Many undergraduate students at University of Denver receive need-based and/or merit-based financial aid. Eligibility for general financial aid support is coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid. Additional scholarship awards such as the William T. Chambers Scholarships and Leda B. Swartz Scholarships may be awarded to students who declare a major in biological sciences or another science with the goal of medical school or other biomedical graduate training. Students can inquire about these special scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid.
Graduate students are often supported by a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) or a graduate research assistantship (GRA). Each of these awards covers tuition and a nine-month stipend. Most students work extensively on their thesis research in the summer with support from the faculty advisor's research grants. Students who are awarded a GTA work as teaching assistants in laboratory sections for undergraduate science courses. GRA funding is provided through the faculty mentor's research grant funds. Students may apply for a GTA through the department or for a GRA by contacting individual faculty in the department.
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