Our students are typically supported by a combination of research assistantships (RAs), teaching assistantships (TAs), student loans, and outside employment. To identify the best sources of financial support, we encourage you to review each funding source below and explore fellowship opportunities at the UW Graduate School website.
Every year, we award a stipend to several incoming students to offset the cost of tuition and other training expenses for one academic year. All students admitted to the program are considered for the stipend. We assess professional experience, leadership potential, academic merit, and financial need. Special consideration is given to students committed to working with underserved populations who experience profound health disparities. Those selected to receive the stipend will be notified in the acceptance letters.
Students have skills which make them competitive for working as research assistants with principal investigators on funded projects. Many of our core and affiliate faculty receive grants that fund research on a wide range of topics. Many full-time students are able to find a 20-hour-per-week research assistantship that covers tuition, health insurance, and provides a small salary.
There are many institutions in the Seattle area at which our students have had success finding health related employment. These opportunities can provide you with significant financial support for your education as well as important professional connections that can serve you well as you transition from graduate school to the professional world. Below is a listing of some institutions who have employed UW Department of Epidemiology Students in the past.
Information on grants and loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is used to determine how much and what type of aid you qualify for. The Financial Aid Office website outlines important deadlines for priority filing.