Financial Affairs: Tuition Waivers

Rush Medical College Students Enrolling in Graduate College Courses
Rush Medical College students may enroll in Graduate College classes as part of a formal MS or PhD program, or simply for additional knowledge. Medical students are exempt (tuition waiver) from the additional tuition costs associated with enrollment in these classes.

Doctoral Students in The Graduate College
The Graduate College offers a full tuition scholarship for students enrolled in doctoral program in the basic sciences (Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology/Microbiology, Medical Physics, Molecular Biophysics and Physiology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology). The scholarship is only for tuition. Health insurance and other fees are the student's responsibility. To receive this scholarship, students must maintain full-time status. A requirement of at least 12 hours per quarter is needed to be a full-time student. If a student fails to register for 12 hours each quarter, the scholarship is rescinded and the student is billed tuition. In addition, most students accepted by The Graduate College receive a stipend. The stipend awarded to a graduate student is a privilege, and is contingent upon policies established by individual Divisions.

Master of Science Students in The Graduate College
Students enrolled in master's programs in the basic sciences (Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Immunology/Microbiology, Medical Physics, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology) pay tuition and fees. Master's students are generally not eligible for tuition scholarships and are expected to be enrolled full-time (12 hours per quarter) unless special arrangements have been made.