Despite what one may hear from Danny “speak wacky” Spewak, ‘cub journalist of the year’ on Channel 2 WGR TV News or may have read in the Buffalo News ‘oblivious to any reality’ editorial page, SUNY has set tuition rates for non-resident students at a highly subsidized level which is an unwarranted burden on the taxpayers in the most highly taxed State in America. Non-resident students fill slots that could otherwise be taken by New York State residents who are financially unable to afford tuitions that are at least 35% higher in private schools. Many are therefore denied a higher education. Wasn’t the reason for forming the SUNY system to educate New York State students?
Non -resident SUNY students pay tuition and fees of $22,391/year. In comparison, Canisius College tuition and fees total $34,690/yr, a difference of $12,299 or 35%. See attached. The difference is actually much higher considering that the SUNY system is much less efficient in the cost of educating than Canisius. New York allocates hundreds of millions of dollars per year to SUNY. Why isn’t the tuition for non-resident SUNY students equal to the actual cost of educating those students who, after they graduate, are free to go anywhere in the world to live out their lives.
Is SUNY now in the money losing business of providing a college education to non-residents on the backs of our taxpayers? Can the issue be discussed in public? Is the academic establishment out of control? Is it racist to talk about non-residents? Have we now surrendered our right to debate such issues to the politically correct, whiney, overly sensitive pansies who need everything sugar-coated and play the race card with impunity?
Cost of Attending UB- Undergraduate:
Below is an annual budget based on fall and spring semester attendance: Housing and board allowances, books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation figures are estimates that vary for each student. The University at Buffalo reserves the right to modify or change the contents in the student budget without notice. In general, students should anticipate that charges for budget expenses will rise approximately 3 percent each academic year. Annual Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance (based on estimated cost of University Housing)
*Matriculated international students also pay the International Student Fee ($100/semester).
Cost of Attending Canisius Undergradate:
2015 – 2016 TUITION & FEES (effective May 2015) All tuition and fees are subject to change Undergraduate – Full-Time (12-18 credit hours) Tuition and Fees
UB Graduate School:
2015-2016: Graduate Cost of Attendance
The above budget does not include costs for UB Medical Insurance which you will be required to purchase if you are not already covered by your own (or parent) health plan or a plan acceptable by SUNY policy. Contact your financial aid advisor to determine if this additional expense affects your financial aid eligibility. 1 Comprehensive Fee includes: College Fee, Health Service, Transportation, Campus Life, Technology, and Transcript Fees.
Canisius Graduate School
Tuition and Fees