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All admitted doctoral degree students are given full financial support as teaching assistants, graduate research assistants, or through one of many university or external fellowships. The minimum stipend for graduate student employees in BME is set each academic year by the Graduate Studies Committee Executive Committee. The minimum annual stipend for the 2019-20 academic year is $26,000. 

Financial support benefits include a competitive stipend, paid tuition and fees, and health insurance coverage for the duration of the student’s degree program. Financial support is contingent upon satisfactory progress toward the PhD degree as determined by the student’s supervisor, the Graduate Advisor, the Graduate Studies Committee, and the Graduate School. Students admitted to the MSE program are eligible for, but not guaranteed, financial support. 

Incoming PhD students are nominated for institutional fellowships. At this time, there are no institutional fellowships at the Cockrell School or Graduate School level to which students apply independently. Other funding opportunities that do require student applications are the Imaging Science and Informatics Portfolio Program and Fellowship and the Biomedical Big Data Training Grant through the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences

Students should refer to their financial offers for official details. The Graduate Coordinator can answer questions related to funding and fellowships. 

Visit the Tax Considerations for Graduate Students page for tax information. 

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