Financing Your Education

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Students admitted to the graduate Biology program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Biology. All admitted students receive a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year. Some qualified graduate students might also receive a Research Assistantship, when available.

All applicants admitted to the program, both U.S. and international students, are considered for these scholarships and assistantships when the admission applications are reviewed. There is no separate application for this financial assistance.

Financial Aid

USF One Stop and Financial Aid Office offers important advice and financial aid details to graduate students at the University of San Francisco. Contact the office at 415.422.2020 or by email at