Financial Aid and Assistantships

TA Wilder Escobar (2nd row, 4th from the right) and his Fall 2017 Spanish 101 class.

TA Wilder Escobar (2nd row, 4th from the right) and his Fall 2017 Spanish 101 class 

Teaching Assistantships (PhD only)

Top candidates for admission to the French or Spanish PhD tracks compete for Teaching Assistantships that cover tuition and health insurance, and furnish a stipend of approximately $14,000 per academic year. 

Students with especially stellar records and high GRE scores may qualify for the Presidential Fellowship and the Dean’s Fellowship, which enhance the Teaching Assistantship with additional monies based on merit.

The Arther A. Schomburg Fellowship Program  supports graduate study for those individuals who have overcome significant obstacles and disadvantages to success in higher education, and who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body. Schomburg fellowships may be awarded to students in both Doctoral and Master’s level programs.

To be considered for the Teaching Assistantship and enhanced fellowships, please submit your application no later than December 15. Applicants seeking an academic career in higher/postsecondary education who desire a teaching assistantship and scholarship support should apply for the PhD, even if they do not already hold an MA.

Dissertation Support

For dissertation support, qualified doctoral candidates may also apply for fellowships from the Graduate Student Association, the Humanities Institute and/or the Gender Institute.

Travel Aid

The department supports graduate student travel to present papers or chair sessions at conferences with a stipend of $400 per year.

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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.

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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.