Costs of Study and Financial Aid
We realize that the cost of graduate training is high. (Please visit the UW Office of the Registrar for current tuition; select Medical Genetics (G461) as Student Career.) Although we have no financial aid specifically designated for students in the Master of Genetic Counselor Studies program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, students are often successful in obtaining student Teaching Assistantships (TA), Project Assistantships (PA) or Research Assistantships (RA).
Current compensation for a TA, PA or RA is full tuition waiver (resident and non-resident), a monthly stipend and insurance benefits. Although funding opportunities such as this may vary from year to year, interested students typically have held such positions for at least two of their four semesters as a graduate student.
Other options that students explore are work study programs or financing through federal, state or local student loans. All students involved with the MCH LEND training program do receive a modest stipend and thanks to donations to the UW Genetic Counseling Scholarship Funds, first-year students receive a small scholarship to help offset costs associated with study.
Lastly, program monies have been used to at least partially fund student travel to professional and national meetings.