The Finance of Higher Education
If you’re looking up information about graduate school, odds are you already understand the struggles that can come from juggling work, school, and finances. Here are a few things you need to know when it comes to finances and UNMC:
- At UNMC, we work to make our tuition affordable year after year.
- Many graduate students have their tuition waived because of the laboratory and research work they do.
- You'll be living in a city that's ranked among one of the most affordable places to live.
- Nebraska residents receive a cost savings on tuition (make sure to review Nebraska residency tuition rules if you've recently lived or enrolled outside of Nebraska).
At UNMC, financial aid comes in the form of assistantships, fellowships, loans, and scholarships. A combination of these can help relieve some of the pressure that comes with paying tuition costs. There are many different “ships” that a student can use to sail through a majority of what is owed.
Assistantships and Fellowships
An assistantship will have you aiding in teaching or research for a number of hours per week. A multitude of these can be found within various departments at UNMC. A fellowship is essentially a grant for a student’s studies, though there are some guidelines to follow.
Loans and Scholarships
Students can qualify for a limited amount of scholarships as well as Federal Stafford loans. Keep in mind, these loans do accrue interest over time. Visit the UNMC financial aid site for more information.
Also available to incoming students is the Chancellor's Outstanding Incoming PhD Student Scholarship, which has a $4,000 payout each year for two years.
For more information on your funding options, go to the current students funding page.