Students in the Genetic Counseling Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have a number of options to help alleviate the cost of training.
For current tuition information, please visit the UW-Madison Bursar’s Office. Please select "Health Professional" for the program along with applicable semester.
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.