Doctoral students are admitted to the program with the assurance of financial support for the full duration of their graduate career. A number of University fellowships, scholarships and assistantships are also available on a competitive basis to support students. After assignment to an individual laboratory to complete their dissertation research, students are expected to be supported through individual grants, training grants or other sources of individual research support provided by their mentors.
Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to actively seek their own external fellowship support. Such awards are available from a variety of Federal (National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health), private (Howard Hughes Foundation), public, charitable and industrial sources. Students are also eligible to apply for numerous small grants that provide research costs, travel and other project funding. Information on such financial support is maintained by the Department (Coordinator of Student Advisement). Also, the GSAS Office of Student Affairs and Academic Services (One Half Fifth Avenue; GSAS website) is an important source of information on both extramural and intramural financial assistance. Refer to the Graduate School of Arts and Science Bulletin for additional financial aid information.
Students on probation are not eligible for departmental financial aid.
Tuition remission provided through assistantship and fellowship covers the tuition per point that each student registers for each semester; however, all students must pay the nonrefundable registration, services, and academic support fee which is charged per point. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,664 per point, plus additional nonrefundable registration and service fees.