Graduate Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

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A wide range of internal and external funding opportunities are available for graduate nursing students at the University at Buffalo.

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Financial Aid

Federal Aid for Graduate Students

FAFSA: Federal Government Aid for Graduate Students

Federal government sources of aid are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

  • Apply early: The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be processed by March 1 to be considered for campus-based funds.
  • Submit FAFSA: Submit your completed FAFSA after January 1.
    • UB Title IV code: 002837; Address: 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214.

Scholarships & Fellowships

Some scholarships require the submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR identifies your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and must be included to be considered for certain need-based scholarships.

University-Wide and School of Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Please note that School of Nursing scholarships are awarded separately through the Office of Student Services.

Awards Descriptions and Eligibility





Endowed School of Nursing Scholarships


Merit & Need


Teaching and Research Assistantships

DNP and PhD students 


Tuition scholarship and stipend

Federal Traineeship Awards

Full-time DNP, US citizen



Coletta A. Klug Award

Support for student research endeavors in psychiatric nursing (enrolled graduate stuents only)

Merit & Need


Nurse Faculty Loan Program

DNP & PhD students; US citizen

Merit & Need

Loan forgiveness of up to 85% for future nurse faculty

Presidential Fellowships

New entry full-time PhD students


$6,000 annual stipend for 4 years plus guaranteed assistantship  

iSEED PhD Scholarship Full time PhD students on campus. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. 



Variable (based on grant funding)
Shirley DeVoe Dissertation Award PhD dissertation research support successfully completed qualifying exam Merit Variable up to $5000
Mark Diamond Research Fund
PhD students
Need Variable up to $3,000
Maureen R. L. Mussenden Scholarship Graduate students in health sciences. Must be a first-generation college student.  Merit One third in-state tuition for up to four years
ASCEND Triad Healthcare Recruiting Scholarship for Health Professions Graduate, doctoral, and professional students in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy in their final academic year. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.  Merit  $9,500

Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP)

Former EOP, HEOP, and SEEK students who have not completed a graduate program.

Merit & Need

Standard in-state tuition rate for a full time student ($5,565 per semester as of 2019-20)

Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program

New entry doctoral students who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.


Variable funds; includes guaranteed assistantship

Note for out of state scholarship recipients:

Should there be a reduction in non-resident tuition, your merit scholarship will be prorated accordingly to ensure your net price remains fixed.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Internally funded grant recipients are limited to $1,500.00 in conference travel per year.

Tuition & Fees

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