Financing Your Education

At Brandeis, we know that as you pursue your post-baccalaureate program, you face many questions, including how to pay for your education and incur as little debt as possible. Please visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) website for more information, or feel free to email GSAS at gradschool@brandeis.edu with questions about your specific situation.

Tuition Costs

The tuition for each semester of the five semester (21 month) program is $8,000. The total cost of the 21-month program is $40,000. For students accepted to the three semester Finisher Track (15 month) program, the cost is $24,000. Some laboratory courses may have a nominal extra fee.

Because this is already a greatly reduced tuition rate from normal tuition, Brandeis scholarships are not available.

Please visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website for a cost of attendance calculator and for updated tuition costs.

Loans


Important Federal Aid update:

For purposes of federal financial aid eligibility, post-baccalaureate program students are considered enrolled in "preparatory coursework to enroll in a graduate program." Independent students are eligible to borrow a total of $12,500 (subsidized and/or unsubsidized) through the Federal Direct Loan Program. Dependent students may borrow a total of $7,500 (subsidized and/or unsubsidized) through the Federal Direct Loan Program. Students can only receive a Direct Loan for a two-semester period (one year) per Federal regulations. Students must be enrolled in at least half-time status (2 courses per semester minimum). Unsure if you are considered an independent student or a dependent student? Find out here: http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out/dependency.

Post-baccalaureate program degree seeking students are not eligible to apply for the Direct PLUS Loan (also referred to as the GraduatePLUS loan or GradPLUS loan).

How to Apply for Loans

Students and applicants who wish to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once admitted, post-baccalaureate premedical students can apply for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan through our How to Apply for Loans webpage.

For alternative loan options, please refer to the web resources located on our Alternative Loan Programs webpage.

The Brandeis post-baccalaureate premedical program is a full-time program, and as such, most students are eligible for student loans. Because this is already a greatly reduced tuition rate from normal tuition, scholarships are not available. Please visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website for more information on loans and the application process.

Yellow Ribbon

If you qualify for veteran tuition benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, you should visit the Yellow Ribbon section of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.