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Funding Opportunities

UB’s low tuition, affordable costs and scholarship opportunities make it a superb value for all students. Many families also take advantage of other scholarships, loans and payment plans.

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UB Tuition Payment Plan

UB offers an installment tuition payment plan so that your tuition payments can be spread throughout the year. While tuition and fees are normally paid in full at the beginning of each semester, you can sign up to make scheduled payments. 

On-campus employment

International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours a week on campus while enrolled in full-time coursework. Most on-campus work pays minimum wage, which is enough to help with the cost of books, supplies and personal expenses. On-campus jobs are typically found in offices, libraries, laboratories, residence halls and in food service.

The Career Services Center maintains a database of campus jobs and helps students find employment. In addition to the money earned, having an on-campus job allows international students to gain valuable work experience and complement their educational studies with interaction with faculty, students and staff.

Finding scholarships, grants and loans

Scholarships and grants are available from many nonprofit and service organizations as well as government programs. Spend the time to do some research early in the application process and you may find some great funding opportunities to help with your educational costs. We have gathered a list (below) of some of the best known ones as a starting point.

Many families obtain education loans with low interest rates and favorable repayment terms. Education loans are an acceptable source of financial documentation for the issuance of a student visa. Check with your local bank and educational advisors for more information, and use the list below as a starting point.

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Educational loans

Scholarships, grants and fellowships

The University at Buffalo does not endorse, recommend or have any relationship with any of the organizations and companies listed on this page. Furthermore, the university is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on the websites and documents listed. This information is provided only as a tool to begin your research.

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