Students admitted to the program receive a full tuition waiver, 80% of health insurance coverage for single premium, and an annual stipend for living expenses. Effective June 1, 2013, the stipend is $27,500. Students are not permitted to hold outside employment while enrolled as full-time students, and are not expected to be teaching assistants. Their stipends generally come from the university during the first two years of the program, and from the research grants of the mentor thereafter.
A limited number of university rooms and apartments are available for graduate student housing. However, most students share a rented apartment in the community, where rents are typically about $600-$800/month.