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  • Funding

    All students are granted a financial package that follows the general guidelines below. Please note that figures are for the current fiscal year budget, and may increase in future years.

    • Students take an average of five years to complete the program.
    • Our funding package covers a period of five years, guaranteed to students in good standing.
    • Students receive full academic year tuition plus a monthly stipend of $2,850 for each of 12 months per year (annual total of $34,200).
    • Students receive 12 terms of fellowship stipend during their 15 terms (summer, fall, spring) in the program; TA/RA provides stipend for the balance of 3 terms.
    • Student medical insurance is provided, currently valued at $2,268 per year. 
    • A new laptop computer is supplied at the beginning of the first and fourth years (estimated value of $1,500 each).
    • A $4,500 conference travel budget is allocated over 5 years in the program.

    Should you require additional funding, information on loans may be obtained from Student Financial Services