Financial Support

Stipends and Waivers


Once admitted to the Program in Biomedical Sciences, students are appointed as Graduate Research Assistants and considered employees of The Florida State University. The starting stipend for a first year student is $30,790 per year.

Students also receive tuition waivers and are eligible for a health insurance subsidy from the Graduate School.

Financial support through the graduate career is contingent on satisfactory performance in the program. 

All out-of-state U.S. citizens and permanent residents are required to apply for reclassification to Florida residency.


In addition to the departmental stipend, other fellowship opportunities may be available from the FSU Graduate School for outstanding students. Please visit the Graduate School's web page for information and deadlines on these Fellowships and Awards.

Minority applicants should investigate the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship. Eligible students must submit their application to the McKnight Foundation by January 15.

Health Insurance: 

Graduate Research Assistants are provided a Health Insurance Subsidy toward the purchase of the university sponsored health insurance plan.

For more information about the subsidy please visit The Graduate School's web page regarding Health Insurance.