Financial assistance is available to BMI students in several forms: Tuition Waivers, Scholarships, Assistantships (teaching and research), paid internships at industry partners (PSM students), tuition waivers, etc. Women and minorities (especially from Hispanic or Latin descent) are encouraged to apply.
Highly qualified students are awarded a NonResident Tuition Waiver (NRTW). These NRTWs pay for the nonresident portion of tuition and fees, enabling nonresident (international or domestic) students to enroll paying only the California resident tuition.
A total of up to $25,000 per year is available for each eligible BMI students in the form of two types of scholarships. Eligibility includes US Citizens and US permanent residents. Others who have a work permit in the United States may also be eligible for portion of the scholarship. For eligibility information, contact BMIRC Office. The two types of scholarships are:
- Statistical Biomedical Informatics Track: Scholarships are available for up to $10,000 per year for eligible BMI students who go through this track. The track involves additional stratistics courses beyond the core BMI curriculum. The track also includes training in scientific and technical communication skills (written and oral) as well as in ethics of research. Students who are interested in this opportunity should apply at the same time as their application for admission into the BMI graduate program by contacting BMIRC Office. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
- Bridges Scholarship: Scholarships are available to eligible BMI students as reimbursement for their tuition and book expenses. These grants cover tuition and book expenses and are available to eligible BMI students as reimbursement (Fall 2010) or by advance application for each term. To apply to this opportunity, you must pick up the application form from the BMI Graduate Progarm Office.
Two types of teaching assistantships are available to qualified BMI students. This includes any BMI student who is eligible to work on campus. So, for instance, international students holding an F-1 visa, can hold these positions. The two types of assistantship are as follows:
- Teaching Assistantships: Students holding these positions will be assigned to teach a laboratory section as a "Lab Assistant" and/or will be assigned as graders for BMI courses. To apply for these positions, contact BMIRC Office.
- Research Assistantships: Students appointed to these positions will be assigned to specific projects and will usually have research or laboratory duties. These positions are assigned by individual PIs. To inquire about available RA positions in their labs, please contact individual faculty. See the "People" page for a list of BMIRC faculty.
Students of the program are also eligible to apply for financial aid. Please see the following step by step instructions for financial aid application. For more information, please go to SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships