Financial Information for the 2013-2014 Academic School Year
The following list of charges are effective for the 2013-2014 Academic school year:
(All charges are subject to revision at any time).
|Tuition (Graduate) per credit||$1,730|
|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)||
$2192.00 (domestic graduate students)
$2192.00 (international graduate students)
Student Health Plan
Student Health Center
|Student Health and Counseling Center fee (University fee) (per semester)||$112.00|
The University fee enables students to have access to the Health Center, University center and Personal and Vocational Counseling.
|Wellness Center Fee (per semester)||$152.00|
|Activity Fee (per semester)||$13.00|
|Athletic Fee (per semester)||$69.00|
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:
- tuition scholarships
- assistantships in research or instruction
- 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:
- be admitted unconditionally to a post-baccalaureate degree program;
- be enrolled for full-time study
- Maintain a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 or above.
AID FOR ROSENSTIEL GRADUATE STUDENTS
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:
All graduate students supported 100% on research funds will be given tuition scholarships if funds are available. The total tuition scholarships given will be the amount of credits needed for the degree (30 credits for the M.S. degree and 60 credits for the Ph.D.) Students with an M.S. from another school will be credited with 24 credits for the degree and will be eligible for only 36 credit tuition waivers. Each student is responsible for the appropriate spacing of the courses needed for the degree.
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: 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: Applications must be postmarked no later than January 15th of each year.
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH EXPENSE FUND
Application: We are currently accepting applications for research funds from graduate students in good standing (current on relevant milestones like the comprehensive exam, proposal defense, qualifying exam as appropriate). The GSO research support funds are not intended to supplement activities already supported by grants to PIs/faculty members and preference will be given to independent research projects initiated by graduate students.
- A maximum two page CV including peer-reviewed publications
- A maximum one page letter of support from your advisor including an explanation of why (full) support for the proposed activities is not available.
- A maximum one page description of the research project, including a detailed budget for the requested support.
Selection criteria: The Graduate Academic Committee and the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies will perform the evaluation and selection of applications. Selection criteria include degree of independence of project (as assessed by the letter of support and the research description), scientific merit of project, timing of student milestone achievement(s) and publications in the peer-reviewed literature.
Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance Services for information and forms. They can also be reached at 305.284.5212.