We provide up to seven years of
financial support to all students (including international
students) maintaining satisfactory academic progress. The Department
provides a competitive stipend of $30,000 a year (August 2017), as well as
complete health and dental insurance coverage, a full tuition waiver
and coverage of all fees and non-resident tuition. After the first year,
support and funding comes from a variety of sources, including your
thesis advisor, departmental training grants (including NIH training
grants), State, and private sources in the form of graduate student
researcher (GSR) fellowships and NIH traineeships.
are allowed and encouraged to apply for additional support in the form
of pre-doctoral grants which will be added as supplements to their
stipend, including National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, and
private and corporate fellowships.
Students who demonstrate a greater financial need or experience financial difficulties may apply for aid through Financial Aid.
U.S. citizens are expected to take the steps necessary to gain Colorado
residency during their first year. Some examples of what must be done
to obtain residency in Colorado include:
- Registering to vote and voting in Colorado elections
- Filing Colorado state income taxes
- Registering your car in Colorado
- Obtaining a driver's license from the State of Colorado
- Designating Colorado as your permanent address
- Establishing and maintaining active bank accounts in Colorado
the cost of an international student is very high, admission offers are
limited. Applicants who are not United States citizens, immigrants or
permanent residents should carefully read the information in the
University application materials.