GSAS Tuition Waiver Policies
Summer Enrollment Tuition Waiver Policies
For Continuing Students
- PhD students in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, or Computer Science are required to register for summer. Registration for Graduate Summer Term does not count toward the residency requirement. The summer tuition will be waived.
- Master’s students in Genetic Counseling, Biotechnology MS, and Biochemistry and Biophysics are required to enroll in the summer. Summer enrollment does not count toward the residency requirement. The summer tuition will be waived.
- GSAS has predetermined specific summer courses that also qualify for a tuition waiver, and applies tuition waivers when appropriate.
For August Degree Candidates
Ph.D. students who anticipate graduating with an August degree are required to register for the summer term in which they graduate. The summer tuition will be waived.
Joint PhD Students Tuition Waiver Policy
Heller PhD students enter with a commitment of 4 years of stipend support and GSAS students enter with a commitment of 5 years of stipend support. Because of the structure of the current joint PhD programs, the student retains their funding from Heller, even as they are accepted into the joint program with GSAS. In order to mitigate this inequity, GSAS will provide a full tuition waiver to joint PhD students during that 5th year.
PhD Student External Fellowship Tuition Waiver Policy
Under many circumstances, PhD students who are awarded fellowships that are external to Brandeis are eligible to receive a full scholarship for the amount of their tuition during the semesters in which they are receiving these external funds. Students who have been awarded an external fellowship should contact Lizz Kurian (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alyssa Canelli (email@example.com) to request the tuition scholarship.
Please note that students receiving external fellowships will still need to waive or enroll in the student health insurance plan.
Extended Master’s Students Partial Tuition Waiver Policy
Extended Master’s Students Resolving Incompletes Tuition Waiver Policy
Early Capstone Completion Tuition Waiver Policy
Students whose capstone (i.e., dissertation, thesis, paper, or project) is accepted after the deadline for degree conferral and before the first day of courses in the subsequent term can enroll in Degree Pending status, provided all other degree requirements have been met. Students in Degree Pending status do not need to enroll and do not have access to student health insurance, use of gym facilities, purchase of a parking sticker, or in-school student loan deferments. Students who meet these requirements and would like to enroll in Degree Pending status should email their request to Emily Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org).