Students react to Hillary Clinton speech cost

Buffalo N.Y. (WIVB) – According to University of Buffalo last year’s distinguished speaker series cost about $900,000. The university says that money was paid for with ticket sales and sponsorships. $275,000 of that went to Clinton’s appearance. The other six speakers split the rest about $625,000.

Students get free tickets to the events and some believe it’s a worthwhile expense. Others, however, felt the money would be better spent elsewhere. According to the contract between the agencies representing Hillary Clinton and the university all the money went directly to the non-profit Clinton Foundation.

Read the contract between Hillary Clinton and University of Buffalo here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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