Graduate on time with support from UB TrACE!

The University at Buffalo TrACE program provides eligible transfer students with support to finish their degree on time, including fee assistance, textbook expenses, comprehensive personalized advisement, academic support and career development.

To qualify for this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted to the University at Buffalo as an incoming transfer student with prior completion of an associate degree.
  • Be a New York State resident and/or eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.
  • Be PELL-eligible and accept any federal and state grand aid awarded.
  • Cannot be affiliated/enrolled with any existing special population program (e.g., EOP).
  • Commit to the completion of a TrACE-eligible major within two years. Program eligibility for certain majors may be impacted if you have not completed prerequisite coursework at your prior college. You must be able to complete the UB requirements within 60 credits in order to be eligible.
  • Adhere to TrACE requirements, including participation in advisement, academic support and career development.


  • Textbook assistance to reduce the cost of books.
  • A monthly pre-paid debit card to help with costs associated with being a successful student (e.g., transportation).
  • A stipend to help offset non-tuition costs of attendance.
  • A dedicated TrACE advisor to help guide and support you.
  • Career development and academic support.

Program capacity is limited, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please complete our TrACE Program Interest Form.