Assistantship Information

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Tuition Scholarship

Tuition scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students. You may be responsible for refunding to UB any tuition scholarship funds awarded to you that are forfeited if you voluntarily leave the University after the deadline for dropping courses without financial penalty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will consider a request from you to pay this refund; this decision will depend on the availability of funds and on the circumstances that led to your decision to leave. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences imposes a limit on the total amount of tuition scholarship funds it will award to an individual. The limit is the dollar equivalent of the number of hours required for the degree: 30 credit-hours for a masters degree candidate and after the MS, another 42 credit-hours for a PhD degree candidate.

The tuition scholarship can be applied only toward your tuition; graduate fees are not covered.

To obtain your tuition scholarship, download and complete the Graduate Tuition Remission/Scholarship Verification form.

If you have less than nine credit hours remaining for degree completion in the MS program, download and complete the Certification of Full-Time Status for Master's Students form.

If you are a full-time PhD student taking less than nine credits, download and complete the Certification of Full-Time Status for Doctoral Students form.

Health Insurance

This stipend plus tuition qualifies you to purchase a health insurance plan that covers illness and injury. The State provides a contribution of 90% for individual coverage and 75% for dependent coverage. A network of participating physicians has been developed across the State to attend to the health care needs of eligible Graduate and Teaching Assistants. The cost of this insurance plan and all other university fees are not covered by your scholarship.


Your assistantship falls within the State University of New York Graduate Student Negotiating Unit (GSNU) and, as such, is represented for the purposes of collective negotiations by the Graduate Student Employees Union/Communications Workers of America Local 1104. Employees in this bargaining unit are engaged in professional activities of such a nature that the output produced or the result accomplished often cannot be precisely measured in relation to a given period of time. It is therefore anticipated that there will be fluctuations above and below these general expectations. Your professional activities will generally relate to your program of study.