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FAQs, Costs, Housing

All doctoral candidates in good standing receive a full tuition scholarship and annual stipend. Stipends for the year 2009-2010 are $26,500. The stipend compensates for living costs, such as, university fees, medical insurance, books, room and board. Sources of funding are teaching and research assistantships, or individual faculty research grants. A modest allowance is available for research related travel. Students are encouraged to apply for extramural funding to support their research.

Living and Housing Costs

  • On-campus housing costs are approximately $6200 for room and board.
  • Off-campus housing is also available in surrounding communities. Prices vary widely. An automobile is advisable for those students living off-campus.

Health Insurance

Students wanting health insurance must enroll. To learn about costs and benefits:

The Graduate Student Employee Health Insurance office is located in the Student Health Center (Infirmary).

Office Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Phone: (631) 632-6144


From the stipend, students are expected to cover personal expenses such as room and board, health insurance, and University fees. University fees vary slightly, but run approximately $850 annually. Unpaid fees will result in a registration block and late charges.

Typical costs per semester are composed of:

  • College fee $12.50
  • Infirmary fee $138.50
  • Technology fee $199.50
  • Transportation fee $121.00
  • Activity fee $25.00
  • Insurance costs vary depending upon type of support. Visit the Health Insurance link above for current information. Information about Health Insurance

International Students: All students on nonimmigrant visas are required to take health insurance. In addition to the charges listed above, there is an annual charge of approximately $30.00 for medical evacuation and repatriation, and an approximately $100.00 staffing international programs fee. more...