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Fees & Financial Support

Costs of attendance

Graduate students in the Neuroscience Program are charged the per-credit-hour rate. The 2013-2014 academic year per-credit-hour rate for courses in the Neuroscience Program is $530 per credit hour.

International students who hold F-1 visas are required to attend as full-time students (minimum of 9 credits per semester).

The 2013-2014 academic year full-time tuition and fees for international graduate students in the Neuroscience program is $9,170 per year. This is estimated and based on the minimum full-time cost for tuition and fees for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Fees (as of the 2013-2014 Academic Year)

  • Application fee: $50.00
  • Registration fee/term, $30
  • Tuition fee per credit, $530
  • Technology fee/term, $96 for fewer than 9 credits; over 9 credits commuters, $210; over 9 credits resident $230
  • Graduation Fee, $208
  • Thesis Continuance fee: $70
  • Laboratory and Special Course Fees: (per schedule published each fall, spring, and summer term bulletins)

Financial Aid

Domestic Financial Aid

Student financial assistance for graduate and professional students through the Office of Admission and Student Financial Assistance at the University of Hartford is limited to the Federal Family Education Loan and supplemental loan programs. Students must meet all eligibility requirements as established by the U.S. Department of Education. The academic year includes summer, fall, and spring.

There are three items which students must satisfy in order to be eligible for financial aid:

  • Be matriculated into a graduate degree-granting program
  • Be registered for at least six credits a semester-except Summerterm, which contains six-week sessions. You may satisfy the six-credit requirement during Summer term by taking six credits during one session or by taking three credits each session.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year and meet all eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, call 800.947.4303 or email finaid@hartford.edu

International Financial Aid

Financial Aid for international graduate students is currently limited to Graduate Assistantships. These assistantships are administered by the individual departments throughout the University and vary in size and availability.

Assistantships and Fellowships

A limited number of qualified students may receive a Regents Fellowship in Neuroscience that would provide partial tuition remission and a $5,000 stipend. Those students would serve as research assistants to a professor in the Department of Biology. Limited teaching assistantships are also available. Students enrolling in the thesis track of the program are encouraged to submit research grants for in-house and/or extramural funding opportunities. These grants provide invaluable grant writing experience for students intending to pursue doctoral training.

Cutting Edge Research Opportunities

The Neuroscience program has a unique position in the area in that it provides research opportunities in clinical neuroscience, neurophysiology and in basic neuroscience. Students interested in doing a thesis project will be directed towards instructors/laboratories that work in the area of the students interest. We have had great success placing students in laboratories in both Biology and Psychology Departments here at the University of Hartford as well as in top-notch laboratories at the UCONN Health Center and Trinity College.

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