Graduate Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

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

Financial Aid

Federal Aid for Graduate Students

FAFSA: Federal Goverment 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.

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

UB School of Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Fund

Eligibility

Award

Range

Petsan Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time DNP & PhD students

Merit

Variable

Endowed School of Nursing Scholarships

Varies

Merit & Need

Variable

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Enrolled in at least 9 credits; 20hr/wk work commitment

Merit

Tuition scholarship and stipend

Federal Traineeship Awards

Full-time DNP, US citizen

Merit

Variable

Coletta Klug Award

DNP support for student research endeavors in psychiatric nursing

Merit & Need

Variable

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

DNP & PhD students; US citizen

Merit & Need

Variable;
Loan forgiveness of up to 85% for future nurse faculty

Presidential Fellowships

Full-time PhD students

Merit

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

iSEED PhD Scholarship Full time PhD students on campus

Merit

US citizens or permanent residents

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 (full- or part-time)
Need Covers research expenses related to thesis or dissertation
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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