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Financial Support


Financial assistance is available to BMI students in several forms: Tuition waivers, Scholarships, Assistantships (teaching and research), paid internships at industry partners (PSM students), etc. Women and minorities (especially from Hispanic or Latin descent) are encouraged to apply.

Financial Aid

Students of the program may apply for financial  aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more information, please go to the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (NRTW)

The NRTW is a competitive fee-reduction awarded to international or out-of-state students based on merit. It reduces the student’s tuition from international or out-of-state rates to that of a California resident.


A total of up to $10,000 per year is available for each eligible BMI students in the form of scholarships. Eligibility criteria include US citizenship and US permanent residency status. Others who have a work permit in the United States may also be eligible for a portion of the scholarship. For eligibility information, please contact the BMIRC Office.

Statistical Biomedical Informatics Track

Scholarships are available for up to $10,000 per year for eligible BMI students who go through this track. The track involves additional statistics courses beyond the core BMI curriculum. The track also includes training in scientific and technical communication skills (written and oral) as well as in ethics of research. Students who are interested in this opportunity should apply at the same time as their application for admission into the BMI graduate program by contacting the BMIRC Office. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.


Two types of assistantships are available to qualified BMI students. This includes any BMI student who is eligible to work on campus so, for instance, international students holding an F-1 visa can hold these positions.

Teaching Assistantships

Students holding these positions will be assigned to teach a laboratory section as a “Lab Assistant” or will be assigned as graders for BMI courses or both. To apply for these positions, contact the BMIRC Office.

Research Assistantships

Students appointed to these positions will be assigned to specific projects and will usually have research or laboratory duties. These positions are assigned by individual PIs. To inquire about available RA positions in their labs, please contact individual faculty.


Information about internships is not available here at the moment.




















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