Grants for Graduate Students
Grant money is generally awarded based on financial eligibility and also on meeting certain criteria such as degrees being sought or jobs pursued. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid unless you are awarded funds incorrectly or you withdraw from school. Grant monies can come from many sources such as the federal and state government.
UB graduate students may be eligible for the following grants:
- Economically Disadvantaged First Professional Study Program: The Economically Disadvantaged First Professional Study Program (EDPS) provides partial tuition waivers to Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Law students who are pursuing graduate or first professional degrees, and who are determined to have exceptional need by the Financial Aid Office.
- Federal TEACH Grant: The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
- Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP): Is a New York State-sponsored program for New York residents who are both academically and economically disadvantaged. The Graduate Educational Opportunity Program (GEOP) provides tuition scholarships to graduates of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP); and CUNY Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) programs within New York State who wish to pursue further education at the graduate level.
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.