Financial Aid and Awards

A college education is an investment in your future. When you compare the cost of a UB education to national averages, the value is clear: our tuition and fees are among the lowest and most competitive in the nation. The UB Department of Classics is committed to producing graduates hampered by as little debt as possible. Your success is our success.

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Every year, several awards are made available to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, including awards specifically designated for graduates of Buffalo Public High Schools.

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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-4:30pm, at the Student Response Center, 1 Capen, North Campus.

The Neely Fund

The James P. Neely Memorial Fund offers approximately $2,000 per year to support UB students in the Department of Classics. All declared Classics Majors (BA) and Classics MA and PhD students are eligible to receive funding. Funds may be used for educational expenses, travel or study abroad, or other purposes deemed by Department of Classics faculty as advancing the student’s experience and understanding of the classical world.

Departmental Awards

The Department of Classics annually confers three awards upon outstanding undergraduates. All three prize recipients are honored and lauded at the department’s end-of-year party.

  • The Dean’s Outstanding Graduating Senior holds a place of honor at commencement, carrying the banner for the department in the procession, sitting in a special section, and being recognized along with outstanding seniors from other departments before the entire assembly.
  • The Outstanding Graduating Senior receives a cash prize from the department for distinguished achievement in Classics.
  • The Outstanding Continuing Major is conferred upon a Classics major who is not yet graduating. He or she also receives a cash prize from the department for distinguished achievement in Classics.