In addition to full tuition and fee payment, all doctoral students are supported via graduate research or teaching assistantships or fellowships. Subsidized health insurance is available through the university. This support is continued throughout the four to five years of the program, as long as satisfactory progess is being made.
Students who are eligible may be nominated for the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship at the University of Kansas. The Self Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based program made up of an interdisciplinary group of doctoral students and is a unique opportunity to acquire valuable leadership training for future careers. Throughout the time as a Fellow, students receive funding which covers tuition, fees, graduate appointment, and the employer's portion of the student health insurance.