All students whose application is complete at the time of the application deadline are automatically considered for financial aid. Current financial aid deadlines are listed here. Aid can come in the form of a Fellowship, a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, or a Graduate Research Assistantship, or some mixture of these sources. Fellowships exist for entering students as well as for senior students, where the fellowships for senior students are primarily funded by training grants from National Institutes of Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Since the BME Department was founded in 2004, all Ph.D. students have been fully funded, i.e., tuition, stipend, and health insurance, throughout their degree program. The M.S. program is small and funding sources are more limited.
All students are urged to apply for fellowships from national, international, industrial, foundation, and government sources. The Graduate Field of Biomedical Engineering can help students identify and apply to the appropriate agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the American Association of University Women, and the National Institutes of Health.