University of Nebraska Medical Center

Financial Support

Along with a tuition/fee waiver and health insurance, IGPBS students are provided with stipend support throughout their PhD studies ($31,500 USD/pre-tax/per annum/starting July 2023). 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.

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, please email Matt Mogensen at mmogensen@unmc.edu with any questions.

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 25% of the current level of stipend support.

Cost of Study

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

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. 

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.