University of Nebraska Medical Center

Financial Support

The IGPBS program will pay all tuition costs for any course related to your degree, waive all related university fees, and pay for your individual health insurance premiums, plus stipend support throughout your PhD studies.

Financial Support

Tuition and fees are waived for all IGPBS students.

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

The tuition and fees rate listed above is for the in-state rate. For out-of-state tuition, the overall tuition/fee costs would be an additional $5,895, for a total of $49,897.

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.

For example:  The stipend of $31,500 would be comparable to $38,691 in Chicago, IL, $37,375 in Denver, CO, $48,178 in San Diego, CA, and $50,170 in Washington, DC. (Amounts were determined using the above calculator on 12/11/2023.)

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.

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 fellowship may be eligible to receive an annual stipend supplement of up to 20% of the current level of stipend support.