Costs and Financial Aid

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As a public school in the SUNY system, the University at Buffalo has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence yet costs much less than private schools.

Combine our accolades with the low cost of living in Western New York and funding opportunities, and your return on investment will prove hard to beat.

We are ranked the 12th most affordable pharmacy program in the country by the College Affordability Guide.

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Financial Aid

If you are a US citizen and need additional help financing your education, you can apply for financial aid by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is an application for student aid that collects the basic information needed to determine your eligibility for all of the financial aid programs sponsored by the federal government. Refer to "FASFA Answers" below when completing your application.  

International students, see Information for International Students.

Pharmaceutical Sciences undergraduates may be eligible for the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program scholarship. Select CIP code 26.1001 on the NYS STEM Incentive Program Application.

For more information visit Financial Aid or call 716-645-8232 to make an appointment with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Financial Aid Advisor.


The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences attracts academically talented students from across the world and supports their learning experience with scholarships by offering over $350,000 in competitive scholarships annually, thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends, and various organizations and corporations.

Stipend Support and Tuition Waivers

MS Students
Students do not receive tuition waiver through department funds. Students may have outside employment that is consistent with their visa status. Students may be funded through individual grant support to carry out research work, whether or not such work is related to the graduate project. However, students should not receive payment for work that will be used to satisfy requirements for academic credits.

PhD Candidates
Full-time students in good standing in our PhD program receive a full stipend (set at the NIH scale) with 100% tuition waiver. You are allowed a maximum total of 72 graduate credit hours of tuition waiver, when such waiver is available and is approved by the department. Additional amounts may be received through individual scholarships. Students who obtain outside funding on their own merit may receive up to 150% of the prevailing departmental PhD funding rate. Typically the financial support is continued until the end of the fourth year of study provided that funds are available and the student makes satisfactory progress.