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Financing Graduate School

Financing your degree is as easy as 1, 2, 3...scholarships, assistantships and loans.

Our financial aid staff is welcoming, friendly and helpful so we encourage you to call, email or stop in with any questions you have.

Geneseo Graduate Academic Scholarships

Geneseo proudly rewards academic achievement by awarding a limited number of merit-based scholarships to well-qualified degree candidates. Scholarships are available to new students enrolling in a graduate program for the summer, fall or spring semesters. Best of all, there is no additional scholarship application. Simply submit your application for admission and we'll automatically determine your eligibility for a scholarship.

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 agree to teach for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families and to meet other requirements.

Before deciding to request a TEACH Grant, you should carefully read the U.S. Department of Education’s “TEACH Grant Fact Sheet” and refer any questions to the staff of the Office of Financial Aid.

New York State Master-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship

The New York State Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship Program provides 500 top undergraduate students full graduate tuition awards annually, to pursue their Masters in Education at a SUNY or CUNY college or university.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time in a master's degree in education program and agree to teach in a New York State public elementary or secondary school (including charters) for five years following completion of his or her degree.

For details on eligibility and applying, click here. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on July 10, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified some time after the application deadline, quite possibly as early as August.

Geneseo Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The Geneseo Foundation supports a very limited number of merit scholarships to a few Geneseo undergraduates who plan to attend SUNY Geneseo for their graduate studies. These scholarships are available to full and part-time students of SUNY Geneseo and are funded by annual and endowed contributions from alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff, students, businesses and corporations. Applicants should bear in mind that the total cost of attending Geneseo, which even for students who receive no aid, is still substantially lower than the cost of attending comparable programs at other schools. Detailed information is available on the Graduate Scholarships page.

Geneseo Graduate Assistantships

A varying number of full-time graduate assistantships are available each year to well-qualified degree candidates. Full-time graduate assistantships provide a waiver of tuition for the academic year and a stipend. Graduate assistants are required to pay college fees. Recipients of full-time graduate assistantships must register for 9 hours of coursework (considered full-time for a graduate student) each semester and are expected to assist their designated department for 20 hours per week. Work requirements vary by assistantship.

Applications for most graduate assistantships can be obtained online, from the Ella Cline Shear School of Education, the School of Business, or specific departments such as Graduate Admissions, Academic Planning and Advising, and Campus Living. Applicants considering the L.I.V.E.S. Program should contact Tabitha Buggie-Hunt or Elizabeth Hall to apply. Former EOP, HEOP, and SEEK undergraduates may be eligible for the Graduate Opportunity Program Tuition Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time matriculated students in a graduate program at SUNY Geneseo. Acceptance into the program is determined by the number of scholarships allocated to the campus.

Geneseo Diversity Fellowship Program

The Diversity Fellowship Program offers graduate fellowships to students who have been admitted to graduate or professional study and who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the graduate or professional program in which they enroll. This program will assist the college in the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students in doctoral and master's level programs who can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in high education. In awarding scholarships, programs may give consideration to students who are of a race or ethnicity that is underrepresented in its graduate and professional programs but may not make awards solely on that basis.

To apply for a fellowship, visit the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services website.

Graduate Opportunity Program

The Graduate Opportunity Program provides tuition assistance to EOP, HEOP, and SEEK program graduates undertaking graduate study at a participating SUNY institution.  Because funding is limited, early application to the campus of choice is encouraged.

For more details about this program, please visit the SUNY website.

AAUW Career Development Grants

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

For more information and to apply for a grant, visit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) website.

AAUW International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

For more information and to apply for a fellowship, visit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) website.

Federal Student Loans

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify through the following loan programs:

Financial aid programs are subject to change based on federal regulations. The most current information is available from the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Student Aid General Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for federal student aid, you must meet certain requirements. Some of the general eligibility requirements are that you must demonstrate financial need (for most programs), be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program, and more. Additionally, a student must be enrolled for six (6) credit hours of coursework each semester. Make sure you’re familiar with the basic eligibility criteria, and, if you have any questions about whether or not you qualify, contact the staff of the Office of Financial Aid. Learn more about the basic eligibility requirements for federal student aid at StudentAid.gov/eligibility.

All graduate students seeking financial assistance are required to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The SUNY Geneseo FAFSA school code is 2845.

Graduate Tuition and Fees: Fall 2018–Spring 2019 Semester Rates

Full Time (12+ credit hours)

Charge

New York State Resident

Non-New York State Resident

Tuition*

$5,545.00

$11,325.00

College Fee

$12.50

$12.50

Graduate Comprehensive Fee

$442.00

$442.00

*Non matriculated and non-degree graduate students taking undergraduate courses pay the undergraduate tuition rate for those courses.

Part Time (per credit hour)

Charge

New York State Resident

Non-New York State Resident

Tuition*

$462.00

$944.00

College Fee

$0.85

$0.85

Graduate Comprehensive Fee

$36.85

$36.85

Graduate Tuition and Fees: Summer 2018 Semester Rate

Part Time (per credit hour)

Charge

New York State Resident

Non-New York State Resident

Tuition*

$453.00

$925.00

College Fee

$0.85

$0.85

Graduate Comprehensive Fee

$31.60

$31.60

*Non matriculated and non-degree graduate students taking undergraduate courses pay the undergraduate tuition rate for those courses.

Tuition and fees are subject to change – contact the Office of Student Accounts for current rates.