All MA and PhD applicants are automatically considered for a Steig Olson Scholarship, a named scholarship in honor of Steig Olson, Class of 1948. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need. Amounts given vary by year.
The floor for PhD stipends at the University at Buffalo is $20,000 per year in addition to a tuition scholarship. Teaching Assistants are entitled to health insurance. Students who are eligible for the Arthur A Schomburg Fellowship Program are strongly encouraged to apply.
Successful Schomburg applicants will receive stipends ranging from $28,000 to $32,000 per year. Out-of-state students (not international) are required to apply for New York State residency during their first semester, and New York State residents must apply for TAP (Tuition Assistance Program).
All incoming MFA’s are eligible to apply for a Teaching Assistantship. The award of an assistantship will guarantee a tuition waiver and stipend for three years. TA’s will teach non-major technique courses, provide research and/or teaching assistance, and fulfill other appropriate departmental duties.
Required Teaching Assistantship application materials must be submitted with the program application by the published due date. Teaching auditions for selected applicants will be individually scheduled.
In addition to other forms of support, PhD students are eligible to apply for departmental travel funds for research and conference travel. Students must submit a proposal and preliminary budget to the Director of Graduate Studies.
In addition to departmental support, graduate student may be considered for the following University Fellowships and Scholarships:
More information on scholarships, tuition and financial aid at UB: