The Department currently provides generous assistantships of $25,000 and a full tuition scholarship and health insurance to all first-year students. Support for subsequent years is provided from funds of the faculty members. Students able to procure extramural funding are rewarded with financial benefits.
Applicants are also considered for the prestigious Presidential graduate fellowships, which offer an additional stipend of $6,000 per year for the first four years of graduate school, as well as additional financial support for travel to scientific meetings and conferences.
The Department is the recipient of a unique National Cancer Institute sponsored pre-doctoral fellowship program in Translational Tumor Immunology, which provides additional funds for student stipends, laboratory supplies and travel for students in their second year of study. In addition all students receive a tuition scholarship, which covers tuition costs.