Grants for Undergraduate Students
UB undergraduate students may be eligible for the following grants:
- Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) is a grant program financed by New York State that provides grants to eligible part-time undergraduate students to help pay tuition expenses.
- The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a New York State-sponsored program for New York State residents who are both educationally and economically disadvantaged.
- The Federal Pell Grant program is offered to high-need students who are working towards a first bachelor’s degree at a postsecondary educational institution.
- The Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) is a program established specifically for students who have experienced foster care or are eligible orphans. FYCSI funding can be used toward supporting the cost of attending college, including housing and meals.
- The NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program is a New York State program that provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to students who pursue a STEM degree and meet all other eligibility requirements.
- Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes) is a national, non-profit education foundation committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates for our nation’s urban youth. The Say Yes Buffalo program was introduced to the Buffalo Public School District beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year. The Say Yes Syracuse program is also available to students graduating from the Syracuse City School District.
- Students who have applied and are eligible for a full-time TAP award, may also be eligible for the SUNY Tuition Credit. Students who are ineligible for TAP or who are receiving a part-time TAP award are not eligible. Tuition credits are calculated by the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation for eligible students enrolled at a SUNY college or university. If eligible, this credit will appear on your bill as anticipated aid. The combination of TAP, SUNY Tuition Credit, and any other tuition-specific award cannot exceed the tuition charged.
- The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) program is for undergraduate students working on their first bachelor’s degree who demonstrate exceptional financial need.
- The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a grant for New York State residents.
Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.