Tuition, Financial Aid, and Student Resources

We understand that many applicants to our Genetic Counseling Program may have questions regarding financial aid.  At this time, we are able to offer reduced tuition to each student during two semesters.  This means that students are not paying the full time tuition rate for the duration of enrollment and results in a savings of over $20,000. Scholarships are also available to all students. Once these savings are taken into account, the total tuition cost for the two-year BU Genetic Counseling Program is currently $76,900.

We will also assist to further offset expenses by providing a travel stipend for the purpose of attending professional conferences, NSGC membership fees, a stipend to support Capstone related expenses and support for non-local fieldwork related expenses.

The Financial Aid Office at Boston University School of Medicine is available to assist students in identifying sources of financial support and tuition remission, including graduate and research assistantships, fellowships, and federal loans.  You can learn more about available scholarships on this link.

The BUSM Office of Housing Resources is available for information regarding housing, transportation, and Boston neighborhoods.  In addition, they provide resources to help students get settled into Boston: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/ohr.

The Student Guide to Living in Massachusetts is provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Citizen Information Service:   http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cisbsb/cisbsb.htm.