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Financial Support & Fees


Successful applicants to the Ph.D. programs typically receive financial support through state and/or research funding lines.  Ph.D. applicants are also eligible for supplementary scholarships through the department’s nomination.

Funding for the MA program is limited.  Possible funding sources include:  University at Buffalo Graduate School Financial Aid, funding from a sponsoring faculty member’s research grant, or university-affiliated employment.

The Schomburg Fellowship Program also funds exceptional Ph.D. and to a lesser extent M.A. students.  This fellowship offers support for historically underrepresented students in graduate programs across the university.

For more information regarding the Schomburg Fellowship, please click here. If you are eligible and would like to be considered, please include with your application a 500 word statement describing how you will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the psychology graduate program, including how you have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. In order to be considered for the Schomburg Fellowship, both Ph.D. and MA applicants must formally submit an online application plus all application materials by November 30th.

Additional information about funding can be found through:


Program Costs for Fall 2017

Full-time* Part-time**
12+ credits    <12 credits
Comprehensive Fee $1,005.25 $88.37
Activity Fee $64.00 $64.00
Academic Excellence Fee $187.50 $15.63
Resident Tuition $5,435.00 $453.00
Resident Tuition + Fees $6,691.75 $621.00
Non-Resident Tuition $11,105.00 $925.00
Non-Resident Tuition + Fees $12,361.75 $1,093.00


Program Cost Notes:

* Students funded with teaching or research assistantships typically have their tuition waived but are responsible for all remaining fees.
** Part-time tuition and fees are per credit hour. Part-time graduate and professional students registered for 9 – 11 hours are charged fees at the full-time rate.

Other notes: Matriculated international students also pay the International Student Fee ($100/semester).  Please contact International Student Scholar and Services with questions.  Other details of UB’s fees and policies can be found here.