University of Nebraska Medical Center

Financial Support

Once you are admitted into the IGPBS program, the program will pay all tuition costs for any course related to your degree, waive all related university fees, and pay for your health insurance premiums, plus stipend support throughout your PhD studies.  

Stipend Support Breakdown

UNMC tuition and fees are waived for all IGPBS students, as long as they stay in good academic standing (grade of B or better).

August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024 IGPBS Contribution
Guaranteed Stipend to Cover Living Expenses $31,500
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $8,717 
Health Benefits $3,785 
Total Compensation $44,002

External Funding Support Opportunities

For domestic first year students and domestic students completing their undergraduate degree, interested in external funding opportunities, the IGPBS office offers support in exploring and applying for relevant grants provided by the NIH, NSF, and other outside organizations. If you would like further information or assistance in applying for available grants, you can schedule a virtual appointment or you can email Matt Mogensen at mmogensen@unmc.edu .

After the first year, all students are encouraged to seek outside sources of stipend support by applying for fellowships, assistantships, and grants. Students that obtain a federal or foundation grant may be eligible to receive an annual stipend supplement of up to 20% of the current level of stipend support. 

Living and Housing Costs

UNMC has limited on-campus housing and there are a variety of apartment complexes found within walking distance of the campus. Within a short driving distance, there is a wide variety of housing options available in a range of prices; the average cost of monthly rent is around $900 for a single bedroom apartment. 

To compare how the cost of living in Omaha may compare to where you currently live, try looking online at a cost of living calculator.

As a UNMC graduate student, IGPBS students have access to the Center for Healthy Living, UNMC's fitness center with gym, weight room, and other resources.