Financial Aid

The Department of Bioethics awards partial tuition support for a limited number of assistantships. Awards are based on merit and need. Assistantships require students to work a minimum of 10 hours/week for the Department.

Work-Study Assistants

Students who qualify financially as work-study assistants receive an hourly wage in return for a variety of clerical and instruction-related services. Payments to work-study assistants do not include tuition remissions.

International Program Assistants

Enrolled students can apply to be an assistant for an international program. The assistantship requires the student to assist the faculty on the course as a leader for the student group. The assistantship includes airfare, lodging, and meal stipends for the recipient.

Research Assistants

Research Assistant positions on funded research projects are available on an intermittent basis. Such employment opportunities for research assistants fluctuate unpredictably from semester to semester.

Student Loans

Contact the Financial Aid office (216.368.4530) for information regarding student loans. Students financed by federal loans must remain registered for not fewer than six semester hours (defined as half-time) each semester to maintain continued eligibility for funding or to initiate such a loan.

Other Sources

Students are also encouraged to seek funding from sources other than CWRU. Most universities and colleges maintain files on granting agencies and foundations. Applicants may find it to their advantage to consult financial aid offices of the institutions in which they are currently enrolled to learn about fellowships and loan support for their intended graduate studies. FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page (http://www.finaid.org) provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.