Graduate Bioethics Program
Tuition & Financial Aid

Attending graduate college is a significant investment in your career. We work with each student individually to ensure you understand all the financial aid options available to fund your education.

Tuition & Fees

The 2017/2018 tuition rate for the Bioethics Program is $2,901 per 3 credit course.

In addition, the following will apply:
  • Application fee: $60
  • Registration fee $75 per term
  • Book lists will be provided prior to each course, and books may be purchased online.
Under the 2017-2018 tuition & fee rates, the total program cost for the Master of Science in Bioethics degree is approx $34,800 plus the cost of books and travel to on-site courses. The total program cost for certificates is $11,604 plus the cost of books.


Bioethics Program Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for merit and need. To apply for a scholarship, students should submit a scholarship application form.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Tuition Scholarship

Faculty, staff and students of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai may apply for a tuition scholarship, which provides 1/3 off tuition in each course in the Bioethics Program. To apply, fill out the application for tuition scholarship.

Presidential Fund for International Scholarship in Bioethics

Students residing in low- and middle-income countries can enroll in master’s courses offered by the Bioethics Program at a 50% discount. This opportunity is open to all international students with a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or higher. Course waivers and transfers may also be available for students who have completed graduate-level training in programs funded by the Fogarty International Center or other agencies.

Financial Aid

Our Office of Financial Aid works closely with each student to structure a plan that makes obtaining a degree possible. One-on-one consultation ensures that each student can make well-informed decisions for both the present and the future.

Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study opportunities for those who qualify. We encourage you to reach out to our financial aid office to discuss your options:

Lynne Connelly
80 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 631-9836
Fax: (518) 631- 9901

Many of our students create a financial plan, taking into account the following options:
  • Federal Stafford Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized)

    Matriculated graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are taking at least one course per term during the academic year may be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan. Students interested in acquiring a Stafford Loan should contact the Office of Financial Aid and request a packet of materials.
  • Supplemental Loan Programs

    Supplemental loans are available to students attending Clarkson on a full-time or part-time basis. Loan approval is based on a review of credit worthiness and ability to repay. Loans are funded through private lenders and financial institutions. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

    New York State residents who are full-time graduate students (enrolled for at least three courses per term) may be eligible for awards up to $550 per year. Eligibility is based on New York State net taxable income. Applications will automatically be mailed to qualified students upon completion of the FAFSA form.
  • Other Loans

    Various types of alternative loans are also available through the Clarkson financial aid office, including loans for non-matriculated students, those who have exceeded Stafford loan maximums, and loans for international students who have a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Financial Aid Resources

    There are more than 2,000 scholarship websites that we encourage you to explore. Here is a small sampling to get you started:

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