during the fall and spring semesters. Please see the Registrar’s Office for additional information. Graduate students may also be eligible under certain circumstances as well.
Buffalo State students that are participating in a National Student Exchange Program or an International Exchange Program (approved by the Office of International Education) will have their eligible federal and state financial aid processed by Buffalo State. Students may only receive federal and state aid from one institution per semester. Once our office has been notified that you have been accepted into an approved program, we will notify your host institution by sending them a consortium agreement that you will receive your aid through Buffalo State. Please note it is the responsibility of the student to pay all charges accrued at the host institution. Buffalo State does not forward any aid on behalf of the student.
For incoming students to Buffalo State on an approved program, if your home institution requires you to have our institution complete a consortium agreement, please use the following contact information:
Buffalo State Financial Aid
1300 Elmwood Ave – Moot Hall 230
Buffalo, NY 14222
The Visiting Student Program is managed by the Registrar's Office and students must complete the Request for Visiting Student Program Status form. This form ensures students take transferrable courses and that financial aid is coordinated between the two schools. Typically, only students with extenuating circumstances may utilize the Visiting Student program. Please contact the Registrar's Office for more information.
Students wishing to transfer from Buffalo State University to another SUNY campus may apply to have the application fee waived for their first four (4) campus choices. To do so, complete the following:
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