PhD Program Costs
Phone: 315 464-4329
Website: The Office of Financial Aid College of Graduate Studies
Phone 315 464-4538
All PhD students receive a full-tuition waiver
and a competitive 12-month stipend of $22,845.
Fees, Books, Living Expenses, etc:
By receiving stipends, PhD students become part of the SUNY Graduate Student Employees Union, which provides periodic and automatic increases in stipend awards in addition to other benefits including a low-cost health care package. The comprehensive health benefits include: coverage for medical services; hospitalization; prescription drugs; and mental health, dental and eye care.
Student stipends are derived from a variety of university sources including departmental and university fellowships, training grants and research assistantships. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for individual predoctoral fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Ford Foundation, which could lead to higher stipends.
The SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program was enacted with the goal of enhancing diversity and academic excellence in SUNY's graduate programs by recruiting students from different backgrounds. This program assists the University in the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body, especially those who can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education.
PhD students may also be supported by research grants awarded to individual investigators.