Staff members may apply for tuition assistance after six months of service;
faculty members may apply after one semester of service. The
following employees are eligible:
Full-time Buffalo State
faculty, professional, or classified employees.
Part-time and/or temporary Buffalo State faculty, professional, or
classified employees who are employed at least half time (faculty must teach
at least two courses in the semester).
Full-time Sponsored Programs Office employees, provided they work on the Buffalo
Program funds may be used for courses at SUNY campuses only. Eligible
employees may apply for a 50 percent waiver of SUNY tuition for up to two
courses per semester, to a maximum of 15 credit hours per academic year. Tuition
assistance is limited to regular in-state undergraduate or graduate tuition
rates. The level of support may be adjusted when necessary if funding is not
adequate to cover applications received.
Note: If the employee
resigns during the semester in which course work is taken or fails to complete
the course work, the waiver will be void, and the employee will be responsible
for reimbursing tuition assistance to the appropriate Student Accounts office.
Eligible employees on authorized leave without pay,
continue to be eligible for tuition assistance.
Employee must complete State
University of New York B-140W Application for Tuition and Fee Assistance form
and obtain supervisorís signature in Part II, Number 11.
B-140W forms with
supervisorís signature must be submitted to Human Resource Management Office
(Cleveland Hall Room 410) by the following deadline dates:
- Fall semester = by September 30
- Spring semester = by February 28
- Summer session = by August 1
Classified employees who are
eligible for other tuition assistance such as
CSEA Partnership for Education and Training should attach
documentation verifying any other support received (or application rejected for
lack of funding).
for tuition assistance will be processed shortly after the above
deadline dates for each semester. Please note that the employee is
responsible for paying tuition according to instructing campus
regulations to avoid late fees or cancellation of registration.
Student Accounts offices at the SUNY campuses will credit amount of
approved tuition waivers when processed/approved; tuition waiver amount
can be applied toward tuition for the following semester, or a refund of
any overpayment can be requested from instructing campus Student