Full-time degree candidates who are in good academic standing receive a full scholarship plus a fellowship each year. For the 2011-12 academic year, this includes:
A full waiver of tuition and students fees.
A fellowship of $27,587 that is paid directly to each student.
The annual premium for single health insurance coverage.
This stipend, and the fact that students are not asked to serve as Teaching Assistants, allows each student to devote full time effort to their graduate courses and research. All degree-seeking students are required to have health insurance. Students who are covered under health insurance policies of their spouses or parents may waive the health insurance requirement. Those who are not so covered must enroll in the Humana Health Insurance, Anthem Dental Insurance and Professional Vision Services health insurance plans. The annual premium for single coverage will be paid by the College for all full-time students in the basic sciences.