The Graduate Opportunity Program provides tuition assistance to EOP, HEOP and SEEK graduates who are undertaking graduate study at participating SUNY institutions. The University at Buffalo is a participating institution. This program provides in-state tuition scholarships to full-time students who are pursuing graduate or first professional degrees, excluding medical (MD), dental (DDS), pharmacy (PharmD) and law (JD), and who are determined to have exceptional need by the FAFSA and the Office of Financial Aid.
Students in MD, DDS, PharmD or JD programs, should apply for Economically Disadvantaged First Professional Study (EDPS) Program funding.
Applications completed by the priority deadline will receive the strongest consideration for funding. Applications completed after the priority deadline are considered on a rolling basis, pending available funds.
Students who currently receive GOP do not need to re-apply for the program each year.
Yes, we encourage you to apply for GOP funding even if you have not yet been accepted to your graduate program in order to get priority consideration.
Applications for GOP funding for the 2021-22 academic year are now being accepted. Apply for GOP funding now.
State funding for the GOP program is extremely limited. Awards are not guaranteed for all who apply.
Information is subject to change without notice, due to changes in federal, state, and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.