Funding and Financial Aid

Teaching Assistantships

Competitive assistantships are awarded to both incoming and continuing graduate students. Awards to incoming students are based on a variety of factors associated with their admission materials. Teaching assistantships are granted for a one-year period, renewable up to a total of four years with satisfactory progress.

The Schomburg Fellowship

If you are a minority or the first generation in your family to attend college, and you meet the academic guidelines, you may be considered for an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship. To be considered, please submit an additional personal statement as part of your application to the degree program, indicating why you would be a good candidate for this Fellowship.

Financial Aid Opportunities

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Every year, several awards are made available to graduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who apply for and receive an assistantship remain eligible for these awards.

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Fellowships and scholarships are among the most valuable forms of aid you can receive and are designed to support students who have exceptional academic records and potential, or demonstrate need.

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Experience shows that students and families who take the time to understand their options benefit by receiving the maximum amount of eligible aid. The UB Financial Aid team is ready and willing to provide assistance as you navigate this process. 

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The Office of Student Accounts provides up-to-date information on tuition and fees by semester. You can also receive walk-in assistance Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30am, at the Student Response Center, 1 Capen, North Campus.