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.
Admissions and funding decisions are made by the specific graduate program(s) to which you apply rather than by a centralized process. Due to the diversity of graduate programs on campus, our graduate programs differ in how they make admissions and funding decisions, including the timing in which funding is offered. You should always start your search for information about funding by contacting your intended program(s).
It is important for you to be aware and understand the funding that you receive. Your particular funding package is explained in your offer letter. A funding package is an offer of financial support put together by your program for a specified number of years and may include a combination of different types of appointments.
The terms and conditions of those appointments, including your stipend, may vary from year to year or from term to term. The funding letter sent to you by the program should outline all the components of the package being offered.
Make sure to read carefully and discuss with your program if you have any questions.
Are you seeking funding for your graduate education? Graduate students should be thinking about all these opportunities as they apply to their graduate program and continuously throughout their academic journey. It's important to be proactive and stay informed about new funding opportunities as they become available.