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Financial Aid

All of our doctoral students receive financial support in the form of a stipend as well as waiver of tuition. The stipend level for 2016-2017 will be $29,500 per year, and the costs of tuition, health insurance, and some fees are covered. Funding for the first three years (direct admits) or years two and three (entry from IGP) is typically provided by the College of Arts and Science or through various training grants. The final years of support typically are provided from grant funds of the mentor. Students are encouraged to and often do obtain individual fellowships from the NIH or the NSF. The Graduate School guarantees funding of students in good standing for 5 years.

University Tuition Scholarships are service-free awards that pay all or part of tuition costs. The following graduate awards are normally supplemented by a full University Tuition Scholarship, which usually includes student health insurance coverage: University Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, Traineeships, and Teacher Training Awards