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Basic Science Division PhD Programs

Full-time students enrolled in the Basic Science Division usually receive a full tuition scholarship and a stipend or research assistantship that is designed to cover living and educational costs incurred while enrolled in GSBS. Health insurance for the student and all fees except the Student Activity Fee are also covered. No separate financial aid form is required for this school-sponsored financial aid.

Eligible students may also participate in the Federal Family Education Loan to help pay for any unfunded living and educational expenses. The Tufts University School of Medicine Financial Aid Office, located on the 8th floor of the Center for Medical Education at 145 Harrison Avenue assists GSBS students with the application process. They can be contacted at 617-636-6574.

2022-2023 Basic Biomedical Expenses and Financial Support

*Tuition is only charged, and a tuition scholarship awarded, for the first five years of the PhD program.

Tuition and Fees Financial Support
Full-Time Tuition* $19,326 Full-Time Tuition Scholarship* $19,326
Stipend (research assistantship, increases annually) $38,500
Health Administration Fee $250 Health Administration Fee $250
Health Insurance $6,204 Health Insurance $6,204
Student Activity Fee $120    

Self-funded students are charged an additional $6,000 per term to defray research laboratory costs.

Per credit cost for non-degree coursework for students entering in Summer 2018 or later is $1,208 per credit. Students under the old credit model are charged $2416 per credit hour.

Fall semester bills are due the first week of August; Spring semester bills are due the first week of December. All students, regardless of the source of their funding, must pay all outstanding charges by the due date. Students who do not pay in a timely manner will be subject to late fees, prevented from registering, and ultimately will be withdrawn from school.

F-1 visa holders who are not enrolled as full-time students are out of status, and must leave the country.

Student working in the lab


GSBS provides training and support to students applying for national fellowships.