Prospective Students

Financial Information for the 2015-2016 Academic School Year

The following list of charges are effective for the 2015-2016 Academic school year:

(All charges are subject to revision at any time.)

Application Fee


Tuition (Graduate) per credit


Students carrying both graduate and undergraduate courses will be charged tuition based upon their total credit load, giving consideration to the mix of graduate and undergraduate credits.

Health Insurance (per year)

$2366.00 (domestic graduate students) 
$2366.00 (international graduate students) 

Student Health Center

Student Health and Counseling Center fee (University fee, per semester, mandatory fee)


The University fee enables students to have access to the Health Center, University center and Personal and Vocational Counseling.

Wellness Center Fee (per semester)


  • Optional to all RSMAS students (full or part-time)
  • Must fill out waiver form if full time (9 or more credits)

Waiver Form

Activity Fee (per semester, mandatory fee)



Athletic Fee (per semester)


  • Optional to all RSMAS students (full or part-time)
  • If you would like to add the Athletic fee log onto your canelink and choose “add optional fees”

The University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, room, and all other charges at the beginning of any academic year, and the right to change activities and board fees at the beginning of any semester. All charges are due when assessed, unless the Office of Student Account Services has approved, in writing, deferred payment arrangement setting forth minimum periodic payment amounts and due dates. As long as money is owed to the University, release of transcripts or diplomas is prohibited.


The University of Miami provides the following sources of financial assistance for full-time graduate students:

  1. Fellowships
  2. Tuition scholarships
  3. Assistantships in research or instruction
  4. Loans and student employment

Unless stated otherwise, assistantships, fellowships, and tuition scholarships cover the two semesters of the academic year only. To be considered for these sources of financial aid, applicants must have all academic credentials, letters of recommendation and examination scores in to the school or department to which they are applying prior to January 1. Appointments are announced in March and April. Mid-year appointments are made only in the case of vacancies.
In order to receive a graduate assistantship, fellowship, or tuition scholarship, a graduate student must:

  1. Be admitted unconditionally to a post-baccalaureate degree program
  2. Be enrolled for full-time study
  3. Maintain a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 or above


Research Assistantships are the major employment opportunity for students at the school. These assistantships are available to new, as well as advanced students. Since the number of research assistantships varies between discipline and the research in progress, information concerning the availability of research assistantship support should be requested from the division or faculty member of interest. At present about 60% of our students are supported as research assistants from research funds. Tuition scholarships, which partially underwrite the cost of tuition, are available for research assistants. These are distributed at the beginning of each semester by the Graduate Studies Office.

Fellowships and Scholarships: All applicants who apply for admission to the Rosenstiel School are considered for a limited number of University-funded fellowships, school-funded fellowships and division-funded fellowships. The primary criterion for eligibility is scholastic achievement and scores made on the G.R.E. Applicants should also seek non-University fellowships, such as those offered by their country (Fulbrights), local civic organizations, or by Federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation. Many of these opportunities can be found at here or through outside search engines such as:



Fellowships are gifts that enable qualified students to devote all their time to graduate study without the need to seek employment.


$20,000 stipend / 10 or 12 months plus tuition scholarship of 18 credits. Student applies to program head. Fields eligible: Marine Biology, Biology (limited areas in Psychology and Chemistry).

Deadline for all application material: January 1st.


$30,000 stipend / 10 or 12 months plus tuition scholarship of 18 credits. Two-year award (with satisfactory progress). All UM doctoral departments eligible.

Deadline for all application material: December 1st.


$12,000 stipend / 12 months plus tuition scholarship of 18 credits and fees. 3-year award. Student applies to three Florida institutional programs on official applications secured from the Florida Education Fund Tampa Office (Call 813-272-2772). Student cannot already be enrolled in doctoral program. Fellowship can be used at Florida university of student’s choice where appropriate doctoral program exists and student is admitted. No application fee is required. 

Who may apply for McKnight Fellowship: Applicants must be African American or Hispanic, U.S. citizens, and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Application deadline for McKnight Fellowship: Applications must be postmarked no later than January 15th of each year.