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What does a genetics and genomics graduate student on a research assistantship (C-Base) receive in financial support?

  • For rotation students (students who rotate through several labs before deciding on a permanent lab), the length of rotations will vary from six to eight weeks. The start and stop dates of the rotation stipend will vary depending upon funding.
  • There is a tuition scholarship difference in support between MS (50%, assessed at in-state rates) and Ph.D. (100%) students.
  • To receive tuition scholarships the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Should the student's GPA drop below 3.0 they will be responsible for their entire tuition which would be assessed at in-state rates.
  • What are the expectations for students funded by a research or teaching assistantship (C-base)? Teaching assistants will generally spend at least 16 hours per week preparing for, teaching in the classroom, cleaning up, grading, and interacting with students outside the classroom. All graduate students will need to work hard, putting in the long hours necessary towards their research project, at the bench or at the computer, to move their research project forward to publishable results.
  • Students pay for their own text books and may be assessed course fees for classes offered on-line or that are laboratory based. Example: BBMB 404 and STAT 401 are offered on-line; there is a fee assessed for taking these classes on-line. If the student opts to take these classes on-line rather than in-class the student is responsible for the fee assessed.

     

Program support for rotation students, 1/2 time research assistantship

Rotation Stipend Ph.D. Tuition M.S. Tuition Health Insurance Student Fees
 
$2,000 per month $4,472 per semester $2,236 semester $1,558.80 Annual 0.0
  ~$1356 summer ~$678 summer    

Rotation student responsibility, 1/2 time research assistantship

Rotation Stipend Ph.D. Tuition M.S. Tuition Health Insurance Student Fees
 
  $0 (3.0 GPA required) $2,236 semester $0 $513.45 sem.
    ~$678 summer (Optional Dental ~$258 per year) ~$350 summer

Faculty support for students admitted directly into labs and students who join labs after rotations on 1/2 time assistantships

Stipend Ph.D. Tuition M.S. Tuition Health Insurance Student Fees
 
$2000 minimum per month $4,472 per semester $2,236 semester ~$1,558.80 Annual 0.0
  ~$1356 summer ~$678 summer  

Direct admit student and students who join labs after rotations responsibility on 1/2 time assistantship

Stipend Ph.D. Tuition M.S. Tuition Health Insurance Student Fees
 
  $0 (3.0 GPA required) $2,236 semester $0 $513.45 sem.
    ~$678 summer (Optional Dental ~$258 per year) ~$350 summer

Financial responsibility of graduate students, Iowa residents, not supported by assistantships

Stipend Ph.D. Tuition M.S. Tuition Health Insurance Student Fees
 
All $4,472 semester $4,472 semester ~$1,558.80 Annual $515.45 sem.
    ~$1356 summer (Optional Dental $258 per year) ~$350 summer

Financial responsibility of graduate students, out-of-state, not supported by assistantships

Stipend Ph.D. Tuition M.S. Tuition Health Insurance Student Fees
 
All $11,328 semester $11,328 semester `$1,558.80 Annual $515.45 sem.
    $497 minimum (Optional Dental $258 per year) $350 summer
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