Teaching stipends and tuition remission are awarded to graduate students on a competitive basis.
Teaching stipends are awarded for students who serve as teaching assistants in courses that contain laboratory components, e.g. general biology, genetics, anatomy, physiology and microbiology.
Earnings from the teaching stipends can be used to pay for rent, groceries and other cost of living expenses.
Tuition remission pertains to units that the department provides to graduate students to help defray the cost of tuition.
For many entering graduate students, individuals receive sufficient tuition remission to pay for the entire cost of tuition.