• Funding Available

    An investment in 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 Graduate School of Education is committed to providing additional funding opportunities so that when students graduate, they leave with as little debt as possible.


    Assistantships and Fellowships

    Interested in these programs? Apply for admission or request information about a program.


    Graduate assistant positions in the Graduate School of Education are offered annually to academically admissible students in PhD programs. All students who apply to the select programs listed above are considered for these positions.

    2024-25 Available Graduate Assistantships for PhD Students

    The Graduate School of Education will offer 20 graduate assistantships for students applying to PhD programs for the 2024-25 academic year. A tuition scholarship for 9 credits at the standard graduate tuition rate and applicable fees are included.

    There are two funding levels:

    1. Eight assistantships available at $23,000 each
    2. Twelve assistantships (that include fellowship support) available at $38,000 each

    Funded PhD students are provided the following opportunities:

    • Assisting faculty with their research projects, offering students hands-on, real-time research experience
    • Opportunities to teach
    • Service and work in the community

    Students who receive a graduate assistantship are awarded the following:

    • A tuition scholarship for 9 credits at the standard graduate tuition rate
    • A 10-month stipend. Stipend amounts vary by assistant type
    • Enrollment in the Student Employee Health Insurance Plan

    Eligible students will have their student accounts credited for the following Broad-Based fees:

    • Comprehensive Fee
    • Academic Excellence and Success fee (ACES)
    • Student Activity Fee
    • International Student Fee (matriculated international students only)

    These positions, when awarded, are guaranteed for 4 years.


    Presidential and Schomburg fellowships, listed below, are “top off” funds and are awarded in addition to any GA/RA/TA that is awarded.

    Scholarships and Awards

    UB’s Scholarship Portal is a smart shortcut to apply for campus philanthropic scholarships. To access the portal and apply, you must be an enrolled student at the University at Buffalo. Log in each year using your UBIT credentials and complete the general application through UB’s Scholarship Portal.

    Once the General Application is completed, you can return regularly to view new scholarship opportunities the system has matched with your academic and financial records along with your responses to the general application questions. There may be supplemental questions to answer to be considered for certain recommended opportunities listed in your dashboard. The general application should be completed annually after July 15 for the next aid year. 

    If you are selected for any scholarship opportunities within UB’s Scholarship Portal, you will be notified via email with the next steps you need to take for the funds to be finalized. The awarding process typically begins in the fall term and continues throughout the academic year.

    A-Z Listing of Available Scholarships and Awards

    There are a range of ways to fund your graduate education. At the University at Buffalo, funding decisions are made by the programs to which you apply. Some programs admit with full funding packages, including tuition, stipend and waived fees, while others admit with partial or no funding packages.

    External Funding Resources