MD/PhD and PhD Students
In addition to supporting those enrolled in the MD program at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, the Office of Student Finance also provides support and assistance to students enrolled in the MD/PhD program and the PhD program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine. For more information on the cost of attendance, expenses, stipends, and budgeting, please contact the Office of Student Finance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516.463.7523.
MD/PhD: Tuition & Fees
During the four clinical (MD) years of the MD/PhD program, students are subject to the same tuition and fees as those enrolled in the MD program during that academic year. During the three research (PhD) years, students are subject to the same tuition and fees as those enrolled in the PhD in the Molecular Basis of Medicine program. The curriculum aims to graduate students in seven years; however, some may take longer to complete the program.
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PhD in the Molecular Basis of Medicine: Tuition & Fees
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the annual cost of tuition and fees for the PhD in the Molecular Basis of Medicine program is $26,500. Tuition and fees will be evaluated each year and are subject to change.
Students enrolled in the MD/PhD and PhD programs are provided scholarship funding for the cost of tuition and fees, and receive a stipend to offset the annual cost of living. As of the 2016-2017 academic year, stipends are issued in the amount of $32,000 which is disbursed in two equal installments (August and January, regardless of class standing).
Students will be notified when stipend checks are available.
Applying for Financial Aid
MD/PhD and PhD students do not need to apply for financial aid. When added to the cost of tuition and fees, the stipend is equal to the total cost of attendance (COA) for an academic year. To this end, students applying for aid will not qualify for any scholarships or loans as additional aid will exceed the total cost of attendance and result in an overaward (an award that exceeds a student’s COA).
In the event that special circumstances warrant an increase in an individual student’s COA, a student must complete a Cost of Attendance Budget Adjustment Request (found in the "forms" section of this website) and discuss the request with the Director of Student Finance at the School of Medicine. Please note that not all requests will be granted. Should a student’s COA be increased, thus increasing his or her need, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans will be used to close this gap.