Financial Aid-M.S. in Computational Biology - Carnegie Mellon University

Financial Aid

M.S. in Computational Biology students are not eligible to attain teaching assistantship (TA) or research assistantship (RA) positions. Students may have the chance serve as a teaching assistant on campus, based on instructor's needs, for an hourly pay, and the numbers of hours will not exceed 12 hours.

Students are encouraged to obtain their own source of funding through fellowships such as those sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF). The University’s Fellowships and Scholarships Office (FSO) maintains a database of financial aid and fellowship information. The Coordinator of Graduate Programs is available to help students complete these applications.

All applications must go through the Business Manager’s Office. The Business Manager must be notified in advance of the application submission and must receive a full copy of the application when it is completed.

All fellowships are administered by the Department and the University.

Academic Year Employment in Research

Students are allowed to work for pay on projects separate from their research-for-credit projects (03-700 & 02-700), provided academic progress is not compromised. For students who desire to earn wages, there are limited employment opportunities in faculty research groups. Students are responsible for seeking out such opportunities. It is strongly advised that students wait until their second semester to begin work on a paid research project.

The number of hours worked will not exceed 12 hours per week; the pay scale will ordinarily range from $10 to $15 per hour.