GSBSE Ph.D. students will be supported with a $23,000 stipend, tuition, fees and half of the cost of health insurance for the first 2 years of the program (during the rotations and first full year in the mentor’s laboratory). At the beginning of the student’s third academic year (usually September), the mentor will then be responsible for providing the student’s complete stipend, tuition, fees, and half of the cost of health insurance. The level of stipend funding after the initial 2 years will be at the discretion of the institution/program. It should be noted that the student will only have to register for one thesis credit per semester after successfully completing the comprehensive examination.